Located in an old paint factory, this walk-up loft needed to be transformed into a home for a young couple and their pug. They wanted a bohemian vibe, and a space that fused his industrial masculine sensibility with her feminine taste. The team at Anthony Michael Interior Design made this “bowling alley” style loft into an eclectic oasis for the newlyweds.
To create a cool, eclectic urban vibe, the designers added various unexpected elements. A meditation lounge with an antique opium bed and a collection of guitars was created. The boring cabinets in the kitchen were switched out for sliding chalkboards. The team at Anthony Michael even suggested a motorcycle in the living room, which was an exciting quirky addition to the space. “The custom motorcycle showed up and had to be hand carried up several flights of stairs and now sits in the living area,” explained Kurt Jacob Miller, Director of Marketing for Anthony Michael Interior Design.
Another important element for the couple was the provenance of the items in their home. “It was essential to them that we used reclaimed and re-purposed materials, as well as achieving a level of comfort and coziness without loosing the industrial nature of the space,” he said. They kept some industrial elements such as a couple of old doors from school, with one that is labeled “Apparatus Room.”
The loft came together exactly as the couple hoped: feminine enough for the wife, yet still retains that urban industrial feel. “Ideally, great design and cool spaces are created by the people who live in them,” said Kurt, “working together, we achieved that here!”