On the 5th floor of the Cristofori Concert Hall in Amsterdam an inspiring gem is hidden. We’re talking about a breathtaking loft decorated using elements of industrial and modern design and a collection of carefully picked accent pieces.
Just to get an idea of how complex the interior décor really is, take a look at the sitting area. Two comfortable Togo sofas with brown leather upholstery are the base for an inviting, relaxing and casual area but the salvaged airplane piece hanging from the ceiling is definitely an unusual addition and not at all what you’d expect to see above your head while chatting with friends.
What seems to be a fireplace also reveals its presence in the room, surrounded at the base by chopped firewood casually placed in a pile and behind it a freestanding bathtub. The tripod floor lamp is not too conventional either, bringing it that rough and imposing look that industrial design elements usually have.
The arched doorways and windows soften the mood, adding a delicate and feminine twist into the mix. The breezy whit window treatments enhance the newly discovered influences, allowing the spacious room to feel airy and relaxing.
Everything is perfectly planned to look unique and features an unusual combination of materials. Take this workspace for example. The desk looks simple by the organic edge in the front wouldn’t agree with that. And, of course, the desk is actually a perfectly elegant dining table as well.
The long blue bench placed along the wall is complemented by a couple of white open shelves where a diverse collection of decorative pieces is displayed.
Some are framed, some are attached to the wall behind the shelves with tape and have an intentionally clumsy look meant to induce that chic industrial look present throughout the apartment in various forms.
All these areas and more are part of a vast open floor plan. They’re all organized in such a way that each zone feels private without having any visual boundaries to separate it from the rest of the room. The spaces are defined with area rugs and with the help of the furniture and the way it was placed.
Let’s take a closer look at the tub we’ve mentioned earlier. It’s definitely an unusual detail but not the only one in the room. The rectangular column gives it a sense of privacy and the round mirror hanging by a leather belt is the perfect accessory here.
A set of metal cabinets with glass fronts serve as display cases for even more decorative pieces gathered over the years. Their diversity perfectly captures the essence of the entire apartment.
And then there’s the sleeping area, also part of the same open floor plan and the zone we haven’t discussed yet. Close to the arched windows, this is a semi-private space which feels warm and cozy thanks to the wall treatment.
The vanity and sink plus the tub form what would appear to be an en-suite bathroom but there are absolutely no barriers between the spaces so it all feels very casual.