Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Hi darlings. How's your week rolling?
I came across this minimal loft in the renowned 'Flowerbox' building in the East Village NY and so want to hear your thoughts.. Zen or Zzzz..?

 Photos: Udom (represented by Cornelia Adams) via Loft Life.  
For the full article click HERE.

Happy rest of the week & hugs to all.

xx Charlotta


Kristin said...

The bedroom takes my breath away! The window is BEAUTIFUL!

Kristin :)

It's me said...

Wowwwwww what a beautiful place.....we also live in a Holland...hahahhahhahha!! from

tinajo said...

I appreciate it though I´d like to add a couple of things here and there if I lived there, to cozy it up. :-)

anita said...

a little too minimal for me, i think it's veering toward zzzzz.
{funny, the older i get, the less i'm into sparse...}

Karena said...

It is Zen, however too sparse for me! Some great elements just not fully developed.


Art by Karena

Kerry said...

I wish I could love it but it's too spare for me. I think it lacks personality, but I do love the windows in the bedroom very much x

Kathysue said...

Very Zen, I like it!! My son would love this. Kathysue

Kathysue said...

I just showed my son and I was right, he loved it!!

Blue Fruit said...

Well I think it is both, actually! Love some of the details - like the birds on the stairs - but overall it feels as if warmth and humanity is just missing for the sake of being clever.

Casa Très Chic said...

Hi, Charlotta!
This loft is very elegant.
Love the birds on the stairs, they break the minimalism.

The Vintique Object said...

I can see the appeal, but I like layers, and pattern, and texture, and patina and STUFF. I once sublet a place like this for the summer in DC. The owner said that "she lived a "monastic lifesyle" and I tell you, it about killed me with boredom. :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

I would like some rustic rich wood to contrast with the white and black.

5th and State said...

hello darling!

feeling out of touch....with everyone but trying to get back to blogging and not only wanted to say hello but what an intriguing post. i say fabulous!

would feel personally more comfortable in an old cottage but this is a good use of design

hoping all is splendid with you and your family

Sherry Fauscett said...

I loved the exterior, the birds on the rail and the fireplace design. The bedding was a little too minimal for me. I appreciate the Zen style when I see it, but I couldn't live that way myself.

Tina said...

Ett sådant här hem med sitt lugn sin enkelhet tilltalar mig på alla de vis, men skulle förmodligen tröttna fort och längta efter lite mer dekorativa inslag, färg och variation. En vacker dag kan jag dock mycket väl se mig själv leva i ett hem med väldigt få ting, bara det mest nödvändiga- något att falla tillbaka på:)!
Hoppas du mår ok och har möjlighet att njuta av ännu en vacker höstdag!
Ps. Gillar din nya logga!!!
Kram Tina

Amanda said...

Hi Charlotta,
Well I do think it is an amazing space, but to me it lacks any warmth and personality. That bedroom looks positively unwelcoming and not my idea of comfort.
I'd need to add another layer of personality!
Amanda x

design elements said...

beautiful home, Charlotta. I'm minimalist girl. Less is more. Happy Friday to you. We are going biking with the kids for 2 days in the mountain. So happy :-) big hugs

Rachael said...

I am veering towards the Zzzzz...far to minimal for my liking on this one.

Have a good weekend.x

Nordic Bliss said...

This is perfect for a hotel look, but not that cosy. I'd love it in summer heat but now that autumn is here I need some blankets and earthly elements in there.

Hope you'll have a great weekend Charlotta!

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello all and thank you for your comments.

It was interesting to hear your thoughts on this. It is a tough one to call isn't it. On one hand I love the feeling of quietness and tranquility here. A place to tip toe around in cozy socks with a big cup of herbal tea in hand.. but to live here.. Hmmm, not for me.
I too need sings of personality and life around me to feel comfortable. I am the kind of person who needs an aesthetic mess here and there to feel at ease.
It would however be nice to spend a weekend here for 'mind cleansing reasons' - a sort of 'de cluttering therapy'. All this Zen would make me ZZZZzzz well! :)

xx Charlotta

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