Tour a Converted Loft Where Warmth and Glamour Are Happy Bedfellows | Drapery Connection
Jesse Parris-Lamb converts a blank-canvas space in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood into a playful—albeit grown-up—urban oasis
Text by Paola Singer Photography by Nicole Franzen
Along with sourcing one-of-a-kind furnishings and fabrics, the designers reconfigured part of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom property to create a more practical layout and a more residential atmosphere. For the open-plan living area, they commissioned a set of steel-and-glass partitions that added a guest chamber and an office. The doors’ transparency allows light to seep in from three different exposures, while floor-to-ceiling wool sateen curtains in a soft salmon hue provide privacy when needed. “There’s a beautiful tension that’s been created,” says Parris-Lamb. “ Even though there are a lot of traditional design elements like elegant draperies and rugs, the home still feels kind of edgy.”
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