Lofts and wide open spaces can be quite a challenge to decorate. Creating separate spaces in one large space is difficult to do, but amazingly successful when it's done right. We've found someone whose talents range from their design studio into their home.Chris' industrial studio has jumped to the top of our list of favorite home offices. Maybe the success of the space has something to do with being an interior designer and lighting professional, but, we like to think anyone can achieve a winning loft layout.
The idea of creating closed off spaces in a large wide open room isn't the best choice. It's better to keep each space open, all the while making it obvious they are meant to be separate. We can obviously see where the bedroom is, then where the office starts and ultimately where the living room is. However, they all mesh and flow as one large space.
The office is right in the middle of the room and works as a buffer between the living and bedroom. An interesting item to note: the size of the desk. Most would think a large desk wouldn't work in a space like this, but it works really well. It's the same size as the sofa and doesn't appear obtrusive or too bulky &mdash the same goes for the chair.
Another notable piece &mdash the projection screen. It's uniquely hung from the bookshelf made of pipes. It appears Chris got creative and used carabiner's to hang the screen! If they're strong enough to hold the weight of a person while rock climbing, they can definitely hold a screen.
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Images: Sean Stiegemeier and Dirk Mai