We all know and love John Derian for his outstanding tromp l’oil objects from trays to paper weights and dishes. Recently we had a peek into his new loft in New York published in T Magazine. He refers to the work done in his space as the the non-renovation renovation. He said the changes he made were a series of small tweaks. His goal was to preserve and revere the spirit of the artists and garment works who were his predecessors in this loft. He remarked that the work that has been undertaken is merely an exceedingly subtle face-lift. Preserving the old floor boards and patched tin ceiling, matching new walls to the old will keep the spirit of the place alive.
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The Contractor: Start by asking friends or colleagues for references and check them carefully.
A simple idea: Plan to hang your towels in a convenient location near the shower or towel bars or several hooks.
When planning a project set realistic time frames. Knowing what to expect before you embark on a project will help you plan and avoid frustration and surprise.
The layout and function should accommodate your personal habits and rituals. Think about this as you are planning your bath.
Lighting is subtle but critical because it impacts how well you function in your space. Plan carefully and use dimmers.
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