Neutral industrial modern living room in New York City loft on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Monique Gibson)

In a spacious New York City loft, design Monique Gibson was tasked with creating “domestic bliss” for a creative couple – one-half writer, one-half filmmaker. Gibson kept the palette simple while balancing mix of industrial designs and a light modern touch that leaves each room varied yet simplified in its design. Natural materials – like linen sectional and the live-edge coffee table above – warm up the minimalist rooms, and the designer’s signature adds small moments of humor to the modern loft. Take a tour of my favorite rooms in this incredible home below.


Neutral industrial modern living room in New York City loft on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

The loft’s design show a myriad of dark browns and blacks, balancing their warm heaviness with the white walls and the plentiful natural light in the space. From the dark stain on the floors to the trim on the windows, Gibson shows skillful mastery of this dynamic contrast.

Industrial modern loft dining room in greyscale room decor on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Dark grey industrial modern loft kitchen design on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Chalkboard paint on kitchen wall design idea on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Gibson doesn’t leave whimsy out of the loft’s industrially-inspired design – a chalkboard in the kitchen above provides a place to leave sweet messages and hand sconces below add a fun touch to the hallway vignette.

Blue console table in industrial modern hallway vignette decor with round mirror and hand sconces on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
Bright blue living room with bird prints and bookshelves on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

The children’s library boasts fully-saturated lacquered turquoise walls, inspired by the daughter’s design direction for her room – parakeets. Indeed, it features two of Leila Jeffrey‘s popular bird portraits, which add the perfect modern art to the room.

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  1. I love the coffee table in the living room, and I love how that area looks so central. Also loving the chalkboard wall. And the children’s library is so endearing! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 6.28.17 Reply
    • Love the unique shape of that coffee table as well! And the chalkboard is brilliant – I love how so much of the home was designed with the children in mind.

      Posted 6.30.17 Reply

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