The Wonder Loft – A Visual Experiment in Manhattan
An American designer transformed a loft in Manhattan into a vibrant home rich in colors, shapes and patterns, a genuine “wonderland” as labelled by the magazine House Beautiful which published telling pictures of the beautiful place. In a truly chromatic succession, the loft carries among its walls a genuine living appetite reflected and expressed by every single square inch in its structure. The images below speak for themselves about the wonder loft in New York.
As you go in, three felt boulders and an imposing painting anticipate the experience about to be witnessed. The lobby then opens into the living, a genuine chromatic vortex, an avalanche of colors well-placed and which divides the room into visual layers and break up the dominant grey in the floor and ceiling. The fireplace got a whole new look, a mouth which seems a hole leading to another world.
Here and there, a couple of plants impart vitality in a classy décor, bringing extra color strategically placed in corners for a stronger visual effect.
On the external side, the brick clad original walls add a dash of authenticity in an otherwise entirely transformed dwelling.
Two steps away, the powder room looks like a Renaissance artwork. The mirror which reflects the rich and diverse colors is almost indistinguishable.
Colors follow us close anywhere we go, all the way into the kitchen where a painted bamboo bar adjacent to the terrace was installed for easy entertaining. Mirror tiles cover the backsplash to maximize light.
The designer then says how the customer asked him for a tented room in the apartment, reminiscence of a trip into the Saharan Africa. Said and done, one of the rooms got strong Oriental accents and turned into a space of complete tranquility.
The bathroom also radiates simple elegance, with the walls tiled in multi-color mosaic, with blue a dominant hue. A standalone tub is the ultimate refuge at the end of a busy day.
But nothing compares to the staircase joining the two levels of the loft apartment. The oak-and-bronze staircase and the vertical railings offer a unique sensations in all aspects.