buyolympia.com. When they relocated to Portland a couple of years ago he took the opportunity to pare down his belongings to the essentials and move into this minimal loft. SBaird Design. She understood Aaron’s vision for a minimal, raw space and undertook the mission of converting his new loft to the modern, industrial home it has become. Last year Aaron's loft was even featured in Oregon Home Magazine! Aaron is a computer programmer and is visually intrigued by the way things work. Using this as a guide, Shannon took the walls back to their concrete foundation and exposed wooden structural beams. A pipe that drains the rainwater from the roof of the building was left alone and offers great sound effects on a rainy spring day. New lighting was added and the wiring was left intentionally visible. The concrete walls are balanced by newly added bamboo flooring. It’s a long space that was divided by installing a pocket wall that can hide the bedroom when guests are over. Each panel of the sliding wall is painted a slightly different tone of white to add interest. The closets that were built in his room (the only storage in the whole space!) were built to mimic the Vitsoe shelves he uses in his living room. The rug she found for the bedroom area emulates the shadows that the trees outside his windows create on the floor. All of the small details really make for a nice overall experience and 2 years later Aaron still seems quite happy in his minimal digs.
SBaird Design Chairs and coffee table: Look Modern, Portland OR Closet and sliding doors: Constructavision, Portland OR Shelves: Vitsoe Bed: Hans Sandgren Jakobsen Rug: HZL by Henzel Desk, chair, couch, marble table, lamp: Design Within Reach
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