After arriving at designer Alan Eckstein and his girlfriend, stylist Haley Loewenthal’s, spacious Greenpoint loft, we had to first take a second to get over what just might be our dream New York City apartment. Then we got the tour (yup, an actual tour was necessary), sipped on what also might be our new favorite seltzer, Spindrift (sorry, LaCroix!), and then we got to styling. And to be honest, Haley and Alan made our jobs pretty easy, considering the backdrop, gold mine of props—a vintage stereo and turntables, Eames chair, gallery walls, greenery—and then clothes and accessories in every shade and style imaginable. “I was always the funky kid on the block. My nickname in high school was Crayon because I wore a lot of colors,” Alan explained, as we balanced turquoise Doc Martens and hung printed shirts of his own design.
What stood out, though, wasn’t that the couple had stuff—clothes and decor—it was that their stuff was unique. Dresses discovered on trips out east, furniture scored on eBay, or tracked down over years, Dior traded for sweatshirts on an app. Their clothes, not from just any Soho boutique or designer label, but one-of-a-kind pieces that tell their own story (basically a Coveteur dream). Their home is what we think of as the archetypal homebody-approved space, made for cozy Friday nights in with that bar cart, some seltzer, and Scrabble. Not that we’re dropping any hints, but….Alan and Haley? Call us anytime.
Click through for their respective career stories, advice for upcomers, and what might be the cutest family portraits ever.