I typically work on houses, so when I got the call to stage a loft/condo I jumped at the opportunity! This loft has 15ft. high ceilings and sits right on the river, boat launch and all. The views at night were so beautiful... it reminded me of the time we lived in Chicago. I knew filling this space would be a challenge, the place is massive, and those walls....
Here are several before shots, starting with the foyer:
I decided to keep the artwork in place, it filled the space well and it was attached really, really well. Unfortunately there isn't a plug for a lamp, the space is a little dark when you walk in, plus I love a gorgeous lamp welcoming you in a foyer. I added a metallic table to reflect what little light there is, accessories, and a cute rug.
Turning the corner you have a long hallway. The light isn't the best in this space, but there aren't more outlets, so there's not much I could do about it.
I wanted to create a focal point when you headed down the long hallway.
And here it is with some art and a cute shelf and accessories...
Turning the corner you walk into the living room with the amazing views of the river....
Here's the first wall you see when you walk in the living room... it's big and red!
As you can see, the room is one long bowling alley... at 27'x 11' long and slightly narrow. The red paint was a little tricky also, it was older paint and has nail holes everywhere. The homeowners didn't want to paint right away. Another example of having neutral furniture when you stage.
Here's some pictures of the set-up of the furniture. I needed a couch quickly for this job, so I took a chance and ordered one on Wayfair. They have pretty nice stuff, shipping is usually timely and free! I like how the couch looks, but putting it together was not the most fun.
And here is the room all put together!!!
When working with such a big space, it's a good idea to create "zones." In the back corner of the room, I created a separate area where guests can hang out and grab a drink.
Here's a shot of the kitchen... loving the farmhouse and industrial vibe together.
That view... I wanted to move in for the weekend...