The Soho Loft:
Downsizing to City Living
Time to downsize or have a second home retreat..well that’s what this couple’s needs were. Having already designed their large and luxurious NJ home, I knew how they were accustomed to living and, most importantly, were not afraid of color. For this Soho Loft, they wanted light, fun and a touch of their love for the west coast.
From the moment you walk off the elevator into their living room, the feeling is bright, inviting & comfortable. How unexpected for an urban retreat, full of life, color and whimsy.
I started with a neutral base…soft grays, whites, and pinks, then added balanced pops of color all coordinated from the Clarence House Chair Fabric “Fruit Loops” with its whimsical bird pattern. For the art, I chose that was graphic and bold. There's a youthful feeling with original art and the arrangement creates a focal point for the room while balancing the large screen TV. Lucite, soft edges and texture dominate while the layout is well thought out for the creature comforts of everyday living.
Even though space was limited, I was still able to include comfortable seating for pre-theatre or dinner gatherings. Count them…the sofa holds 3, 2 Ottomans, the 3 lucite bright yellow bar stools, the lounge chair, 2 side chairs, the upholstered chair by the waterfall desk and if you add the 4 chairs for the dining area, you're at 16, and this doesn’t count the custom coffee table with upholstered seating!
The bedrooms are sparsely furnished but still full of warmth and fun. The vanity in the master bedroom spares the small bath of toiletries and the platform bed and floor lamps take up less space. The clever custom backboard in the guest bedroom is lucite backed with an ocean photo.
Find The House Candy:
- The Arteriors Driftwood Lamp - A West Coast Accent Piece
- Paper Flower Arrangement - Perfect for City Living
- The Succulent Terrarium - rarely needs water
- Lucite Galor - but not too much
- The Faux Leather Custom Ottoman
- Urban Outfitters Bedding and Eye Pillow
- Space Saving Floor Lamps in the Bedrooms
“We love our home away from home. The layout works perfectly for how we like to live and we have everything we need even if we decide to stay for a month. Jennifer did an outstanding job, once again!”