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A Bachelor’s Spectacular Downtown Manhattan Loft

Before & After

soho loft remodel living room

Balancing aesthetics and practicality is a design challenge for the ages for Manhattan apartments. So when a bachelor financier purchased a downtown Manhattan loft, he commissioned us with solving this exact predicament. Our client operates his financial operation remotely, and so he wanted to transform his dark, cavernous space into a luxurious loft that could serve as a multifunctional space for his girlfriend and dog.

Before

soho loft remodel living room

After

soho loft remodel living room

The ability to entertain was a top priority for our clients, so we had to create a cohesive and space-conscious layout between the media nook, dining room and kitchen. To highlight the double-height ceilings, we sourced a chandelier from Lindsey Adelman. A custom wet bar can serve as either storage, a food banquet or a bar when entertaining. Quests can help themselves to cocktails, and there are two fridges: one for wine, one for beer.

Before

soho loft remodel bedroom

After

soho loft remodel bedroom

The ability to hang out and lounge was important for our clients, and we so sourced a large sectional that was upholstered in a fabric from Kravet. Panton Chairs from Design within Reach and an area rug from Tom Dixon’s collaboration with The Rug Company add a masculine, contemporary edge to the living area. We refinished the fireplace with iron and cement, to match the main staircase, which features iron railings.

Before

soho loft remodel kitchen

After

soho loft remodel kitchen

To create a contemporary, downtown feel, we add an internal window to the master bedroom, increasing sunlight in the bedroom and living room. To maintain a moody vibe in the bedroom, we selected a textured, grey wallpaper.

Before/After

soho loft remodel bathroom

In the industrial-feeling master bath, we replaced the existing tub with a larger, iron-and-glass shower, which features handmade white subway tiles. Brass mirrors hang over the new double vanity, which includes storage space underneath.

soho loft remodel shower

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