The Library Loft Apartments in Detroit
This apartment is full of salvaged finds. You can read all about it on Curbed.
It'a a great space and there are so many good ideas incorporated that I want to discuss.
First is that sofa. It's got both a vintage and modern vibe.
The loft has exposed duct work but that just adds to the charm.
Notice the suitcase used as storage. Simple shelving displays photos under the flat screen tv.
But the show stopper for me...is the coffee table..notice it?
Three stacked pallets. How simple can you get?
And don't they look great here?
Although this apartment has lots of wood finishes...the pops of cream and turquoise keep it light and fresh.
Notice the chevron fabric panels at the bottom edge of the drapes?
So often times it's hard to find ready made drapes in a long enough length.
Adding a contrast of fabric on the bottom creates custom drapes and makes them the right length.
The use of chevron really takes these up a notch.
Cute garden stool used as side table.
A gallery wall of antlers provides serious interest in the dining area.
Each living area is well defined even though there are no walls.
I love the wall shelving unit made of wood planks and pipes.
I'm not a fan of the zebra picture
but it does work and is interesting...it's just not my style at all.
Even the row of bowling pins adds to decor. So simple and yet the repetition is so interesting.
I'm a sucker for a wedding cake chandelier.
This one is definitely unexpected in this area but it looks great with the gallery wall and other finishes.
And adds a touch of elegance.
A set of track doors lead to a bedroom...same chevron drapes in this space.
If you notice... panels were used on many walls in the loft.
They ground the spaces...defining each area making them feel like individual rooms.
The kitchen is also part of the open area...it's edge is defind by a large island
which includes sink and dishwasher.
I adore those turquoise vintage chairs at the island.
The kitchen is very nice but dark.
The blue chairs are what make it tie in to the rest of the apartment for me.
Wonderful walk in closet - dressing room.
Could you live in this loft apartment?
I sure could.
I think this place interesting in how it balances feminine and masculine.
Old and new...vintage and modern...steam punk and hollywood regency.
Salvaged and new.
See and read about it here.