Mobile Design for a NY Loft

Mobile Design for a NY Loft

Chad Y.

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After 6 years in his West Village loft, Chad found himself singing "Should I stay or should I go now?" Homepolish's Amanda Gorski designed a space that's move-ready but still homey.

Written by Matt Powell | Photographs by Claire Esparros.

In New York time, six years is a lifetime. City-dwellers tend to move every one to two years, so when a Manhattanite makes it past that, a space can start to feel stagnant and lackluster. Chad, a young professional, had lived in his West Village loft for six years, and he found himself debating whether he wanted to move or redesign. The solution? Finding a redesign that could move with him if the time came. He found Homepolish designer Amanda Gorski to fit the bill.

Chad’s taste was pretty evident: a little art deco and a little mid-century. Instead of investing in all new pieces, Amanda polished off old items. Sanding and repainting a wooden credenza a high-gloss gray with a pinch of sage helped complement the room’s green lounge chairs. Adding natural wood strips to a tired Ikea bookshelf created a seamless, built-in look. Couple all of this with a few new accents and a streamlined aesthetic, and it all came together. Sometimes it’s surprising what a little elbow grease can do to a room.


It is a very stressful process to go through, but Amanda made every decision easier. You really have to trust the person you’re bringing into your home.

- Chad Y.
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