You know how I always say I love a room with white walls? No doubt. My preference. Absolutely.
Is it possible that I could also love equally as much a rooms with dark walls? Rich black walls or enchanting navy blue wall paint (sometimes with a little gloss) always works for me.
Loving the black kitchen above with the dark cabinetry, the cobblestone like paver field tiles used on the floor, the white beadboard ceiling, the farmhouse table…everything about it.
The wonderful sultry baths below also work for me.
It is weird…even though these spaces are dark…they seem bright to me…is that possible? Even cheerful! Hmmm….interesting. Maybe it is the fact that each of these spaces has either white ceilings, molding or a light floor or accent wall added in for contrast – two toned rooms. Love them!
What do you think about rooms with dark paint on the walls or cabinets? Work for you or not?
Rising from the fens of Cambridgeshire is a solid old barn converted to a minimalist home and work space. Old Victorian bricks add an industrial element while OSB defines spaces with the larger void and is used to create furniture.
A stunning Live/Work loft in a well-known London warehouse conversion with a private courtyard just off Kingsland Road. The design and quality is outstanding and takes the best advantages of the original features and combines brilliantly with contemporary functionality.
Sometimes it is hard to build your own house especially when you are not an expert and you do not have a fortune. Here it is an example which may help make an idea of what you can do in case you are the owner of an old place which may become your home and working area at the same time.
This impressively large Stunning Designer Loft and live/work space of approximately 3100 sq ft in the desirable Arts District was stripped and exquisitely remodeled from top to bottom with no expense spared.
It took three years to build, but the Emerald Art Glass House now hovers above the factory in the South Side neighborhood, overlooking the Monongahela River, railway line and bridges.
The stylist, prototype designer and set designer of Lebanese origin, has opted to transform this former mill in the heart of Marseille as a true temple of recycling.
After two years of restoration, John Lautner’s famous Chemosphere house in the Hollywood Hills above Los Angeles, is once again the remarkable innovative design that Lautner created in 1960. The new owners Angelika and Benedikt Taschen first saw the house in 1997 in a neglected state, and set about repairing the building and Lautner’s reputation. “(The house) was unique”, Ms. Taschen recalled. “authentic and intense, idealistic and full of fantasy, non-conformist. I felt immediately that it fit our character perfectly.”
Canadian architects Wonder Inc. designed this chic live work loft where the owner â€“ an artist â€“ could let his creativity run wild. Inside, the minimalist interiors feature white walls and ceilings that bounce light around and light up every corner. Hanging on the clean bright walls, artwork catches the eye and creates an art-gallery atmosphere.
LÃ¡zaro Rosa-ViolÃ¡n describes himself as an â€˜urban archaeologistâ€™ and â€˜style hunterâ€™. His studio has been published a few times, but every time I see his work, I am stopped dead in my tracks. The studio, Contemporain, consists of LÃ¡zaro and his team of eight interior, industrial, and graphic designers.
An old movie theatre has been transformed into an incredible loft space, situated in the old city of Ghent, Belgium. The owners created their very own â€˜Dollywoodâ€™. The interiors feature concrete flooring, dramatic high ceilings and clerestory windows with ample daylight.
For today, I brought a large gray and red loft in New York. The living room has plenty of space. The red accent color is repeated all over the place.
When Hollie and Sean Strasburg bought their loft in the Tire Town building in Salt Lake City, they knew immediately that they wanted to bring the space back to its industrial roots.
A former warehouse was transformed into this modern loft in Brussels, Belgium by SHSH architects. The goal was to create an experience of colors and textures – on a limited budget. The concept revolved around the loft as ‘the ocean’ and constructed elements (kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom) as ‘the islands’.
In the heart of Mount Pleasant’s brewery district, just a short walk away from a variety of restaurants and breweries, you’ll find the Mecca. This double-height, Insane Vancouver Loft is most probably the largest unit in the building.
You could miss this industrial loft for a library – a huge bookshelf dominates the living room.