Bruce Bierman Design Inc. specializes in residential and commercial interior design. Trained in architecture as well as fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, Bruce Bierman brings a unique perspective to each of his design projects, combining practical knowledge with a highly refined aesthetic.
Project Name: Downtown Loft
Architect Name: Bruce Bierman Design
Bruce shares this Downtown Loft with his husband, William Secord, the art dealer and author. The 2000 square foot loft is situated in New York City’s Flatiron district, and while they have owned the co-op for many years, they only recently reconfigured it to work both as a private space and as an office/art gallery to present Secord’s extensive collection of dog and animal paintings.
The predominantly Victorian paintings are hung throughout the apartment, but most conspicuously in the 30 foot long gallery entered directly from the elevator. Painting storage is provided by a series of cabinets, seamlessly joined to create a wall of floor to ceiling doors.
Each area of the apartment is divided by sliding glass panels, which bring a soft, diffused light into the rooms. The northern end of the loft is dedicated to private spaces; the master bedroom, extensive dressing room and bathroom with its thermally heated Carrara marble floors and oversize tub.
Ribbon stripe Mahogany was used for the cabinetry as a nod to the art deco furniture purchased on various shopping trips to Paris. The kitchen is designed to seamlessly ‘tuck away’ behind aluminum clad doors after its use, mimicking the galley on a boat. Bierman designed all the upholstered furniture and used fabrics and carpets from Stark Carpets, Clarence House, J. Robert Scott Fabrics and Edelman Leather.