A Chic Urban Loft in Jersey City

Fanny Abbes of The New Design Project Configures a Cool Eclectic Space

Interior Design by Fanny Abbes of The New Design Project | Photography by Alan Gastelum | Modern Sanctuary | A Chic Urban Loft in Jersey City | Living Room | Lighting| Modern Living Room | Loft
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Alan Gastelum
09/12/2016

Infusing bursts of bold color and texture, designer Fanny Abbes of The New Design Project beautifully re-imagines a young couple’s urban residence. The New Design Project is known for creating custom artwork and furnishings that add intrigue and uniqueness to their designs. These custom touches and Fanny’s choice of modern furniture and lighting contrasts the rustic loft backdrop making for a lively eclectic space that is absolutely stunning.

Fanny gave us some insight into her design plan for this loft, “Modern pieces and playful accents are combined with ethnic touches to create a space that is eclectic, but undeniably urban. It is cool and relaxed, while still feeling grown up. The use of simple graphic patterns and vivid colors tones down the existing woodwork and prevents the space from feeling overly rustic.”

Everywhere you look there is something new to discover. We are particularly enamored by the lighting Fanny chose for this project. While each area is defined by its own unique lighting feature, the similar, round shapes of these fixtures helps to connect the spaces.

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Alan Gastelum

Pendant lights by iconic mid-century designer George Nelson add drama, while exposed brickwork, ceiling beams and the fireplace bring warmth to the large, open floorplan.

Three-function side tables: The New Design Project | Green velvet armchairs: IKEA | Black and white graphic rugs: IKEA and CB2

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Even bicycle storage looks like art when surrounded by Fanny’s choice of polished furnishings.

Walnut buffet with brass accents: Organic Modernism | Vintage Mushroom Lamps: Brooklyn Auction Barn | Custom Artwork: The New Design Project

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We love the mis-matched Jean Prouve chairs and vintage mushroom lamps which add a playful note to the dining area.

Copper pendant lights: Tom Dixon | Mid-century dining table: Circa60.com 

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We are blown away by Fanny’s vision to incorporate the tv as part of the modern wall decor. You wouldn’t even know it was there – it blends right in!

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Settee: Crate and Barrel | Marble and walnut coffee table: Blu Dot | Vintage kilim rug: Sophie’s Bazaar | Custom artwork: The New Design Project

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Need an inspiration for unique wall decor? Look under your feet. Fanny placed a large jute rug over the headboard as a statement piece for the bedroom.

Cord bench: CB2 | Round Jute Rug: Burke Decor

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Walnut dresser: West Elm | Stockhom mirror: IKEA | Gus Modern walnut table and ceramic table lamp: West Elm

This apartment tour is leaving us with a ton of interior design inspiration thanks to Fanny’s innovative ideas! Sanctuary Seekers, what design elements have inspired you most from this beautiful space?

Meet the designer Fanny Abbes from The New Design Project
Bio:

The New Design Project seeks to reinvent exciting and original spaces for the people that make the world a more interesting place to LIVE, WORK and PLAY. Our work uses unconventional mixes of objects, influences and flavors, to deliver a richer and more joyous experience to clients. Different styles and textures are layered onto one another, drawing the eye to numerous focal points, to create a series of unique and unexpected moments within each individual space.

A graduate of New York City’s renowned Parsons School of Design, Fanny left a successful career in finance to pursue her passion for design. She was born in France but grew up in Africa and the USA, and has since spent most of her adult life living in London, Paris, and New York.  Her eclectic design style is inspired by and reflects her experience of having lived in some of the world’s most cosmopolitan places.

Fanny has undertaken a number of residential and commercial projects in New York City and Paris, as well as a pop-up bar for a private party in the South of France. Her work has been featured extensively online and in the written press, and she is currently working on a number of exciting projects in and around the New York City area.

She holds a Bachelors degree from Audencia Nantes, School of Management in France.

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