Thursday, May 24, 2012

Living Life in a Loft

Double height ceilings,grand open spaces and secret compartments.
It's a NYC tradition.
 A loft apartment oozes the concept of a New York City style apartment. 

A loft apartment is a project that needs to be worked, you could say own a loft and style it like a 'well heeled traveller'. 

Lofts are a very commercial space, to make it feel like home you need to alter the commercial feeling and turn it into a warm, entertaining, opulent space.

A loft apartment is one of the best blank canvases you can have for a home, the simplicity of its natural state is asking to be taken to the next level.

To turn a Commercial loft in to a concoction of elegance, sophistication and seamlessness, find a balance.
Dissect the areas of the apartment, the stairs, the railings, the kitchen benches, play with textures such as timber, stone and granite. 

Think like you have been walking the streets of famous cities for years.
Walking through a simple front door, into another world 'your city' double height ceilings,polished concrete floors - sometimes laid with textural floor rugs. 
A wall palette consisting of whites, Smokey silhouettes and accents of rich deep chocolate greys.
Gold leafed baroque mirror, pitted and all leaning up against the never ending wall, of the entrance.
Ceiling spots strategically placed to create ambience. 
Modern, quirky artwork of 3 of the most beautiful hand painted tulips you have ever seen,leant on the wall behind the silk upholstered 3 seater louis. 
Larger than life Bookcases used as dividers, dividing the dining area from the living area. 
Long refectory dinging table with timber boxes growing fresh herbs sitting upon it.
Large caged lanterns hanging over the kitchen bench.
Harlequin chairs bearing their own classical artwork.

Up the original polished stone stairs holding onto the wrought iron balustrade, walking beneath more spotlights.
Peeking into the bedroom, studio tripod lighting each side of the room,divine upholstered bead head.
 Walk in wardrobe bookcases hand painted in a dramatic dark midnight blue, silver leafed and black upholstered louis chair popped to the side.
Ensuite; 2 sink marble top vanity with wooden base. 
Simple wall lights each side of the 2 mirrors above the vanity.
Classical reproduction of one Raphael's finest works behind a claw foot bath.
Just to the side beneath an old wooden ladder used for hanging the towels, sits Aphrodite and some fresh greenery, some lovely indoor plants.

And that is just the beginning.
So pack your suitcase and travel in your own home. 

Andrea June