Loft Peeping: Playful Triplex

Ghislaine Viñas, the Tribeca-based interior designer whose work you may recall from the townhouse on Warren and Downtown Dance Factory, has done it again: The November issue of Interior Design features a Tribeca triplex by Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design that’s a real kick. (It’s no surprise that the project garnered Viñas an Interior Design Best of Year nomination.) The 5,600-square-foot apartment is for a man and his three young sons and Uncle Charley. “It’s one of two remarkable residences in a 19th-century warehouse transformed beyond recognition by the real-estate developer DDG Partners—the triplex being the lower unit,” writes Jane Margolies. “Its ground level encompasses the living and dining areas and the kitchen. The basement contains a den, a playroom, a gym, and guest quarters. On the second story are family bedrooms and a home office.” To maximize natural light, the back wall was replaced with wall-to-wall windows.

What makes the biggest impression is the clever deployment of color: “Sweeping around the home office, a thick band of tangerine orange saturates everything in its way: Lower walls, a sliver of a tackboard, and a radiator cover are all painted orange, while the lower segment of the curtains is orange wool. She took a similar approach in the master bedroom, where the wainscoting, upholstered headboard, and bedside tables are enveloped in Yves Klein blue. [In the living area] she made part of the sofa and the bookcase behind the exact same turquoise.” The photos below—by Eric Laignel—can be enlarged by clicking. And here’s the article and full slideshow.

P.S. The guest shower in an old coal-storage vault is the best. Also, note how the brick wall outside is being used for rock-climbing.

Recent Loft Peeping posts:
Amanda Pratt and Anthony Crane
Ritz-Carlton Duplex in Interior Design
• Inside Tribeca Loft Tour Previews: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3
Lela Rose in Gotham
Anonymous Young Couple on MoCo Loco
Michael and Victoria Imperioli in the Wall Street Journal
Yoon Kim in Architectural Digest
Nedim Soylemez in the Wall Street Journal
Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels in Elle Decor



  1. I won’t put too fine a point on it, but the shower is very similar to an image I saw on the History Channel in a documentary about WWII.

  2. Ghislaine ,wat een prachtige kleurrijke kamers .!Heel decoratief allemaal .Geweldig .! Ik vind dat je een prijs moet krijgen ,zulke fantasierijke kamers ,succes .!!!!!!!

  3. i love love love your work.. inspiring on so many levels

  4. Ouch. Makes my head hurt.

    And while it might look good to you in those photos now, how long until the three kids (who all have to sleep in one room?!?!) dirty it up? That is NOT a place to live in.