In our studio we like to say that “to design is to love”. You have to understand the passions and the needs of your clients to design intelligent and beautiful places for them. We believe that our work is a form of portraiture. Each portrait or design is imbued with the aspirations of our clients.At Gallery Lofts we studied the personality and aesthetic profiles of the community drawn to this particular neighborhood and settled on three characters to tell the story of life in this new collection of lofts: These three personalities included: a creative young single woman, an active creative guy and a progressive couple newly married. We had a great time shopping in the stores on Abbot Kinney and LA to furnish and decorate each according to their tastes and interests.
The first portrait is of a young woman. She is several years out of college where she studied costume design. She is a free spirit, has a quirky sense of humor and is passionate about her work as a costume design assistant. We combined white lacquer; very modern and very classic shapes and lots of feminine pattern. The drapes in her sewing room are inspired by Scandinavian patterns of the 60s. Many of her decorative pieces came from Bountiful (Abbot Kinney). The contrast of the neoclassical Anthropology arm chairs and the Tom Dixon bubble lamp says it all about her taste. The colors throughout are light, airy and cheerful.
The second portrait is our single guy. He plays hard and works hard. He is in his late twenties (read earlier thirties). His tastes are decidedly modern with a little bit of an industrial edge. He has a collection of vintage skate boards from Surfing Cowboys (Abbot Kinney). His industrial dining table is from Cleveland Arts (Los Angeles) but the chairs are absolutely of the moment having been purchased at A+R (Abbot Kinney) the local mecca for contemporary design in the area. His kitchen is outfitted with some items from the New Tortoise (Abbot Kinney). The textures are heavy and tactile with colors that lean toward the masculine browns, greys and blacks.
The third portrait is of the progressive couple. They believe in love, life and the general goodness of people. They are avid flea market scavengers. They both work hard in creative but different industries and want to have kids someday but not just now. They have been together long enough for their tastes to blend, sharing a taste for mid-century modern design. A few of the vintage pieces came from both A.K.| Eleven 14 and French 50s-60s (Abbot Kinney). They are drawn to hot, bright colors and natural materials.
Finally, the sales lounge brings together a little from each of the distinct portraits created for the model lofts described above. The sophistication and diversity of the area comes together in pieces from all of the stores mentioned above and from one of our favorite stores in Silver Lake Lawson and Fenning. The colors are generally neutral and the materials are luxurious velvets and pony skins with a little splash of color in the silk embroidered throw pillows found at Plantation (Abbot Kinney).
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, entrance, gate, loft, trees, driveway, chrome
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, kitchen, island, stools, chair, fridge, studio, cabinet, open, sink, faucet
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, studio, loft, rug, living room, desk, picture, sofa, couch, area, rug, carpet, bag
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, studio, loft, deck, glass, table, chair, green, mat, rug, area, carpet, couch, sofa, plants, privacy
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, bathroom, bath, tub, tile, window, view, faucet, plants, gray
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, kitchen, sink, faucet, counter, top, bowl, cabinet, open, stove, utensils, vent
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, living room, chairs, sconces, lamp, light, bulb, ball, couch, sofa, carpet, rug, glass, table, pillow
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, sewing, room, shelves, machine, chair, curtain, window, drawer
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, living room, studio, loft, TV, couch, sofa, chair, rug, carpet, window, table, wood
Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, LA, California, living room, pouf, table, round, chair, sofa, couch, carpet, rug, lamp, standing, hanging, window