Friday, August 13, 2010

Loft Decorating Inspiration

I was looking for inspiration on Flikr for decorating lofts and open plan rooms, and came across Pappas Miron Interior Design which is based in NY. The decorators Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron have a design philosophy I can identify with:

'Pappas Miron Design is guided by the principles of living well in relaxed, modern environments. Tatyana and Alexandra share a love for antiques and vintage textiles as well as an appreciation for new artisans work and inspiring new materials. This juxtaposition combined with rich colors makes their interiors exciting and youthful.'

This fits well with auction decorating and combining new and old happily together in a contemporary environment.

I love the orange day bed which serves to divide the space from living to dining.

This sleek modern interior also uses a classic sofa (facing rear) but with a fun modern upholstery.

This entrance hall uses mid-century style chairs and chandelier.

This room mixes traditional with modern easily. Note the classic chandelier and the mid-century style chairs.

I took this inspiration to the auction sites to see what I could find in terms of items I would use to decorate 'my' loft.

This chair and table may be a great way to get something current at less than retail. This lot 943 is described as Leon Krier for Giorgetti (late 20th century). The chair is Italian ebonized and cherry, and the lot has an estimate of $600 - $900, which I have to believe is less than buying it new. I fall for almost anything of modern Italian design.

Christie's Interiors Sale - Lot 946

This distressed pine refectory table would look terrific in an open plan space. It's also 20th century and has an estimate of $500 - $700 in the same Christie's NY sale.
Christie's (NY) Interiors Sale - Lot 915

These chairs are made of raffia and ebonized wood. They would look perfect with the table above. Chic but not too formal. There are 6 of them in the Christie's sale and they have an estimate of $1,500 - $2000.

Wright Mass Modern Auction (July)

You may remember these chairs from my June Decorating Modern post. They were sold in the Wright Mass Modern auction in July. They are by Knoll and had an auction estimate of $2,000 - $3,000. They sold for $281!!!! Sorry I missed them. 

Finally, to divide the open space into 'rooms' add this Biedermeier day bed. It sold at the Stair Galleries sale in June for $3,500, which was above the estimate of $1,000 - $2,000. It very smart looking and nicely upholstered. You wouldn't have to do anything but place it in the room!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Midcentury Modern folks are so fanatical, they have trouble wrapping their brains around creating an eclectic mix to warm the whole thing up! I love the traditional chandelier in the room and some additional traditional pieces. They make everything pop! Thanks for following us at Dovecote Decor. We love your posts and are flattered!


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