How do you a make a bare exposed brick loft feel like home?
That was the challenge a local building owner brought to Crystal Knox at the west elm Dallas store. They wanted to furnish their space for perspective renters, and to make it feel less cold + impersonal…
The result is a total dream loft!
True, we’re suckers for the combination of brick walls + warm woods. But Crystal’s interior design – and that sign above the bed – takes it to another level.
Read on to see more photos by Samuel Melton of the finished space, and learn what Crystal says is her one design trick that made the biggest difference.
“To make the Goodnight sign, I busted out an old installation display trick and bought some $5.00 plastic tubing from Home Depot. Then I free-handed the sign’s shape by nailing the tube into the grout of the brick wall.”
“Loft spaces can sometimes feel a bit sparse and empty, so as a first impression for a potential resident, I wanted to liven up the space a bit and add some warmth.”
“I decided to treat the space as if it were a couple’s first apartment. I hung curtains to separate the living space from the bedroom. Hanging white linen curtains as a divider added this glow to the space with the natural light. And it’s also a great and inexpensive way to add privacy where there is none.”
– Crystal Knox, west elm Dallas
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Photos: Samuel Melton