More Inside Basketball Star Kevin Love’s Waterfront Tribeca Apartment
To create his dream home, Love drew inspiration from New York’s industrial past with a hint of the American West
By Ariel Foxma
The original light floors were “too pretty” for Love’s taste and were switched out for this reclaimed oak flooring product from The Hudson Company. Exposed beams, which accommodate lighting and wiring, were added to up the industrial quotient. The Defiance piece is by Let There Be NeonLove had his heart set on a pair of Ralph Lauren Home CF1 lounge chairs for his living room. Made of carbon fiber, these pieces were then covered in RLH’s Telluride Earth fabric. Recalls Varnum, laughing, “I was asking them, saying these chairs have to be ready by this date. And they were like, Well, there is one person in front of you. And actually, that person is Mr. Lauren.” The coffee table and rug are by Restoration Hardware, and the couch is custom by Grant Trick, using a Mokum fabric. A Pendleton blanket is on hand for cozy nights. (Pendleton, like Love, hails from Portland, Oregon.) Renovations ensured an open plan that has the living room flowing into the dining area. Some of Love’s favorite pieces include a custom Kevin Manville dining table and art works by John Baldessari and Antony Gormley. A pocket door was added to connect the living room with a home office.