This lovely loft in the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City, NJ was recently catified to create a kitty paradise! Laura Z. wanted to transform the space for her six permanent resident cats, plus revolving fosters, while keeping the design light and airy.
The 1495 sq. ft. studio loft is in an historic former grocery warehouse that’s been converted to artist live-work spaces. Laura’s goal was to create lots of vertical space for the cats to use since the loft has no separate rooms where the cats can get away from each other. She worked with interior designer Andrea Brodfuehrer of von b interiors to create a fabulous cat superhighway using the step shelves from ContempoCat painted white in combination with Ikea shelves and custom built shelves that have decorative brackets to match the decor.
Over the desk, Laura added another climbing wall so the cats can be nearby when she is working without being on her desk. In the middle of the desk climbing wall is a box embellished with decorative white frames, creating kind of a shadow box for cats.
In the living area, Andrea designed some very unique climbing shelves that appear to fade into the lavender wall. The cats can access the decorative shelves from small steps on either side. Surprisingly, none of the cats has knocked off the decorative vases or books!
Thank you to Laura for sharing her beautiful home with us! Photos by Wendy Ploger.