The 13 Most Beautiful Lofts You’ve Ever Seen
Little known fact: Brit + Co. HQ has one gigantic loft area full of millions of LEGOs that looks out over a sea of colorful paper lanterns and busy worker bees, typing away on their keyboards. So you could say we sort of have a thing for elevated spaces. Plus, we’re big believers of looking toward the sky, and we think you should be, too. That’s why we’re bringing you some of our favorite lofted spots. High times are straight ahead.
1. Feminine + Contemporary Loft: The gold accent wall in this Brooklyn loft is a homebody’s dream; there’s always something shiny to marvel at. (via Front + Main)
2. Stable-Turned-Loft: Even a stable for horses, with its beamed ceilings and narrow shape, can be transformed into a loft with smart design. This loft fills blank walls with art, plants, and other statement items. (via SF Girl by Bay)
3. Responsible Design in SoHo: This NYC loft is decked out in vegan and sustainably sourced materials. With its open feel, plus ample seating and standing room, it’s ideal for entertaining. (via Front + Main)
4. Gray, Cozy Loft: Sometimes, the best color is no color at all. This industrial loft, with its herringbone floors, large windows, and roomy sofa offers a hideout for rainy-day reading. (via The Design Chaser)
5. Modern-Meets-Warm Design: Square-shaped furniture feels modern, but arranging it into a circle feels warm and inviting. And believe it or not, it’s all from Target’s Project 62 line. (via Emily Henderson)
6. Bohemian Minimalist: This Madrid loft has Mediterranean vibes with its bright light, white walls, and simple decor — and that bed looks like the ideal spot for a siesta. (via SF Girl by Bay)
7. Living History: A Nashville apartment, formerly a factory, preserves its history with original flooring and brick walls while incorporating modern furniture. (via Front + Main)
8. Cozy, Neutral Space: This monochrome loft gets pops of color from floor plants and copper serving ware. (via Craftberry Bush)
9. Country Chic: Comfy items like a woven rug, throw blankets, and textured pillows, as well as a uniform color scheme, tie this small yet airy space together. (via Inspired By This)
10. Patterns + Textures: This space proves that hunting for vintage pieces and uniquely patterned items is worth the time; it gives you a home that’s anything but cookie cutter. (via Fox Hollow Cottage)
11. Interesting Shapes: You can make the most of a small, triangular shaped room with beautiful shapes, such as this circular window and long light fixture. (via asbe/Getty)
12. Endless Light: When light fills your entire room, it’s a great idea to keep the brightness going with pale wood flooring and pastel fabrics. (via Westend61/Getty)
13. Insane View: There’s no need to fuss over furniture when you have a view like this. (via imaginima/Getty)
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Additional reporting by Lex Monson
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)