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For Your Consideration: A Creative Los Angeles Loft

2012 May 21

Originally built back in 1923, the loft shown here was completely stripped and remodeled. Smart space planning and an eclectic choice of furnishings, colors and textures keep the 3100 square-foot space feeling roomy, yet not overwhelmingly vast. Its incredibly creative interior is well in keeping with the loft’s location, the hip and desirable Arts District in Los Angeles, CA.

There is so much going in the loft that it takes a while to take it all in. Industrial lighting fixtures and ductwork works with mid-century modern furnishings, while other ultra-contemporary light fixtures and accessories are set off against vast expanses of hardwood floors and rustic brick walls. Creams, greys and deep browns are punctuated with pops of red.

The main living space, from left:

Office Area and Conversation Nook

 

…to right:

Conversation Nook, Kitchen and Dining Areas

 

The dining area mixes it up by throwing in a couple of white Panton chairs with an otherwise traditional-looking dining table set. Meanwhile, in addition to that fantastic sofa, a particularly vibrant burst of red comes from the Duplex fixtures by FontanaArte hanging over the kitchen island:

 

Kitchen

 

One of the most used pieces in the place is the Cirque Ceiling Fan with Light by Minka Aire. With its interesting round blades and rich tones, the fan could be considered a design symbol for the entire loft: playful and creative, yet modern and sophisticated. It seems appropriate, therefore that there are about a dozen of them scattered throughout the space.

 

Hallway

 

Around the corner and behind the kitchen, the loft is sectioned off into numerous conversation and entertainment areas. The spaces are divided not by walls, but through the use of area rugs and furniture arrangement. The feeling is mostly mid-century modern with furnishings like a red Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair, Eero Aarino’s suspended Bubble Chair and green plush Pony, and Charles and Ray Eames’ Molded Plywood Chair by Herman Miller. The graphic nature of these furnishings are well complemented by rounded lighting like the Flos Glo-Ball Pendants and an Atomium Floor Lamp by Kundalini:

 

TV and Conversation Areas

 

Pretty much the only actual walled-in “rooms” in the loft are the bedroom and master bath.  In the bathroom, another sculptural light fixture brings ultra-contemporary contrast to the otherwise clean and natural space. (And yes, that’s another Cirque Ceiling Fan back in the bedroom):

 

Bathroom (Bedroom in background)

 

This fantastic place is currently on sale and can be yours for the rock bottom price of $899,000 (down from $1,050,000). Be sure to grab it before it gets away. If you’d like more information, be sure to read the blog at 1 Kind Design.

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