The first thing I noticed in this loft living room of Ochre owners, Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie, was the patinated mirror. Patina and silver leaf- immediate draws for me.
The living space exemplifies my favorite design principles: the mix of old and new, classic and quirky. If possible, I prefer to feature the best of the space, like the tin ceiling and old wood floors, even if it means integrating the old floor boards with new and uniting them with a wash of paint. Then again, that wonderfully tufted, Chesterfield sofa is to die for. Great pop of color, wouldn't you say?
On our last visit to New York City, we were headed to MarieBelle's Cacao Salon for our hot chocolate fix when we strolled by their lovely store. The store, a popular destination with designers and stylists, is filled with Ochre's signature lighting fixtures, furniture and accessories.
Even their doors have a wonderful patina.
Some of my favorite items include, of course, this Gesso and Verre Eglomise Mirror, created with traditional gesso and gilding with silver leaf,
Ochre's Soho location is 462 Broome St., between Mercer and Greene.
Care to share any other must-not-miss-on-your-next-visit-to-NYC stores? The NY International Gift Fair is in a month and I am open for suggestions!