Oct 18, 2011

Simplistic Loft Living...

Sometimes I surprise myself with the simplistic designs that both catch my eye and win me over. I came across this London loft and was instantly smitten. Maybe it's the zig-zag rug, exposed brick, or natural light... but I'm loving this place. Serious apartment crush happening right now.

While there's nothing spectacular about the decor, the high ceilings and windows are amazeballs! I'm a sucker for all that light - - and having amazing ceilings and natural light is one of the things I miss about our apartment in South Carolina. You can't beat 20 ft ceilings...

If I were to change anything, it'd be adding more of a girly touch with flowers and accessories. The overall design is a little too bare bones for me... and I would opt for the white lacquer west elm desk with a clear chair. God, that West Elm Parsons Desk is still something my dreams are made of.

What do you think?






Name: Philip and Claire
Location: Clerkenwell — London, England

When Phillip's job as a corporate attorney transferred them from sunny Southern California to gloomy London, Claire sought to find the brightest apartment she could. An interior designer, she knew that they didn't want a pre-furnished flat as is common in the UK. They landed in London's design friendly neighborhood of Clerkenwell in an old Silk Factory Loft that was re-purposed for residential use in 2000.

This one bedroom flat with large windows, high ceilings, and an open floor plan living area is not your typical Victorian era dwelling. Claire brought a bright yellow desk for her workspace and colorful art for the living room. The bedroom is done in softer tones of grey and white to soften the urban brick backdrop. Keeping the pops of color in the main living spaces also makes the home more lively for company as they are avid entertainers.

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