Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Stitch In Time...

One of the Bedrooms at the new lofts by Stitch Development in Sacramento
 Last Saturday was the second Saturday of the month, which, in Sacramento, means midtown transforms itself into a carnival of events and Art Gallery openings. In short, it is a street party which encompasses about 100 city blocks.

Cool furnishings provided by Fringe, and lots of art throughout. Check out the artist list HERE

Living Room in Stitch Loft. Portraits by Carmen Salazar

This time, Tim and I made a point of visiting the Open House of a new loft development put together by Stitch Development. Heading up Stitch is Jeremy Drucker, whose idea to put loft projects on unused lots along Sacramento's many midtown alleys has struck a chord with many local buyers. Jeremy's mantra has been:
"If an alley is a tear in the urban fabric, we are stitching it back together again with these projects" 

Bedroom at Stitch Lofts
Cool stuff from Fringe brought in for the Spring Opening

 Jeremy enlisted architect Ron Vrilakas, a "go to" architect in midtown Sacramento known for his strong participation in historical preservation and for his ability to weave inspiring and appropriate infill projects into existing urban neighborhoods. Ron dug in and has come up with yet another great project.

One of the bathrooms at Stitch Lofts
This particular location serves as a "model" for the many other loft locations on the books slated to begin construction as they sell. There were three models decked out with accents loaned by Fringe especially for the occasion. You may remember my blog post about Fringe HERE. I have to say...Fringe has more fun stuff than you could shake a Stitch  stick at. 


The units sported clean modern kitchens and bathrooms with Caesarstone or Granite counters and lots of glass tile...there were dark concrete floors and lots of light..... all said and done very livable spaces. There were many options for buyers as well and the prices are right. Make sure to hop on over to Stitch HERE for all of the details and for lots more pictures!

Jeremy Drucker of Stitch Development. 
The Spring Opening Party was a hit with lots to see.....(the lofts, art, Tatoo Artists).....and hear.... (Live Music by the Midnight Moonshiners and the Pinestreet Ramblers)....and eat.....(Vegan sweets by  Sugar Plum, BBQ by Downtown's Kitchen, and Mama Kim's Gourmet Food Truck).... we had the tri-tip tacos....they were OMG Good!!!
Stitch Lofts and the Pinestreet Ramblers
Mama Kim's Gourmet Food Truck was on hand at the Stitch Lofts in the refurbished alley right across from Old Soul Coffee House
In the loft garages was a very cool fashion boutique put together by the gals of MobShop. MobShop is a sort of Fashion Rave started by Lauren Bingham of SF and Romy Itzigsohn of LA. These fashionista gypsies specialize in vintage finds as well as the latest styles all at very affordable price points. They search for temporary digs all over California....but only the coolest spots will do. It was so much fun perusing the treasures before I had to catch up with an impatient crew who had already departed for the next Sacramento hot spot......sigh....I could have stayed much longer.

MobShop Window Display at Stitch Lofts

More MobShop
But it was time to go...... good times all around...

11 comments:

Callie Grayson said...

awesome mantra!
Looks like it was really fun.
xx
callie

Al said...

I love that multi-colored headboard in the first pic. It is such a refreshing look. Very unique. Great post.
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Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Wish I could be there for the next Second Saturday. What things to see!

Loretta

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

What a fantastic meaninful project!

GB said...

That first bedroom is to.die.for. Lovely!

The enchanted home said...

What a cool project..looks like fun! So nice..thanks for sharing!

robyn said...

Love this post Katie !

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Very hip! I loved the scenes from the party - very cool, unique ideas.
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Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

So cool. Love those lofts. Such simple, well designed spaces.

feathermar said...

I love that headboard, too! Is it made of wooden dowels? Some other kind of reclaimed material? I did look on their site, but had a hard time navigating it!

katiedid said...

Hi all!
It was a fun tour through the lofts, and yes, the colorful headboard was one of my favorite things as well! I believe it is made from broom sticks. I love a good recycling project!