Christina Loucks, a creative consultant in New York, designed the interior for this flat on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The brief was to create a home in a new building called Circa Central Park for a small family with flexible spaces and a relaxing atmosphere. Loucks combined the existing architectural elements with soft textures and rounded furniture to create a coherent whole.
The clients wanted a bedroom and relaxation area for their son, a guest room for visiting grandparents and an office space to be able to work from home. To implement all these elements in a flat with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, Loucks made optimal use of every available nook and cranny. The office space, relaxation area and guest room were merged by means of the 'Oslo Sofa', a hidden double bed with an integrated sofa designed by Resource, and the 'Home Office', an integrated desk also designed by Resource. Both pieces of furniture offer a perfect solution for the multifunctional space by transforming its function from bedroom to relaxation room or home office in merely seconds.
Loucks tries to create intimate moments through materials and furniture.
Loucks designs a space not only with aesthetic values, she tries to create intimate moments through materials and furniture. According to her, she owes this to her professional background: ’My background as a brand strategist and visual designer have really helped inform this design process for me, because it helps you to look at things through a different lens. You layer spaces differently, you look at vignettes and corners and pieces differently. And you accessorise them in ways where they’re creating moments as opposed to just placements of furniture.’ What immediately attracted the designer to the property are the unique rounded windows in the dining and living room with a view that overlooks Central Park. To maintain the intimacy of the space while not obstructing the view, Loucks chose a flexible sofa whose backrest can be adjusted. The rounded shape of the sofa complements the other round shapes and soft materials of the pieces by local designers and studio’s such as Allied Maker, Egg Collective BDDW, Bower Studio and Apparatus. This New York flat balances a serene atmosphere with highly functional furniture. Imagicasa is a big fan of this beautiful result. Photo credit: Zio and Sons
Interior Design Credit: Christina Loucks