When Cohler first set eyes upon the converted warehouse space, he says that he was drawn to the high ceilings and absence of moldings. He laid eyes on a blank canvas and stated that everything was “Really just somewhat unstructured in the beginning.” Cohler knew that he could take this project in a million different directions, but he decided to begin by painting the great room in neutrals, accented with blocks of color to create defined spaces within the open floor plan.
The technique beautifully highlighted his collection of original Andy Warhol electric Marilyn Monroe prints from the 1960s. It also illuminates his self-designed chocolate mohair sofa by Pearson Furniture accented by Ikat pillows and a creamy petal pink cashmere throw. He notes that this sofa, a cross between a chaise and a standard couch, was once, “Traditionally thought to be sat on in a theatre from the twentieth century.” Instead, it provides a focal point to anchor the high ceilings and adds a casualness to the room.