Melissa McClure designer for jewellery in LA achieved a loft, which we can only dream of.
Previously the property belonged to an architect, who has built the metal stairs in. It was has home and atelier.
Now it is Melissa’s showroom and home together.
In the living room, loft, you find real props, like a working Coca-Cola machine, and a lightning sign board.
In the old showroom is a little cupboard with many-many drawers and a metal rest-chair. The workbench of his friends was previously used in an editorial. The colorfull paperdrum in the corner was left behind by a previous tenant. Melissa did not throw it out, it makes the room living.
One of the walls in the kitchen is painted with a special material enabling to write on it. The table can be drawn out at any time, so up to 6 people can comfortably sit around it.
The retro stainless steel sink had been left in the residential by a former owner in the 80’s. A simple metal shelving from IKEA, and a huge fireplace from the 50’s are in the kitchen.
Melissa’s den or workroom was used as a dark-room by the previous tenant, who was a photographer. Out of this case are the walls so dark.
Details such as an original Eames rocker, or the time clocks, or some of the manikins bodies, make the atmospheres very personal. And last but not least, the loft’s cat, Monkey …