Living In a Warehouse?

So, I recently flickr stalked an old acquaintance of mine.  We used to work in the same building.  She’s an industrial designer, so we had a mutual professional respect, but didn’t know each other that well.  I discovered on her flickr page that she lives in an uber cool warehouse loft.  I won’t post her photos, but it started me thinking again about the possibility of living in a warehouse.  Then I found this place:

It is a 10,000 warehouse, 5,000 feet on the first floor that would be a good storefront or storage and the upstairs is shown above.  The curved roof  and the amazing light from those windows drew me in.  So, my husband and I did the proverbial drive by.  The outside of this building is SCARY.  It is a former tattoo parlor, whose proprietors encouraged graffiti artists to tag the building.  I don’t have a problem with graffiti in all situations, I just don’t want it on my house.  For the sake of my fantasy, let’s pretend the outside looks like this:

And the living room looks like this:

Some industrial shelving:

Source: via jamiefoley on Pinterest

Amazing stairs:

Source: Uploaded by user via jamiefoley on Pinterest

A stunning office:

Source: via jyx on Pinterest

Source: via Kellie on Pinterest

Source: via Joel on Pinterest

Ugh, so inspiring.  Perhaps someday.


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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One Response to Living In a Warehouse?

  1. That sounds like a great set-up, save all the elbow grease removing the graffitti.

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