For this loft apartment in New York City's SoHo neighborhood, nine small rooms were combined to create this incredibly open, bright space. Designers worked hard to protect the original architecture and history of the building, salvaging materials like the brick, timber and steel and repurposing them throughout the home.
Cottage-Style Great Room With Matching Linen Sofas
What an impressive great room! Look at those long sofas — perfect for lounging by the fire or watching your favorite TV shows. The symmetry of the room is soothing, as are the neutral tones and natural materials used for the ceiling, walls and floor. The space is at once rustic and contemporary, and large windows bring in plenty of natural light.
You can see why a space like this is called a great room. The room connects the entry, living room, kitchen and family room with its tall vintage timber beams and openness to the upstairs master bedroom. Seating from the convertible sofas allows for flexibility in the large space, and the dining room beyond has an amazing ocean view.
Wall-to-wall windows showcase a stunning view of the Hawaii coast from every part of this great room. A bright blue area rug and modern, white leather sectional define the living area. The textured wooden ceiling treatment and contemporary drop ceiling add dimension and interest.
Hallway With Iron Balcony Railing Overlooks Great Room
This hall features a curved balcony area and iron railing that allow people passing through a glimpse at the rustic great room. A circular red floral area rug adds a pop of color, while the vaulted ceilings and recessed lighting keep the space open.