The space is a classic Soho loft built-in the 1860’s. This means it has
wonderfully tall ceilings, massive west-facing windows as well as several
windows at the back overlooking the original courtyard. There wasn’t an exact right angle in the space and rather than realign everything and make it look like a modern box the designers went with these imperfections as that’s what really gives it its charm. Each internal wall had to be gutted – none were original and had been put in some time in the 80’s. Furthermore the apartment spans the blocks from Crosby Street to Broadway –consequently they have two entrances. Hence they wanted the Broadway entrance to be part of the living area so that work guests come in without going through the whole apartment. A lot of time was spent working on the color scheme, focusing on soft greys and browns. The intention was to keep the space warm and approachable. Not afraid of mixing old and new they included some traditional accents – such as a beautiful John Soane fireplace (made by Chesneys) alongside an ultra-modern Italian kitchen by Valcucine. The same combining approach was taken with the furniture.
Main room and portrait: fumed oak table with cast bronze base by Ochre, Hans Wegner wishbone chairs, family Chesterfield – old – upholstered in de le Cuona linen, metal coffee table by Canvas, pink armchair copy of a vintage one by Canvas in pink canvas linen – large arctic pear chandelier by Ochre,fabric on blinds by Knowles and Christou (nb; they are hung upside down!!) From left to right Andrew Corrie with Celia, Ivo, Harriet with baby Alastair, Blue the dog, whippet.
On the mantelpiece in the main room; large Ochre mirror with gesso and bole frame and in mercury glass, mantel piece from Chesney’s, pink hand blown decanter by Michael Ruh available from the Ochre store, eucalyptus leaf by Ochre – baby shoes by Bu on the Duck, Tribecca NYC.
Canvas metal shelving in the kitchen. Part of a photograph by Eric Slayton. Kitchen – main island in glass by Valcucine. Glass ceiling pendants by Niche Moderne USA. Open
metal shelving with slate top by Canvas. Above painted “larder” shelf by Canvas.
White leather snooze sofa with Alastair sitting on it. Embroideries by Kirsten Hektermann, cherub lamp with pleated shade, vintage mirror, Moon side tables. Dining table – see before, Ceramics by Canvas. Painting by Geri Ledbetter
The large “Eclipse” chandelier and “Scorpion” lamp are both by Ochre. The “Zeffirelli” chair in white leather (Ochre) and Ochre “Day” bed in putty leather.Vintage table and mirrors from the Ochre store.
Bedroom white ash bed by Canvas, Moroccan tadelac lamp by Canvas, metal and mercury glass bedside table by Ochre. Bathroom – photograph by Elena, Antique glass mirror.