I always love a converted space. And this garage conversion in Amsterdam is one of my favourites. As I mentioned before the decor in this converted garage has changed a little bit, it’s now a little bit lighter and more family friendly. But I couldn’t only post one version of this loft apartment because it’s simply too cool! If you’re curious what the apartment looked like before, just click here. Oh! and the industrial loft is now up for sale so I’d say take your chance if you want to live in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Amsterdam!
A few years ago I came across the most amazing converted garage I’ve ever seen, which I posted back then on my tumblr. The garage is located in one of the most charming neighbourhoods in Amsterdam called ‘De Jordaan’. The garage is converted into an eclectic loft by the Dutch firm Bricks Amsterdam. The loft has amazing skylights that bring in tons of light and the industrial glass walls keep the space open and light. This garage conversion for me is the perfect example of a cool apartment. While browsing the Dutch real estate site Funda I saw that the garage conversion is now up for sale. Between then and now the decor has changed a bit so I will post both versions of this garage conversion in two seperate blog posts so if you’re curious what the converted garage in Amsterdam looks like now just click here.
The home of Piet and Otti in The Netherlands was completely in ruins when they bought it. The building dates from the 1920s but all the charateristic elements were removed and instead the space looked completely soulless. The couple decided to drastically renovate the apartment and only the façade remained in tact. After hard work the end result is absolutely stunning. They managed to give the home character again, and the industrial elements give the space a very cool and cozy look.
The home of Brooke Hammel and Jose Alvarez has everything you wish for in a industrial loft apartment. Exposed brick, lots of concrete and large windows. The couple asked Homepolish to completely design their industrial loft in Brooklyn in only 2 months time. The couple are major art lovers so their art collection has a prominent place in their loft. The gallery wall on the large exposed brick wall is a true eyecatcher in this loft apartment. The other amazing focal point is the large bookcase that showcases all the items that the couple has collected over the years. I’m truly in love with this space, it’s such a nice mixture of styles. And the guestroom in Moroccan style is a nice surprise in this Brooklyn industrial loft.
Gosh I love a good warehouse apartment, especially when you can still see the old features. This stunning warehouse apartment in Sydney has everything that I love about warehouse conversions. Great exposed brickwork in the kitchen and lovely old wooden beams. Combine this with lots of artwork and industrial furnishings and you’ve got yourself a dream home. Everything about this apartment is just right, except for it being in Sydney and costing $1.2 million *sigh*. Well, at least we can dream right?
Pasta Miasta is an Italian restaurant in the Polish city Gdynia. The restaurant, designed by Paulina Kisiel of Studio TURBO, combines Italian café style with an industrial urban style. The bistro chairs and black and white tiles make you feel as if you stepped foot in an Italian café. The Italian style in combination with the exposed brick walls and exposed pipes give the space a cool urban vibe. It’s lovely how they’ve added some greenery in the space with the wire basket on the ceiling and the plant pots on the wall. I’m in love with the glass paneled steel walls that open up the kitchen. That way you can take a peek and see how your Italian dish is being prepared. Pasta Miasta is a beautifully designed restaurant which you perhaps would have expected in New York. Instead you have to take a trip to Gdynia, Poland to see this beauty for yourself (and eat a lot of pasta, obviously!).
Sebastiaan and Dyala wanted their home in The Netherlands to be modern and warm. Together with the architecture firm of their neighbours did they create their dream home in a 1930s building. It wasn’t always easy, the couple and the architecture firm didn’t always see eye to eye. The green wall in the living room and the white painted oak floor in the bedrooms were a shock at first but are now the eyecatchers of their home. The beautiful steel doors and exposed brick in the kitchen give this modern home an industrial twist.
There is a feeling of casual elegance in the New York home of Matt and Nadine Abramcyk. Together with their two children they live in Tribeca which they refer to as ‘a small town in the city’. With an apartment that faces the park and views over the surrounding greenery and the sky it sure doesn’t feel like a New York apartment. They mixed their elegant furniture with rustic and industrial elements. The bedroom wall is covered in reclaimed barn wood and copper pipes are visible troughout the apartment. I love the brightness of the space in combination with the darker colors of the wood and metal elements. All the wood gives the space such warmth and a slight ‘country cottage vibe’ which I absolutely love. If I wanted a New York apartment, than I definitely want it to look like this!
That I’m a big fan of studio apartments is probably not a secret. I find it incredibly inspiring to see what people can do with a tiny space and make it a comfortable home. I have posted this studio apartment in Stockholm a few months ago on tumblr and it was a big succes. Now the studio apartment has been put on the market again by Alexander White. They have redecorated the studio and I must say it looks even better now! The studio has an industrial vibe and it doesn’t lack for anything. The wooden floor and Kakelugn already give the space a lot of character and they didn’t clutter the small space with too much furniture. The living room only has a Chesterfield sofa and a chest of drawers but they decorated the space so wonderfully with artwork, plants and candles that it doesn’t look bare. Could you live in such a small – but cool – studio apartment?
A house with a soul, that’s how the owners Quirine and Roland describe their home in Amsterdam. Not only because of the historic features that are still visible in this 1910 home but also because of the personal collections that all have a special memory for them. The home is divided over 3 floors in the center of Amsterdam and they immediately fell for the natural light. I absolutely love the mixture of styles and the personal atmosphere of this historic Amsterdam home, unfortunately it doesn’t have a garden but when you’re so close to the Vondelpark I guess you don’t really need it!