Hammered copper forms the detailing in this custom wood bar, which is surrounded by plush, gray tufted chairs. The dark wood tones help ground the ethereal space, which is bathed in natural light from the long wall of steel-encased windows.
A minimalist 5,000-square-foot urban loft is in an industrial building that was built in the early 1900s in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The loft’s renovation by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture. The cast iron columns were existing in the open living, kitchen and dining area.
This light and bright apartment features a second floor landing with a brown cowhide chaise lounge and floor-to-ceiling bookshelf that create the perfect reading nook. A tufted blue sofa is positioned next to a mirrored glass coffee table in a nearby sitting area, while large windows showcase sprawling New York City views.
This light and bright living room features a custom white spiral staircase at its center, complete with a metal railing and brown stairs. Several potted plants and trees throughout the space add a bit of natural decor, while plush gray armchairs with a matching ottoman provide a cozy place to relax.
Cindy says her twins keep her home life happy and inspiring. "Before that, I still lived in the same place. My kids just weren't there and it did nothing for me," she says. "It's so fun and bright compared to the way it used to be."
Creams and grays create a soft, pleasing atmosphere in this urban guest bedroom. The bed is placed to take advantage of the view through a pair of tall, steel-encased windows. Sheer curtains filter light and add to the softness of the space.
A mix of wood and metal furnishings provides ample seating for dining and relaxing on this contemporary terrace. Neutral furniture and finishes allow the bright, colorful accents to pop, giving the outdoor space a fun, youthful vibe.
A 5,000-square-foot industrial loft in New York City was renovated as a live-work space for a photographer. The architects cut the ceiling planes to encourage light to bounce and anchor seating areas. The public spaces include a black-and-white kitchen, dining and living areas with architectural elements, such as columns original to the loft. The architects used raw steel, aluminum, white oak and LED lighting. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
When it comes to decorating her home, Cindy loves mixing old and new pieces. Throughout the home, she pairs contemporary furniture with Moroccan throw rugs, glitzy antiques and, of course, plenty of toys for her twins, Zoe and Jesse.
This open floor plan connects the living room, dining room and kitchen for easy entertaining. Bold concrete and metal dining pieces contrast with lush velvet atop luxe acrylic counter stools in a crisp white kitchen.