Loft Style Living

The title is a phrase that was rather prominent in the last chick-lit book I read. And with my recent move to one of these dwellings, I can’t seem to get it out of my head.

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My cozy bedroom, complete with new duvet. $60 on Overstock.com thankyouverymuch. Still need some artwork in here…have been planning on doing some zen-like theme.

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My kitchen with an immense amount of counter space. And full size appliances — which are a luxury compared to the last place. As is the dishwasher.

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The main space. Stained cement, exposed ducts, high ceilings, and track lighting. It’s a very adult space where my stuff just doesn’t seem to fit in. But I’m making it work šŸ™‚

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My very own washer and dryer. Though it takes three times as long to do laundry (they’re super tiny). Also, I just realized that the water temp. dial is all jacked up and I nearly washed my delicates on Hot and definitely washed my towels on Cold. Not. Cool.

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And finally, the audience participation portion of the program. This photo shows my living “room”, with my fabulous red sofa and old, but loved, papasan. I still need to get another chair, but am not sure what I want. I also desperately need a rug for this area. However, I’m at a bit of a loss. I’ve got a brown/orange floor and a deep red couch. What should I do for a rug?! I’m thinking neutral, but have no idea on print or anything like that. If you have ideas, they’re appreciated!!!

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11 responses to “Loft Style Living

  1. Love your new loft. Reminds me a lot of my old condo! You could do a neutral rug with a cool texture (shag!?) or what about a rug with earth tones … reds, oranges, browns and greens. Your furniture and floors will merely pull the colors out of the rug!

  2. Um. Want a roommate?

    I always go for neutrals on things like rugs and upholstery just because I love to change the color on my walls. Much cheaper to buy paint than a nice rug. I got the oatmeal color shag rug from Target and it’s been great for 4 years so far!

  3. I LOVE it!!! Sigh. We’re trying to move right now… it sure ain’t going to look nothing like that. DC life…

  4. i would go with a black rug. shaggy long fibers. it’d look nice against the floors and the red couch and bring them together.

    nice apartment!! its cute ā¤

  5. Wow everything looks great. Loving the new duvet cover. LOVE IT.

  6. A Super Girl

    Nilsa — Shag sounds perfect. Though I’m thinking that for the bedroom. Two shags?

    Rebekah — Only if you want to share a 10×11 room with me šŸ˜‰

    Cog — Excellent suggestion! Didn’t see that when I did an Overstock search.

    LiLu — Yes, but at least DC life has actual people in its city. Come 5 p.m., ain’t no one out walkin’ but the bums in my ‘hood. Trade offs šŸ˜‰

    Blaez — Hadn’t thought of black! Thanks!!

    Jessica — I wasn’t sure about the color of the duvet, but I, too, love it!

  7. reederscorner

    You have a great place – very roomy!

  8. Awesome space!

    I’d probably go with something neutral also. Maybe something with a leaf pattern or something that reminds you of a zen-like state.

  9. ria

    wow nice! looks like you are all moved in. love your new space šŸ™‚

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