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Church Conversion in The Netherlands: Cheeky Chapel

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You’ve seen those reverent church conversions that seem to have been carried out with fear of spiritual retribution. You know the ones that praise design elements that are not always praise-worthy. Well this transformation is completely unique and fearless. The 1928 church in the Netherlands is now a residential homage to humor, color, and modern design. Continue reading

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Manhattan micro loft: on top of New York City’s roof

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Given the remarkable way in which a footprint of just 425 sq ft has been put into excellent use in this small loft located on the top of a Manhattan’s Upper West Side brownstone building, the title “micro – loft” is but a humble way to describe it. Taking advantage of the space’s 25 feet height and the lucky event of it having access to a roof terrace, architect Specht Harpman and his design team successfully created four separate living platforms inserted within the space, providing rooms for all the essentials while still allowing the apartment to feel open and light filled. Continue reading

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Houston Downtown Loft for Every Age

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Since I was a teenager, I’ve wanted to restore the huge brick former furniture factories of my home town. Thankfully this is happening to abandoned factories all over the country and here’s an exquisite example. Designer Kristina Wilson took the basic loft formula of concrete structure + brick walls + wood floors + large windows = fabulous and mixed in personality from distinctly different eras. Note how the color is all in the furnishings and the white walls and structure provide a canvas. Continue reading

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P13: energized life in a mini loft in Bratislava

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How about a little trip to Bratislava in order to witness ourselves the magical transformation of a not so inspiring one bedroom apartment to a lively, comfortable mini loft? Thanks to demolishing walls and completely removing the bathroom, a new floor plan was able to be designed, creating a cool tiny living space of no more than 44 square meters. Continue reading

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A Stunning loft in Budapest

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Lofts and open space apartments are gaining more and more attention, becoming favorite among interior design lovers and artistic people. Here is a stunning example, located in Hungary’s capital city, Budapest. It unfolds in 200sqm and in case you are dreaming of owning and living in such a space, it can be yours with an exchange of €600.000, all furniture included. Continue reading

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Statement Loft in Barcelona: Ecological and Femenine

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I always say that the most beautifully satisfying rooms have a statement piece – a piece that pulls them out of the every day ordinary. Of course a statement piece cannot hide a multitude of sins so a strong foundation is always required. That’s exactly where Vuong Interior Design began in the creation of this Barcelona loft. Daylight floods in to the kitchen through new skylights and plants and sun light wash in from the patio and entice you outside. The oiled oak floors are sun-kissed bronze in color and display their personality next to the pure white walls. Continue reading

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Nybrogatan Residence: Loft with Social Graces

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I’m completely smitten by the charm and style of Sweden. Crisp white uncluttered spaces are tucked under romantic roof lines and windows are added where ever humanly possible. These are all true here in this bright and airy three bedroom loft in the central district of Stockholm. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Studio: Industrious Home Renovation

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The size of this space isn’t its only dreamy quality. David Berridge Architects crafted a creative and flexible two level studio/home from this 5,500 square foot former union hall in Brooklyn, New York. Continue reading

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Modern Luxe Bohemian

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Some times I shudder at the word “bohemian.” Mostly because I see it as a heavy mix of patterns, colors, textures, beads, fringes and all those things that when combined frazzle my crisp sensibilities. So I’m calling this spontaneous yet finely tuned interior luxe bohemian. Continue reading

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Graphic love in Poland: a young couple’s inspiring and playful loft

An old wooden house situated in the beautiful Polish countryside, just 30 min outside Warsaw, is the place where graphic designer Asia and her husband, alongside their fury family, reside and call home since about 4 years now.

The space has a loft like, open living character, divided in two levels. The main level hosts the living room, dining & cooking area all communicating with one another. The only walls and door belong to the bathroom on this level. On the second floor, a bedroom, a working area and a private bathroom are all reached via the narrow but extremely beautiful and charming white staircase. I totally fell for the detail of the added wooden stool as an easy way up the first stairs, which are somehow higher elevated. Continue reading