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A Modern NYC Loft That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

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    It's a fact: Athena Calderone is a curator of all things gorgeous. Her breathtaking home decor, delicious recipes, and eye for style inspired her to create EyeSwoon, a hub for home and food inspiration. Now, It Girl Calderone will be taking us to New York's need-to-know spots and introducing us to the coolest people around.
    Elisabeth Holder's Soho loft is a surprise. Her personal home style is a drastic departure from that of the classically French, jewel-box style tea salon she has so thoughtfully curated as co-president of Ladurée.

    Where the tea salon is delicate, intricate, fanciful, and, of course, French, her home is at the opposite end of the decor spectrum. Spare, with clean-lined furnishings and modernist art, it brings a sense of humor and fun, injected with bold, vibrant colors.

    I certainly swooned over Elisabeth’s apartment when we baked mille-feuille, a French classic, together last week, and couldn’t help but press her on just about every intriguing, lust-worthy piece of art she owns, pieces by the likes of Valérie Belin and Alex Prager. Elisabeth has a strong sense of style but doesn’t take herself too seriously; she sets those stark pieces against a playful box of Brillo, a radiant green cactus, and numerous KAWS sculptures.

    It’s clear that in a very short time, Elisabeth has grown to love New York City, which she now calls home — and that our city has embraced her candy-colored brand. This week, Ladurée Soho opened its garden. Be sure to experience its al fresco oasis complete with a trellis, fountain, and Eiffel architecture — a rare, quiet haven in the middle of Holder's bustling neighborhood.

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