Industrial Vibe #4

The design aficionado owners have turned this big, boxy New York loft apartment into a 
warm, welcoming space in which to work, rest and play

Get the look: The Ink Wall Mural wallpaper is by New York interiors specialist Brett Design. The Betwixt Bench is by Brooklyn-based designer Alex P White. The rug is from One Kings Lane, which has recently opened an interiors studio in SoHo.

THE PROPERTY

A loft apartment in TriBeCa, New York, comprising an open-plan living area, dining area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

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THE LIVING AREA

One side of this expansive loft space is covered entirely in this eye-catching ombré wallpaper (pictured above). Proof that you don’t always have to fill a big wall with photos or artwork – choose a moody wallpaper to add a more nuanced sense of drama and texture to a space.

Black is the prevailing tone for the rest of the walls. It’s a bold and unexpected choice that adds a sense of calm and sophistication to the loft, making the vast space feel less sparse and more cocooning.

Get the look: The Arc stool is by Ash NYC – find the brand’s work at 1stdibs.com. The upholstered bench is by Atelier de Troupe x Estudio Persona, both based in LA. The Torso of a Youth sculpture is from The Met Store, resting on a plinth from Crate and Barrel. The vessel beside the plinth is from Restoration Hardware. The walls are painted in a Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black estate emulsion.

Brass lighting pops against the black walls. This combination of gold and brass tones teamed with darks is a trick that can make any home look super-stylish, whether in a bathroom or a larger living space.

Get the look: This is CB2’s Uno sectional sofa. The throw is by New York-based textile designer Toyine Sellers. The floral cushion is by Martyn Thompson. This is the Highwire ceiling light by Apparatus.

The mix of old with new is a great way of adding tension to a scheme, while keeping the look fresh. The mix of statement accessories match the loft’s imposing scale.

One of the secrets to the loft’s success is the way the owners have embraced its openness, using statement objects – such as this oversized vase – to fill empty corners. Choosing artwork over furniture also gives them the flexibility to move objects around more easily.

Get the look: The ceramic vase is by Romy Northover for No. The chair is by Kelly Lamb.

THE SEATING AREA

A second sofa is central to a more secluded zone, giving owners to options to relax separate to eat other,while still being together in the same space.

Get the look: This is the Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset. The faux-fur throw is from Restoration Hardware. The silk/velvet cushion is from Michele Varian in SoHo and the faux-fur bolster cushion is from Californian-brand Lulu & Georgia. The vintage Isamu Noguchi coffee table 
for Herman Miller is from Calliope in New York’s West Village. The Twig Drinks Table is by Texas-based Rachel Horn.

THE DINING AREA

The wall tapestry behind the dining table is from Callidus Guild, a Brooklyn-based atelier that uses precious metals and handmade paints to create one-of-a-kind surfaces. And all the lighting is by Apparatus, a New York studio that employs aged brass, leather and marble in its sleek, sculptural designs. The dining table has sacred geometric patterns etched into the top in brass which is starting to wear.

Get the look: The God’s Eye table and Artemis chairs are by LA-based artist and designer Kelly Lamb. The wall hanging is by Yolande Batteau at Callidus Guild. The paintings are from 45 Three Modern Vintage Home in Los Angeles. The Han canisters on the table are from L’Objet.

THE KITCHEN

The kitchen is covered in Dark Floral wallpaper featuring lifelike paintings of flowers by 
designer Ellie Cashman, who was inspired by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt.

Get the look: The cabinetry came with the apartment – try Varenna/Poliform for similar. The Cabra stool by New York design duo Material Lust is available at 1stdibs.com.

THE BEDROOM

The walls and ceiling have been painted top to bottom in an earthy shade, creating a cocooning and restful retreat. The natural linens, shaggy rugs, no-frills furniture and industrial style pendant create a relaxed, bohemian vibe – a stark contrast to the rest of the apartment.

Get the look: The bed is from Crate and Barrel. The bed linen is from ABC Carpet & Home. This is the Compass light by Apparatus. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Dead Salmon estate emulsion.

THE BATHROOM

The bathroom’s black and white colour scheme feels über-chic. It’s a relatively small room that used to be all white, but it actually looks and feels bigger since black was introduced.

Get the look: The Dyad sconce above the mirror is by Apparatus.

Photography ⁄ Matthew Williams

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