Enveloped in a quieter part of Manhattan lies a spacious, open plan New York City apartment design by Creative Consultancy, Christina Loucks.
Based in NYC, Creative Consultancy Christina Loucks brings forth a plethora of services to the industry including interior design, creative direction, staging, brand and visual strategy, as well as creative production and visual strategy for brand campaigns.
Located in Manhattan at the tip of the Upper West Side which borders South Harlem, an elegant, spacious apartment beckons. Boasting surprising woodland vistas (the apartment sits opposite Central Park) Christina Loucks has designed a calming space brimming with neutral tones, intriguing textures, all softened with an abundance of curving lines. The apartment itself basks in natural light, and the open plan layout of the kitchen, dining and living area takes full advantage of this with its curved bank of windows. Elsewhere a third bedroom has been fully utilised for it’s space, serving as an office, a lounge area and a guest room, featuring a sofa bed, fold down desk and shelving space.
The aforementioned bank of windows proved to be one of the challenges Christina Loucks had to overcome. With such a large expanse of light penetrating the space, the designer needed to find varying solutions for light protection, and of course, privacy. One of these was to integrate a functional sofa bench with moveable back cushions into the space, allowing for the client to maximise their use of the space and take full advantage of the view, as and when they want to.
For the client, who travels a lot for work and was very much included in the design process, the concept for the apartment was to curate a space that was minimal, yet well designed and functional with lots of soft furnishings and appealing textures. Christina utilised a lot of local NYC furniture designers and makers including the likes of Allied Maker, Egg Collective (a wonderful female-founded company), BDDW, Bower Studio and Apparatus. Natural materials lie throughout, including mohair, boiled wools, boucles and beligan linens, inspired by Danish minimalism.
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Photography: Zio and Sons (Instagram: @zioandsons)
Interior design: Christina Loucks (Instagram: @christinaloucks)