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.
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.
Even bicycle storage looks like art when surrounded by Fanny’s choice of polished furnishings.
We love the mis-matched Jean Prouve chairs and vintage mushroom lamps which add a playful note to the dining area.
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!
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.
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?