Just off the pantry area where Antonio Martin's antique craftsman's tools are on display and at the front of the design floor, sits an antique Chines chair next to a modern buffet and three pieces of modern artwork.
A red wall, symbolic of good luck in Chinese tradition, anchors this living area. Low, neutral furniture with built-in side tables sits above a silk handmade Cha-Cha rug by Formaonline.com. Artwork by the architect provides a finishing touch.
A walnut dresser flanked by wooden chairs with snake skin cushions is the home to a Chinese jar and two gilted altar sticks in this traditional living room. The blue and beige palette of the artwork is continued throughout the space in pillows and other accessories.
To enter SOMA Design Studio's conference room, clients and designers must pass through two antique Chinese doors. These doors open to reveal a large concrete conference table with room for six natural saddle cab chairs to comfortably pull up. On the back walls, three pieces of artwork are featured-two 17th Century Portuguese paintings and one 20th Century portrait.
The dining area of the loft was decorated with a hand-loomed silk and Tibetan wool carpet, original oil artwork, upholstered bench seating paired with custom side chairs, a metallic and capiz shell chandelier, a carved floor lamp, a tall Chinese dragon vase and custom draperies that frame the spectacular view of the river below.