Where space is a luxury, style doesn't have to be. It doesn't have to be expensive either as these homeowners who are tuned into recycled style can attest.
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Garrett and Cole found design inspiration in the elevator that takes them to their Soho loft; the elevator operator has compiled an evolving collage of found objects and trash. Originally a factory for knock-off designer bags, it's now a multiuse space. A curtain made of paperclips and two chair frames wrapped in caution tape make this loft feel like a gallery of urban street art.
A bamboo mural fills a wall and represents good fortune. Originally painted for a friend's 60th birthday party, they find that they keep adding to it. The mural keeps changing and growing as if it's a living patch of bamboo. A large-scale table made out of reclaimed lumber from the police station next door fills the space.They can dine with 18 people or entertain clients. Don't be afraid to make a statement. Go for it with one or two large furnishings—not everything has to be small.