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In Tribeca, a Loft that Marries Form & Function

by Garrett Fleming

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Many times, someone selling their home hopes to hear exuberance in a buyer’s voice as they make their way from room to room. Leaving a potential buyer speechless, however, can sometimes be an even better reaction. That’s exactly how marketing executive Alissa Lovens and her husband Jonah, a digital marketer, reacted after popping into this Tribeca, NY loft for the first time. It was so perfect for them and their pup, they didn’t know what to say.

It’s not hard to see why the loft immediately won them over. Its open concept, exposed brick and abundance of space couldn’t be beat. The latter, albeit enviable, initially proved to be a bit of a challenge though as the pair had grown accustomed to fitting their lives into a shoebox-sized home (as is the struggle of most New Yorkers). Determined to tackle this larger footprint with gusto, the pair cleverly called in the professionals at Homepolish to help out. With the assistance of Tali Roth, one of their talented designers, the trio outfitted the home in layers of mixed materials in hopes of setting the mood for both relaxing and entertaining.

As we’ve learned from other well-exectuted homes, the masterminds behind them must keep their client’s vision top of mind throughout their process, and Tali has done so beautifully here. Every piece of furniture, paint color and wallpaper choice she’s overseen has checked off all of the family’s boxes. And while all of her decisions helped her clients make the most of their home, her most ingenious move was turning the coat closet into a reading nook. Decked out in camel-colored pillows and doused in a rich green hue, the little slice of solitude has proven to be a luxury for the pair.

That fabulous feature is just one of the many spots throughout the space that I’m sure you’ll love, so scroll down to check them all out for yourself and enjoy! —Garrett

Photography by Julia Robbs

Image above: The wall-to-wall shelving in the Tribeca loft not only provides a fabulous backdrop for furniture of all styles but offers a beaucoup of storage. It also helps the living room, study and at-home bar seamlessly flow into one another. In short, the piece embodies that so-hard-to-nail balance of form and function.

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Big enough to seat seven people at once, the large-and-in-charge sofa is situated as the cornerstone of these entertainers' apartment. It's also super durable, something Tali says was of the utmost importance when she helped them design their apartment: "It is really important to Alissa and Jonah that their guests want to hang out in their space and not feel like it's too precious."
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Tribeca has always held a special place in Alissa and Jonah's hearts. When they first met, they would go on dates there, take in the shops and soak up the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood. They love the area so much, in fact, they even got married there.
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The design of Alissa and Jonah's place is "all about balance." Balancing opposing textures, contrasting colors and hard-and-soft materials are just a few ways we see this theme come to life in this bit of the living room.
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Velvet, ceramic, glass and brick all working together in perfect contrast in the living room.
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The open-concept loft's 13-foot-tall ceilings led Tali to pieces with playful proportions such as the oversized mirror that sits on the sideboard in Jonah's study.
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The walnut buffet served as the starting point for this wall-to-wall piece. To ensure it was just as functional as it was pretty, Tali had wine glass holders attached to the underside of the custom-built unit.
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A "sculptural" cutting in the study.
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Pairing leather dining chairs with this farm table would have been too rustic of a choice were it not for the youthful George Bryne prints beyond it.
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A fresh coat of paint and new drawer pulls gave the kitchen a quick facelift. Removing the lower cabinetry, which afforded the couple a second, more-casual eating area, has truly transformed this space though.

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"What I love about this space is (again) the juxtaposition of textures. The bronze canopy bed is so sleek, the neon sign is quite industrial and the brick is so rich. The combination works together like magic." -- designer Tali Roth
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The guest bedroom allowed Tali and Alissa to experiment with a look that's totally different than the rest of the home. One that's more "cozy and whimsical."
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Most New Yorkers would do anything for more storage, but this couple's large coat closet actually felt more like a waste of space than a luxury. To make better use of it, they transformed it into a cozy reading nook through moody paint and warm textiles.
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Source List

Bedroom One

Slater Brass Mirrors – Restoration Hardware

Table lamp – Restoration Hardware

Bed – Restoration Hardware

Neon sign – Oliver Gal

 

Guest Bedroom

Wallpaper – Anew Wall Decor

Velvet pillow – Verie Unique Essentials

Floral pillow – Ellie Cashman

 

Living Room

Sectional – Restoration Hardware

Coffee table – Tina Roth Designs

Rug – Splendid Rugs

Built-in wall unit – Soil and Oak

Vintage credenza – Chairish

Mirrored credenza – cb2

Desk – Restoration Hardware

Desk chair – cb2

Grey rug – Rug Ex Vintage

Gilded mirror – Anthropologie

 

Dining Room

Table – Restoration Hardware

Prints – Urban Outfitters

Chairs – Crate & Barrel

 

Nook

Paint – Benjamin Moore “Beau Green”

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