Every now and again I find a space that is so unique that every aspect of it inspires me to redesign my own home with the hope of capturing some of its magic. Lofts specifically spark my imagination and this loft seems to have everything I need to get my brain going.
Very little of the apartment’s services are inside walls or ceilings, leading to most of the infrastructure—piping, electrical, ducts, etc.—showing up in the space. Enhancing those elements with commercial bulbs, aluminum backsplash, and concrete counter tops is a terrific décor choice.
Lofts excel in providing ample acreage (well, okay, plenty of room) for living. Seeing this long table surrounded by 10 chairs brings up visions of lots of talk and laughter among friends enjoying a leisurely dinner. It also makes me realize that with just a little rearranging, I could create a similar—but temporary—space in my own home.
Another typical attribute of loft living is easy acceptance of the live/work ethos, and this office space shows how to do it with plenty of style. My imaginary dinner party could easily spill over into this area for smaller conversations or intimate drinks—and, it would be just as easy to set this up in the corner of the living room in your home as it is here (no loft required).
The relaxed atmosphere of lofts encourages creative use of materials and textures. Soft, flowing curtains juxtaposed by concrete floors and more aluminum flashing seems to be just the tip of the iceberg in this space. Utilizing similar types of finishes in your own room would also do the trick—concrete planters next to the towel bar, perhaps?
What loft lifestyles have you brought into your home?