Site Visit :: Home Tour w/ Maneli Wilson

by Shera Nuss

A chic loft in the heart of Soho

This week we’re excited to share a glimpse into the gorgeous home of one of our newest interior designers, Maneli Wilson of Maneli Wilson Interiors. The 2,000 sqft Soho loft is home to Maneli, her husband Tim –a musician/entrepreneur, their 10-month-old baby girl, and their Chocolate Lab, Bruno. In designing her own home, Maneli aimed to create a comfortable and practical living space, suitable for both a baby and dog, while not compromising on style and luxury. The designer’s home is her sanctuary:

“[t]ucked away on the fourth floor of a former thread factory and historic cast-iron building on Greene Street, the warm, bright and inviting space provides my family with a serene environment away from the craziness of Soho’s streets.”

Maneli (photographed above) decorated her home using an eclectic mix of vintage, modern and antique traditional pieces to create a stylish space that exudes character. She says, “[t]he neutral palette is indicative of my style as I always like to start with a base of neutral tones, and then layer in bits of color throughout.”

In the main living space we can see how she used the neutral base palette to combine elements from various design traditions. The original tin ceiling, Barcelona Chair & Ottoman, and custom sliding door panels make a complementary combination of textures that fuses an entire century in design.

Maneli’s favorite piece is this c.1970s Carrera marble cocktail table which she bought from a friend –it took six men to transport the 1,000 lb table from her friend’s apartment into her home!

Around the table, the designer has a custom loveseat and a Room & Board Clarke Sofa.

We love all the gorgeous accessories that decorate her space, especially this crystal vase by William Yeoward.

And this decorative serving tray by R&Y Augousti.

In the dining space, the centerpiece is this one-off dining table –a thrift store find! The tabletop is made of a wooden door which has been set with a glass top, and amazingly, the door’s original keyhole and brass surround are still in tact. Around the table, the designer has a set of eye-catching Moroso Ripple Chairs.

The loft’s walls, in Decorator’s White, are adorned with framed pieces including a signed print of Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 New York Subway Map and a painting by New York artist Francesca DiMattio.

According to Maneli, the architectural integrity of the loft served as her primary source of inspiration: “the loft’s architectural accents are so exquisite in their raw state that I didn’t want to overwhelm the existing beauty of the space.”

We are certainly beyond inspired by this space! Many thanks to Maneli & Tim for sharing their stunning home!

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