Fashion meets function in France, where Arve-based studio Dum Dum Design created this modern loft worthy of any catwalk. With a background in architecture and interiors, the firm behind this amazing loft design idea viewed this space with an eye of an architect and the decor detail of a designer, yielding a sprawling 350m2 loft dressed to the nines. All these interesting interior elements lend themselves well to this open concept house plan, leaving sight lines open to appreciate each detail from every corner of the home.
Architecture, decor, lighting and art are all the ingredients of this delicious dwelling. Vibrant splashes of red spice things up in this vast open space.
A fusion of architecture and decor, this built-in provides some separation between living area without closing any space off. The open shelves are the perfect place to display favorite collections, while leaving peek-a-boo openings that let light and air freely flow through.
The architects used color blocked walls, dropped and raised ceilings, and furniture placement to define different living areas within this open living space which includes the dining area and office nook. The red and white Panton chairs surrounding the glossy white dining table are a practical essential and striking focal point. Exposed wood beams overhead are a cool architectural feature.
Beyond the modern dining area, the contemporary style kitchen has a warm, earthy edge courtesy of the wood breakfast bar, great for casual meals on the fly. Just pull up a stool! Otherwise, the kitchen is a sleek space with glossy white cabinets, simple hardware, and an overall minimalist aesthetic.
Sliced and diced – a panel behind the countertop and sink area features an elongated cut-out that lets natural light spill into the work space from the window behind.
The lighting really changes the whole look and feel of the space – in blue, it has a loungy atmosphere. The gauzy curtains let light spill in while lending privacy to interiors.
Clearly lighting in this home is as important as architecture and furniture. Here’s the same space awash in a hot red glow. The light fixture above the dining table casts circular shadows through the space, adding impermanent interest.
A small, intimate seating area tucked behind the built-in shelving offers some privacy without complete disconnection.
Same room seen in a different light!
Even the bedroom and ensuite bath feature that wonderful open feel. A tinted glass wall maintains that open feel while offering some privacy. The bathroom sits on a raised wood platform, creating distinction between bed and bath.
The warm wood floor and cabinetry warms up this otherwise cool space, with dramatic black wall tiles, the tinted glass partition, and a freestanding soaker tub.
Open, yet private – an artfully done combination!
Dum Dum Design
photo credit: Stephane Lariven