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Ring My Bell! Laura Bohn’s Loft on the Open House New York Weekend Tour, October 12-13

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Laura Bohn Design Associates: Laura Bohn's one bedroom loft in the West Village. Photography by Garrett Rowland

Laura Bohn Design Associates: Laura Bohn’s one bedroom loft in the West Village. Photography by Garrett Rowland

October 12-13 marks the 11th Annual Open House New York Weekend, when we celebrate the city’s architecture and design by unlocking the Big Apple, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access to hundreds of sites, talks, tours, performances, and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. I’m delighted that once again my West Village loft is included on the residential tour, which this year features 20 architects and designers who will be welcoming the public into their homes. The event is sponsored by Interior Design magazine, and you can read more about it here. To make a reservation, which sell out very quickly, click here.

 

Welcome! Peek Inside Laura Bohn and Scott Bromley’s Lofts at the 10th Annual Open House New York Weekend Oct. 6–7

October 6–7 is the 10th Annual Open House New York Weekend, when we celebrate the city’s architecture and design by unlocking the Big Apple, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access hundreds of sites, talks, tours, performances, and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. One of the most popular features is Designer’s Open House @ OHNY Weekend, sponsored by Interior Design magazine, when architects and interior designers throw open the doors of their private residences. are the tours of private residences. This year, the lofts of two Designers Collaborative members are included on the tour: Laura Bohn‘s three-bedroom apartment in the West Village (October 6 & 7, 12:00 to 5:00 PM), and Scott Bromley‘s two-bedroom loft in the Garment District (October 6, 12:00 to 4:00 PM). By reservation only at ohny.org. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll see.

Laura Bohn in the living room of her West Village penthouse apartment

Laura Bohn in the living room of her West Village penthouse apartment, which is part of the Designer’s Open House @ OHNY Weekend, October 6 & 7, 12:00 to 5:00 PM, sponsored by Interior Design magazine.

The dining room, living room, and kitchen in Laura bohn's West village penthouse loft

A view of the dining room and kitchen from the living room in Laura Bohn‘s West Village penthouse loft.

The living area and sleeping platform in Scott Bromley's Garment District loft apartment

Looking from the living area to the sleeping platform in Scott Bromley‘s Garment District loft apartment, which is also part of the Designer’s Open House @ OHNY Weekend, October 6, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, sponsored by Interior Design magazine.

A 75-foot banquette covered in Sunbrella fabric runs along the front of wall of Scott Bromley's Garment District loft

A 75-foot banquette covered in Sunbrella fabric runs along the front of wall of Scott Bromley‘s loft. The enclosed greenhouse windows were originally an open balcony.

 

Kidz Rule: Laura Bohn at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Kips Bay 2012

At this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House—the 40th!—we’ve designed a playful, stimulating child’s room, focusing on two senses: sight and touch. Animated images are projected onto walls and ceiling, courtesy the digital wizardry of Insight Onsite; many surfaces are painted high-gloss Benjamin Moore chartreuse (our signature color). For a tactile experience, we’ve lined one wall with fuzzy brush tiles from Robin Reigi, and installed 3-D tiles above. A round shag carpet from Edward Fields adds texture on the floor. A space-saving unit by Resource Furniture that converts from a desk to a twin bed frees up precious square-footage for play—a must in any city apartment.

Child's room by Laura Bohn at 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

A child’s room by Laura Bohn Design Associates, painted Benjamin Moore chartreuse, at the 40th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, in The Aldyn, 60 Riverside Boulevard, May 16th-June 14th.

Child's room by Laura Bohn at 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Laura used a space-saving unit that converts from a desk to a twin bed from Resource Furniture, and lined some walls with fuzzy brush tiles and 3-D tiles from Robin Reigi.

Child's room by Laura Bohn at 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

In one corner she installed a blackboard and a dramatic foil curtain
from ElasticCo. The fabric is embedded with magnets that allow the
curtain to fold on to itself.