Since we got back to Cayman I’ve been spending some time looking into loft design, a concept I’ve not come into contact with previously. It’s an area of design very much associated with living in large cities and given I’ve been missing le city life, I think it’s about time I introduced myself. So, what better way to do that than feature a bunch of beautifully designed contrasting lofts from my favourite cities around the world. The common themes across them are the insane amount of light let in by huge windows, the incredible feeling of spaciousness provided by crazy high ceilings and an open-plan set up, and just a general feeling of ‘coolness’!
The number one spot has to go to my hometown, London. In Shoreditch a former garment factory has been recycled into this cosy but edgy family home. I love the use of wood and splashes of colour that warm up the space and add interest to the ubiquitous grey finishes throughout. And I just can’t get over the amount of light that’s splashing around the place – this is in London remember, the grey-and-overcast capital of the world…
This sliding door detail is fantastic – love the inventiveness:
Next comes my second favourite: Madrid, city-of-much-fun-and-very-very-little-sleep! I luuurve the liberal use of white and vintage pieces in the loft, they set off the artwork perfectly. This is my favourite of the lofts I’ve featured actually – I think I’d get too bogged down in the greyness of the one above. I wonder whereabouts in the city this is, it’s about 400 times bigger than any flat I saw there.