You can make an old industrial building look super warm and cozy if you put your mind to it and we’ve seen this done successfully time after time. One of our latest finds is this beautiful loft recently renovated by Chicago’s interior design studio Vladimir Radutny Architects. Situated in a century-old industrial building from Chicago, Illinois which was converted into a residence a while ago. However, it was only in 2018 that it finally started to look like a welcoming and comfortable home and not an awkward improvised residence. The designers managed to make the industrial features look less overwhelming by compartmentalizing the space in a way that makes sense and feels natural and by adding warm materials, finishes and colors to the mix.
The feeling of openness and spaciousness specific to industrial structures was preserved and chiseled by creating different spaces and functions that are divided yet look and feel connected. Everything is wrapped in an industrial shell and gives the rooms lots of character. The designers were careful to emphasize certain details and to hide others in order to give this lost as much character as possible without allowing the architecture to overpower the decor and to take over the space. The result is a loft design like no other.