Camping out in a 3,000 -Square- Foot Loft... With Pond-Greem Floors... And van Gogh Yellow Walls
New York magazine|June 21 - July 4, 2021
“More is more” designer Brock Forsblom tries living with less.
By Wendy Goodman. Photographs by Annie Sclechter

Living Area

“The living room, that vast jewel of loftiness, had to stay white,” says Brock Forsblom, who painted the floor Benjamin Moore’s Peridot. Snow Peak provided the camp bed and chairs on the far side of the room. The 17th-century Castilian painted-wood column from the Hearst Castle, purchased at auction, keeps the minimalism at bay.

Brock forsblom is no minimalist, but he’s trying. “I don’t know how the Judds of the world really did it,” the designer tells me while describing his latest experiment: a 3,000-square-foot downtown Manhattan loft that he and his husband bought last year just before the pandemic and are trying to keep a bit spare.

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