I am a big fan of Lofts. The idea that all rooms in a house are situated in one space gives me a satisfying feeling. Being in the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom all at the same time kind of just makes sense to me. I always take my breakfast with me to the bathroom when doing my make-up in the morning, I drink tea wherever I want, which results in finding used mugs and glasses everywhere around the house all the time haha. I change seats while watching a movie all the time just because and the doors to every room are always open. Conclusion, I don’t like small, closed-off spaces. I much more appreciate airy, light spaces and home should for sure be a place where you’re most comfortable right?
I’ve dedicated this post to show you the most beautiful Loft apartments I’ve came across while browsing the internet. Not for a random reason though, although it easily could’ve been that way. During the past months, well actually the past year (time flies) I’ve been investing on finding myself a cool house somewhere in the Netherlands to start my own perfect project. A home that looks awesome, is situated in or close to the centre of the city but is still a peaceful and airy place. I’ve found myself a loft apartment which is still under construction but will be finished somewhere around spring time next year. It’s not a very big home, but there are some very cool things to it. For example the loft is 5 meters high, the bathroom cubicle will serve as an extra 2nd etage in the room and one whole wall will consist of windows.
It’s gonna be very industrial and the project asks for the future home owners to think of smart ideas to make it ‘your home’ since it’ll be produced with the minimum of needs and luxury of a house. No nonce, no polishing. I gotta come up with an idea to get onto the ceiling of the cubicle, a stairs or something comparable at least. I came up with the idea to create a podium in the living area to make looking outside easier and make use of the hight of the space. I’ll be situated on the 7th floor with a view on some of the old Phillips factories and next to that mostly trees.
I have a ton of ideas and a lot I’ve already decided on. A small apartment asks for smart solutions. Being able to store all my stuff in order to keep the space airy, calm and beautiful on itself, is prio one. Think of raw materials like unpolished cement- walls, ceilings and floor, rough (ply)wood and steel constructions as beauty on itself. Lighting will be a challenge as well as storing all my clothes haha! I’m mostly looking forward to decorate the place with rugs and animal skins, a new couch, my million plants, vintage industrial finds, a set of wishbone chairs and my archive of artworks and prints I’ve collected troughouth the years.
Here’s a summary of images I use as inspiration, that reflect my future project or/and just to dream away by. Enjoy!
A city that totally stole my heart. Without any expectiations I decided to take a trip with one of my friends and see what’s going on there. Some of my friends already told me this city is just perfect for me, I had to see that myself.. and if they were right. Full of enthusiasm I’m now writing and selecting images about this amazing city. In a few words Kopenhagen and it’s citizens are calm, friendly, creative, down to earth, colourful and fashionable. You see street art everywhere that colour the gorgeous and rich architecture throughout the city. Parks and nature around every corner. No trash or dirtiness anywhere. No rush nor stress is felt while walking down any street. People like their space and respect others’ aswell. Bikers are well respected as well and so they created private bike lanes next to the broad car lanes and sidewalks. I’ve spotted a lot of gorgeous restaurants and bars with interesting menu’s and fantastic interiors. A street that is my fav is vaernedamsvej. You;ll find the fantastic ‘playtime’ shop filled with typography posters, mugs, stationary and wonderful staff. Situated next to the fantastic ‘Rist’ coffee place, Café Central and across from Granola Restaurant. All the best of Kopenhagen in one street. There’s a couple of great food markets in the centre and across the river to check out ow and don’t forget to visit the Botanical Gardens and the meatpacking district. Find some more imagery and tips on my instragram as well!
Try to think of French and English culture, the architecte, the streets, the people.. and imagine how that will look like if you both mix that all up and build a city with it. Well.. I’ll help you a little. Look at the images below, this is Montreal. A city that to me is the precise result of both cultures mixed together.
A city that is gorgeous, has lots of amazing buildings, great street art all over the city, cute shops, lunchrooms, restaurants and a mountain! A mountain, well hill, The Mont Royal, on the edge of the centre that will give you an amazing view over the city if you climb it. A slippery walk trough the snow that is more than worth it. And although it was super cold and there was still snow everywhere, which gives a gorgeous white sereen scenery, I can definitely imagine this city will even look more beautiful in summertime.
A house build in former horse stables.
‘Lovely Cottage’, the name of the house the staples were part of, had it’s last race, and shortly after, the unused stables fell into a state of disrepair. Until one day when Andy Ramus of AR Design Studio, which was completing renovations to the Manor House, recognized the potential of this historic stable. Shortly after, Lovely Cottage’s stable received a new lease on life as a modern three-bedroom house featuring much of the structure’s original barnlike character. The historic Manor House Stables, once home to a Grand National-winning horse, comprised a single-storey building with brick and stone walls and a gently sloping gabled roof.
Redundant features of the stables are also reused in the design. These include the old horse troughs, now used as sink basins, and tethering rings that function as towel hoops.
A very unconventional but gorgeous repurpose! It is styled minimalistic, but would be absolutely perfect with a good amount of plants, a big rug and some accessories.
Earlier this year a Portuguese studio also converted a stable block into a family house . Take a look!
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