The Loft is inspiration abound, a conceptual pop-up store showcasing luxurious lighting, furnishings, homeware and textiles, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This carefully laid out space emulates a dream loft where anyone could imagine themselves living. The space has been created in The Vaudeville Theatre, refurnished into a tastefully designed loft space, a fantasy home. This concept loft can give viewers inspiration to incorporate into their own spaces. If you are a loft lover or have your own loft, you are going to really enjoy looking at this master creation, the interior stylists did an amazing job putting this together, which is only on display for three weeks. If you love the look, you can copy a lot of these items with similar, less expensive pieces from West Elm or CB2 and even Ikea. What do you think of this transformation, is this your style?
Designed as an open concept, spaces are divided with the use of area rugs. A herringbone patterned wood flooring runs throughout the entire loft, making the space feel cozy and warm.
Love the gorgeous canopy bed, the framing height works perfectly with the high ceilings of the space. A trunk at the end of the bed is the perfect spot to store sweaters or anything else you want to keep out of sight in a bedroom.
Functional shelving helps to showcase art work as a gallery wall, this is a perfect idea if you do not have a lot of wall space. Layering the shelving works really well for homes that have high ceilings.
A hanging swing adds playfulness to the loft, especially fun swinging back and forth while admiring the incredible city views through the large windows.
Photos: Courtesy of Enter The Loft
Jones House is a mid-century modern renovation carried out by Silva Studios Architecture, located high atop Mount Soledad in San Diego, California. The home offers impeccable views to the Pacific Ocean, Mission and San Diego bay, downtown San Diego and Mexico. The home was given modern day updates, new technologies and lifestyle changes to meet the needs of its owners. The whole exterior facade was given a facelift, the landscaping was designed with native species for easy care and maintenance. The previously closed off interiors were structurally altered to give an open plan concept with the living, kitchen and dining areas.
This fabulous chef’s kitchen features ipe wood, custom cabinetry and a cantilevered, 3.5 inch thick concrete counter with a waterborne epoxy and a coat of floor wax (the cantilever is support by a 4×4 post and the wood wall). Perfect for entertaining, the space looks out to the dining and living areas.
The flooring is poured, self-leveling concrete topped with a gloss finish and wax. It’s 3/8″ thick, poured over the existing concrete slab. It has been scored in a large pattern, to not only control for cracks, but also for design aesthetics.
The outdoor terrace offers cozy living spaces with sensational views and a clean lined fire pit for those cool nights from the ocean breezes. The fire pit is cast-in-place concrete with a custom burner.
Photos: Courtesy of Silva Studios Architecture
The ultimate in modern tropical living, this gorgeous villa is located just steps from the beach in the prestigious area of Batu Belig area, North Seminyak, Bali. This elegant villa blurs the lines between indoors and out, comprising of 5,920 square feet (550 square meters) of living space with four bedrooms and four en-suite bathrooms. The home embraces all of the comforts and glamour one would think of in modern living in the tropics, all while preserving an exotic atmosphere and distinctive Balinese charm. Nestled on a lush property of 940 square meters, this luxury villa showcases a main living and dining pavilion, a bedroom pavilion, an entertainment room with a business center, as well a relaxation and dining pavilion in spacious gardens with a 16 meters swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi.
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An open plan concept and perfect seating arrangements creates a great flow throughout the living, kitchen and dining areas, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Courtesy of sliding glass wall panels, the living room spills out onto the outdoor terrace where welcoming lounge chairs and a beautiful swimming pool awaits.
Merriwood Residence is the modern transformation of an existing home into indoor outdoor living by Zone 4 Architects, located in East Hampton, New York. The interior design of this stunning home was carried out by DMS Interiors, with lighting design by Robert Singer & Associates Inc. The home begun with its humble origins as the modernization of an already existing home found at the edge of East Hampton. The residence then underwent a major transformation “into an all inclusive statement of contemporary architecture and the embodiment of indoor outdoor living for summertime living.” Yet, with its warm tones and clean lines, the house brings its owners a livability that is year round.
From the lighting designer:
Uplights and downlights are used in conjunction with sculptural and art elements, creating points of interest with intense highlights and shadows. Completely lamped with LED sources, this remodel greatly reduced its energy consumption with custom details that accentuate the updated architectural forms. A fully integrated control system assists with energy savings and ease of use.
Photos: Steve Mundinger
Nautical Lines is a nautical themed eco-friendly waterfront house with large expanses of fenestration to maximize the views, designed by Greg Shand Architects, located in Singapore. This modern residence offers a sinuous wave envelope with large overhangs which helps to provide shading from the hot east and west sunshine, opening to both the north and south. Reminiscent of a boat hull, the underside of the ceiling has been clad in recycled teak. There is plenty of natural cross ventilation provided from the sliding glass doors, which the owner’s open to allow fresh breezes from the water to flow throughout. To reduce solar heat gain, recycled timber has been used for the external decking.
Description from the architects:
Extensive low-e glazing affords views of the waterway to the North and South China Sea to the South. Where a view has not been offered from the ocean, the walls and built-in elements of the spaces are curved to offer a contiuous reminder of the seafront context of the home. As an example, the master bathroom walls are flowing curves with a shaded skylight over to afford views of the sky and curved roof above.
The walls, floor and ceiling of the bathroom form a sinuous curved envelope clad with stainless steel, and all bathroom fixtures including basins, water closet’s and shower fittings echo this fluid curvaceous nautical theme.
Photos: Aaron Pocock
Description from the architects:
In the Urban Treehouses you are surrounded by nature and a little closer to the sky, however, not far from the urban life of the city of Berlin. The two unusual dwellings are located in a 650 sqm garden in a residential area on the edge of the Grunewald forest.
Their shape resembles a tree: The wide trunk – paneled with wood – supplies the house with the necessary power and bears the tree crown, a 28 square meter lodge in solid wood. As a reference to the urban environment it is clad with a sculptural metal facade.
At four meters height you can find everything you need: a combined bed- and living room with a small kitchen, a bathroom and a roofed terrace. At eye level with the tree tops you can watch birds and squirrels and look through the dense greenery in the Berlin sky. The lakes Krumme Lanke and Schlachtensee are close by, but the bakery, restaurants or a beer garden are within walking distance as well.
Photos: Suite030 / Laura Fiorio
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