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
Didier Ryan of British architecture firm Undercurrent Architects worked some magic on this warehouse conversion to create an absolutely fabulous loft. What was once a furniture depot for the renowned department store Harrods is now modern, unfussy and spacious. Featuring windows I would do just about anything for.
It’s almost impossible to imagine that this light-filled family home was once a dank, dark derelict Victorian-era diary. The conversion by Beth Dadswell of Imperfect Interiors is nothing short of miraculous. Unique and full of character it’s a wonderful mix of modern day family living and its industrial roots.
Photography by Chris Snook