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Last month, Annie shared Brooklyn-based design firm Ridge House’s neo-Gothic restoration in Nebraska. Today, we’re admiring another project by founders Lauren Lochry and Jeff Gillway: the couple’s own Bushwick loft, a space they use as a workshop, showroom, and, of course, home base. Just as the site—its architecture, environment, location, and history—led the design on […]

Scene Stealers: Moody Vignettes in the Brooklyn Loft of the Founders of Ridge House

Last month, Annie shared Brooklyn-based design firm Ridge House’s neo-Gothic restoration in Nebraska. Today, we’re admiring another project by founders Lauren Lochry and Jeff Gillway: the couple’s own Bushwick loft, a space they use as a workshop, showroom, and, of course, home base. Just as the site—its architecture, environment, location, and history—led the design on […]

When Julie and I head to LA to check out the design scene and visit our favorite haunts, our inevitable first stop is Joan’s on Third, which you might describe as LA’s answer to Dean & Deluca. Over the years, we’ve gotten to know Joan (she’s a Remodelista reader, perusing our newsletter every day and calling […]

Joan McNamara’s Industrial Chic Loft in LA

When Julie and I head to LA to check out the design scene and visit our favorite haunts, our inevitable first stop is Joan’s on Third, which you might describe as LA’s answer to Dean & Deluca. Over the years, we’ve gotten to know Joan (she’s a Remodelista reader, perusing our newsletter every day and calling […]

The National Trust has yet to come calling, but we wouldn’t be surprised if someday Alastair Hendy’s kitchen is declared a landmark. Located in the East End loft that he built in 1987, the celebrated chef, shop owner, and food photographer was among the early adopters of professional appliances and industrial detailing at home. Featured in […]

Revolution Road: A Ground-Breaking Kitchen in London

The National Trust has yet to come calling, but we wouldn’t be surprised if someday Alastair Hendy’s kitchen is declared a landmark. Located in the East End loft that he built in 1987, the celebrated chef, shop owner, and food photographer was among the early adopters of professional appliances and industrial detailing at home. Featured in […]

The joy of loft living is open and unobstructed space. But what happens when requirements like bedrooms and bathrooms encroach? In this 1,200 square-foot loft in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, Line Office Architecture masterfully met their client’s needs without carving up the space. Their design celebrates open space while also respecting the pragmatic needs of day-to-day […]

Barrier-Free Living, SF Loft Edition

The joy of loft living is open and unobstructed space. But what happens when requirements like bedrooms and bathrooms encroach? In this 1,200 square-foot loft in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, Line Office Architecture masterfully met their client’s needs without carving up the space. Their design celebrates open space while also respecting the pragmatic needs of day-to-day […]

Audrey McLoghlin’s shirt company, Frank & Eileen, is named after her Irish grandparents. And though her designs are sewn in California from Italian chambrays and other fabrics, McLoghlin’s Irish roots are woven into her business. “My parents emigrated to the States in the late 1970s and were the first in our family to make a […]

The Frank & Eileen Showroom: An Ode to Ireland in LA

Audrey McLoghlin’s shirt company, Frank & Eileen, is named after her Irish grandparents. And though her designs are sewn in California from Italian chambrays and other fabrics, McLoghlin’s Irish roots are woven into her business. “My parents emigrated to the States in the late 1970s and were the first in our family to make a […]

Many of us aspire to an organized life, but for those living in open lofts, it’s the only way to stay sane. Nine hundred square feet for a family of four never seemed so airy and spacious as in this Paris loft renovation by Septembre Architecture. With the perimeter of the space lined with multi-functional cabinetry, […]

A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four

Many of us aspire to an organized life, but for those living in open lofts, it’s the only way to stay sane. Nine hundred square feet for a family of four never seemed so airy and spacious as in this Paris loft renovation by Septembre Architecture. With the perimeter of the space lined with multi-functional cabinetry, […]

Dosa fans will be familiar with this loft space: It’s where designer Christina Kim holds her annual Dosa sample sale in LA. The rest of the year, it serves as the offices of Lindon Schultz, architect, furniture maker, and downtown LA pioneer. (In the nineties, when South Broadway was a wasteland, Schultz designed studios for himself […]

Studio Visit: At Work with Two Downtown LA Pioneers

Dosa fans will be familiar with this loft space: It’s where designer Christina Kim holds her annual Dosa sample sale in LA. The rest of the year, it serves as the offices of Lindon Schultz, architect, furniture maker, and downtown LA pioneer. (In the nineties, when South Broadway was a wasteland, Schultz designed studios for himself […]

From Elizabeth Roberts Design/Ensemble Architecture: a live/work Williamsburg loft that means business–with a made-for-TV kitchen, a cookbook-writing office, and a vast art studio. Her biggest achievement? Infusing the space with a lighthearted vibe that suggests not everything is as serious as it seems. Roberts’ clients–Ted Lee, one half of the food duo The Lee Bros., and E.V. […]

A Kitchen for a Cookbook Author and a Sculptor, Williamsburg Edition

From Elizabeth Roberts Design/Ensemble Architecture: a live/work Williamsburg loft that means business–with a made-for-TV kitchen, a cookbook-writing office, and a vast art studio. Her biggest achievement? Infusing the space with a lighthearted vibe that suggests not everything is as serious as it seems. Roberts’ clients–Ted Lee, one half of the food duo The Lee Bros., and E.V. […]

