Chelsea Loft Redux by Justin Shaulis

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Name: Justin Shaulis Inc.
Location: Chelsea — New York, New York
Size: 3400 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years — owned

Welcome to a brilliantly designed loft space in Chelsea that was recently completed by Justin Shaulis in collaboration with his clients. Their dedication to creating something special and unexpected resulted in a classically modern space where delicate feelings of repose and warmth emerged.

Welcome to a brilliantly designed loft space in Chelsea that was recently completed by Justin Shaulis in collaboration with his clients. Their dedication to creating something special and unexpected resulted in a classically modern space where delicate feelings of repose and warmth emerged.

Albeit, the space had a great existing bone structure. One of the wonderful facets already in place included the entry way which is a half level higher than the main space. To take advantage of the openness, they did not want to crowd it with multiple seating groups. To that end, they began to develop a furniture plan that elongated the sofa, the armchair, and the tables so that each was in proportion to the space and to each other. The result was a 16 foot long sofa with a chaise the size of a queen bed and a 4 foot wide armchair long and deep enough to pull up your legs and curl in.

The space could easily have been a white Chelsea gallery box with sleek walls to show off the art and the furniture, but this is a home for a young vibrant family. The colors needed to support their varied interests and activities. The textures also needed to warm the space to the not only the eye but also the touch. The concept they put forward was to set off soft tones with earthy rich colors and cool sky hues with accents of pewter and autumn leaves. Color, flow, and materials sync benignly throughout the loft connecting each of the spaces.

The dining room supports the great room with a long glass top supported on two thick white marble plinths. The head chairs are high-backed while the side chairs are low-backed with the tops hovering just above the glass. The kitchen is rendered in warm cherry cabinetry and gray stone counters which echo the gray stone tile floor connecting it with the dining room. The media room beyond is where the warmth really comes through. Initially, the space was to be a wide hall with laundry, home office and the three bedrooms fed just off of it. However, an inset wool sisal, curving sofa and round game table gives purpose to the space. The warm cherry paneling - same as the kitchen's cabinetry - give breadth and height to the space while the landscape photography provides a view that balances the TV without competing.

The three bedrooms are each unique. There are two girls' rooms and a master bedroom. One girls' room is a Tiffany blue with crisp white accents and contemporary approaches on children's furniture. This room includes a custom back lit paneled crib / bed and a changing table with white locker compartments underneath. The other girl's room is a dreamscape based on a Grimm's fairytale. The birch forest wall art is echoed by the contemporary landscape photographs in the media room. The master bedroom is an oasis in tones of Moonshine, Fern Green and Soft Gray. Polished nickel accents the space giving it a glimmer. The grass cloth is foil-backed and reflective but also counterbalanced by the natural material and texture. The grass cloth covers the headboard wall and the ceiling. The furniture is appropriately sized and the mixture is both modern and classic showcasing oak, sycamore and walnut. All three bedrooms are connected via the deck which spans the width of the loft.

Resources of Note:

PAINT & COLORS
• Benjamin Moore Aura – too many to list

LIVING ROOM
• Sofa : Metro by Piero Lissoni in Maharam Fabric
• Floor lamps : Catherine Memmi
• Encaustic artwork : Ken Miller
• Area rug : Carini Lang
• Window Wall Cushions: Dune with Maharam Fabric

DINING ROOM
• Table : Zeta Extensible from Spacify
• Chandelier : Cellula
• Chairs: Apta Chair by B&B Italia
• Head Chairs: Darryl Carter for Thomsville with Crypton Fabric

KITCHEN
• Cabinetry : Custom Cherry-Faced
• Stools: Spoon by Kartell

MASTER BEDROOM
• Wallpaper : Stark
• Decorative Sconces : Global Views
• Reading Sconces : Tango Lighting
• Bed: De La Espada
• Nightstands, Dresser and Armoire: Custom
• Desk: Custom

CHILDREN’S BEDROOM 1 : DREAMSCAPE
• Bed : Brocade Home
• Birch forest wall art : Kamp Studios
• Chair: Anthropologie with COM Fabric from Crypton
• Ottoman: Vintage
• Dresser: Horchow
• Mirror: Brocade Home
• Draperies: Custom

CHILDREN’S BEDROOM 2 : TIFFANY BLUE
• Lockers: Vintage
• Changing Table Top: Custom
• Mirror Polished Stainless Steel wall accents from
• Bed: Room and Board
• Draperies: Custom

CHILDREN’S BEDROOM 2 : DREAMSCAPE
• Bed : Brocade Home
• Birch forest wall art : Kamp Studios
• Chair: Anthropologie with COM Fabric from Crypton
• Ottoman: Vintage
• Dresser: Horchow
• Mirror: Brocade Home
• Draperies: Custom

Powder Room
• Art Panels: Sublime Living
• Plumbing Fixtures: Duravit

MEDIA ROOM
• Sofa: Menlo Park from American Leather
• Table and Coffee Table: Knoll Saarinen
• Chairs: Apta Chair by B&B Italia
• Photographs : Marko MacPherson
• Inset Carpet: Ford Lininger
• Stool: SoHo Concept

Thanks, Justin!

Images: Beth Bates

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