This contemporary loft was designed by talented homeowner Jayanti Lal, with styling by designer Stéphane Chamard, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The hard loft is infused with a youthful style statement with fashionable interiors that includes a dramatic black kitchen to a walk-in closet that comes complete with a swing chair. The designer was inspired by her brother’s New York loft, so she was looking for a pad that has exposed brick, cement and levels for visual interest. The designer wanted a large walk-in closet that was open where she could do her makeup and have a swing chair that she states is “every girls dream.” She wanted a cool coat rack, so a free-floating rack was custom designed for the space, one of the first pieces that was added to the renovation. The designer hired Stéphane to help with the accent wall in the home office, who created a white accent wall to showcase a collection of black and white framed photos. An important element to the design was to incorporate lighting into the space. The designer did not want basic pot lighting, instead opting for feature lighting that would create dramatic statements and highlight certain pieces within the home. All the furnishings are low, including the bedroom and living room pieces. Not only is that in keeping with her style, but she also wanted guests to feel cozy in the space and encourage seating on the floor, which is accented by a nicely textured area rug. Inherited pieces of Indian art from the homeowner’s culture is dotted throughout.
What do you think of this cool loft space, could you live here? What is your favorite feature? Let us know in the comments section below! If you are looking for more inspiring home tours, we have featured plenty here on 1 Kindesign, take a look at some others in the Toronto area: Historic warehouse loft conversion on Market, Modern loft creates trendy vibe in downtown Toronto and Modern loft space offers a slick bachelor pad in Toronto.
The kitchen was designed in black and white with an opening in the space to draw in the light. Open shelves were incorporated into the design to display small treasures. Storage was created from floor to ceiling since the space was not that large. A feature on the chalkboard wall was rendered by a close friend, however the designer stated that may change in a couple of months to give a new look to the space that is continually evolving.
Photos: Lisa Petrole Photography
This incredible industrial style loft in downtown New York showcases enviable views of the Hudson River, the former apartment of actress Kirsten Dunst. The actress had purchased the 7,211 square foot (670 square meters), two bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom SoHo penthouse apartment back in 2007 for $3.09 million. The loft is situated in one of the most iconic buildings in Manhattan, and underwent a complete gut renovation right after the actress acquired the home. The loft also features a spacious living room and stylish kitchen, which have been furnished with the finest blend of modern and vintage pieces, creating an industrial-chic style that is very characteristic of the neighborhood. Upon entrance to the loft, you will notice a spacious library and sitting area with a separate powder room. This leads to an open plan living area, encompassing a kitchen, dining room and lounge area. The kitchen has been updated with marble countertops and Wolf and SubZero appliances and the adjacent dining room seats eight guests comfortably. Expansive, southwest facing windows allows natural light to bathe the spaces throughout the day. The bright and airy master bedroom retreat features an antique style king-sized bed and an adjoining bathroom with a large vintage clawfoot foot tub, separate shower and heated towel holder on a beautiful custom mosaic tiled floor. Additional features of the penthouse loft includes soaring 11 foot high ceilings, custom wide planked wood flooring, and a state-of-the-art security system. The best part about this amazing apartment is that it is now currently being offered for rent. This space can be all yours for the asking price of $12,500 per month, spotted on Douglas Elliman!
We definately would not mind spending a year or more in this A-lister penthouse with awesome views and killer location. How about you, could you find yourself living in this sweet pad?
Have a look at some other great features here on 1 Kindesign in the swanky SoHo area: SoHo loft gets an inspiring new look and Ultimate contemporary SoHo loft with exquisite details
This fresh style modern Mediterranean loft of just 33 square meters was renovated by design studio Nimú, located in the heart of the Malasaña neighborhood of Madrid, Spain. The attic space features white interiors decorated with natural elements and simplicity of style. The loft originally had two compartmentalized rooms, a living rom and connected kitchen and bathroom. The designers open these spaces up to create a nice flow, with the sleeping area open to the living room, creating a single stay. This helped create a bright and airy space. The designers wanted the space to bring an overall feeling of peace and well-being. With white walls, natural fabrics, sandy hues and the simplicity of the objects; leads us to a place of peace where we dream of walking barefoot and sunbathing. The design is practical, comfortable and makes the most of its limited space. The result is a cozy and inviting attic space designed with the intention of using it as a holiday rental. What do you think of this fun little getaway? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, we love your feedback!
Are you looking for more inspiration of beautiful homes in the Madrid area? We have featured plenty here on 1 Kindesign, so in case you missed them, have a look: Bohemian-chic flat deliciously transformed in Malasaña and Charming and eclectic apartment in Madrid.
