Meg Ryan has completely transformed her three-bedroom, three-bathroom loft in New York's trendy Soho neighbourhood. Previously owned by Hank Azaria of The Simpsons, the converted warehouse used to be a bachelor pad complete with 70s shag carpeting and a massive gym. Meg enlarged the kitchen, resized bathrooms, turned the master bedroom into a dining room and created a new master suite. With dark hues, contrasting textures and 3.6-metre ceilings, the space is a lesson in beautiful design and style.
A large rug anchors the living room and provides soft flooring underfoot. A medley of neutrals creates a calming atmosphere and the long, deep sofas are perfect for relaxing in.
A decorative Victorian style fireplace sits against a mirrored wall in the dining room. A glamorous pendant hangs over the table providing task-lighting and an ornamental touch.
Privacy is created in the bright and airy bedroom with dramatic curtains surrounding the bed. The calming palette, in tones of grey is complemented by pops of dark wood. Swirls of pattern add texture add interest to this simple yet chic room.
In the luxurious bathroom, subway tiles on the walls contrast with retro tiles on the floor and create a sense of timeless glamour. The walk-in shower is sectioned off with a stylish folding door and the room's sharp angles are softened by the circular mirror and traditional basin. The room is lit by a single industrial-style bare bulb.
Here, the original narrow-board wood floors were refinished with an ebony stain while the cabinetry and walls were painted in white. The style of finishes brings a Hamptons aesthetic to the room while the long dining table helps to warm the space.
The loft can be accessed through an elevator which leads to a long gallery bathed in natural light. Dark doors with glass inserts open up to the living space.