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A bright white loft apartment

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a loft? Known for their touch of New York charm, lofts are recovered, old industrial spaces made into dream homes where all the space flows and interfaces. Today on homify, we travel to Italy to look a stunning example of this trendy style. This loft, once an old, early twentieth century factory, is now a modern home with a predominantly white colour scheme. Far from showing the coldness of minimalism, this loft presents a warm and welcoming interior.

An old factory

 Living room by Paola Maré Interior Designer
Paola Maré Interior Designer

Loft Bianco—Paola Maré Interior Designer

Paola Maré Interior Designer

The loft that we will discuss today is in the attic of a century-old factory. It covers two floors, each of which is one large room. The lower contains the dining room and kitchen, and the upper the bedroom and the bathroom. The loft includes a lot of metal detail in reference to its industrial past, like the metal staircase that connects both areas.

High ceilings

 Dining room by Paola Maré Interior Designer
Paola Maré Interior Designer

Loft Bianco—Paola Maré Interior Designer

Paola Maré Interior Designer

Here we can see how the design of this loft has adapted to the structure of the space. The 8 meters of height have been used to create a spacious living room on two levels.

White and wood

 Living room by Paola Maré Interior Designer
Paola Maré Interior Designer

Loft Bianco—Paola Maré Interior Designer

Paola Maré Interior Designer

Again in this room we see the combination of white and wood that extends elsewhere in this loft. The sofa and furniture are a pristine white, while the shelves are a much more industrial metal. The wood flooring brings warmth, and the high ceilings amplify the feeling of space.

The dining room

 Dining room by Paola Maré Interior Designer
Paola Maré Interior Designer

Loft Bianco—Paola Maré Interior Designer

Paola Maré Interior Designer

If one thing stands out in this apartment, it is its amplitude. The space is not overdone, but has a simple, light and pleasant atmosphere. The dining room is a good example of this. The lamps hanging over the table are white and vaporous. Some of the chairs are a clear acrylic, which works well combined with other soft colours. All this helps to increase the feeling that is a room where the real protagonist is not the furniture, but the space itself.

Lots of light

 Dining room by Paola Maré Interior Designer
Paola Maré Interior Designer

Loft Bianco—Paola Maré Interior Designer

Paola Maré Interior Designer

Besides space, another element important to the design of this loft is light. This is one of the great advantages of remodelling this type of building to create a home. Here, the windows that cover the entire façade, left over from the building’s time as a factory, illuminate every corner of the interior, creating a bright and airy environment.

The kitchen

 Kitchen by Paola Maré Interior Designer
Paola Maré Interior Designer

Loft Bianco—Paola Maré Interior Designer

Paola Maré Interior Designer

The kitchen blends elements of minimalist inspiration with other more industrial pieces, like the hood. But surely the most striking aspect is the use of wood on the island, which makes this area feel warm. The island, in addition to a work area, includes a seating and dining space made with stools in neutral colours.

The bedroom

 Bedroom by Paola Maré Interior Designer
Paola Maré Interior Designer

Loft Bianco—Paola Maré Interior Designer

Paola Maré Interior Designer

Along the wall, we see traces of the building’s industrial past, stunning metal beams that reach over the door of the bathroom and extend down into the lower level.  Like the rest of the house, the bedroom boasts a simple, modern design that is, at same time, very welcoming.

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