The bench as seen above was designed by Nimú.
Baskets of yarn and cotton were designed by Nimú.
This industrial style loft apartment is comprised of 130 square meters of living space, designed by interior designer Lev Lugovskoy, located in Moscow, Russia. This home is brimming with personality, showcasing soaring ceilings, exposed brick, wood beams, support structures and ductwork. Raw wood flooring is characteristic throughout most of the interiors, except for the bathrooms. A spacious open plan living space features comfortable seating arrangements, a piano space for entertaining family and guests and a projector screen for viewing movies. An island kitchen opens to an adjacent dining space featuring a four-sided fireplace, which no only infuses warmth into the space, it adds a touch of elegance to the homeowner’s dining experience. The interiors feel dark and moody, with walls punctuated with windows that emit enough light to illuminate the space, yet still needing fixtures to create a unique ambiance to the space. We love this apartment, super cool furnishings, beautiful area rugs and a great mix of textures with brick, wood and leather, a great use of space! What do you think, what is your favorite feature of this intriguing industrial pad?
We have featured numerous industrial style apartments here on 1 Kindesign, chalk full of inspiration. We would like to share a couple of really unique ones here for you in case you missed them: Fascinating Arts District loft in LA mixing DIY and vintage and Incredible industrial style loft apartment in NoHo.
Clear acrylic dining chairs allows you to focus more on the fireplace than the dining area.
This sunlit space offers fantastic views over the city of Moscow.
Photos: Leonid Chernous
A striking contemporary loft has been elegantly updated for a family with three young children by Ben Herzog Architect, located in Tribeca, New York. Comprised of 2,200 square feet of living space, this three bedroom apartment needed to be re-configured and given a fresh makeover. The clients requested that the home have a child proof design by day, yet bestow an elegant aesthetic during the evening hours. Interior designer Keven Dumais was called into action to infuse warmth, color and texture to the home. The design duo worked together to reconfigure spaces to create a more livable footprint. The kitchen was re-designed, closet re-shaped, a full bath was turned into a powder room to allow a more spacious laundry room and the HVAC was redirected into the ceiling. Notable finishes were added to the interiors, such as wide plank oak flooring and custom built-in cabinetry. The kitchen was a major overhaul, receiving a brand new built-in bar, a fully landscaped terrace that travels the length of the loft, a center island with a breakfast bar and tons of storage. A notable design feature is the breakfast nook, showcasing a built-in banquette with floor-to-ceiling bleached walnut paneling, which helps to conceal a flat screen TV. The apartment has a predominantly neutral color palette, which has worked well to create modern interiors with the warmth a traditional design aesthetic. Have a look through the home tour and let us know your thoughts, we always enjoy reading your feedback!
We have showcased numerous lofts in the incredibly design savvy Tribeca, New York neighborhood. In case you missed this amazing eye candy, have a look: Beyond spectacular loft mansion in TriBeCa and TriBeCa loft showcases an eclectic mix of styles.
This living room area plays double duty as a play area and a more formal furniture arrangement for when the homeowners want to entertain guests. This space can also cater to overnight guests thanks to a built-in Murphy bed, which is concealed by a wall unit that displays a chalkboard on the lower half and a cork board on the upper half.
The master bedroom was designed to be a soothing oasis, dressed in shades of mauve, blue and gray.
Photos: Joshua McHugh
The top two levels of a YMCA building were converted into a luminous and airy loft by Ensemble Architecture, located in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City. The structure had been converted into apartments in the early 1980’s, so the loft had not been updated since then. The scope of this project was to re-design the home to cater to an extensive collection of books and art in a way that would be aesthetically pleasing. The homeowners also love to entertain, so they needed an amazing dining area for dinner parties and seating arrangements to invite conversation. Dropped ceilings were removed throughout the interiors to create expansive spaces where they had originally felt small and restricted. In the open plan living and dining area, a wall of windows was covered and adjustable bookshelves were installed to showcase a variety of colorful books. Built-in window seats cover unsightly radiators and highlights the grand scale of the wall. The original staircase was re-imagined to create an eye-catching and sculptural grand entryway. Beneath the staircase, painted wall hooks were installed to effortlessly store coats on your way into the welcoming home. There is also beautiful powder room at the entryway, which was updated with a salvaged door, vintage wallpaper and a vintage chandelier. The kitchen was also renovated to become a more bright and open area, while a walk-in pantry was also created out of a small space discovered behind some pipes.
