Urban Loft Bachelor Pad
Our design inspiration for today comes from a 2,500 square-foot loft apartment created from the entire 6th floor of a former hat factory in Manhattan’s desirable NoHo district. The residence has been completely renovated and configured as an urban bachelor pad by the New York based interior designer Jenny Wolf. The space has been completed in a style that the designer describes as “modern industrial”, which celebrates the building’s history while also focusing on texture and natural materials. Organic elements have been given a sleek and sophisticated design to create a refined finish.
It is now a fresh and edgy loft with downtown urbane appeal, styled with unexpected luxe and sophisticated touches..
The unit had already been demolished when the designer was brought in, so she started with a blank canvas and the owner’s lifestyle. Her main priority with this inspiring interior design was to bring back some of the character of the old building, to restore the loft-like qualities which had been lost over the years due to various renovations, and to give the space a contemporary raw edge. The NoHo neighborhood itself is primarily made up of upscale loft apartments whose designs reflect their original purpose so it was a great place to start. The residence ultimately created here absolutely restored the character and enhanced it far beyond. It is now a fresh and edgy loft with downtown urbane appeal, styled with unexpected luxe and sophisticated touches that is everything the owner was wanting and more.
The first objective was to bring more natural light into the space. The designer replaced the original aluminum windows with custom steel casement windows and French doors of her own bespoke design which not only opened up the space and filled it with light, but also became the focal point when entering the room. The exposed brick was painted white to further bring in the light. The ceiling was dropped a bit to accommodate necessary details such as the dynamic sound system and the 155″ movie screen it conceals when not in use. To balance this, the designer used industrial lighting fixtures, along with an exposed air-duct to give the appearance that it had just always been that way. Wood beams were also added to help capture the industrial-loft mood being created. Reclaimed wood was laid in a herringbone pattern throughout to unify the space and to create warmth and character.
The living area was furnished with a custom velvet sofa from Environment. Two triple burnt teak coffee tables by Andrianna Shamaris ground the seating arrangement. The pair of armchairs and the pony-hair bench are from Desiron. The PK22 lounge chair and ottoman in the corner are upholstered in leather fringe. The industrial pendant lights are from Restoration Hardware. Abstract art and contemporary photography further enhance the exploration of texture and materials.
The living area is open to the kitchen/dining area creating a continuous open space for entertaining guests. The back wall is fronted with antiqued mirror which enhances the rooms proportions and brings the light through the room. The custom cabinets feature clean lines and handles made with horn and the stainless steel appliances are from Wolf and Subzero. The dining table is from Olde Good Things and the Platner armchair is by Knoll.
The walls of the master bedroom are covered in charcoal grass-cloth by Phillip Jeffries, and the bed is upholstered in velvet creating a softer more personal space. The bookshelf is antique metal and wood maintaining the industrial vibe. The brass Chess stools are by New York artist Anna Kaulin. The contemporary design chandelier is by Apparatus Studio.
The master bath includes a steam shower and a soaking tub. The silver travertine marble has been installed book-matched, with the veins contiguous so that they appear as a solid slab. The floor of the shower is teak, re-purposed from the boardwalk at Coney Island.
A cozy guest room/study has also been created. The bookshelf wallpaper is by Deborah Bowness and the Zanadoo pendant light is from Arteriors.
In the guest bathroom, the walls are covered with faux-crocodile wall coverings from Osbourne & Little and the faucets are by Waterworks. I featured this bathroom before in my post on Statement Making Powder Rooms.
And last, but not least, we have the entrance foyer. The chandelier is by Ochre and the horsehair sconce is by Apparatus Studio.
That concludes our design inspiration for today my friends. I hope that you all have enjoyed and been inspired by this bachelor’s chic and sophisticated design urban loft created by interior designer Jenny Wolf.
A little more on this designer.. Jenny Wolf is a New York-based interior designer focused on all aspects of residential interiors. Her organic approach to design emphasizes the simple and often overlooked notion that a home should reflect the sensibilities of the people living in it, showcasing the things they love and have collected over time. Drawing inspiration from her Southern roots (she grew up in the culturally eclectic city of New Orleans- like me, and on the coast of South Carolina), her travels, and from the vibrant city around her, Jenny works to weave personalities with possessions, creating individualized interiors that suit her client’s personal style and desires. Jenny earned her interior design degree from Parsons, concentrating on architecture, lighting, furniture, color and interior layouts. She started her own firm in early 2011 and has since had her work featured in multiple print publications and across countless blogs. For more info on this talented designer, be sure to check out her website.
Interior Design: Jenny Wolf
Photography: Francesco Lagnese
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