TRIBECA – NYC
Glenn Gissler Design transformed this 2,500 square-foot, 2-bedroom loft apartment in Tribeca for a family of three. Located in a freshly converted former warehouse building, the loft’s principal rooms enjoy Hudson River views and an abundance of natural light through six large west-facing windows, making the remaining walls ideal for displaying a newly acquired collection of fine art.
Gissler worked with his clients to acquire a number of artworks by recognized leading American Abstract Expressionist movement artists to be placed within the calm background. A large, lively canvas by Larry Poons hangs above the living room sofa, while striking works by Theodoros Stamos and Milton Resnick are seen in the entry off the dining area.
The soft green treatments mimic the hues of the Hudson River and frame the view. Anchoring this end of the room is a pair of Roman Thomas chairs upholstered in a Pollack fabric. A 19th Century Uzbekistan Suzani embroidery placed on the purple ottoman adds a layer of history and decoration.
The upholstered furniture is tailored but welcoming, covered in warm-hued fabrics—greens, beiges, and purples—that use texture or unassertive pattern to create additional visual interest. Tables, chairs, and case goods in solid dark-stained wood offer strong, graphic silhouettes. Walls are painted in warm and soothing, yet art-friendly shades of taupe.
"We are grateful we selected GGD and would certainly recommend them to others. "
The symmetrical Dining Area has a pair of large framed mirrors to create the feeling of openness in the room. Above the dining table hangs a branching bubble chandelier by contemporary designer Lindsey Adelman. A large Amethyst specimen is displayed prominently as the centerpiece on the dark-stained dining table from Holly Hunt.
The first view of the apartment is of Theodoros Stamos painting from 1946 title ‘The Sacrifice’ hung above circa 1830 Chinese Alter Table.