Steal This Look: A Modern Bedroom in an 1890s Iron Foundry

In renovating an old iron foundry, architect Ravi Raj struck a balance between preservation and adding a “modern volume,” as he calls it. The bedroom, situated in a side structure, features a layering of elements, from paint to vintage furniture to lighting. Here we detail the key elements of this primarily black-and-white space.

Photography by Nick Glimenakis, courtesy of Ravi Raj Architect.

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Above: White-painted wide wood boards bring warmth into the side space—as do original vintage pieces from Pierre Chapo.


benjamin moore chantilly lace paint color 32
Above: The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65.
benjamin moore true black paint color 33
Above: The accent wall is painted with Benjamin Moore True Black GNE-144.

Furniture & Appliances

l02 louis solid elm bed frame pierre chapo 1960s 34
Above: The majority of the bedroom furniture is original designs from Pierre Chapo. The L02 Louis Solid Elm Bed Frame here is by Pierre Chapo from the 1960s and is available on 1stDibs.
nickey kehoe vintage pair side tables 35
Above: Available at Nickey Kehoe, the Pair of Pierre Chapo Style Side Tables is $3,600.
maison regain sideboard solid elm 1960 36
Above: The Maison Regain Sideboard in Solid Elm from 1960 is available at 1stDibs.
birch frame canvas cushioned sling chair 37
Above: The lounge chairs are vintage, purchased from Finch in Hudson. For something similar, the Birch Frame Canvas Cushioned Sling Chair is sold as a set of two at 1stDibs. Another option is the Børge Mogensen Canvas Chair in Soaped Oak for $2,336 at Finnish Design Shop.
wittus shaker stove 38
Above: The stove is a Wittus Shaker Stove.

Lighting & Hardware

noguchi askari ceiling lamp 75a 39
Above: Designed by Isamu Noguchi, the oversized Akari Ceiling Lamp 75A is $600 at Noguchi Shop.
anglepoise type 75 mini lamp wall bracket 40
Above: Similar wall-mounted black industrial lights to those seen on either side of the bed are the Anglepoise Type 75 Mini Lamps; $300 at Design Public.
west elm oversized curtain rod antique bronze 41
Above: The West Elm Oversized Curtain Rod in Antique Bronze is $90 to $160.
west elm round metal curtain rings dark bronze 42
Above: The West Elm Round Metal Curtain Rings in Dark Bronze are $25 to $35.
schoolhouse york door set cylinder knob brass 43
Above: The Schoolhouse York Door Set Cylinder Knob in Brass is $169.


tekla pure wool blanket camel 44
Above: The Tekla Pure Wool Blanket in Camel is $305 at Tekla.
west elm crossweave curtain belgian flax 45
Above: The West Elm Crossweave Curtains in Belgian Flax are $60 to $152 depending on size.
surya toureg tog 2305 46
Above: The Surya Toureg Tog 2305 rug is $165 at Rug Trend.
serena & lily braided wool rug 47
Above: The Serena & Lily Braided Wool Rug is $998 to $3,748.

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