Manhattan Loft Bathroom Renovation | 9 Murray St

About This Renovation

Of all our loft renovations in NYC, this is definitely a favorite. For this very personal project, Gallery was enlisted for two full-scale bathroom renovations: one full-size bathroom and one powder room for guests. We often think of design in purely aesthetic terms, but the clients who purchased this loft in Tribeca were confident that the renovation should have a meaning connected to their lives. The resulting bathrooms are now crisp, contemporary spaces that not only satisfied the clients’ aesthetic and personal desires but have also continued to resonate within the interior design community. On Houzz, the powder room gained the distinction of Top 10 Powder Room Renovations and the full-size bathroom of Most Saved Bathroom Renovations.

Job Type
LOFT Renovation With New Bathroom + Powder Room
Design By Gallery
Tribeca, Manhattan
The Franklin Building, 9 Murray St. NY, NY
8 Weeks

More Bathroom Details

The key detail to bring a personal connection to their bathroom renovation quickly became clear: the New York City Subway’s 6 train. While seemingly arbitrary, the true reason is a sentimental one: the clients are a couple, and the 6 train is where they met! More specifically, the client suggested incorporating the bright green color associated with the 4, 5, and 6 lines, a hue distinct to New Yorkers. Though initially a bit apprehensive, we rose to the creative challenge, thanks in part to the confidence of the clients. The central focus became how to ground the rest of the space around such a striking hue. We tied it together by incorporating monochromatic elements with New York motifs, including a subway sign, black and white wallpaper depicting NY scenes, modern stacked subway tiles in white, and matte black fixtures. To commit to the theme even further, the vanity color was customized to the true subway green for an exact match.

More Powder Room Details

For clients that love to entertain, as these do, a neatly designed guest bathroom is vital. In this home, that space is the powder room. The focal point here was another brightly colored vanity, this time in blue. Their preferred blue came with a long lead time that would significantly delay the project. To avoid that, we compromised by purchasing the same vanity in a different color, then refinished it ourselves to match the blue tone our clients had in mind. We rounded out the contemporary aesthetic with fixtures in brass and brushed gold, a minimalist wall mirror, modern globe-shaped light sconces, and a combination of subway tiles with a herringbone pattern on the floor.

Laundry Room, New York Style

Our main goal was to update both spaces to fit a contemporary yet personalized aesthetic, with a secondary goal to incorporate a washer and dryer within the main bathroom. Luckily, this Manhattan loft renovation took place in a building without strict wet over dry restrictions; by expanding the bathroom’s original footprint, we were able to incorporate both machines into the enlarged space, conveniently tucked away behind a half wall.

Some Highlights

  • The custom green color for the vanity, perfectly matched to the New York City Subway’s 6 train
  • The overall New York theme in the bathroom, including Exuberant Prints New York wallpaper by Schumacher and two station signs: Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall and Chambers Street-World Trade Center
  • A minimalist flat wall mirror by Bristol in the powder room
  • Frosted glass globe light sconces plated in antique brass by Shades of Light in the powder room
  • Our client was so satisfied, they enlisted gallery for a second loft renovation. view the renovation before and after.

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We are an award-winning design-build firm in New York City with a full-service approach to residential renovations in Manhattan and Brooklyn that includes everything from interior design and architectural services to facilitating building management and board approval, to construction and construction management. We’re experts in renovating kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, millwork, and all that falls in between. Let us bring your dream home to life.


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Our success stories

Forget about any horror story you have heard about contractors. Stop right here. This is the design-build contractor you want to HIRE. It was a breeze working with Gallery on our apartment combination project. We looked at quiet a few design-build companies and chose Gallery because of the great communication and the fact that they were able to manage material purchasing and product selection for us. They were honest, took responsibility and pride in their work.”
Zoe C
Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY.
Gallery did a gut renovation of the two extremely dated bathrooms in our 1940 Bayside home. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results! The process from beginning to end was facilitated by their team, who came up with great design ideas and suggestions. They were always on top of the project and responded to our questions/problems quickly, with 100% resolution. I would not hesitate to recommend them!
Irene G.
Manhattan, NY.
Worked with the Gallery Team to do a full gut renovation of our home. As a young family we wanted a more modern and open layout but needed a practical and functional layout which the Gallery Team worked with us to design. They were very helpful through the entire process and worked with us each step of the way with great responsiveness and care for our project. They were helpful but not pushy through the design process and efficient through the construction process. They maintained open lines of dialogue and we are very happy with the way our home turned out. Thank you Gallery!
Shivraj B.
Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY.
From the start, we wanted a crew that could do full service (design and build). After looking at some other designs, we really liked what Gallery offered in way of aesthetics. Then, during the entire process, the team was all over it! Issues always come up, but it’s how these guys handled them that make me here writing a positive review. Can’t recommend them highly enough
Jason C
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.
I enthusiastically recommend Gallery, who did a superb job renovating our once decrepit 2-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The project involved a full kitchen and bathroom renovation, as well as new electrical, refinished floors, new doors, new baseboards, and some rearranged bedroom closets. What is more, when I have them the wrong paint color for my daughter’s bedroom, and the team started to paint that color, they got the paint I wanted and corrected the “mistake” (which has actually been my mistake) and didn’t charge me for that either. I’d choose them again 100 times over and definitely recommend them to anyone considering a similar project.
Jane M
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY.
We interviewed about 8 different companies before hiring a contractor for our apartment renovations. Although Gallery was not the cheapest option, we chose them based on their upfront billing format, high client reviews, and depth of knowledge. We loved how it was a “one stop shop” and were paying one bill, up front. Everything was very transparent and we could not be happier with the results! Our apartment looks exactly how we imagined. Thank you!!
Fiki K.
Gramercy Park, Manhattan, NY.
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