Located within a reconstructed industrial building from Kaunas, in Lithuania, this modern loft gives a new meaning to the idea of minimalism by taking advantage of its location and of the overall architecture and character of the building. The apartment’s interior design is the work of studio IDwhite. They focused a lot on preserving as many raw elements as possibles, the goal being to put an emphasis on the strong industrial character of the space. Even so, the interior design is not in any way unwelcoming and that’s thanks to the carefully selected palette of materials and finishes.
At first sight, the industrial character of the loft is prominent, especially in the social areas
The living area is a double-height space with large windows and light-colored surfacesThe loft was designed to serve as a short-rental space for those want to enjoy the city and the panoramic views
The apartment is mostly defined by a monochromatic palette, featuring lots of warm neutrals combined with rich natural materials such as wood, metal, glass and concrete and, of course, what is a loft without a high ceiling and open spaces? A floating staircase with glass railings leads to the loft bed area, making sure to maintain an airy and transparent decor. Dimmable LED lights directed towards the ceiling ensure a soft and very pleasant and luminous ambiance throughout the apartment while at the same time highlighting the columns which have been left exposed as a way to balance the decor.
The bedroom area is situated upstairs and features long curtains for visual privacyThe industrial character of the loft is reflected not just in the architecture but also some of the small interior design elementsThree low-hanging industrial-style pendant lamps complement the black kitchen island and wooden table extensionThe floating staircase has clear glass railing panels and matches the wall’s crisp white finishThe ceiling-oriented LED lights are most enjoyable in the loft bedroom areaThe upstairs bedroom is open towards the living room and features glass dividers and long fabric curtains
The kitchen and bathroom have black highlights which bring out the warmth and natural beauty in the wooden accent surfacesThe walls and ceiling have been painted white and the columns were left exposed for a balanced aestheticThe staircase has minimal impact on the loft’s interior design and overall look and ambianceSoft and warm neutrals maintain a minimalist and balanced appearance throughoutAlthough the loft measures 64 square meters across, it looks and feels a lot more spaciousThe upstairs bedroom features a yellow metal wardrobe which brightens up the space with its cheerful colorThe open kitchen is almost completely black with the exception of the wooden accent surfacesLED light strips and mirrored surfaces play an important role throughout the apartment’s interior designThe bedroom wardrobe is open and adds a graphical twist to the decorThe distribution of the spaces across the floor plan is based on the ideas of flexibility and versatilityBlack is an important color accent, one which adds depth to the decor and highlights key design detailsThe living room is a surprisingly welcoming and cozy-looking space thanks to the colors, textures and finishes used here