7.14.2009

loft living


The first time I set foot in a loft was when I was living in Chicago and working in advertising--I was stopping by a co-workers place and was both amazed and baffled by the open space. I remember not quite knowing if I loved or hated them. However, I have to say that the high ceilings and abundant natural light have definitely won me over!

(via living etc, loftlite, sfgirlbybay, vogue living, canadian house and home, design*sponge )
What is your take on the loft?

22 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

wow... the high ceilings looks amazing.. and the sunlight takes your breathe away.. Lovely pics!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

Living in a loft would definitely take some special planning in terms of finding the right way to decorate- but the trade off- all that space- would definitely be worth it!

Juju said...

There's something so appealing to me about one large living space. I've always secretly dreamed of owning an A-frame home that's one grand space.

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

damn, i love lofts! the open space and big windows just call my name. i wish i can afford one some day! have a lovely day blair!!

Truly Smitten said...

SWOON! I LOVE big wide open spaces with huge a** windows! love it. want it.

Paula Grace Halewski said...

I like lofts because of the space but it is tricky to design them so it appears developed but not just full of stuff. I think the second picture loft is stunning but I would like to see it more developed. The mirror over the fireplace is wonderful with the arched window openings.

bananas. said...

loft living sounds so cool and chic. i would live in any one of those!

down and out chic said...

intimidating, very intimidating, but i'd love all the open space.

Daniella said...

Oh yay! This is great inspiration! I so want to get decorating... i'm just not so sure of my livingroom setup, lol...

Rachel said...

I absolutely love the idea of loft living!

simplesong said...

i've always dreamed about living in a loft ... one day!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I've always loved lofts. I think it can be overwhelming at first from a decorating standpoint but I think I could deal with it for the chance to live in one!

Amy said...

I love lofts but don't know if I could deal with not having a backyard - I love my chihuahuas too much!

georgia b. said...

a dream of mine—to live in a loft. i've never seen a loft i didn't absolutely love. {including these!}

~ Dawn ~ said...

LOVE IT! The ceilings, the windows, the brick, the open space, the view, the light, LOVE IT ALL! Having a secluded bedroom would be the icing on the cake!

Two Tall Girls said...

Wouldn't it be fun to be able to really put a room where ever you want it in such an open space rather than where the walls have been pre-set!

I adore the oval mirror over the fireplace. Fantastic!

Karyn

liza said...

I wouldn't give it a second thought. If I lived in the city, I'd live in one in a second! Love!

Rachel Follett said...

I live in a loft and I love it but I also hate working with the tall walls. (22') I don't know if I can ever go back to normal height walls though. Great inspiration!

paula said...

I could move right into that last loft. Husband and I thought it would be so fun minus the kiddos though;)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I'm nuts for open floor plans. I'd love a loft someday!

Jennifer Ramos said...

Oh wow the second to last photo just STOPPED me in my tracks....i LIKE everything about it. I've lived in a loft before....and i enjoyed it.


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