If you happen to be in Amsterdam this week you’re in luck. This week the annual Enter The Loft pop-up is open for public again. The loft is an apartment in Amsterdam where a combination of design, art and craft culminate in one inspiring interior design experience. As always everything you see in The Loft can be bought. I’m sure in the upcoming weeks more pictures of The Loft will appear but for now you can look at these sneak peaks of this years The Loft. The pop-up apartment will be open from the 14th – 22nd of januari at Vijzelstraat 77-III. (If you want to see the lofts of previous years, just look below for links)
Happy new year everyone. I hope you’ve had lovely days with friends & family. 2017 has started but before I’m going to dive into the new year I will look back at 2016. This week you’ll see a compilation of my favourite spaces. Today I’ll show you my favourite loft apartments of 2016, enjoy 🙂
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!
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.
I remember seeing pictures of this industrial loft in Italy years ago and I instantly fell in love. Now, there are new images of this industrial loft and the design has changed a bit. A good excuse to give you a new tour of this impressive space. The loft belongs to Marco Vido, an Italian artist, who has made his home in this factory building near Lake Como. It’s important for Marco to retain the soul of the building. Therefore he kept the walls and windows in its original form and thereby showing the history of the building. The loft is also used as his workspace and the place is filled with artwork of his own hand, which makes the loft very personal and always changing. Thinking of an industrial loft, this space in Italy is probably what most people envision. It’s absolute perfection.
A former milk factory in The Hague has been transformed into a unique family home. The home belongs to Mary Hessing, editor of Dutch magazine Eigen Huis & Interieur, and her husband Toon Lauwen, curator, journalist and design books editor. The couple bought the former milk factory 12 years ago and together – without the use of an architect – they created a family home over three levels. The large open plan living space can be reached through the converted garage. The black and white tiles can be seen through the entire ground floor including the kitchen where it is combined with sea green Moroccan tiles. The living space has an industrial vibe with the concrete floor and steel frames. To soften this they used pink and green in the decorations. Upstairs, under the exposed beams, there is a large open plan space that serves as the bedroom and playroom of 2 of the children. This converted milk factory In The Netherlands certainly is one of the most unique homes I’ve ever seen.
A former brewery in Melbourne was converted into a loft-style industrial apartment by Brett Murray, Stuart McKenzie and Simon Carver. The three men (and a dog) live in this apartment together and that is visible in the masculine style of this loft-style home. Exposed brick walls, dark colours and industrial elements give the spaces a moody atmosphere, which is enhanced by the little natural light that comes into the apartment. This Melbourne apartment might have a masculine feel about it but I would definitely want to live here, gosh I love everything about it.
Living in an industrial loft apartment in New York is a dream for many people and Alina Preciado (designer, artist and owner of online homewares store Dar Gitane) has made that dream come true. This loft space in Brooklyn was in a complete state of abandonment when she found it, but with much love and care she created a wonderful space decorated with items inspired by her travels. Come and see the full tour of this amazing industrial Brooklyn warehouse loft.
Homeware and furniture supplier Hunting for George is collaborating with the Melbourne design studio Grazia & Co. Grazia & Co focusses on using quality materials and Australian craftsmanship in their timeless and elegant pieces, the collection with Hunting for George includes a range of wool and leather ottomans as well as a new upholstered addition to the Hunting for George Oliver bed. I fell head over heals with the images that come with this Hunting for George x Grazia & Co collaboration, this loft space is so beautiful and I love, love, love the windows it’s always been my dream to have a loft space with large industrial style windows like these.
I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, so just a quick blogpost that I’ve also posted on my Tumblr page this week. Above the London headquarters of Etsy lies this amazing eclectic loft. It is decorated with wonderful eclectic furniture, vintage finds and personal items. But (in my opinion) the best thing about this loft are those A-MA-ZING windows, I’m so jealous!