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cush design studio

Chris Cushingham is a 24 year old recent design school graduate who emailed us to share his downtown L.A. loft - his recent project. He completed his loft in a hurry and on a really tight budget and I am loving the results. It's modern, functional and industrial with unique furnishings. I am a huge fan of anything with an industrial vibe so I'm saving this one in my inspiration folder. Great job Chris!!! Might I add that Chris is part of the cast of a new HGTV show called "Design School" airing here in Canada, and is hunting for a job at a creative architecture or design firm so architects/designers - scoop this talented guy up! (Check out his blog here, and photos by Sean Stiegemeier and Dirk Mai).


Reader Comments (22)

OH my gosh, this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, LOVE it.

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

A superb use of a tiny space by a very talented young man, but please, please no more antlers! This time with the whole head no less! I can't bear to see one more set of antlers or another zebra skin rug.. . . any chance you would consider a boycott on both until the fad is over?

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLin

Really great loft. I love words- so love the neon letters and the magnetic poetry on the fridge.

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRen

Oh my goodness! This is FANTASTIC. Thanks for posting this inspiring space.

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great!!!!!!!

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBibi

I'm in love with the loft!
Wall behind "dream" is amazing! Interesting how Chris came up with the idea?!

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGinta

chris must be pretty stoked since this was featured on AT last week, too!

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjenn

I think he did a nice job overall, but I don't see any real personality. What I do see however, is the ACE Hotel.

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSETH

I agree with Lin comment. I am sick of antlers too. :-)
(the cow skull, argh!)

The place is very nice but a bit cold .

A more personal and warm touch here and there wouldn't do it any harm.

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaura

Realy cool ! I love this place. Thanks for sharing :)

17 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGenevieve Beaulieu

I really do like it... but it really doesn't look "budget" to me.

18 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandrew

So glad you guys like the space!

Ginta - Posts about the burlap wall: http://bit.ly/daSpLR http://bit.ly/a5A6oZ

andrew - thank you, thats one of the best compliments yet

18 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchris

I agree that this doesn't look budget at all. Chris you're a genius and such an inspiration - your attention to detail is impeccable! And I love how you've incorporated so many functional, multi-purpose yet highly stylish pieces into the room. You've clearly put a lot of thought into it all. :)

18 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I love lofts, but this one is really great, I must say. You definitely can't tell that it's been done on a budget, but that is exactly what a good designer does. Virtual high 5 Chris. Great space!

18 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra

The projector screen hanging from the pipe/wood shelving is genius. I like that it really blends into the background when not in use. The finishes/colors really go well together. I am very impressed. And done by a 24-year old guy? Awesome. I wish I had some of his talent. So creative.

18 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTara

I'm..... moving in.... that is SO nice!!

18 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

I love it except for the word "Dream." Words used as decor is one of those design elements I am so tired of. Especially that particular word!

18 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Very nice! Who makes the desk chair?

10 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

I'm not sure who makes the chair, I found it on craigslist and never looked for a tag.

11 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchris

WOW the place is awesome and an inspiration, Where did you get the bed?

31 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

I made the bed from 3 slab doors and some paint and wood.

3 Feb 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchris

Are you serious? Awesome.. I wish I could have those skills

3 Feb 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

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