Ara Katz, a tech entrepreneur/film producer/artist, and her partner, Chris Ovitz, also a serial entrepreneur, were Venice Beach loft stalkers when they discovered a two-level condo in the light-filled AK Live/Work building on Abbott Kinney, designed by Michael Sant in 2006. Working with designer Taylor Jacobson, Ara orchestrated the interiors while juggling her job at a start-up […]

An Art-Loving Couple at Home in Venice, CA

Ara Katz, a tech entrepreneur/film producer/artist, and her partner, Chris Ovitz, also a serial entrepreneur, were Venice Beach loft stalkers when they discovered a two-level condo in the light-filled AK Live/Work building on Abbott Kinney, designed by Michael Sant in 2006. Working with designer Taylor Jacobson, Ara orchestrated the interiors while juggling her job at a start-up […]

Florence Lopez is a Paris antiquaire specializing in top-drawer 20th-century modernist design. She’s also an interior designer with a background in fine art, who for a few special clients fully imagines spectacular settings for her furniture. For model Natacha Senechal and family, she recently transformed a hospital-white, 1,400-square-foot loft into a color-blocked homage to pioneer abstract painter […]

A Model at Home: A Paris Loft Inspired by Josef Albers

Florence Lopez is a Paris antiquaire specializing in top-drawer 20th-century modernist design. She’s also an interior designer with a background in fine art, who for a few special clients fully imagines spectacular settings for her furniture. For model Natacha Senechal and family, she recently transformed a hospital-white, 1,400-square-foot loft into a color-blocked homage to pioneer abstract painter […]

Founded in 2014, Chan + Eayrs is a hybrid design/development firm on a mission. Principals Zoe Chan and Merlin Eayrs are offering an alternative to London’s corporate developments: “There’s so much homogeneity in the urban fabric,” co-founder Chan told The Spaces. “We want to create a bit more wonder.” The duo’s second development project, New Cross Lofts, is a four-unit structure in southeast London, located […]

The Renegade Real Estate Developers: Chan + Eayrs in London

Founded in 2014, Chan + Eayrs is a hybrid design/development firm on a mission. Principals Zoe Chan and Merlin Eayrs are offering an alternative to London’s corporate developments: “There’s so much homogeneity in the urban fabric,” co-founder Chan told The Spaces. “We want to create a bit more wonder.” The duo’s second development project, New Cross Lofts, is a four-unit structure in southeast London, located […]

We first discovered Matt Bear of Union Studio through his custom handcrafted steelwork for March in San Francisco several years ago and have been quietly following him since. Although the under-the-radar Berkeley-based designer is noted for his meticulously crafted furnishings and design, he originally studied architecture, and over the years he has been led back to […]

A Rugged, Rustic NYC Loft by Matt Bear of Union Studio

We first discovered Matt Bear of Union Studio through his custom handcrafted steelwork for March in San Francisco several years ago and have been quietly following him since. Although the under-the-radar Berkeley-based designer is noted for his meticulously crafted furnishings and design, he originally studied architecture, and over the years he has been led back to […]

It was the diffuse afternoon light that attracted Pia Ulin to her north-facing loft in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy. “I love the light: I see the sky, a church, and the Empire State Building from my windows. The orientation also means the rooms don’t get very hot,” says the star interiors photographer, who not coincidentally grew up in the north […]

Light and Shadow: Photographer Pia Ulin at Home in Brooklyn

It was the diffuse afternoon light that attracted Pia Ulin to her north-facing loft in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy. “I love the light: I see the sky, a church, and the Empire State Building from my windows. The orientation also means the rooms don’t get very hot,” says the star interiors photographer, who not coincidentally grew up in the north […]

When we last dropped in on online SF fashion line Everlane, they had just stepped up from a shoebox on Sutter Street to an 8,000-square-foot Mission District warehouse with soaring ceilings and custom white furniture. That was exactly two years ago, and the brand—which specializes in men’s and women’s basics for the modern minimalist wardrobe—has since outgrown its office and […]

The Open Office: Everlane’s New SF Quarters in a Converted Laundry

When we last dropped in on online SF fashion line Everlane, they had just stepped up from a shoebox on Sutter Street to an 8,000-square-foot Mission District warehouse with soaring ceilings and custom white furniture. That was exactly two years ago, and the brand—which specializes in men’s and women’s basics for the modern minimalist wardrobe—has since outgrown its office and […]

When Alaa Mendili moved from Montreal to Seattle to take a job as a creative director at a digital design studio, he packed lightly, arriving with only two suitcases and an air mattress. During a brief sublet in a Capitol Hill apartment, Mendili, like most residents of the neighborhood, became fascinated by the Egan House, […]

Living in an Architectural Landmark, Seattle Edition

When Alaa Mendili moved from Montreal to Seattle to take a job as a creative director at a digital design studio, he packed lightly, arriving with only two suitcases and an air mattress. During a brief sublet in a Capitol Hill apartment, Mendili, like most residents of the neighborhood, became fascinated by the Egan House, […]

Architect Kevin Greenberg of Space Exploration (a Remodelista Architect Directory member) loves a challenge. Case in point: a top-floor, prewar apartment in Brooklyn Heights that had never been renovated and was in need of a complete overhaul. “We love this type of period apartment,” he says, “and we wanted to preserve its essence and character while modernizing it to accommodate the […]

Before & After: A Period Brooklyn Heights Penthouse Gets an Overhaul

Architect Kevin Greenberg of Space Exploration (a Remodelista Architect Directory member) loves a challenge. Case in point: a top-floor, prewar apartment in Brooklyn Heights that had never been renovated and was in need of a complete overhaul. “We love this type of period apartment,” he says, “and we wanted to preserve its essence and character while modernizing it to accommodate the […]