Synopses & Reviews
Lofts present residents, architects, and decorators with design considerations unlike those in more traditional houses and apartments. Because lofts are inherently "decompartmentalized," the organization of discrete spaces within the open environment is a design priority. The control of natural light likewise assumes unusual importance in spaces where windows are large and interior walls are few.
These challenges, however, underscore the ingenuity of "Design/Decor: Loft," a book that focuses, in turn, on each of the loft's internal subdivisions: spaces for living and working, cooking and eating, sleeping and bathing. Detailed attention is paid to harmonizing all the aspects of each interior: windows, floors, and partitions; cabinetry and other built-in elements; and furniture, lighting, and appliances. Also receiving special emphasis are the transitional spaces -- stairs and mezzanines -- that can make lofts so visually compelling.
About the Author
INÈS HEUGEL is a journalist and the author of many lifestyle books. Her passion for designing loft spaces is most evident in her own home, a loft she designed herself. Photographer PHILIPPE SAHAROFF is the author of several works on decorating and interior design.