Dreaming of lofts as I always do, and this 4700 sq ft 4 story former perfume warehouse in London is an absolutely gorgeous conversion. I am so relieved to see that most of the original architectural details were preserved. The floors and windows are exceptional. And with all that open space your furniture layout options are limitless. I’d spend my weekends thrifting and rearranging everything 🙂 For sale via The Modern House.
WOW! This 400 sq ft cabin in Swannanoa, North Carolina is a simple blend of Scandinavian and Japanese sensibilities and is so brilliantly laid out to maximize the small footprint. While being essentially one open space, it has a living room, breakfast nook, a bathroom, a kitchen, a media loft, a tea loft, and a bedroom. Designed by Shelter Collective – an interior design + architecture + custom furnishings studio whose attention to detail is impeccable. (You can rent this via Airbnb!)
Bringing my loft dreams to life in this dreamy industrial space created by Studio Bakker. In organic succession, Studio Bakker renovated, redesigned and styled this former archive attic in a historic Amsterdam canal house, transforming it into a loft style home consisting of five connected floors under two roofs. An enchanting route leads to an oasis of peace and quiet, decorated with earthy materials and corresponding color palette with natural light pouring in from various sides. A Wabi-sabi aesthetic provides the lens through which modern and vintage design pieces mix with a host of honest materials – including old and new woods, loam and granite, steel and aluminum, leather and linen. The styling subtly references the wealth of cultures housed beneath these roofs.
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska, Marina Denisova
I would have never in a million years guessed this was a townhouse in Notting Hill, London. But it makes total sense once learning this home was designed by the gurus of the reclaimed, the salvaged, the well-worn. Retrouvius, you’ve created magic converting this city home into a piece of history. Lime-washed walls, a marble sink from Turkey, silk fabric from Fez, pine planks from a cheese factory, a 15th century fireplace, onyx from a bankrupt chimney shop and many other treasures make this home truly unique.
I sometimes feel the industrial interior trend has been completely overdone. But every once in a while a project catches my eye and I realize I still appreciate the moodiness and reusability of this style. Such as Pallet restaurant in Salt Lake City designed a few years ago by the consistently awesome cityhomeCOLLECTIVE. I’d LOVE to enjoy an evening here (post-pandemic of course).