A Cleveland Designer Turns a Bare-Bones Loft Into the Perfect Entertaining Space

After going the DIY route in his Asiatown studio, Nolan Beck-Rivera spawns his first furniture line.

Nolan Beck-Rivera was ready to move on. The Cleveland loft he had rented since finishing art school had tons of space, but he was tired of its chilly drafts and persistent leaks. After a friend shared plans for a two-story, renovated factory-turned-apartment building in Asiatown, Nolan was quick to put down a deposit on a 570-square-foot studio.

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