You dream of a loft, but you don't know which is betterdo redevelopment, are there problems with the zoning of the room or lighting? Using the example of a stylish Sofia loft, we will see what interior techniques will help to solve these problems Dimitar Karanikolov, a designer from London, has been working with his team to design and implement the interior solution of this loft for two years. The loft is located in Sofia, the homeland of the designer. First, the selected space was prepared (the loft is located in a building that is still being completed), then changes were made to the layout, and only after that the loft was furnished with furniture from the furniture studio Atanas Dimitrov / Valeri Tonkov. Dimitar Karanikolov, architect The redevelopment of the premises took about a year. The center of the loft was a large hollow pseudo-concrete cube. A large air conditioner is hidden inside the cube, as well as a sewer system. In addition, with the help of a cube and a ladder, the designer hid the unevenness of the floor that resulted from the redevelopment.
The living room in the loft is central. We can say that the entire first floor is the living room. The kitchen and dining area are small. Everything is done by one large-scale studio. A large attic is seen through the glass wall-window. But back to the living room.The most important piece of furniture here is a huge wall-to-wall bookcase. In conjunction with a fireplace and hanging lamps on the ropes, it creates the atmosphere of the home of a British naval captain who has retired, but the memories of the sea still thrill his heart. The library (in our case, the bookcase-library) as the foundation of the British home is an indispensable foundation for the discreet interior of London apartments. Pay attention to the second part of the living room.A small comfortable sofa, low tables, ocher-olive tones - here you can clearly feel the spirit of the Bulgarian architectural and interior trends. It is enough to visit Sofia (the capital of Bulgaria) once to understand where the simple, but gracefully bourgeois elegance came from in the loft. The ethnic style flooring and the brickwork of the fireplace wall add charm.
The work surface of the kitchen table is prettylarge, which allows him to sometimes serve as canteens. Household items are stacked on the second shelf of the table, illuminated by two large hanging lamps. The kitchen has a large extractor hood. The walls are tiled and painted white. There are no closed cabinets. All items are on open shelves. Looks very British.
The designers paid more attention to the sleeping area,than the rest of the rooms. Firstly, because there are two bedrooms in the loft, and one of them is on the second floor. And secondly, because the upper bedroom is combined with a bathroom. It turned out to be technically quite difficult to place a sleeping place with a bathroom in the basement room. With a bedroom-bathroom, it turned out to be a rather interesting solution. At first it was revolutionary even for the authors of the project, but in fact it turned out to be very convenient. The second bedroom is more traditional.Reminiscent of the rendering of the interiors of Jules Verne's novels. And now you will understand why. An original wardrobe made from old chests makes the second bedroom look fabulous. The simplicity of the interior design is truly impressive. A bed, a chest of drawers, a window with an exit to the terrace - this is the most interesting thing that could be done in a small loft on the roof of the building. Love for bright adventures and a thirst for travel gives out a wooden chest of drawers and various pictures and a photo depicting famous in the world interesting places.
Bathroom and shower area
The bathroom of the loft is pure minimalism. Classic loft design. The walls are decorated with pseudobeton plates, neat white shells, claret cabinet with lacquered front wall. Everything speaks of restraint and high functionality of the bathroom. The owners of the loft, according to designers, do not like to waste time in vain. There is no place for empty dreams, only action in the price.
Next to the upper bedroom, on the second floor, there isA small dressing room. If there was a hipster style in the interior, the dressing room would belong to him. All the same chests, but in combination with a brick wall. All the same original steampunk lamps and coarse shoes, but in combination with an excellent design flair and a sense of style.
We chose some of the most original interior accents of this project, its brightest raisins. Brick wall in the living room, an interesting solution withLamps, fragile at first glance, but such a reliable ladder, comfortable and comfortable workplace in the corner, behind the stairs, view of the terrace - all this makes the project unique, like a fingerprint. Custom made furniture sets the tone, confidently replacing the centuries and the era in the industrial loft, very neatly blending styles and smoothing the boundaries.
Loft drawing diagram
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