It’s my dream loft. Brick and beams, big windows with light pouring in and space, lots of space. The fact that it’s in Soho with views across the Manhattan skyline and it’s gorgeous makes it a no-brainer that I’m now sitting here scheming to make it mine. By Becky Shea Design, a leading NYC-based high end interior design & lifestyle studio. Now if I could just win the lottery and convince the owner to sell it to me.
I am sharing some industrial loft love today care of the new home for the industrial design group artKRAFT. Located in a former school in Budapest, it is 125 m² of rough, well-worn awesomeness, as I have come to expect from these folks. I love that they left it as one large room, with the exception of the bathroom of course :), and they maintained as many of the original fittings as possible. What a fun space to decorate and redecorate with lots of light and potential! (Photos: Csaba Barbay of Flashback Studio)
(Check out this industrial space they also designed)
This industrial loft-y home in Montreal’s Mount Royal neighbourhood is the home and workspace of architect Natalie Dionne and her family. It’s brilliant U-shaped design allows the urban environment to be blocked off and for the outdoors to be enjoyed in peace. I love courtyards!! And with lots of sliding and garage-style doors, it brings the outside right in. In this climate, this is a unique feature that makes this a really special home.
We bandy words about in an attempt to define a style. We grab at labels to contain the mood, the feeling, the spirit of a space. I can tell you in all honesty that for this Lincoln Park home created from an old charcoal factory by Chicago-based interior designer Michael Del Piero words and labels fail me. “Industrial chic” and “rough luxe” just seem so inadequate to explain how fabulous this home is. The steel and glass windows, the roughly rendered walls, the carefully curated pieces of furniture and art, the texture in the bedroom alone. It leaves me spinning. Amazing, simply amazing.
Oh how I love some loft eye candy! This one by Chicago interior designer Anthony Michael is really eclectic and a whole lot of fun. A distinctive global vibe is evident throughout this glorious loft which adds a lot of warmth to the mostly-exposed-brick space, and painting some of the brick out in white makes it brighter and less industrial. Even the motorcycle parked within the loft works 🙂 (More of his work here and here)
Photos: Aimee Mazzenga