Step Inside This Modern and Eclectic TriBeCa Loft

Take an exclusive peek into this luxurious loft renovated by two design-savvy entrepreneurs in the TriBeCa neighborhood of New York City.

Entrepreneurs Jennifer Blumin and James Ramsey have a classic New York story to tell: they met in 2001 at a party at Studio 54. Jennifer is the CEO and founder of Skylight, a collection of luxury event spaces, and James is the principal of design firm RAAD and creator of The Lowline. Years later, the entrepreneur pair have used their skill sets — James’ architectural and creative eye and Jennifer’s ability to spot diamonds in the rough — to together create an impressive and one-of-a-kind home.

Jennifer and James, along with their two children, Phineas and Theodore, recently moved into a landmarked building on White Street in TriBeCa and soon began a full renovation of the space. Using a warm, netural palette and a modern-eclectic design scheme, the two created a space that feels both comfortable and luxurious.

Two Living Rooms in One

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

The first living room is situated just off the dining room and kitchen. This luxe living space is designed with an eye toward evening use with a functional, industrial feel.

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

The main living space features a high-tech stereo credenza created by RAAD and industrial bookshelves showcasing objects collected from the couples’ world travels.

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

The second living room is a low-slung lounge area connected to the first living space. It has the juxtaposition of Old World Hollywood (think: palm trees, teak daybeds). Both the pendant light from Workstead and the historic sign that Jennifer salvaged from a pre-reno Brooklyn bank offer an ode to the loft’s industrial heritage.

Dining Room

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

Next to the kitchen, the dining room features a reclaimed wood table from West Elm and a beluga whale skeleton just above. During the home’s renovation, three windows were cut into the apartment’s side with a window seat built in to create more seating options during social events throughout the kitchen and dining space.

See the beehive design along the back wall? Those are terracotta drainage pipes that serve as wine storage inspired by designer Lela Rose‘s tequila room.

Kitchen

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

Jennifer and James host a few dinner parties a week, so it was important for them to use durable materials within arm’s length while still creating a pleasant and relaxing cookspace. The countertops are a beautiful mix of durable honed black granite, white marble for light pastry- and pasta-making and a walnut butcher block. Looking up, the island pendants are vintage WWII blackout lights from London air raids.

Hallway

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

Photo courtesy of James Ramsey

The home’s modernity extends to the hallway leaving the kitchen and dining room. Crisp, white walls, black door frame accents and recessed lighting provide a gallery look.

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