transFORM Designer, Maryan Louka, created a custom wall unit and matching European wall bed for a wonderful family in the heart of Tribeca, a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The goal was to transform an urban bonus room into versatile and charming guest bedroom.
Rather than buying a standard mattress and box spring, the couple wanted to invest in a multi-functional wall bed so they could reclaim the space for a multitude of other uses when they’re not playing host to family and friends. The design also needed to include a sufficient amount of cabinetry and shelving for extra storage. Being that this was a 19th century land marked building, the homeowners wanted a fresh design that could seamlessly integrate with the residences faithful roots.
How did you create this?
The location of this home offers residents true New York rarities, including sumptuous square footage, soaring ceiling heights, abundant natural sunlight, and the boundless feeling of space. “My concept of design was to play with the rooms light and shadows to create dynamics without using a ton of different colors.” - Maryan
Featured in a “Manhattan Oak”, Shinnoki possesses all the timeless aspects of wood, both visually and to the touch, in a contemporary color palette. When paired with “Ostrich Leather” drawer faces, the design generates warmth, style, authenticity and a sense of home.
Maryan also incorporated touch switch LED lights within the open shelves to make the unit more unique, user-friendly and accommodating.
Open shelving offers a substantial amount of depth, allowing you to display exclusive items while top shelves are a perfect way to personalize your room with mementos, collectibles and home décor. This design also includes plenty of deep drawer storage, which can be a useful place for storing spare linens.
How did this project improve their lifestyle?
“This design is simple, clean, a masterpiece. It provides comfort, convenience, and charm without sacrificing valuable floor space. But it’s more than just a unique and space-saving convertible feature in their home. It’s an opportunity. An opportunity to stay close with their guests who don’t live so close anymore. An opportunity to make them feel at home.” - Maryan