Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Anne Maxwell's nyc loft apartment den with pink lawson fenning chairs, wood floors, and a barn door

This Brooklyn loft belongs to Anne Maxwell Foster, a co-owner in the interior design firm Tilton Fenwick. It was featured on the New York Times website recently.

Maxwell Foster and her husband bought the 1200 square foot 1 bedroom apartment that is located in Dumbo section of Brooklyn for $885,000 last March and then spent almost 3 months updating the space.

The renovation included adding interior barn doors to, transforming a small office into the master bedroom, tearing out the kitchen counters and replacing with Caesarstone quartz counters and changing out cabinet doors...they even transformed a large walk in closet that had a window into a nursery.

After the bones of the space had been renovated...the decorating began.  The designers' goal was to create an inviting atmosphere.

Here's what the updated apartment looks like.

Anne Maxwell's colorful NYC loft apartment's living room with a gray Kravet Medley sofa, armchairs, two side tables with matching ceramic lamps and an Oscar de la Renta coffee table
For the living room, they chose a Kravet Medley Sofa ($5,200), the armchairs were $800 for two on eBay (about $800 and the coffee table is a $6000 Oscar de la Renta piece.

Anne Maxwell's colorful NYC loft apartment's breakfast nook with Moroccan rugs and black and white chairs overlooking the living room
An open floor plan allows light to flow through this Brooklyn loft. (above)

Kitchen in Anne Maxwell's colorful NYC loft apartment with powder blue flat doors, Caesarestone counters, and a Peruvian rug
Kitchen cabinets were refaced with powder blue flat doors and new Caesarstone counters were installed.

Breakfast nook with charcoal table, a black and white geometric print chair and a white wall covered in a pieces of art

Barn doors open to reval a bedroom with gray Victorian inspired wallpaper, a white night stand, and a bed with yellow and white bedding and bright yellow molded headboard
Bedroom wallpaper is Lotus from Farrow & Ball at $295 a roll. The bedding is from D. Porthault ($1350 for the duvet)

nursery with white crib with white bedding with an orange and blue pattern. The walls are covered in a green, triangle print wallpaper with a piece of modern art made of different colored dots on the wall.
A large walk in closet was transformed into a nursery into a nursery. (above)

What do you think of this cozy New York City loft?

Happy Wednesday!



  1. I like it a lot except for the kitchen cabinets. The color seems off to me.

  2. Amazing - I wish my apartment looked like that when I lived in NY. Love the eBay chairs and Caesarstone counters. Thanks for posting.

  3. I love everything about this! I have to disagree with the anonymous poster about the kitchen cabinets. They are just perfect for myself. I love that it gives attention to them and is not overwhelming. It is also unique without trying too hard and being the same cookie cutter kitchen everyone else has. BRAVO to the designers of this apartment.

  4. Nice touches: pendant fixture above dining table with the textured red cord, patterned rug in kitchen, PINK upholstered chairs

    And who doesn't love barn doors?

  5. I love that picture above the crib!

  6. Not sure on the Kitchen cabinets, bit of a 'miss' for me!! LOVE the yellow and grey bedroom! Mine is mustard and grey! Also, agree with the comment about the print above the bed! GORGEOUS!!

    :) Hazel

  7. I'm a fan. Very well designed, but not over-designed. The spaces seem clean and fresh, but each has a story to tell.