A Mix Of Smart DIYs And Vintage Character Adapted For A Casual Lifestyle

A home perfectly adapted to suit a casual and relaxed lifestyle and a space meant to make anyone feel at home – this is how we can describe this loft at first sight. And we wouldn’t be wrong. Located in the Downtown Arts District of Los Angeles, the apartment has a total surface of 3,500 square feet (approximately 325 square meters), which makes it a very spacious home by most standards.

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The apartment is occupied by Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham, the owners of the Hammer + Spear store so it’s no wonder they turned it into such a charming space. Although not particularly glamorous or eye-catching, everything inside has character. It’s also obvious that the occupants are DIY enthusiasts.

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There’s a very nice and casual look throughout. For example, we really like these folding chairs in the living room. They’re not your usual type of furniture but they actually look perfect here. They suit the relaxed and playful mood.

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This diversity of styles is best seen in the living area where there’s a mixture of modern, vintage and industrial features. This multitude of different influences was created over time. As the couple moved from place to place, each time they selected their favorite pieces and tool them with them in their new home.

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The loft has a casual look and serves as a space to entertain and host guests. It’s hard not to fall in love with it when everything fits in so perfectly, even the pool table. It’s obviously a collected and personal style.

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But it’s not exactly all fun all day long. The apartment also serves as a workspace. A big table is a sort of shared desk and all the clutter is just part of the charm.

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You’ve probably noticed by now that the color palette is not that variate. Dark accents are common throughout the loft but they’re always complemented by soothing lighting and contrasting accents.

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The couple didn’t want their home to stand out as being beautiful or glamorous but as a comfortable and inviting space for guests. Just look how cozy the sitting area is with all those pillows. It’s impossible not to feel at home here.

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The same defining features can also be seen in the private parts of the apartment such as the bedroom. Long curtains create an intimate mood and, in terms of style, cohesiveness prevails. There’s a little bit of everything here and the décor somehow manages to remain simple.

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Since we mentioned the use of dark accents complemented by warm wood and contrasting features, here’s how this combination turned out in the bathroom. Notice how the black actually makes the space feel more welcoming and comfortable.

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The kitchen is a little bit different. Here, white is the main color. The style is a combination of vintage and industrial. Notice the pipe shelving, the area rug and the leather cabinet pulls.

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This is how the couple decided to deal with the storage problem. A DIY solution that actually suits their style perfectly.