Sophie Fidler, one of our location designers, shares her notes, thoughts and inspirations behind our brand new workspace in West Chelsea.


The Starrett-Lehigh Building in New York's West Chelsea neighbourhood is a premier landmark property. It attracts innovative and creative brands, and is home to renowned designers, multimedia agencies, directors, photographs, artists, and publishers. Oh, and Martha Stewart also holds a spot in the building—it's a good thing.

The building is simple but modern in its design. Large steel-framed factory windows flood the space with natural light throughout most of the day.

Suite M201 has cool New York written all over it with the hardwood floors, high ceilings, and grown-up industrial feel. It was a no-brainer to make it neutral and sophisticated, while making sure to introduce lots of texture to give it the Breather vibe.

The goal with designing this location was to allow the space to breathe (pun intended). Because of the loft layout, it was important to only include furniture and objects that were comfortable, but also streamlined, so they would accent the space's natural, bare-bones essence.

Care was taken to make sure the design complimented our other beautiful location in the building. Being so bold and open, the space truly speaks for itself: you'll feel it when you step in.


Shot by Kate Glicksberg.

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