Your Ideal Home: Inspiration for Where You Live Now?

Your Ideal Home: Inspiration for Where You Live Now?

Abby Stone
Apr 14, 2009

041409-loft01.jpgDespite how we may live now, we all carry around in our heads a picture of our dream home, often based on someplace from childhood that made a big impact on us. For me, it was a loft apartment carved out of a warehouse space in NY's Soho that I watched take shape as my friend's father built it around us as we played. It was cavernous and empty with only a few pieces of furniture...

One day I hope to inhabit a similar space whether it's in downtown LA, NY or some other city. White walls, minimal stuff and perhaps a pool table/ping pong table and an old style videogame in one corner (Galaga anyone?). In the meantime, I've decided I've lived too long with the dream. It's time to bring some of its reality into my current life, so it'll serve as inspiration for the redo of the living room which is taking shape. While I don't live in a loft downtown yet, I know that I can translate some of that feeling to my current home. How about you? Can you bring some of the elements from your dream home into your current space and make your future into your present?

[images from LoftLife. For the complete set of photos of this rentable loft, click here]

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