Why this works: This SoHo loft is full of unexpected details. While it may not be everyone's inclination to include flocked Le Dome chairs in their living room, it fits the personality of this New York denizen.
Use black and white. The stark contrast of the black and white pieces in this space makes it feel very contemporary and gives the eye a place to rest against the more eclectic touches.
Variety of textures. I love the blend of metallics, luxe fabrics, and warm lighting.
Non traditional eye candy. I just love how refreshing this space is- no beige on beige, no big couch I've seen a hundred times. It reminds me that taking risks is important, and how inspiring it is to see a space that so aptly reflects its owner. Enjoy!