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Steal This Look: An Organized Loft, Japanese Style

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Steal This Look: An Organized Loft, Japanese Style

January 24, 2023

Makié Yahagi’s two-bedroom SoHo loft is akin to the charm-filled interiors of her nearby shop on Thompson Street, Makié. A cult favorite since its opening in 1999, Makié sells children’s clothing and home goods with a handmade feel. At home, Makié lives with her two now-teenage sons who occupy the main bedrooms; Makié makes her sleeping quarters in a makeshift nook in the loft while expertly storing various textiles, photographs, magazines, and books in baskets, bins, and fabric-covered boxes—a smart solution to open shelving and one room loft-style living. Here is a look at some of the room’s features.

makié delineates the living room with a large area rug, a sofa covered wit 9
Above: Makié delineates the living room with a large area rug, a sofa covered with a linen sheet, and a stack of floor pillows. Photography by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz.
one side of the fireplace displays prized ceramics and antiques while the other 10
Above: One side of the fireplace displays prized ceramics and antiques while the other is devoted to reference materials and fabric (Makié is the daughter of a seamstress and sewed all her sons’ clothing when they were young, the impetus for opening her store). Photography by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz.
sleeping quarters by way of a clothing rack with hanging curtain. photography b 11
Above: Sleeping quarters by way of a clothing rack with hanging curtain. Photography by Matthew Williams for Remodelista; styling by Alexa Hotz.

Furniture & Lighting

a similar desk to the one seen in the sleeping area is the crate & barrel h 12
Above: A similar desk to the one seen in the sleeping area is the Crate & Barrel Haldeman Pine Wood Desk by Leanne Ford for $1,299.
similar to the table lamp by the bed, the hay paper cube table lamp is \$\1\23. 13
Above: Similar to the table lamp by the bed, the Hay Paper Cube Table Lamp is $123.25 at Design Within Reach.

Textiles

the rug in the living room is the now discontinued ikea osted rug. for a close  14
Above: The rug in the living room is the now-discontinued Ikea Osted Rug. For a close second, the Beige Seagrass with Border Area Rug is $42 to $697.50 depending on size at Rugs USA. Another option is the Ikea Vodskov Rug for $142.99.
the whiteface dartmoor sheepskin rug is \$380 at toast in the uk. 15
Above: The Whiteface Dartmoor Sheepskin Rug is $380 at Toast in the UK.
the sheepskin pillow short is \$\13\1.75 at design within reach. another option 16
Above: The Sheepskin Pillow Short is $131.75 at Design Within Reach. Another option is the White Short Sheepskin Fur Throw Pillow in white; $129 at CB2.
the makié pillows b pillow cases are \$\28 each. 17
Above: The Makié Pillows B Pillow Cases are $28 each.

Storage Bins

the storage baskets are the kikapu palm baskets, which are no longer available. 18
Above: The storage baskets are the Kikapu Palm Baskets, which are no longer available. Another woven storage solution is the Large Palm Basket from Minna Goods; $135.
the serax marie large canvas bag is made of white painted canvas; €46.\1 19
Above: The Serax Marie Large Canvas Bag is made of white-painted canvas; €46.10 at Lili’s.
a similar option to some of the fabric storage solutions in makié&#8\2 20
Above: A similar option to some of the fabric storage solutions in Makié’s house: the Pottery Barn Linen Utility Basket, available in three different sizes; from $23.
makié offers the handmade cotton covered boxes in light indigo in her onli 21
Above: Makié offers the Handmade Cotton Covered Boxes in Light Indigo in her online shop; starting at $85.

DIY Room Divider

makié&#8\2\17;s sleeping nook is made with a rolling rack from ted ste 22
Above: Makié’s sleeping nook is made with a rolling rack from Ted-Steel Industries in Hell’s Kitchen. Another option is the Econoco Pipeline Ballet Clothes Rack for $189.99 at Northern Tool + Equipment.
the sheet hanging on the rack is the selena washed linen flat sheet from c 23
Above: The sheet hanging on the rack is the Selena Washed Linen Flat Sheet from Caravane, show in Ciment; €155 at Caravane.
the chrome stainless steel shower curtain rings are \$\19.50 at pottery barn. 24
Above: The Chrome Stainless Steel Shower Curtain Rings are $19.50 at Pottery Barn.
the shower rings hang from the ikea riktig curtain hooks with clip, using only  25
Above: The shower rings hang from the Ikea Riktig Curtain Hooks with Clip, using only the clip part of the setup; $4.99 for a 24-pack at Ikea.

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