Sophisticated Loft Living Room

Designer Gioi Tran transforms a generic loft living room into a modern living space with subtle tones and textures.


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Designer Gioi Tran of Applegate Tran Interiors transformed this generic loft living room into a modern living space that reflects the personality and needs of his clients.

Tran shares how he designed a room that is efficient and inviting, utilizing every inch of space available.

What items were on the homeowners' wish list?

Customization was an important factor and the homeowners wanted a style to suit their taste. They wanted to update the design of their condo and found that the space was not utilized very well.

Modern Loft Living Room

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Shared Space

The well-detailed and improved living room can be enjoyed from the island in the loft's adjacent kitchen.

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Simple Space

Before the remodel, the living room lacked the design details that now make the space feel distinctive.

Handy Addition

A built-in bench features custom cushions and pull-out drawers underneath for storage — creating an intimate seating area for reading or a quiet conversation.

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Touch of Color

A large patterned coral and black area rug adds warmth to the living room's existing white oak wood floor.

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Upgraded Hearth

The existing fireplace facade was upgraded with a 1/4" steel face and an attractive oil-rubbed bronze finish.

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What did you find to be the biggest obstacle?

Satisfying the needs of both spouses is often challenging. You have to make sure that the needs of both are accommodated.

What lessons did you learn?

A remodel like this one demands a high level of craftsmanship. You really have to be careful using a simple approach in the design as there is no room for error.

Did you find any “hidden gems” in your design plan?

We used a complex design and found that this influenced the subtlety of the tones and layering of the textures in the space which ultimately created a harmonious palette.

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