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A Striking, Artful SoHo Loft

A Striking, Artful SoHo Loft

A Striking, Artful SoHo Loft

Who

Monica and Andrew Komrey

Designer

SoHo, that historic area which was once known as an enclave for artists, has since become a cosmopolitan shopping district. Homepolish's Tali Roth returned that artistic flair to a couple's loft apartment.

Photos by Claire Esparros.

Walking along the sidewalks of Broadway below Houston, one encounters the storefronts and busy window displays of such retail giants as H&M, TopShop, Uniqlo, and Zara. SoHo has become a premiere shopping district of New York, attracting thousands upon thousands of cosmopolitan shoppers every week. But if you happen upon a long-time resident of the area, perhaps while stopping into one of the area’s ever-disappearing bookstores or stumbling into a chic café, they will tell you of a very different SoHo. In the 1970s, the neighborhood’s cast iron and masonry buildings became the sanctuaries of a rising artist class, including such names as Keith Haring, Donald Judd, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Chuck Close.

Skip back to modern day, and you’ll find Monica and Andrew Komrey, a couple who recently purchased one such former artist loft space. Unlike the studio space of the 70s, the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment had been washed of character and color, becoming a sun-washed albeit slightly monotone place. The two looked to Homepolish designer Tali Roth to channel their young and vivacious personalities into the home.

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Looking to the district’s colorful history, Tali wanted to bring the apartment a contemporary vibe while restoring more artistic elements. The bedroom and guest area are both studies in contrast whether it’s the stark charcoal and white walls or the textures in the rooms. The living room and dining area, where the couple spends most of their time, received the most attention. Sculptural elements from an aluminum and glass chandelier to a midcentury armchair and steel bar cart can almost stand on their own as works of art. An incredible wallpaper by Carol Bachelor raises the dining room to the level of gallery, almost reading as a close-up of Monet’s The Water Lilies. And in the center of it all? A giant cloud-like sofa to plop down and take it all in.

Tour more of the incredible space in the slideshow, and check out the story on domino.

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Working with Tali was amazing! We knew we wanted something light and airy but also practical, comfortable, and livable. She really understood the style we were going for and hit it out of the park.

- Monica Komrey
  • Jamie Nuccio

    Can you please tell me where that couch is from? Thank you!!!

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Hi Jamie, That’s a big, cushy Restoration Hardware piece. Hope that helps!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Kate–those are the IKEA Nordli tables. Hope that helps!

    • Kate Lim

      My local ikea doesn’t carry this. No wonder I don’t recall. Thanks anyway. 🙂

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Abigail, unfortunately that was a last-minute purchase by the client through Overstock.

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    Hi Sean, that’s a Modo Chandelier replica from Ebay. Hope that helps a little!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Caitlin, the table is from Hive Modern and the chairs are from West Elm! Hope that helps!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi there–those are from Mexchic, the Grande Floor Pillow. Hope that helps!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Julianna, that’s a Modo Chandelier replica from Ebay… not the best help, but that’s where we sourced it.

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    Hi Stacie, the rug is a vintage piece that is no longer available. But the sofa is from Restoration Hardware and the pillows are from Mexchic, and they’re ready for purchase!

  • Avinash Vallabhaneni

    Can you tell me where those marble top tables, mainly the marble top coffee table are from?

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Hi Avinash, those are the Plateau series by BluDot. Let us know if you need anything else!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Carly–the bedroom is Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore, and the living room is Kendall Charcoal. Hope that helps!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi there–believe it or not, that’s an Ikea piece. Let us know if we can help in any other way!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hey Dani–that’s simply a West Elm piece! Hope that helps!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Sharon, those are from the Shade Store! Hope that helps–they are gorgeous!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    It’s Wool Sateen in Silver.

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Teresa–those are simply Urban Outfitters finds! Hope that helps!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi Sarah–someone just asked that! Popular color… Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal. Hope that helps!

  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi there–that’s from Workstead! Hope that helps 🙂

  • Tashan Cian

    Hi, what is your review of the cloud sofa ? I’m thinking of buying it in the white, is it still comfortable ?
    x

    • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

      Hey Tashan, that sofa really is FANTASTIC. One of our favorites for sure.