This beautiful rustic kitchen belongs to actress Meg Ryan, who enlisted designer Monique Gibson and architect Joel Barkley to help her reimagine a New York City loft.
Industrial lights from a salvage shop in Maine illuminate the kitchen’s dining area, which boasts cabinets by Fine Woodwork. Grapefruit fills a porcelain bowl by Valérie Hermans on a plank-top table by Get Back. Strangely enough, Ryan first encountered the loft apartment she now calls home around 15 years ago, when she attended a party there. She forgot all about it until she was on her house hunt and stepped back through the door. “I remembered immediately having been there. It was all quite different back then, and the space had been through many eras. At one point Cindy Sherman had used it for her photo studio. In fact, what’s now my coatroom was her darkroom. But even when I had visited all those years ago, I was amazed by the volume. It was like so much of New York: cinematic. That’s what attracted me. And that’s what I wanted to work with.”
Image courtesy of: Architectural Digest