The first space certainly adheres to the philosophy that more is more. On every surface is an image, a texture, or a color that could be a potential source of inspiration. The open loft is characterized by building materials that are far from the perfectly polished surfaces we are used to seing. Planks of wood dangle precariously from the ceiling and unpainted brick peeks out from behind reclaimed advertising signs. Even the tapestries look as though they had former lives that left them worn and dirty. But the result is a space that looks carefully undone. Clearly artistic and definitely on purpose.
One of the more notable elements of this wild and free artist loft is the creation of the ceiling storage space. A woven metal panel creates an overhead space for storage, but allows the stored items to be visible, letting even what amounts to a glorified closet become part of the apartment’s personality.
While the second space unquestionably has its own particular craftsman feel, it is much cleaner as far as its compositions, materials, and even its hues. White, wood, and block overwhelm the space. Indeed, even where things looks somewhat matured – as with the uncovered roof pillars – it loans a natural appeal as opposed to a messy blemish. The furniture is likewise more clean, with low lying couches, larger than usual floor lights and a couple of things that could be sourced from Ikea. Is that the most imaginative spot to discover a foot stool? Maybe not. In any case, it is a spot for an imaginative personality to go wild