in my dreams, i live here: london loft.

living-room

i’m always daydreaming about living in a lovely old loft. how would i go about breaking up the odd spaces and defining areas? would it be all open, or have quirky little nooks and staircases? this time around, in my dreams, i live in a london loft — perhaps at one time a tailor’s atelier with tall beamed ceilings and a wide staircase up to a funky old space once used to store fabric, now my bedroom. i could live with that. think of the stories a space like this could tell, of all the gentlemen that had passed through its doors being measured in navy pinstripe? i can see it now. a large living area with big arched windows — and views of the river thames.

london-loft-kitchen-dining-room

i’ll keep the dining area pretty simple with a minimal amount of vintage-modern furnishings and lighting fixtures. the kitchen is bound to be a little funky, since it’s got an old wood burning stove, so i’ll stack wood there, and utilize a large counter to separate the dining room from the cooking space.

kitchen-counter-space

loft-stairway

a wide staircase will lead up to a bedroom attic, where i’ll keep a very simple platform bed and an old cabinet that once belonged to the atelier will house my clothes and a vintage typewriter that was left behind as well.

loft-bedroom

i’ll have a pretty little dressing area and make-up mirror, and a simple platform bed. there will be pretty tiles in the bathroom and lovely brass frames stacked neatly on a shelving ledge. brilliant! when can we move in?

loft-bedroom-details

• images from top to bottom: living room via hemma hos mig; dining room via alt for damerne; Sanna ja Olli’s kitchen stove via scandinavian deko; kitchen counter area via remodelista; shelter7 stairwell via tara pearce photography; frames weekday carnival; tiles via annika von holdt; bedroom bed via tara pearce photography.

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9 Responses to “in my dreams, i live here: london loft.”
  1. can i move there with you?
    seriously, i like where your head is with this :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

  2. mlleparadis says:

    thanks for three great decorating posts lately! just the distraction i needed from the holidays!

  3. Monica says:

    love this space, in my dreams I would definitely live there also,

    m

  4. maggie says:

    Oh my gosh, you and me both.

  5. sheila says:

    This is perfect. Thank you so much for reminding me how renewing it is to dream, definitely a de-stressor. Keep it coming it’s all great and enjoyed.

  6. Polly says:

    Wowee this is gorgeous! Love this post. I really like the tiles in ‘your’ bathroom ;)

  7. sunny says:

    What a pretty, pretty loft!

    Hopefully I’ll dream about it tonight!

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