Thursday, 17 October 2013

House porn Thursday: a space-saving NY loft with space for three generations

There's so much to love about this hallway, featured in NY Magazine's ever excellent Design Hunting section, edited by Wendy Goodman. 

The Manhattan apartment was redesigned by its owners specifically to accommodate visiting children and grandchildren. And it's done some very clever things to maximise the available space, as well as making it flexible, depending on who's staying.

Photo: Frank Oudeman for New York Magazine
Hence the nifty fold-down hallway beds. Ingenious. And the combination of the bare brick walls – love the fact the building's structure has given it a row of nooks, on the left – with sleek white fittings, that fantastic, colourful runner on the floor and, importantly, good lighting, makes it so much more than a corridor.

Here's a glimpse of some of the living area. Concrete and bare wood (especially in that incredible clock): top combination.

Photo: Frank Oudeman for New York Magazine
But you need to check out the soundproofed TV cube – check out the full story and slideshow at Design Hunting.


Get the look


Contemporary starburst wooden clock, £94, Jazzitupinteriors.co.uk
Wooden disc clock, £34, Jazzitupinteriors.co.uk (both clocks come in walnut or oak)

Recycled rag runner, £20, Not on the High Street
Rug, £40 (down from £70), Urban Outfitters

Faux sheepskin rug, £10, Ikea (for the sheep lovers among you – if you prefer the real thing, they also sell those for £30), Ikea.com; Olive green 60s/70s swivel arm chair, currently £60 (auction only), eBay.co.uk

There is also some info half way down this makeover post about how to get concrete surfaces without the weight and without quite so much expense.

Post by Kate

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