Charming Sociable Loft

Designer Vicki Bolick created this charming loft with plenty of contemporary elements wrapped up in traditional style.

  • Color Me Darker

    Custom bookcases bring in much-needed architectural detail and help anchor the seating area. Designer Vicki Bolick made a subtle color change on the mantel and interior of the bookcase, painting the areas a darker taupe to add definition and dimension.

  • No-Watering Rule

    The homeowners love the look of flowers, but don't like the maintenance routine that real plants require. Vicki worked around her \"no-watering rule\" with floral paintings and the spare use of low-maintenance plants.

  • Gray and Blue Color Scheme

    The neutral and blue color palette unifies the space. Soft colors take away the starkness and bring out the vibrancy in the art.

  • Intimate Dining Is an Option

    Vicki offset the dark finish on the dining area furniture by using a glass-top table, light chairs and silver accessories.

  • In Love With Linen

    Even though the custom linen chair is traditional in shape, it feels modern upholstered in a jaunty stripe in an airy, open room.

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