|Composing a film score is a complex process and that is why interior
designer john Chadwick created a raised booth in the midst of the 2,000
square-foot Flatiron District loft that he created for his client, a
film composer. The space houses the voluminous electronic equipment that
is critical to his client’s work. Composing music also creates a mess of
papers, says Chadwick, and the raised work area helps to contain the
resulting debris. Chadwick created much-needed storage units under the
When Chadwick and his client first saw the space, it consisted of a
warren of smaller rooms, which Chadwick gutted to make way for the newly
designed apartment. New surfaces were specified throughout.
As he works, the owner of the apartment looks out over the main living
area, which is dominated by a large Helen Frankenthaler painting. The
contemporary furnishings were selected by Chadwick from a variety of New
York City resources. The client’s eclectic taste in art is further
revealed in the Asian pieces in the bedroom.
The dazzling modern kitchen near the entry to the apartment provides
most of the amenities found in the expansive kitchens of modern suburban
Finally most lofts in historic buildings come with structural columns
that are often minimized or hidden entirely. Here, the designer chose to
give one of the columns seen as one enters the apartment full iconic
stature by painting it bright red.
John Chadwick, 212.685.8900.