Sliding Panels Help to Create a Customizable Floor Plan in the Noho Loft
Throughout the Noho Loft's design, the homeowners needed a way to make their small spaces look larger and feel more functional, so designers had custom fabricated steel doors and sliding paneling made to help with this. Since many of the doors are not fixed, they allow the homeowners to customize their space to fit their needs at the moment, and because the doors slide rather than swing, they take up less room in the design so the home has more functional floor space.
To create flexibility in the children's area, a sliding door subdivides the space for nighttime and nap time, creating two separate bedroom spaces, each with its own entrance. During the day, though, parents can keep the space open, creating a great big playroom for the kids.
The blend of textures in soothing neutral tones create a mix that is very inviting and balanced in this industrial front entryway. Originally, the home had two separate circular stairs units, one to get the basement, and one to access the Crows Nest above. By deleting one and fabricating a new larger circular stair that goes from Crows Nest to the multipurpose room below, an open space was created that is functional and interesting.
Small Industrial Bar Area with Glass Shelves and Granite Countertop
Install glass shelving to stock up a bar and display favorite bottles and garnishes. For an inexpensive industrial feature, Carlton Walker and Tony McNeal of McNeal Walker Interiors repurposed an old metal kitchen light with a cage purchased at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
Art Studio With Industrial Table and Chairs & Modern Artwork
This studio was designed as a workspace to create original artwork but also to showcase the client's art, artifacts and personal collections. While most of the furnishings in the room feel industrial, the lighted "Texas" sign brings a bit of folk art whimsy to the space. The rugged table and mismatched chairs provides a working surface for multiple people and projects, and pieces of modern art interjects color into the white room.
Guests are handed a white subway tile with a number for their food order. At the table, they find 2x4 stud table toppers wrapped with "Inspired" questions, to strike thought-provoking and fun conversation. Questions are themed around topics like art, music, film, photography and pop culture.
Butler's Pantry Provides Easy Space to Serve Food to Adjacent Family Room
A small butler's pantry with sink, microwave and counter space make it easy to serve snacks for epic TV binge-watching sessions in the adjacent family room. The whitewashed brick wall matches the accent wall just out of sight in the family room.
A custom-designed railing made from mesh and metal piping lines this one-of-a-kind stairway. Corrugated tin adds interest on the ceiling, as does a custom light fixture dubbed "Daddy Long Legs" by the design team. Glass block windows bring in loads of natural light.
Urban-Style Bar With Vintage Fireplace & Warm Wood Floors
Industrial metal barstools pair with exposed ductwork and a vintage-style fireplace to create an urban look for this restaurant's bar. Sleek pendant lights add a contemporary touch, and rustic wood floors lend warmth underfoot.
These industrial-inspired stairs are one of a kind, with diamond plate treads and risers, along with a custom railing made from pipe and mesh. A glass block window follows the lines of the stairway and ushers natural light into the space.