Thsi loft style apartment in New York Cityâ€™s West VillageÂ is designed by ixdesign.
ixdesign was commissioned to bring organized function and a warm sensibility to a 1,050 sf loft-style apartment in New York Cityâ€™s West Village. Located within a structure built as a truck garage in 1931 and converted to condominiums in 1983, the apartment was plagued with an awkward geometry, limited natural light and an outdated dÃ©cor. The existing finishes and fittings were stripped away to visually organize the space and reveal its basic architectural layout. With a cleared palette space use and storage were maximized by either carving out or augmenting the irregular shapes presented by the architecture. All wall surfaces, existing and new, were limited to a neutral white finish to create a seamless integration with the ceiling structure allowing the spaceâ€™s inherent sculptural quality to be enhanced.
In response to the clientâ€™s desire for an inviting, warm retreat, a natural walnut was used throughout to anchor and reinforce the unity of the space, juxtaposed against the bright architectural envelope. Plush, engaging fabrics and contemporary lighting infuse a dash of luxury while classic modern furniture pieces provide functionality and a simple sophistication.
The first 11 images below are the â€œafterâ€ and the rest are what it originally looked like: