Charles Taylor, an interior/furniture designer in Dallas, Texas sent along some photos of a project, ‘Alcala Loft’, his firm just completed. It is a complete overhaul of an exceptional 2,700 square foot, old industrial loft space near downtown Dallas, Texas. The firm Breckenridge Taylor also creates custom designed furniture, with private label lines for Mecox Gardens, as well as numerous other retailers. Be sure to take a look below at before pictures to get an idea of the incredible transformation of this exceptional loft space.
Here is a description of the project from the designer, “This was a complete makeover. The owner was going through a change in life type situation and wanted his living space to reflect that change. Kind of a “starting over” for him. He hadn’t done anything with his home in a long time and it reflected a look that you could say was trapped in the eighties. I don’t think it captured who he was now…the place just didn’t fit his personality and lifestyle.
He is an art lover, but really hadn’t bought any new artwork in a very long time. So, we started by selecting a color palette that would work as a backdrop for updating his art collection. Nice neutrals were selected throughout the house to give it some flow. We also updated his kitchen by painting the cabinetry and custom building new, flat walnut door fronts. The place is a very cool, old industrial loft near downtown Dallas (the Magnolia Lofts). It is roughly 2,700 square feet. So we tightened up the colors and cabinetry to better suit that style.
We then set out to find furniture and fixtures at the better century modern stores around Dallas, as well as, 1st Dibs. We really wanted to make each purchase count and get him things that he would love. We wanted the place to look like a collected grouping of furniture set against a NYC-style loft.
We then set out to revamp his art collection. We went right down to my favorite gallery in Dallas, Craighead-Green Gallery. They have the best collection of artists and represent/support local artists too. We bought some pieces in different mediums…from sculpture to paintings that worked well with his style and taste.
He was a great client to work for and was ready for change…a good combo. He was said everyone who saw the finished project was so impressed, that he decided to show it to a real estate agent to see what they would price it at. He liked what he heard, and then put it on the market and sold it for a great return. One of the possible buyers wanted to buy it with all of the furniture…but he just couldn’t part with it. That made our day…”
Pictures from before the remodel
Photos: Courtesy of Charles Taylor