Archives for February 2014

Loft Tour | Bedroom

With just over 1000 square feet, the loft had plenty of room for me to carve out the spaces we wanted within the big open box.  We planned for the bedroom in the middle of the space, with the studio on the window side and the living/kitchen area on the other.   Chris built the room divider, with wire-brushed pine planks on the outside perimeter.  Chris, by the way, did all the build-out work here and did an amazing job! loft tour

FLOR tiles, tediously cut by hand (this is before they offered diagonal cuts!) run down the hall to the bedroom and studio.  The new loft owners requested that all rugs stay with the loft tourOpposite of the bedroom door, beautifully made in a custom-stained oak by Chris, is the vintage bar mirror we used to cover the drywall patch in the brick wall. loft tourThe mirror wasn’t quite big enough to cover the drywall so Chris built a surround…which I never got around to painting after he primed it.  Whoops. loft tourMy brother Ron made the metal frames for the ceiling pendants–they are huge at 24″ diameter and 36″ tall–and Bill, my drapery fabricator, made the removable canvas shades.  These pendants make the loft absolutely magical at night. loft tour

Because space was limited in the bedroom, I chose to do a built-in bed/closet. loft tour

The bolster pillow is made from a vintage embroidered sheet I found at the Round Top Antique Fair.  With my monogram and birds…I had to have it! loft tourThe flanking closets are simply IKEA closets wrapped in oak plywood with custom doors. loft tour loft tourThe polyhedron lighting is from Restoration Hardware…we girlied it up with a hot pink electrical cord. loft tour

The spotted carpet squares came from Habitat For Humanity loft loft tourI miss that bedroom!  It always felt so cozy snuggled in with all those pillows and a pile of shelter mags at night…and some chocolate, usually.  It was a dream.

Take the full loft tour:

The Loft Bathroom

The Loft Living & Dining

The Loft Before

The Loft Bunkroom

The Loft: Sold!

This was the photo I took as I headed out the loft door for the last time.


Man, I miss that place!

The space was an empty and wide open when we bought it in 2011.


See that drywall patch on the brick wall?  The massive antique bar mirror would eventually conceal that spot.

So when we decided (uh, really, when I decided I was mentally prepared to part with it) to list the loft, it happened to coincide with a trip we had scheduled to Texas.  The listing went live on Thursday, we left for Texas on Friday, and by Saturday we had to tell all showing agents to hold all offers until Monday at noon when we would review the highest and best offers.  We were blown away.  Totally unexpected.


And that is how I found myself in a Texas waterpark standing barefoot in mysterious water managing a bidding war with our agent in Georgia.


There was one offer who wanted to buy the place completely furnished, down to the last detail.  I was flattered.  But, really, the response to the place overall was a huge ego boost for me.  The space had been highly personalized for me, and I loved knowing so many people wanted it even still.  And, just like that, it was sold and gone.

IMG_0749I hope you will come back and see how this place shaped up to be a beloved painting retreat.  I have posted about the bathroom before.  Neon pink–I miss that bathroom!


Take a tour of the loft:

The Loft Bedroom

The Loft Bathroom

The Loft Living & Dining

The Loft Bunkroom