M.T. Carney’s SoHo Loft: M.T. Carney, CEO of Untitled Worldwide LLC and former president of marketing for Walt Disney Studios Worldwide, has always loved SoHo. “The neighborhood has a romantic vibe to me, in spite of the traffic and the tourists. Raoul’s on Prince Street was the first restaurant I ever went to in New York. I was eighteen at the time.” Twenty years after that first meal, she moved into the loft on Spring Street where she now lives with her fiancé, Richard, and her two children, James and Matilda. “It was the first time I’d ever been able to build an apartment without compromise. It was just for me, no husband. It was my apartment, and I was able to do whatever I wanted. That said, the place was a total shell—there were no floors or ceilings, just a couple of raw light bulbs and a toilet in the middle of the room.”
Enter decorator Michael Adams. “Michael’s boyfriend worked for me at my old agency, and I’d met Michael socially a few times before he took on this project. I think it was one of his first bigger jobs. He has now done every house I’ve had in New York and all of my offices,” she says of her longtime collaborator, who had a hand in everything in the loft from the gray and blue color scheme to the way the books are arranged on the shelves.