Although the kitchen in this loft apartment is small, it still has the amenities of a larger kitchen. A full size refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and microwave allow for ease in cooking, while extra counter space was created with the addition of the kitchen island. On the other side of the island, a breakfast bar adds casual seating, extending the entertaining space of this loft apartment.
This worm composter is a great way to turn kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich fertilizer and is good-looking enough to occupy a mud room or pantry. Comes in gray or green. $139; Gardeners Supply Company
This loft building in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood was originally built in 1896. It was first a bonded warehouse and later used by the Grabler Manufacturing Company who made pipe fittings. Today, its seven stories house chic loft-style apartments.
Just off the dining area, designers created a masculine, contemporary living room in this loft apartment. With two leather chairs providing luxurious seating in front of a large screen TV, this is the perfect living room space to catch a game and enjoy time with friends, and with the connectedness of the loft spaces, the party can continue throughout the home without making anyone feel excluded, extending the entertaining space of this loft apartment.
A bed is lofted above a studio apartment to keep from taking up precious space in the living area. Built-in shelving provides a storage space for books and other personal items, while a simple wall light provides lighting without adding visual clutter.
Anyone seated at this drawing table couldn't ask for better light. The windows were one of the areas the designers paid special attention to: Limestone and fir and pine beams were uncovered under all the windows. And all the original radiator covers were sandblasted and repainted in a handsome black.
This closet is actually located in the open corner of a studio apartment, where fashion expert Lindsay Albanese shoots her YouTube videos. Designer Lucinda Pace of Laurel & Wolf found that Lindsay was using her clothes closet for storing boxes, paper towels, and other miscellaneous items, while her clothes hung on collapsible rolling racks. The designer created this “Style Studio” for Lindsay along one wall to act as clothing storage, a video set and an apartment design element all in one. The chaise, formerly a catchall for un-hung clothes, was reupholstered in ivory microsuede, and now serves as the perfect place for Lindsay to interview guests.
When the couple moved in to their first rental apartment, they were disappointed in some of their space's features, such as the color of the walls, the carpet and the light fixtures, so they focused their design on detracting attention from those things. They repainted the entire apartment, in most spaces using a pleasant, gray color, and placed rugs over the unpleasant carpet. Then, they invested in simple, modern furniture-such as this buffet-that would modernize the space, but could be taken with them when they leave. Finally, they added art and accessories from their travels to showcase their personality and add color and texture to their home.