After two neighboring apartments were combined, interiors firm
JD Ireland Interior Architecture & Design, along with architecture firm DHD Architecture and consultant Kyle O'Donnell, helped update the interiors of this now 3,000-square-foot loft in New York City. As a result, the team created a light-filled space with glass partition walls and custom furnishings that showcase the owner's collections of photography, playbills, and even cookie jars. 86
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In the entryway, simple glass and blackened steel casement partition walls designed by O’Donnell create a cozy area that allows light to pass through to the adjacent kitchen, which has no natural light source. The ceiling was also painted in a high gloss finish to reflect more light into the spaces beyond. The bench was made by Mark Jupiter.
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The kitchen island is from Olde Good Things and is made of wood reclaimed from a bowling alley. In the center of the space hangs a pendant light from Ralph Lauren. Beyond is a glimpse of the breakfast nook that houses the owner’s collection of cookie jars, which are displayed on floating shelves custom designed by O’Donnell.
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From the kitchen are views of the great room, which includes both living and dining areas. The dining chairs are covered in a Bergamo fabric, and the dining table was custom designed by
JDI. O’Donnell designed the light fixture.
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A painted wood panel wall adds some additional architecture and depth to a wall in the dining area. The buffet is a vintage piece from
ABC Carpet & Home. In the hallway beyond, a coat closet seamlessly blends in with the architecture. Artwork was hung to create a gallery effect and to showcase the owner’s photography collection.
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In the great room, the window frames were stripped down to the original oak and bleached to coordinate with the floors of the loft, which are solid white oak. The furniture and fabric is from Ralph Lauren. The coffee table and light fixture are custom creations;
JDI designed the table and O’Donnell designed the chandelier. A glass and steel casement wall separates the living room from the home office, allowing light to flow between the spaces.
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The client’s collection of playbills are displayed in the great room in a coffee table custom designed by
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Custom built-ins were designed by O’Donnell for the home office and designed to complement the desk, which was previously used as a dining table in the home. The pendant light is from Ralph Lauren.
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The master bedroom was designed to be a cozy retreat and also double as a gallery space for photography. The gallery feel is enhanced by the picture lighting in the room. The bed and lamps are from Ralph Lauren. The end tables are vintage.
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Working with the existing structural column, the design team chose a freestanding bathtub for the guest bathroom to provide a complementary sculptural element to the room as well as a bit of softness. The bath fixtures are from
Photography by Bruce Katz