Raw New York Loft Space

When I was in NY earlier this week, I stumbled upon this artist community (The Invisible Dog) loft building. This three story building houses a gallery downstairs and artist work lofts upstairs. There was this amazing old elevator shaft, that sitting completely empty. Just the thought of what could be done to decorate and redesign the room...sent me into a million ideas.

I started to look online and found so many great loft spaces converted into homes, offices, businesses etc. I think it's pretty awesome how the right furnishings, either modern, contemporary, or vintage will really change the mood and adaptability of the space. When taking over raw loft space a few questions come to mind - Do you leave the exposed brick? Do you try to restore the hardwood floors? Do you glaze the concrete to create an even darker industrial feeling? Are the exposed old piping and air vents hip or are they tacky? Most of all if you lived in here... How would you decorate to make it your home?

Loft 1: Taken in Boreum Hill, a suburb of Brooklyn NY by Bethany Nauert
Loft 2: Hamilton.olx.ca
Loft 3: midcenturymodernist.com
Loft 4: modernottowa.blogspot.com
Loft 4: porhomme.com