Loft Is Love: Playing With Muted and Bold Colors

Loft Is Love: Playing With Muted and Bold Colors

Grace Shu
Oct 9, 2009

This gorgeous Barcelona loft designed by Cristina Rodriguez may be a few years old, but we can't get over how effortlessly--and unexpectedly--the muted hues play with the bold colors in this huge 2 bedroom loft. This photo of the living area doesn't give the place justice--trust us: take a look at the rest of this 3,700 sq ft. home...

This building with its beautiful brick work was actually an old textile factory before it got converted into seventeen loft apartments. We absolutely love when conversions retain the details from its former self as it adds history and character to each home.

On one end of this long apartment is the fully modernized kitchen with sleek appliances and almost seamless cabinets. But right in the middle of this sea of stainless steel storage are four dramatic, handmade wooden chairs.

Speaking of details, we love the column separating the kitchen form the den area--the scrollwork is beautiful. The relaxing den area is a nice mix of seating options from the classic Jacobsen Egg chair in a muted purple to more classic armchairs covered in hardwearing denim slipcovers.

On the opposite side of the den area is the home office. Beyond that, by the kitchen, is another, more casual dining area with matching denim slipcovered chairs.

The bedrooms are separated from the living areas by floor-to-ceiling black drapes. The muted purple hue of the Egg chair in the den gets punched up to a deeper violet for the master bedroom. The closet area is organized with custom shelving and is easily hidden with by beige curtains. The bathroom is a step up from the sleeping area.

The bathroom has its own color profile while still remaining relevant to the rest of the home: Carrying the warm beige from the master bedroom, this nook in the bath area introduces a new accent color of bright red-orange with glossy black and darker woodgrains.

The sink floats in the middle of the partition between the bathtub area and the shower.

And just in case there any overnight guests, the second bedroom at the very end gets its own wing--and dramatic color scheme. This shade of fire-engine red comes close to the saturated red-orange of the bathroom, and we like how it gets toned down with steely grey bedding and black drapes for privacy.

Check out more of Cristina's work on her site, www.cristinarodriguez.com.es.

(Images: Cristina Rodriguez)

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