MOORE-SILVEIRA LOFT NoHo District, New York Partner-in-Charge: David Sherman Contractor: Boyce Renovations Completed: 2005 Project Team: Sebastian Kaempf A loft for a pair of creative directors was renovated for the upcoming birth of their first child. After many years of living in the loft in the classic sense, with pervasive living space, they had decided to create actual rooms. This involved sub-dividing the space to incorporate two bedrooms, and adding a new bathroom. The process promised to touch every corner of the loft, so it was decided to embark on a full renovation, including a new kitchen and laundry room. The newly-renovated space incorporates a pallette of cherry wood components set off by a neutral white background. Kitchen cabinets and a variety of built-in shelf systems were organized as foreground elements, with the white paint taking on several sheens depending on whether it was newly-constructed interior partitions, or pre-existing plaster walls, ceilings and beams. The built-in dining booth afforded a casual place for family dining adjacent to the kitchen, with the formal dining table remaining a part of the living space.
Here is another example of a work space set within a living area. With all the components sharing the same warm wood tone, a well thought out and stylish work area is created that avoids looking out of place or cluttered.
Oh how I swoon over this mid-century modern office. Just replace those decorative vignettes with a small tray to hold liquor basics, add a couple of Dorothy Thorpe rocks glasses, throw in thick cocktail napkins and presto, you’ve got the perfect accompaniment for the desk.