This TriBeCa Loft Is the Ultimate Escape From City Life

Lofts are covetable property in New York City, and yet they are a challenge to design. Their open floor plans and unconventional layouts are desirable features, and yet they call for smart design to create a space that's functional and homey. When interior designer Jessica Schuster took on the task of updating a prewar two-bedroom, three-bathroom loft in TriBeCa, she not only made it feel like a fresh escape from the big city, but she also brought a natural coziness to the sprawling space.

Situated in a landmark TriBeCa building with skyline views of Battery Park City, the loft boasts barrel-vaulted ceilings, terra-cotta columns, and original brick walls. Schuster brought in elements that complemented these fixtures while infusing the space with a new life. "When I walk into a new space or project, I always get an initial feeling and vibe for how I want to see the space evolve," explains Schuster. "For this particular project, I wanted to create something that would complement the soft wood tones in the architectural elements but also not clash with the harsh urban brick." She explains that her client is from Los Angeles and often misses the comforts of home, so she "decided to create a bohemian and earthy setting in an urban oasis."

Head below to tour the TriBeCa loft with an enviably laid-back vibe.