TriBeCa loft showcases an eclectic mix of styles

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This stunning TriBeCa, New York loft has been designed by Deborah French Designs with a very eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of textures, colors, periods, and styles. Designed as her personal home, the designed has traveled extensively during her life, especially throughout Europe and Asia and therefore incorporated elements from both, as they are integral to who she is and how she has personally evolved both aesthetically and spiritually. Deborah has woven together styles from a diverse mix of history and cultures, including Italy, Morocco, India, France, China, America, Afghanistan, and Africa, creating an environment that is both warm and welcoming yet, at the same time, sophisticated and elegant. Her integration of both ‘high and low’ components within the various elements of the design is a critical factor in creating this perfect balance. No matter where one looks the eye is always pleased and the soul soothed. “Once inside, no one ever wants to leave,” she says.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/MyDesignSource MyDesignSource

    Even with all the colors, patterns and accessories the rooms look very elegant, neat almost minimalist, allowing each piece to make a big statement. Absolutely stunning work.

  • Name Withheld

    Gray walls and blood-orange accessories never looked so hideous together. Throw in some shabby-chic furniture. Throw in some Asian. Throw in a modern stainless steel kitchen. It’s kind of like barf in a blender. I don’t know what’s worse: no taste at all…or too many tastes, all of which clash terribly. Eclectic can work if there is a logic to it. But this was just random styles thrown around at the designer’s whim. It gives me a headache looking at it. Note to owner: thin out about half your furnishings.

  • debraj76

    Oh my…so ironic to criticize one’s “tastes”, then go on to use phrases like “barf in a blender”. I’ll say no more about that.

    I had seen some of these photos posted on houzz, and loved the way this abode was put together. Deborah was so generous and kind to answer questions from posters, and went so far as to divulge sources. I thanked her for that on the houzz forum.

    It’s so much easier to run to a furniture store (or two, or three), pick out a “style” then arrange it neatly into each room. However, to “collect”, rather to “decorate”, to live with and among the treasures you’ve gathered throughout your life…and to piece it all together so brilliantly (I agree with the first poster – this could have taken a very “heavy” feel) is true talent. This space is beautiful, warm, comfortable (love the “mattress” sofa) and interesting. I could sit for hours (or days if invited) in this environment, and listen to stories of the curated collections it contained…where they came from, who they came from, and the details of their purchase. I also have been fortunate enough to piece together chronicles of my travels abroad, although I have not quite managed to put it all together as creatively as this Ms. French.

    Nice job, Deborah. You are blessed to have traveled, explored and experienced the people of many cultures. Thank you for sharing your talent, your home and your treasures with us. It’s perfectly imperfect.

    And, no, I don’t know Deborah. Never met her or spoken with her (‘cept for a brief kudos I posted on houzz).