We absolutely love the look of this loft apartment. Creating a loft feeling means keeping the decor fairly minimalist, while using diverse raw materials for a textural and tactile variety. Create contrasts with a common denominator – preferably selecting materials with a slight vintage essence to them that converted old factory spaces often have to them.
The key, however, lies in the foundations- meaning the floor, the walls, the influx of natural light as well as the overall architecture and working around these to create an authentic loft feeling. Kährs Vedbo (pictured) has a natural oak colour with enhanced contrast and warmth; and golden tones from honey and ripe rye during harvest time.
We suggest combining the rustic Kährs Vedbo wood flooring with a White Brick wallpaper by Mr Perswall (D.Tales), a funky Molecular Pendant Lamp by House Doctor (The Bowery Company), and other neutral furniture and decor. Allow for pops of colour – in limited quantities – displayed in artwork, such as pop-artsy posters (Gallery One).
A great general tip for artwork is to invest in some nice frames with real glass. Light will beautifully reflect off the glass, increasing the sense of space and light while showcasing and enhancing the art displayed. You may also choose to leave your frames on the floor rather than hanging them on the walls- leaning them casually against a wall and stacked one in front of the other.
That’s it, we’ve officially fallen in interior-love. The amazing team behind Marie Laurent Architecture have done it once again- taken a proverbial “ugly duckling” (or in this case, standard-made apartment); stripped it down; built it up and turned it into the beautiful swan that is this designer-heaven-light-loving home.
We have worked with the Marie Laurent Architecture team in the the past, and were really excited to work with them on this apartment in Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina to create a beautiful bright and airy space with a cozy feel using our Kährs wood flooring.
Featuring endless amounts of quirky art, sleek Scandinavian furniture and minimalist decor, this home is the epitome of interior design done perfectly. Every aspect of this project has been carefully executed, each detail carefully curated. And of course there’s the juxtaposition of the rustic white-washed oak wood floor against all the modern, sleek furniture that we will always love.
The floor selected is our Oak Olof by Kährs Founders Collection. This floor is a true rustic product where the surface is handcrafted and deeply brushed to enhance the beauty and specific characteristics of each and every board. A white stain gives the floor a true white look.
View more images of this stunning project here.
Interiors by Marie Laurent Architecture
Photography by Studio Zee