With all this new time on my hands (I’m currently undergoing an effort to travel less often and make each journey count more), I’ve found myself turning more and more to another love of mine: interior design. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you’ll know I love being in the kitchen and re-designing my home just as much as I love travel, but for the past few years I have prioritised my love for travel and adventure above everything.
So with my new effort to balance my life more (too much of anything is just that), I’ve been spending a lot of time researching new ideas to remodel out farm house. Thus I present to you Loft Goals: 12 city lofts you’ll want to escape to (or at least inspire a staycation in an AirBnB!)
Images by Nicety
If there’s one thing I love about modern home design it is the move away from traditional ‘rooms’ and towards large, open plan living. Rather than blocking off each room with walls, you can instead choose to give each room a distinct character or its’ own personality, if you will. This all-neutral loft has a certain raw appeal that I really love.
Image by Deco Crush
If it were all about windows… wait a second! It is all about windows! These huge, white windows allow for maximum sunlight all day long – something I won’t be able to achieve with this house makeover but can hopefully achieve down the track when we build our own (new) country cottage!
Image by Chiara Stella Home
Another great use of large, floor-ceiling windows but this time in black. Dark tones are often feared, but this is a fine example of ‘doing’ dark tones well. Remember to mix different textures to achieve depth and a certain type of warmth you won’t achieve by sticking to solid colours.
Images by Trendland
The industrial look has been pretty popular for a while now and although its not for me (I prefer country styled homes), this loft would certainly appeal to many! The gold finishings give it a more refined look.
Images by Dust Jacket Attic
White bricks – eat your heart out!!! Located in beautiful Barcelona, this industrial style loft is about as dreamy as it gets. I absolutely adore the painted white bricks, which are matched by the painted white dining table. This is a great reminder to use and re-use what you have… just give it a make-over first!
Images by Design Sponge
This loft is a little more on the masculine side with an admirable use of raw textures such as the exposed brick wall, aged wood and elsewhere painted brick wall.
Images by Maison Creative
If you’re a fan of the old and faithful spiral staircase, this is more your kinda deal. Although I think I grew out of the phase around 15 years ago (although I would have killed for one as a kid), I do think it really suits this large, open loft space.
Images by Stek Magazine
More on the feminine side, this is a playful use of pink/apricot tones without going overboard.
Images by AnnStreetStudio
One phrase comes to mind with this loft – Home is where the heart is!
Images by Bo-Bedre
A fine example of darker tones mixed with neutrals and a splash of colour. Don’t be afraid to throw a little colour in there, though always remember to use sparingly and follow a colour palette for continuity!
Images by Entrance
Very much a current fad, this loft is the perfect example of how to achieve a refined finish with a black + white palette. This suits the more nordic styled furniture but if done well, looks a million bucks!
Image by The Design Chaser
And this swing!?!? How could I not include this as the ultimate loft goals inspiration. Remember that the whole idea of creating is to create something you love, so don’t be afraid to let your inner child shine through!