Dwell by Met Lofts 2015: Signature Studio #218 by Lauri Howell

Today we continue our three-part series of the Dwell at Met Lofts, which featured three custom-designed spaces by ASID Designers.

Lauri Howell, founder and principal of Lauri Howell Designs
Lauri Howell, founder and principal of Lauri Howell Designs

Lauri Howell, founder and principal of Lauri Howell Designs, approached her 718-square-foot loft with two goals in mind: use natural materials that emphasize the indoor-outdoor connection and provide plenty of clever design tricks that make the studio feel like a larger space. Lauri used furnishings to create distinct areas for each task: cooking, dining, lounging, working and sleeping. The key to the space design was a moveable partition wall build on castors that divided the sleeping area from the living space. It also created a separate office space, which works well for a telecommuter. By mounting the television to the partition wall, it could be used for the main dwelling area by day and turned around for viewing from the bed at night.

In the kitchen, Lauri paired espresso-colored cabinetry with white quartz countertops and a glass mosaic backsplash–Agate Hexagon in Pisa Pearl by Lunada Bay Tile. The bathroom used a soft, natural palette of greens, beige, whites and browns. The custom shower featured Agate Martini in Lucca Pearl with Tomei 3×6 and 3×9 in Platinum.

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