The lucky owners of this luxury industrial loft wanted to turn this Tribeca unit into a beautiful modern home. Specifically, this fun loving family were looking for a relaxed space with a modern edge.
Tribeca is without a doubt the perfect neighborhood for a young modern family. It was once home to New York City’s artists, who flocked to its abandoned warehouse buildings for cheap accommodation. Today, Tribeca has transformed into one of the city’s most elite neighborhoods. It’s even attracted many rich and famous celebrities! What’s more, Tribeca boasts the best in luxury, fashion and food, whilst still maintaining that family friendly locale vibe. As a result, many young families move into this neighborhood to experience the best of both worlds.
This luxury industrial loft is located in one of Tribeca’s landmark warehouse buildings on Laight Street. The previously uninhabited apartment was water damaged and required a complete overhaul. Now, the interiors have been re-imagined for its new owners, to accommodate their needs and style preferences. The underlying idea was to design a warm and welcoming home that did not compromise on style. To create such a modern and inviting space, a lot of wood was used. The wood fittings were then complemented by neutral tones and cozy furnishings.
The wooden beams on the ceiling are made from reclaimed wood. As you can see, they add a relaxed look to the luxuriously furnished living space. Additionally, new wood flooring was introduced into the living area and bedrooms. The floors create an inviting atmosphere, forming a wooden path connecting different parts of the house. Extensive use of wooden furniture (notably the dining table, joinery and bookcase) also helps in maintaining the overall coziness of the apartment.
The walls have Venetian plaster on them which creates a smooth marble-like surface and a polished finish. It also provides a visual depth and texture to the walls which makes for a stunning effect.
Interesting forms of lighting have been incorporated into the space. First of all, the chandelier above the dining table has an industrial chic look and its soft light is perfect for intimate family dinners. Next, notice the illuminated parts of the wall. These are thin blades of light integrated into the wall with adjustable lighting to fit the mood. It is interesting to note that even within a restricted color palette, this room has a well balanced aesthetic that allows it to look bright and lively.
The kitchen design is reminiscent of the apartment’s industrial past. Metallic and black tones dominate the space, along with wood panels. Top of the line appliances and a generous work space is perfect for cooking up a feast for friends and family. White wall tiles mimic a brickwall look, echoing the locale’s industrial era.
The home office near the entryway looks like a modern office space. Yet more dark tones and woodwork create a continuity in design. A lot of thought has been put into lighting throughout the apartment. We particularly love the circular lights in the ceiling that emit soft yet bright light, perfect for reading or working.
Above all, the bedrooms are what the owners love the most in their new apartment. They requested a relaxed space where they could unwind after a long day. Both the master and guest bedrooms have evidently achieved that. There are absolutely no distractions and embellishments, which is perfect for a good night’s rest. The blackout curtains keep the morning sun away, and allow the owners to relax, undisturbed.
The ceilings in the bedrooms also have reclaimed wood beams like the living room. They add to the coziness of the rooms and visually connect the different spaces in the house. As well as the use of wood, white brickwalls are a nod to the industrial style of design that this apartment is based on.
The bathrooms are marble clad, completed with wooden cabinets and black tiles for the shower area. They have a throwback look and feel that is close to the mid-century modern design style. The rhythmically patterned design of the marble is just like an artistic wall mural.
The unique and genius idea of adding a swing right in the middle of the living room might have been for the young kids. However, it’s a fun idea that we would love to borrow for our own homes. The expansive spaces have also been segmented by furniture placement and beautified with carefully curated artwork and accessories.
Overall, the owners are over the moon with their new home. The designers exceeded all expectations, and the family is thrilled to be living in this luxury industrial loft in the trendy neighborhood of Tribeca.