This large Chelsea loft by Kimberly Peck Architect, formally a commercial space, was renovated to create a welcoming home and backdrop to our client’s collection of rugs, art and objects. Having previously owned a home decor shop our client had a lot of experience in helping others furnish their interior environments. For her own home she had a very distinct vision; “to let the space be what it is, a former commercial loft, and fill it with things, art and rugs, that make it feel like a home.” To this end the architectural goal for the space was to keep and in some cases to emphasize the industrial feel in order to contrast with the owners life collection of rugs and furnishings which would serve to create the warmth in the space.

All finishes were removed from the floor and ceilings to expose the existing concrete structure. The concrete floors were polished and the ceiling painted. To the delight of the clients during the process of polishing the concrete floors large areas of different colored pigments were exposed and serve as a reminder of the space’s former life. The overall color palette of the space was kept neutral with some dark accents in order to contrast with the furnishings

Photography : ddreps

Contractor : Interior Finishes LLC

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Anastasia is the lead author of She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.

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