10 Years of ‘NYC&G’: Texas Transplant Lucinda Loya’s Lovely NYC Pied-à-Terre

The interior designer's vibrant apartment warrants some envious reflection.
Decorator Lucinda Loya Converted Convent Living Room

A black-and-white portrait of Andy Warhol overlooks the living room’s Marcel Wanders–designed sofa, armchairs, and ottomans, which are upholstered in his Jester fabric. The dome chairs are covered in Kravet’s Versailles. Photograph by Peter Murdock.

Revisited for the 10th Anniversary issue of NYC&G. Previously featured in  the May/June 2018 issue of NYC&G.  Read the full story here.


Texans are famous for living large, and Houston-based decorator Lucinda Loya definitely played to type in her New York pied-à-terre just steps from Stuyvesant Park. Located in a Victorian Gothic redbrick pile that has had former lives as a convent and a rehab center, the condo boasts a soaring great hall which still bears details from its past as an Episcopal chapel. Loya was appropriately reverential with her decorating scheme, paying homage to the structure’s bones while twirling up the space with art and furnishings by modern gods such as Andy Warhol and Marcel Wanders, alongside nods to fashion potentates like Chanel, Prada, Fendi, and Gucci. —K. C.

The print version of this article appears with the headline: Stark Contrast.