As Ron Robinett watched his $6,000 imported Italian leather sofa dangle from a crane five stories in the air outside his loft, he quickly grasped interior
design tip No. 1: Make sure the furniture fits in the elevator.
Design tip No. 2: Throw out all preconceived notions of how a loft should look. Exposed duct work, concrete floors and brooding bohemians might suit some folks, but for others only Victorian motifs, lacy filigree and dainty china collections will do.