The Loft by Lisa Koehler

  • est living lisa koehler the loft 10 750x540

    Lisa Koehler lifts cues from New York City and Paris inside a converted warehouse in Sydney’s inner west.

    Emerging designer Lisa Koehler is the name behind this contemporary one-bedroom abode in Sydney, designed as a base for the client while living and working between Sydney and Melbourne. Out of respect for the integrity of the home, Lisa Koehler has ensured the original exposed brickwork informs the overall palette, layered with tactile materials to create an honest and inviting space. 

    est living lisa koehler the loft 12
    est living lisa koehler the loft 07

    Lisa Koehler understood the potential of the home the minute she laid eyes on it. She set out to retain all of the characteristics of the old warehouse; vaulted ceilings, exposed heating and the internal bricks.

    “The texture and tone of the bricks is so magical – they were the perfect foundation for the concept of the home,” Lisa says. Drawing on the blue tones of the mixed brick, provincial-style shaker profiled cabinetry in the kitchen and adjacent study add a sense of sophistication to the industrial home. “We wanted to reflect the old and raw nature of a New York loft combined with the timelessness of a Parisian-style apartment,” Lisa adds.

    Chevron whitewashed parquetry flooring runs throughout the home, creating the perfect canvas for the traditional washed oak dining table and J77 and J104 Chairs, designed by Folke Palsson for HAY. White-panelled sliding barn doors separate the open-plan living, dining, kitchen and study from the private areas on the ground floor, complementing the original ceiling details.

    est living lisa koehler the loft 06
    est living lisa koehler the loft 03

    The dining space features the J77 and J104 Chairs, designed by Folke Palsson for HAY and the Z11 Silk Cashmere Pendant for Ay Illuminate.

    est living lisa koehler the loft 13
    est living lisa koehler the loft 09

    The monochrome colour palette continues into the bathroom, where exposed basin plumbing contrasts the streamlined cabinetry; a nod to the reoccurring combination of Parisian and New York aesthetics. White subway tiles, Victorian-style lever tapware and marble complete the space.

    The defining feature of the home is the traditional loft-style bedroom, accessible via a concealed staircase. Framed by the pitched ceiling, the bedroom is doused in natural light courtesy of the expansive skylight. Furniture and materials have been carefully considered in this minimal space – simple bed linen, warm timber accents and textural woven cane.

    When you have the privilege of working with such beautiful bones you feel a sense of responsibility to respect the architecture and create a seamless connection between existing and new elements,” Lisa explains. Timeless furniture and layered textures have resulted in an impressionable home that reflects its industrial heritage. 

    est living lisa koehler the loft 05
    est living lisa koehler the loft 11
    est living lisa koehler the loft 10
    est living lisa koehler the loft 14

    Accessories in the bathroom include the Aesop hand wash and the Mad et Len Nightsouk Candle.

  • the look

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

THE LOOK