Garage Loft project is the conversion of an old auto repair shop into an eclectically designed home by BRICKS Amsterdam, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This home is owned by the designer of BRICKS, James van der Velden who has a creative knack at reviving old properties and giving them a second life. The home is comprised of 1,453 square feet (135 square meters) of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The designer’s vision was to create a home infused with a masculine style, adding a striking visual contrast by intermingling dark with light, old and modern, and layering textures. The most important part of the design scheme was to make space for the many collections of art and decor the designers had picked up over the years. The home features a central atrium space that houses an interior garden, which has been outlined by gridded glass construction. The enclosed space is comprised of only 75 square feet, yet it is spacious enough to grow plants and be connected to the outdoors.
The home features a great mix of vintage finds and re-purposed items as well as inherited pieces. The designer likes to decorate with objects that are slightly generic, such as old lightbulbs piled up into oversized jars.
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Photos: Courtesy of BRICKS Amsterdam
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Brimming with character, this Arts District loft in Los Angeles, California is the home of Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham, owners of Hammer + Spear. Showcasing an aesthetic of a well collected showroom, this 3,500 square foot industrial loft is in the same neighborhood as their shop. The home is a stylish mix of clever DIY solutions and collected vintage pieces. infusing the space with personality. The homeowners have taken up residence in this space for the past four years, describing their design style as “dark and moody, cozy and tucked in.” They wanted their interiors to feel like fall and winter throughout the year, injecting the home with warmth. The couple both have a very masculine aesthetic, which makes design selections easy to collectively agree upon. The loft showcases an eclectic mix of scoured antique shop finds and Craigslist scores mixed with some designer pieces to create a collected aesthetic that is visually pleasing and inviting. If you have watched HGTV’s Design on a Dime, you may recognize Kristan as a past designer and host of the popular show for ten seasons. She got her start at just twenty years old, beginning with an appearance on HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge.
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Warm and welcoming, an antique wine-tasting table is the anchor to the loft’s entryway. The table plays double duty as not only an accent piece but as a card games table, brainstorming space, and a place to sip on wine.
Against a dramatic backdrop of high windows and white brick walls, the loft showcases beautiful details at every turn and furnishings that evokes a feeling that is both well worn and luxe.
A leather poof sits under a mid-century coffee table. delineating the space is a Beni Ourain-style rug.
The dining room features a 1970s mahogany table that was refinished in an ebony paint, surrounded by rich vintage leather chairs by Mariani.
The Brunswick billiards table is the social hub of the home. The lighting above was originally a vintage Model T luggage rack turned light fixture, designed by Brothers of Industry
The sconce pictured above was an eBay purchase. The flickering bulb is inspired by gas lanterns, creating a warm glow throughout the loft. Every bulb within the loft is 25 watts and set on a dimmer switch.
A cozy furniture arrangement separates this space from the rest of the home, making it a snuggly den. The couple watches movies on the velvety soft sofa and curl up with a fur throw.
The homeowners have an extensive record collection that gets used both morning and evening. Antique fencing helmets can also be see in the eclectic mix of the image above.
Picked up from a local junk shop, a pair of brass stag end tables with a glass top creates the illusion that the books are hovering on the animals noses.
The couple’s four-year-old bichon frise-poodle mix, Bean, poses adorably for the camera.
This simple white IKEA kitchen has been dressed up with stylish features such as leather drawer pulls, DIY shelving, and contrasting baseboards.
The light flooded kitchen showcases an assortment of warm metals, which includes rustic copper piping and tableware. Shelving stores glasswares and accessories, putting the couple’s unique finds on display. Butcher block countertops helps to infuse natural texture into the space.
The clothing racks were designed by the homeowner’s from utilitarian gas-pipe parts picked up from The Home Depot.
This extraordinary residence features a trendy New York loft design aesthetic, located on Johanneberg street, one of Gothenburg, Sweden’s most popular streets. Spread out over two levels, this 1,291 square foot (120 square meters) home showcases an exclusive and warm character. All materials have been painstakingly selected by the homeowners to create a luxury hotel suite with a “New York feeling”. The finished result of the interior decoration is a sensational journey of muted tones that range from Parlor Blue in the bedroom to Boudin Grey in the guest bedroom to Venetian Dusty Pink in the bathroom. In the open and inviting living area, a crackling fire sets the tone, while a spacious terrace offers sweeping views of the city. On the first level you will find the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, guest bedroom, and a bathroom. The staircase leading up to the second floor was specially built, including a handrail in brass and genuine leather. On the top level is a dining room, comfortable reading area, a bathroom and access to the terrace.
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The kitchen and living room are combined in an open floor plan, flooded with light from multiple dormer windows and skylights to the southwest.
The first floor bathroom has been tastefully and stylishly renovated with Carrara marble on the floors and matching square tiles on the wall. The walls have been painted in a Venetian dusty pink.
This stunning transitional style small residence has been designed by Lovejoy Designs, located in Cambridge, a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. This 450 square foot condo is owned by the designer, who lives here with her husband and young son. The designer had a dysfunctional home that was not working well for her family, so she remodeled the dining and kitchen area to make is open and airy with a fresh chinoiserie style. She was inspired by some hand painted silk wallpaper panels that she had on hand and was incorporated into the design scheme. From there, the rest of the interior design palette through the small home was formed. Wanting a clean-lined and crisp white kitchen, all appliances were tucked away behind matching cabinetry. The dining/breakfast area is open to the kitchen, offering convenience and a beautiful design aesthetic. A new eight foot long kitchen island separates the kitchen from the dining spaces, which hosts a dishwasher, microwave drawer and storage space for kitchen and other household items.