What’s not to love about this amazing home full of books and art? The ladder is pretty fantastic as well, perfect for the book lover! Light-filled and extremely cozy, this would be a great space to spend a lazy weekend enjoying a good read and a hot drink! What do you think, are in love with this book lovers paradise?
Check out some other ideas here on 1 Kindesign for homes that have been designed around an awesome book collection: Stunning renovation in London: Book Tower House and Distinctive home design for book lovers in London. If you really want some cool inspiration, have a look at one of our feature articles on 45 Inspiring ways of designing cozy living spaces with books.
Photos: Courtesy of Ensemble Architecture
This fabulous duplex loft renovation has been designed by Selldorf Architects. located in Chelsea, a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, New York. The loft has a unique past, originally housing a running track and basketball court for a gymnasium. A conversion prior to this renovation had masked most of the structural elements, so the architects worked on uncovering and re-expressing those original details. Drawing out the original industrial features further, casement windows, blackened steel railings and concrete floor tiles were installed. The upper level houses the public spaces, which encompasses a spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The downstairs level features a double height atrium, with a staircase connecting both levels. This level includes a sun-filled family room, master bedroom en-suite, plus two additional bedrooms. White walls, soaring ceilings and tall windows throughout keeps this loft feeling bright, airy and very spacious. The dark flooring contrasts with the white walls, creating a visually impactful design aesthetic. We love this cool loft conversion, its open and spacious…and the colorful sectional in the downstairs family room is great addition. What do you think, could you find yourself living in this loft?
We have featured many lofts in the Chelsea, New York area here on 1 Kindesign, chalk full of sensational design inspiration. We are listing a couple of the most popular ones here in case you missed seeing them: Striking Manhattan loft transformation in the Glass Farmhouse and Incredible industrial style loft apartment in NoHo.
A long island in the chef’s kitchen creates lots of space for cooking and plenty of area for entertaining guests and casual dining.
Photos: Manolo Yllera
An old stable has been converted into a stunning loft apartment with original details by MdAA Associated Architects, located in Trastevere, the 13th rione of Rome, Italy. The region played host to many stables up until the late 1900s, with the barns being more spacious that the typical homes in the area. They were typically covered with immense trusses, which was preserved in the restructuring of the home. The interiors feature soaring ceilings, with the tallest hight being 32 feet. The biggest design challenge to fulfill on the client’s brief involved the master bedroom retreat. They desired to have complete privacy in this space, completely closing it off from the main living spaces on the ground level, where voices would carry. Wood flooring flows throughout the entire space of the home, which helps to infuse it with warmth. Above the living room is the bedroom structure, which takes on a tree house effect. A private retreat away from all the disturbances of the social spaces. This space is suspended high off the ground, with structural supports that emulate a tree trunk. The geometry of this private zone takes on an unusual shape, comprised of pieces of riveted iron.
Custom bookshelves creates a nice little niche against the wall for reading. The light fixtures have been well placed throughout the home to help set the mood. The ceiling has been punctuated with skylights to help diffuse natural light into the home. The finishing result is an intriguing apartment design that has a warm aesthetic and spatial intimacy, while at the same time fulfilling a childhood fantasy of a treehouse.
Our favorite design feature of this conversion is how the heart of the home is the master bedroom, an intimate treehouse design within the interior of a home. It doesn’t get much cooler than that! What do you think? If you were inspired by this old stable conversion, we have featured a couple of others here on 1 Kindesign awhile back: 18th century horse stable converted into artist’s loft and Monumental Coach House breathes new life.
Photos: Massimo D’alessandro
This prewar loft was designed by Raad Studio, located in Greenwich Village, a neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. The interiors of this warm loft is a compilation of materials, which encompasses steel, wood, Corian and plaster, which adds an astounding character to the spaces. The entryway, the material elements are shown as raw and as you travel through the loft they become increasingly more sophisticated and meticulous. An interesting design element in the loft is a ladder on a rail system which travel throughout the whole length of the structure. Another beautiful element is the custom designed shelf under the television in the living room. It is a live edge shelf comprised of walnut, designed and built by Wishbone Woodworking.
An exposed brick wall adds to the lofty feel of the space. The wall has a unique visual interest with linear custom cabinetry running the full length of the room. The shelving and cabinets are comprised of blackened steel and walnut, a stunning combination. This also creates lots of space to showcase the homeowner’s collection of books and add some personality with some decorative items.
We have featured a few prewar homes here on 1 Kindesign, so in case you missed them, take a peek: Spectacular $25 million Manhattan penthouse and Industrial-Eclectic West Village Townhouse by BWArchitects.
Photos: Courtesy of Raad Studio
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