Property type 2,000 sq ft loft apartment on the third floor of a converted garment factory
Space Large living area with an open-plan kitchen, plus a bedroom, dressing room, bathroom and office
Stylist Sibella Court’s eclectic New York loft, in China Town is left over from a time when the area had dozens of workshops running up clothes. The buildings past is revealed by the traditional pressed-tin ceiling, the exposed metal beams and acres of wooden flooring. ‘When I first walked in, this is the room that sold it to me. It just has so much space, says Sibella.
This urban girl’s bohemia-chic New York loft is full of cool decorating ideas, mixing vintage treasures with finds from around the world. What sets her loft apart from any other generic New York space is the very personal display of passions that Sibella has arranged inside.
Here, vintage green wallpaper from Secondhand Rose adds glamour.
Sibella displays her finds in glass domes and wooden cases, as if they were the labelled collection of some Victorian naturalist (Charles Darwin is one of her heroes).
The chinoiserie chair adds a touch of the exotic. Aram sells Cherner chairs.
Sibella used a panel of decorative wallpaper to create a focal point on an expansive bedroom wall. The patterned backdrop contrasts with the rooms period features and dark wooden furniture, and its soft colour brings another dimension to the scheme.