The 1,800 square foot residential loft is part of the Residences of the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia’s Penn Square.
The design was inspired by the architecture of Philadelphia’s City Hall building completed in 1901 by architect John McArthur, Jr. With floor to ceiling windows throughout the loft, the building dominates the exterior views of the space and became the foundation of our design. All of the design choices were made to enhance and accentuate the views of the building.
Additionally they aimed to elicit the masculine as well as feminine aspects of the exterior architecture and the interior to reflect the lifestyle of the clients. There is a beautiful balance of masculine and feminine; masculine in the massive size, boldness, and strength; feminine in its endless delicate details. The designers chose neutral colors of beige, grey, black and brown with pops of blue and orange throughout.
On top of the carefully selected color palate, the design included a unique focus on texture in our applications of furnishings, finishings, art, and accessories. Infusing their trademark look of blending the reclaimed with the refined and the unexpected with the essential, the designers created a space that truly feels like the historic building across the street exists within the residence.