A Soho loft Redesign Featured in Elle Decor | Décor Aid


A Soho loft Redesign Featured in Elle Decor


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With its soaring ceilings, ample natural light and spacious loft layout, Andrew McLaughlin’s SoHo loft—featured in Elle Decor—is the envy of most New Yorkers. But for the art-collecting financier and his girlfriend, Larissa, it was in desperate need of a facelift.

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The upstairs bedroom was dark and cave-like, and the kitchen and bathrooms were outdated and cramped. The couple’s newly purchased apartment was not at all representative of their stylish, jet-setting lifestyle.

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Enter Décor Aid, the affordable interior design service that Andrew enlisted to oversee the gut renovation and interior design. Since he works from home, he needed the space to be both comfortable and functional.

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And though they’re not big cooks, he and Larissa love casual gatherings and wanted an open flow between the kitchen, dining and living room areas. But Andrew’s biggest stipulation was that the design accommodate his most prized possession: Harper, his beloved 10-year-old bulldog.

soho loft master bedroom

Over the course of eight months, the Décor Aid team set out to create a contemporary space that was both sleek and pet-friendly. The kitchen and bathrooms were completely gutted, replaced with clean, streamlined designs guided by a black and white palette for drama and contrast.

soho loft master bathroom

Cement tiles were a budget buy that added a graphic punch to the floors, while the rest of the floors were redone in wood. They added a large internal window to the bedroom to introduce natural light into the dreary space. The floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the great room was refinished with cement and iron, and iron railings were added to the staircase to lend an industrial feel.

soho loft fireplace

As the couple was starting from scratch, Décor Aid brought in all new furnishings to outfit the space. They splurged on a custom-made walnut bar to provide storage, as well as a stylish buffet and bar for guests.

soho loft floating side table

A chandelier from Lindsey Adelman, Vitra’s Panton Dining Chairs, and rugs from Tom Dixon’s collection for The Rug Company add a sophisticated, urban edge to the design. And perhaps the most important investment was the sectional, which was custom made and upholstered in a heavy duty Kravet fabric for Netflix binge-watching with Harper.

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“We love watching TV and relaxing with Harper in front of the fireplace,” says McLaughlin. “The whole space now is inviting and livable.”

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