A Reimagined Turn Of The Century Garment Factory Filled With Vintage Character

Meg Ryan’s NYC loft is a vintage collector’s dream of heaven on earth.  As a serial Renovator, Meg Ryan loves decorating so much; her son, Jack, affectionately calls her style, “Meg-anize,” which means putting her unique touch and vision on their home. This project is the ninth space she has renovated.  Ryan took Architectural Digest for an exclusive home tour of her latest project, a turn of the century garment manufacturing factory impeccably reimagined while remaining true to its industrial heritage.

Meg Ryan's wearing blue jumpsuit in her NYC Loft

A vintage church bench sits in front hall | Misha Nonoo jumpsuit| Kilim by Beauvais Carpets.

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Meg Ryan's sitting on her kitchen table in her NYC Loft

A silver Windsor Chair from Wyeth is an ideal pairing with the vintage Alaia dress Ryan is wearing.

Ryan has reached the stage in her life, where it is essential for her to live harmoniously with the things she has collected over time. Her decades of traveling the world on location for her films created many opportunities for rummaging through vintage-furniture stores across the globe.  Her home is a genuine reflection of the many layers and periods of her life. A delicate balance of modern artfully arranged with found antiques and vintage.

vintage furniture in Meg Ryan's NYC loft

A painting of Ryan by John Mellencamp shines over an Arts and Crafts table.

“I never used to be sentimental. But now I see the beauty of layers, of having the periods of your life come together in harmony.” Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan's dining room in her NYC loft .

A salvaged lantern overlooks a trio of Bentwood chairs.

How to Get the look of Meg Ryan’s NYC Loft

There are two decorating tips that anyone can copy immediately:

TIP #1:  Hang Factory Lights:

Meg Ryan's NYC loft kitchen.

Extra-large industrial factory lights hang above a wood plank dining table. | photo: Curbed


Meg Ryan's NYC loft kitchen

A collection of vintage black framed photos and objects pop against the backdrop of white marble and subway tile.



TIP #2:  Create a Photo Gallery Wall

Meg Ryan's NYC loft livingroom.

A vintage work table flanked by a photo gallery wall sits adjacent to an armchair, which is another found treasure of Meg Ryan’s.

According to Amy Ashley, editor and chief of AD, anyone can take these ideas and run with it, creating open shelving and a photo gallery wall.  Fine art isn’t necessary. She suggests, simply grouping a lot of artwork in mass, such as family photos in combination with kid’s art, will have a real impact and be very striking.

Meg Ryan NYC loft bathroom

An industrial theme carries through the entire space.

Meg Ryan's NYC Loft master bedroom

A vintage pendant light from Olde Good Things illuminates the master bedroom.

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