Wednesday , 17 November 2021
Soho Loft Redesign

Soho Loft Redesign

Soho Loft living room

Andrew McLaughlin’s SoHo loft, featured in Elle Decor, is the envy of most New Yorkers with its high ceilings, lots of natural light, and spacious loft layout. But a facelift was urgently needed for the art collector and his girlfriend Larissa.

Soho Loft living room

The upstairs bedroom was dark and cavernous, and the kitchen and bathrooms were dated and cramped. The couple’s newly purchased apartment was by no means representative of their stylish jet setting lifestyle.

Soho loft cut

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

Soho Loft Lindsey Adelman

And although they’re not great cooks, he and Larissa love casual get-togethers and wanted an open flow between the kitchen, dining room and living room. But Andrew’s biggest condition was that the design should house his most prized possession: Harper, his beloved 10-year-old bulldog.

Soho Loft Master Bedroom

Within eight months, the Décor Aid team set out to create a modern space that is both elegant and pet-friendly. The kitchen and bathrooms have been completely gutted and 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 purchase that gave the floors a graphic stamp while the rest of the floors were redone in wood. They added a large interior window to the bedroom to bring natural light into the desolate space. The floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the great room has been finished with cement and iron, and iron railings have been added to the stairs to give it an industrial feel.

Soho Loft fireplace

When the couple started over, Décor Aid brought all the new furniture to outfit the room. They spoiled themselves with a specially made walnut bar as storage space as well as a stylish buffet and a bar for the guests.

Soho Loft floating side table

A chandelier by Lindsey Adelman, Vitra’s Panton Dining Chairs and rugs from Tom Dixon’s collection for The Rug Company give the design a sophisticated, urban touch. And perhaps the most important investment was the section that was custom built and upholstered in sturdy Kravet fabric for Netflix binge watching with Harper.

Soho Loft shower

“We love to watch TV and relax in front of the fireplace with Harper,” says McLaughlin. “The whole room is now inviting and worth living in.”

Soho Loft Vanity

Soho Loft Kitchen Soho Loft Wet Bar Soho Loft powder room