Thursday, February 23, 2012

Loft homes are hubs ofartists, professionals and even urban families. They offer a wonderful refugewith liberal breathing space and infinite design possibilities. The wide openspace inspires the occupants to think creatively and splurge on design ideas.It is quite critical that these urban havens be designed according to strictpreferences and personality-based specifications. 

Atypical loft is large and roomy with high ceilings and large glass windows,sometimes full length windows. There are structural columns that divide thespace but they do not necessarily suggest the layout of the area. These columnscan be utilized as partitions but they can also provide a rhythm of verticallines that can add to the general theme of the interior.

Most ceilings are tall andexposed, allowing pipes and beams to be visible. In lofts, it is better toincorporate the pipes and beams to the ceiling design than to treat them asseparate entities. They can be painted white or even black to create a uniquedisarray of lines and shapes or wood for a rustic look.

In a two story loft, thestairs leading to the balcony can be the focal point of the space. The balconyrails can be of glass or reflective metal sheets to create an uninterruptedillusion of space.

The bedroom can be exposed orif you do want a separate sleeping area, then low-wall partitions orfloor-to-ceiling folding panels can be used. 

Lofts are generallyspacious with minimal obstructions in the layout so the furniture pieces to beused should contribute to the openness of the space. They should be in neutralcolors to blend with the rustic charm of the interiors or they can create anexplosion of colors, surprising the bare white walls and ceiling. Furniturepieces can serve as area dividers for separating interior spaces. 

Refer to my previous posts for interior balance, color palettes, lighting, doors, 
stair railings and much more.

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