New York Loft Apartment of Ochre’s Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie
After a little break, I am back with a loft apartment in New York which I absolutely adore. In fact, I have featured one slither of the living room on Urban Kaleidoscope before, but never knew much about the rest of the place until recently. Even though it has been a couple of years since it was featured in Elle Decor and subsequently made the rounds of interiors blogs, it is worthy of another look.
Located in SoHo and spanning an entire New York block, the long narrow apartment is home to Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie and their three children. The space is dripping with stunningly beautiful and superbly crafted lighting, furniture and mirrors designed and manufactured by the Ochre, the couple’s interiors company.
The design evokes simple Quaker aesthetics as seen in the subtlety of the warm grey walls, the simple waxed wooden boards, Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs and industrial open kitchen shelving. All this is contrasted with flourishes of luxury including the shot lavender silk chesterfield, the huge antiqued mirror above the John Soane inspired fireplace and the breath-taking Arctic Pear Round Chandelier which dominates the living room. The genius lies in the tension created between minimalism and opulence.
Is this too sparse or not simple enough for your tastes? I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether you think it is perfect as is or whether you’d change anything?