Welcoming Loft Apartment In A Reconstructed Industrial Building

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 areasView in gallery
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 surfacesView in gallery
The living area is a double-height space with large windows and light-colored surfaces
The loft was designed to serve as a short-rental space for those want to enjoy the city and the panoramic viewsView in gallery
The 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 privacyView in gallery
The bedroom area is situated upstairs and features long curtains for visual privacy
The industrial character of the loft is reflected not just in the architecture but also some of the small interior design elementsView in gallery
The industrial character of the loft is reflected not just in the architecture but also some of the small interior design elements
Three low-hanging industrial-style pendant lamps complement the black kitchen island and wooden table extensionView in gallery
Three low-hanging industrial-style pendant lamps complement the black kitchen island and wooden table extension
The floating staircase has clear glass railing panels and matches the wall's crisp white finishView in gallery
The floating staircase has clear glass railing panels and matches the wall’s crisp white finish
The ceiling-oriented LED lights are most enjoyable in the loft bedroom areaView in gallery
The ceiling-oriented LED lights are most enjoyable in the loft bedroom area
The upstairs bedroom is open towards the living room and features glass dividers and long fabric curtainsView in gallery
The 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 surfacesView in gallery
The kitchen and bathroom have black highlights which bring out the warmth and natural beauty in the wooden accent surfaces
The walls and ceiling have been painted white and the columns were left exposed for a balanced aestheticView in gallery
The walls and ceiling have been painted white and the columns were left exposed for a balanced aesthetic
The staircase has minimal impact on the loft's interior design and overall look and ambianceView in gallery
The staircase has minimal impact on the loft’s interior design and overall look and ambiance
Soft and warm neutrals maintain a minimalist and balanced appearance throughout View in gallery
Soft and warm neutrals maintain a minimalist and balanced appearance throughout
Although the loft measures 64 square meters across, it looks and feels a lot more spaciousView in gallery
Although the loft measures 64 square meters across, it looks and feels a lot more spacious
The upstairs bedroom features a yellow metal wardrobe which brightens up the space with its cheerful color View in gallery
The upstairs bedroom features a yellow metal wardrobe which brightens up the space with its cheerful color
The open kitchen is almost completely black with the exception of the wooden accent surfacesView in gallery
The open kitchen is almost completely black with the exception of the wooden accent surfaces
LED light strips and mirrored surfaces play an important role throughout the apartment's interior designView in gallery
LED light strips and mirrored surfaces play an important role throughout the apartment’s interior design
The bedroom wardrobe is open and adds a graphical twist to the decorView in gallery
The bedroom wardrobe is open and adds a graphical twist to the decor
The distribution of the spaces across the floor plan is based on the ideas of flexibility and versatilityView in gallery
The distribution of the spaces across the floor plan is based on the ideas of flexibility and versatility
Black is an important color accent, one which adds depth to the decor and highlights key design detailsView in gallery
Black is an important color accent, one which adds depth to the decor and highlights key design details
The living room is a surprisingly welcoming and cozy-looking space thanks to the colors, textures and finishes used hereView in gallery
The living room is a surprisingly welcoming and cozy-looking space thanks to the colors, textures and finishes used here