Sunny, enormous, and fashionable, with sprawling floor plans and oversized windows: lofts stand in sharp contrast to dank, dark, claustrophobic city dwellings. Plus they often possess prized features, like brick walls, concrete floors, and exposed pipes. How can you make the most of these beautiful advantages, turning the massive layout into a cozy, hospitable home? Tour wonderfully designed and decorated lofts that illustrate a variety of imaginative style possibilities. Breathtaking photos show inventive ways of defining space with screens and pillars, arranging furniture to form small "rooms" in open areas, incorporating views from outside into the indoor design, and keeping visible intriguing vestiges of lofts' industrial origins. See how not to obstruct treasured sunshine, and add artificial light in darker corners and for evenings. And, in case you don't live in a loft but want the same look--there are ideas that to apply to any kind of residence!
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||The Canvas||16|
|Chapter 3||Defining Space||46|
|Chapter 4||Performance Spaces||64|
|Chapter 5||Creating Comfort||80|