our love affair with factory conversions
is a flame that burns hot. we like an old soul space
with room for new tricks.
when your client is a galleristo, the wall stars
are sure to align. and if he’s an architect,
things are going to get structural.
a steel beam is usually the answer,
so we expanded the living area for some low-key
family time and fireside chats.
an upholstered reading nook in the foyer
and a few well-edited antiques temper the
corrugated metal and industrialist fervor.
boss marble bathrooms, mis-matched chairs,
natural light and textural nuances—she’s got it all.
and when cocktail hour strikes,
enter a high-gloss, lacquered wet bar that pairs
oh-so nicely with the vinyl on the record player.
open-concept living likes to push back on privacy,
so our resident dramatist schemed a solution for
ring-stained dinner parties: a blackened steel glass door
that morphs to opaque with the flip of a switch,
keeping the kitchen chaos out of view.
so tuck the shorties into their play pods
(sweet dream included) and turn up the volume.
or take it outside under the actual stars
where cement and natural woods commingle
across ah-ha moments and next-level lounging.