Looking to create a respite from her travels around the world as an international healthcare consultant and author, this effervescent and spirited doctor hired the design team to reinvent and unify her newly purchased downtown Indianapolis loft condominium situated inside a 100 year old repurposed factory. The designers were initially tasked with organizing and stylizing her existing collections of artwork and accessories from years of global purchases. We were also requested to specify and procure new contemporary abstract original artwork for this voluminous loft space. Other interior design services included re-upholstery of her existing Thayer-Coggin sectional sofa in an all-natural Donghia textile, placing two new 100% Laine virgin wool origami-inspired accent chairs by Ligne Roset, creating a unique installation of an antique Japanese silk kimono and obi, installing a modern AV cabinet, and design of an award-winning custom lighting system appropriate for highlighting her art collection. Custom window treatments including hand-drawn commercial solar shades with window film and a one-of-a-kind sail shade were installed onto gigantic windows to alleviate heat, glare, UV plus provide a softness and privacy.
We were revisited by our jet-setting client a few years following to make refinements to her home after further travels, additional art collecting, and desired design upgrades. Certain areas of the loft were in need of additional lighting, including the kitchen and entry hallway replacing woeful builder-grade fixtures. An exquisite suspended pair of wavy aluminum light tubes were added in the kitchen, complementing the adjacent wavy wire dining chandelier. A new Carrara marble sculpted human form from Italy found a home at the end of the entry hall on a new custom pedestal with art lighting projectors highlighting it from many angles. Gorgeous architectural photographs from the client’s brother, a fine art unique photographer, were also framed and added to hallways with accent lighting. A bold new saturation of coral wall paint accents this entry wall and artwork. The entire art lover’s museum-like open living and dining space received a fresh and bright museum white wall color.
Her layered, eclectic living and dining space, kitchen, and master bedroom found new movement following art and accessory re-styling, a custom locally crafted metal and glass étagère for display items, and a newly upholstered and re-padded seating group with a brand new shag rug in the living room. Nearby, existing 1960’s chrome dining chairs were re-upholstered in a luxe, shimmery Italian velvet textile. The master bedroom was vastly revamped with the artwork relocation in a unique collage, through the installation of large scale pieces and architectural details high on the walls. New furnishings in this room include a custom silk skirted table, metal accent night stand table, and an industrial LED reading lamp. The current project is still in evolution spanning a nine year period with the current results of an eclectic and upscale interior perfectly suited for this art lover’s current and future collections!