This project was located in the Flatiron District in Manhattan. Believe it or not, it was designed for an event! I didn’t want to go with the usual booth idea. I wanted the space to feel like a home, where vendors could display their products/ideas in a way that would relate to how consumers use them in their own homes. This was a challenging space as it was an almost empty 4500 SF open loft. In most cases, lofts are designed with large neutral pieces of furniture, but neutral and plain is not particularly my style! Segmenting the rooms to feel intimate was my first challenge.
For the living space, we utilized three different seating options in lieu of the typical two (a sectional and side chair). I also went with a curved soft pink sofa to soften the space, a more tailored velvet sofa in the center and an open backless chaise to the right all mixed in with colorful and natural elements. The rug in the space centers the room and gives the room some weight. The space is chic, luxurious yet inviting.
The dining area is all about texture. From the rustic wood table to the colorful art, and the runner as well. The florals in the dining room and around the entire space add another layer of perfection. I brought in the dining chairs and copper “silver” ware to balance the rawness of some of the materials. The dining chairs bring a touch of modernity with their angular geometry, which the dining area needed. I wanted the overall space to be polished, yet warm and welcoming.