Interior Crush: A Loft Down Under
It seems like Scandinavian style is the mood of the moment, but you know who else is really good at creating a fashionable living space? Australia. Case in point: this three-story, open-plan apartment converted from a 1920s print factory in Melbourne. If that description alone doesn’t make you excited to see the space, I don’t know what will.
Other units in the warehouse were converted into more traditional apartments with walled rooms. This one was left open, “which increases the sense of space,” says homeowner Craig Miller-Randle, owner and creative director of MRD Home. “I love that you can be in one area, still connect with other areas and have all these different vistas.” Take a peek at the enviable loft-style unit below.
A mix of textures, as you’ll see, is key to this home’s overall aesthetic, from the sheepskin on the chair to the wooden coffee tables. Plant life and greenery play a big role, too.
I love the play of modern and traditional in the living room, above. The classic crystal chandelier contrasts nicely with the abstract art, lucite table and floor lamp.
Layered mirrors and glass furniture help light flow through the space, making it seem even airier and bigger.
The bedroom, above, is my absolute favorite room. Surprise, surprise, right? From the four poster bed to the black, white and blush color scheme, I am head over heels for this space. Plus, it makes the whole “art on the floors” thing work — I actually think it adds more interest to the room than if the print were hanging next to the bed on the wall. And for anyone who wants to re-create this look, CB2 has a super similar, actually decently affordable canopy bed style here. (Ahem, me. I do.)
What do you think? Are you a fan of this Melbourne loft space?
All images via Inside Out