Monday, September 13, 2010

Craving: Lovely Loft Living

I've always had a craving for loft living. High ceilings, exposed elements like brick and ductwork, keen architectural details, and lots and lots of natural light. Somehow, I just imagine that living in a loft just makes you more hip, by default.
Naturally, the best spaces are those that have been carefully preserved and restored, but sometimes even new construction does a fine job of creating that casual-yet-sophisticated vibe loft-lovers swear by.

See what I mean? LOOK at that brick, that limestone fireplace, the height of that ceiling! Would I want the energy bill? No, but I could certainly handle a week's getaway here.

Nice detail in the column...

Often, "loft" connotes a large space, but, I'm of the thought that rather, it's a
state of living. Metal spiral staircase = love.

I can't even tell you how happy I would be to have my morning cup and blog fix in this space.
Note: gorgeous bed, interesting side chair, erotic art. Loft state-of-mind.
Don't rain on my parade loft wanna-be space. Still, the light is sublime.

11 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love high ceilings. It just gives any space a feeling of space. Love all of your pics. Hugs, Marty

my favorite and my best said...

gggooooorgeeous!!!!!!!

The Rural Socialite said...

I love the last two images! Divine!

Minnie said...

I would love any of the rooms in that loft. Bright, eclectic and beautiful!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love exposed brick. I always envy people who have it.

mydesignchic said...

One of my friends is redoing a loft space as her little getaway for sewing etc, and I am obsessed with it!! So urban and sophisticated...

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Averill said...

the light in all of these spaces is stunning...and for me, it's the light that's the most important loft element. (Can you even have a dark loft?!?!)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

So gorgeous!

LindsB said...

High ceilings is what sold me on our apartment, it makes a smaller floor plan seem so much bigger with the high space above.

life, in small chunks said...

Love these photos! My daughter lived, until recently, in a ground level loft. It was a small grocery store until the 70's, when it was repurposed. High, high ceilings, antique brick walls and antique pine floors, the whole deal. And the only room in the place with actual walls was the bathroom. It was gorgeous and she loved it. We were all sad when she had to leave it.