Meet the Designer
The design philosophy of Katja van der Loo is to create classic interiors, regardless of style, that will stand up over time.
Spaces are shaped to embody the atmosphere we wish to create, cumulatively reflecting the essence of who we are and the spirit of the people who live in them. Color and light act as essential, yet subtle, backgrounds.
The space should “live,” evolving and growing with one’s travels, art, photography and meaningful treasury of life experiences. It should allow one to freely change composition, introduce new ideas and eclectically blend different furniture in a way that, for reasons not completely explicable, make perfect sense in its context
About the Project
The original structure was a “working” barn for animals with a dirt floor. The homeowners hired architecture firm, Art Palombo, and interior designer, Katja van der Loo, to completely revamp the space with a kitchenette and living and dining space.
All of the materials used are simple and understated. The wood beams were restored, reclaimed wood was used on the floor and the kitchen cabinets, a pale matte warm grey.
A bit of bling was added with the iridescent tiles from Mediterranean Tile–a nice contrast with all of the other surfaces.
For this stunning master bath in Basking Ridge, we installed marble on the floors with a beautiful mosaic inlaid pattern. All of the walls are marble also and on the walls above the vanity are hand-made glass tiles.
The glass tiles were repeated on the opposite wall above the tub. The overall feel in the space is one that is elegant and timeless. Since the homeowners are well traveled, unexpected touches were added with the hand-made sconce and chandelier in addition to the Yanagi stools and wooden African statues.