Raw steel is used for the backsplash and island in a loft's open kitchen. The backsplash is lit by LED lights for a halo-like effect, and the island has shelving on both sides in the black-and-white kitchen. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
A minimalist 5,000-square-foot urban loft is in an industrial building that was built in the early 1900s in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The loft’s renovation by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture. The cast iron columns were existing in the open living, kitchen and dining area.
Blown glass chandeliers, acrylic chairs and a row of cosmic pendants bring a feeling of lightness to this open, modern loft. Carved from the top floor of a century-old St. Louis warehouse, the 7,500-square-foot loft features 18-foot ceilings, original arched windows and industrial elements like exposed brick, concrete columns and metal piping. The open concept design is ideal for entertaining.
A maple and iron staircase leads to the entrance of the loft area of HGTV Green Home 2011. A driftwood sawhorse table greets below a column of three colorful Yupo paper paintings. Two contemporary buffet lamps provide plenty of light in the space.
This urban loft with concrete ceilings and columns is warmed up by wood flooring. The platform bed and color palette are Asian inspired. A contemporary storage unit acts as a room divider, giving the bedroom a sense of privacy in the open floor plan.
This converted St. Louis loft represents no-holds-barred decorating at its best, with lush velvet sofas, a zebra-striped rug and mirrored tables that give Studio 54 a run for its money. A white leather sofa encircles a structural column to offer extra seating in this modern open living space.
SPG Architects’ Pawling House in Pawling, N.Y., features an open, loft-like living space with soaring ceilings. The library, on the house’s lower level, uses the same soft palette as the rest of the house — polished concrete, steel columns and neutral walls — with a pop of color in the built-in bookcases.
Neutral colors and soft, metallic finishes contribute to this city apartment's airy, sophisticated feel. A custom bar with copper accents is a functional focal point. Structural columns delineate the "rooms," while an open floor plan allows the urban space to live large. A tray ceiling adds dimension and creates options for mixed recessed and cove lighting.
A 5,000-square-foot industrial loft in New York City was renovated as a live-work space for a photographer. The architects cut the ceiling planes to encourage light to bounce and anchor seating areas. The public spaces include a black-and-white kitchen, dining and living areas with architectural elements, such as columns original to the loft. The architects used raw steel, aluminum, white oak and LED lighting. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
Even an industrial loft kitchen can don the mantle of an Old World farmhouse with a few simple touches. Here, antique wooden beams replace the existing structural supports, creating an eye-catching element in this vintage-yellow kitchen. For a similar effect, cover boring columns with wood, or use a faux finish to give them a rustic appearance, says author Susan Sully. For an even easier farmhouse-style fix, bring in a rocking chair.