Phillip Lim Opens the Doors to His Penthouse SoHo Loft

Phillip Lim enlisted the help of architect Joe Nix to do “a little here” and “a little there” in his SoHo loft. Nix tells The Wall Street Journal, “By the end it turned into a total gut renovation.” After 18 months of meticulous renovations, the two were able to merge the apartment Lim has called home for the past seven years with its neighboring apartment.

Lim decided against hiring a professional decorator, despite being busy with his decade-old 3.1 Phillip Lim line, which will boast 16 stores worldwide as of next month. Instead he took full control of the interior design process. “I wanted to create my own home and not have someone tell me how to live,” Lim tells The Wall Street Journal. The result: a light-filled penthouse loft with custom made furniture by design master Tyler Hay’s New York studio, BDDW, stunning works of art by Richard Serra and Cy Twombly, and precious memorabilia. WSJ describes the stunning space as “a modernist, eclectic sanctuary over which a serene bronze Buddha presides from his perch on a massive nero marble room divider—the perfect retreat for a constantly roving fashion designer.” Scroll through for a glimpse of these daringly simple rooms.