After a gut renovation, Becca Casey of Becca Interiors has transformed a 1,800-square-foot artist studio from the early 1900s into a modern sanctuary with just a hint of island flair. Set up as a creative workspace with no interior walls, the loft hadn’t been updated since the ’70s. Now, the two-and-a-half bedroom abode is home to a young, nature-loving couple working in finance and education. They call it "sophisticated, but not fussy or overly designed."
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In stone hues, the luxe settings meld timeless staples with bohemian elements in a nod to their love of Australian design. Think: a structured sectional with seats you can sink into, woven decor like a leaning floor lamp and an antique hemp rug, wood stumps, and block print pillows.
Casey’s signature of incorporating rare antiques was inserted by way of a 19th-century, Gustavian hutch in the dining room alongside a custom, raw-edged dining table; and to commemorate the loft’s history, an enlarged print by Petros Koublis sits in the living room.
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"The approach was to create an edited and carefully curated space with a monochromatic palette that accented the history of the building," says Casey.
In juxtaposition to the mostly neutral composition, bold, inky accents make their way into the walls of the dining room, desk, and kitchen cabinets and island. The center of the space is painted in a matte black, creating the main divide between the living areas.
Natural light filters through, bouncing off the alabaster brick and 16-foot ceilings, bathing the space in sunshine. It’s airy yet cozy—beautiful, yet utilitarian.
"I particularly love the kitchen for its beauty and functionality," says the client. "For a quiet moment, I spend the most time in the daybed/nook area, which has a beautiful view of classic SoHo."