Living inside a Shanghai Night Club

Have I told you kids about the (almost) all black bedroom I'm planning for myself.  Ok, there's lots of white too, and some other yet to be determined color.  But there's still LOTS of black, alright?  Anyway, I was so excited to find this defunct YMCA locker room turned NY loft that is completely black:

While the client only had one request:  "at night, i want to feel like i'm in a shanghai nightclub..." her design team, the apartment, gave her so much more.  Ahem, did you notice the ART?

(yes that is a $3,500 Peter Gronquist Gucci chainsaw on her coffee table)

((but what is up with that coffee table, why the random throw, is the under table, like, super ugly or something?)

Anyway. I am IN. LOVE. WITH. these paintings over the owner's shoe collection (which is prominently displayed in the main living space)

I'm not loving these chairs and think that there is 1 lamp too many but, yes!  yes!  that pope painting is fab!

(who am I kidding, you know I'd probably be just fine with the chairs and lights if it meant that I could live here)

The designers suggested curtains rather than walls, keeping the dark space open.  (How do you feel about that rug there?)

The only light wall I found, a far cry from the subway tile that undoubtedly filled this joint when it was the country's first YMCA.

Did you want a conclusion paragraph?  Really.  No, no you don't.  You'll be fine with it ending here.