This lovely living room is a great example of symmetry bringing some grandeur to a small space. Floor sweeping window treatments and a matching pair of framed artworks dresses up the window. A couple of matching armchairs and decorative pillows creates a visually pleasing design aesthetic, while the area rug grounds the space.
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The kitchen backsplash is comprised of Anne Sacks antiqued mirror tiles, making a beautiful statement in this crisp white kitchen. The countertops are comprised of Rhino marble with a leathered finish.
An interesting design element is the built-in bar featured in the image above, which matches the cabinetry in the kitchen. The center panels slide open to reveal a view through to the built-in cabinets in the living room. The original idea was to pass food through, but most of the time to homeowners just enjoy leaving the panels open to have the view between the spaces.
Photos: Michael J. Lee Photography
This super stylish Scandinavian loft duplex with turn of the century details is located in Kungsholmen, an island in Lake Mälaren, Sweden, part of Stockholm City. The interiors of the home overlooks a central courtyard with a cozy french balcony that faces the sunny west. Comprised of 1,033 square feet (96 square meters) of living space spread out over two levels, with a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, home office, two bathrooms and access to a roof terrace from the upper level. There are many stunning details showcased in this lovely inviting home such as two beautiful working fireplaces, wood beamed ceilings, crown moulding and whitewashed wide pine plank flooring. The spacious fully equipped kitchen is light and airy with a small breakfast area and window that looks out to the quiet courtyard. The kitchen has a nice flow into the open dining area through a large doorway. The staircase to the second level where the private zones are situated is located by the entry hall, which is also where one of the bathrooms can be found.
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Photos: Svenska Maklarhuset
Apartment Brooklin is a two level contemporary home reflecting a cosmopolitan atmosphere, designed by AR Arquitetura & Design, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The property consists of 3,121 square feet (290 square meters) of living space, designed with cozy yet practical living environments to entertain family and friends. The decoration was to be timeless yet not too over done and reflect the homeowners passion for technology, travel, art and books. The architect creates living spaces that are bright and airy, filled with a neutral color palette and natural materials. Wood finishes can be seen throughout the home, with wood flooring running through the living room as well as some of the other spaces. The bedrooms reflect the styles of each inhabitant, through the finishes, textures and decor. On display in the home office are books and items picked up from travels as well as a collection of cameras, adding character to the space. An outdoor terrace can be seen through a wall of windows, visually connecting the outdoors with the interior. A panel feature wall of lush greenery works well for plants that need partial shade, which is kept watered through an automated irrigation system. Finally, the kitchen has been integrated into the canopy, serving as a gourmet space for entertaining guests and a pleasant space for family members to come together.
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This modern-lux apartment has been designed by architect and owner Ricardo Minelli, located in Vila Nova Conceição, an upscale district in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It took three years for the new homeowner to find the right place to settle down and two years to design it to perfection. The apartment is located on the fourth floor and features a welcoming balcony embraced by lush vegetation, creating a delightful backdrop, inviting diffused light into the living environments. The architect wanted to develop the spaces to cater to his lifestyle, so he re-configured spaces so that they could all be utilized. There were four bedrooms, so he kept two intact, one for him and the other for guests. The other two had the walls taken down to increase the space for the main bathroom and the other was used for the main living area. This created enough space to have a living, dining and home theater. The spaces are all open without visual boundaries, and is even more enjoyable with the view from the balcony, which helps to filter the noise and air pollution from the the city. The kitchen walls were also eliminated so that he does not isolate guests while cooking and entertaining them. Instead he installed a large sliding door, which is usually left open. With wall to wall windows, the kitchen sill plays host to a garden of fresh herbs. The personality of the interior design is reflected into the decor, with furnishings coming from his store, Érea. There are various tones of gray, reflecting more of a masculine atmosphere. The natural light helps to soften the spaces, making a great pad to live in.
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This beautiful, bright and colorful beachside apartment was completed by interior decorating studio Nest Designs, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The pops of color throughout infuses the home with vitality. The blues really pick up on the coastal vibe along with the weathered coffee table in the living room and beachy accents of handblown glass. Natural woods in the accent tables adds to the aesthetic, infusing the home with warmth. Wooden flooring runs throughout the main living areas with area rugs adding texture and coziness in the living and dining areas. Silky white curtains softens the windows while light blue walls adds a subtle contrast. Vibrant paintings take on hues of beach life, with blues and corals taking center stage. All of the furnishings, fabrics, accent pieces and area rugs seen throughout the interiors of this beach home can be found at the fun flash sale Australian store called The Home.
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Acrylic barstools at the kitchen island keeps the space feeling light, with sunlight gleaming off the white countertops and cabinets.
The home office features a vibrant yellow hued chair. Mixed with the colorful hues in the area rug and pillows, this makes for a fun space to get creative and be inspired! What do you think, do you like the decors of this playful home?
Photos: Lisa Zhu
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