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loftI recently staged a penthouse loft condo in a gorgeous revamped factory building in downtown Detroit. I have worked with the owners before so I knew they were open to new ideas. With this project they allowed me the freedom to think out of the box, really use my imagination and have fun with the space. I was hired before the kitchen and bath were even installed which gave me a rare chance to see things come together from the start. With loft spaces, people expect things to be out of the ordinary as far as the decorating and use of the space. Usually they are very open and one large room must meet several needs. I knew I had to come up with unique ideas while keeping in mind that the space needed to be livable. I spent hours going over pictures of the space and trips there to make sure my plans would work. There are one or two things I think worked out especially well. I created a cool computer station using a vintage cherry-picking ladder that I painted green and attached a wide shelf to, just enough space for a lamp and a laptop. The loft space was the perfect home for something like this because of the 14-foot ceilings. I was also able create several art pieces using the colors of the space. It was pretty easy once I got into it and I think they added a modern, custom feel. With huge ceilings and open spaces, finding furniture with the right scale can be tricky. I had fun searching for oversized artwork and creating different looks in each of the 3 bedrooms. I chose to do the bare minimum in the kitchen because the owners wanted to show off the granite countertops and appliances. The loft space came together perfectly and everyone was very pleased. Having the opportunity to work on spaces like this makes all the long hours and frustration of running your own business worth it. I can’twait for the next project!<!--StartFragment--><!--EndFragment-->
Cheri Dueker
Transitional Designs, LLC - Saint Louis, MO
Transitional Designs, LLC, Home Staging St. Louis
Hi Heather-We we asked to stage a loft for last fall's downtown living home tour-it was my favorite stage so far. The spaces are so unique that each one is fun. Nice job-congratulations.
Feb 04, 2008 03:12 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"
The downtown lofts have such a unique feel, I love doing the modern for a change.
Feb 04, 2008 03:55 PM