Converting a loft apartment into a nightly rental property that is functional and efficient for guests, while achieving a cohesive style that highlights the building’s unique character, is no small task. Paxton Buckingham, lead stylist with West Elm Virginia Beach’s Design Crew, recently worked with client Nolan Benbrook to outfit this one-bedroom rental property in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Nolan knew he wanted a fresh, modern look to appeal to new renters – but durability was also key.

Paxton’s approach to the space was to utilize classic Mid-Century inspired pieces along with an industrial style to compliment this converted loft. “The Andes 3-Piece Chaise Sectional was the perfect option for the main living space because the movable ottoman and most notably the performance Velvet upholstery for durability,” Paxton says. “The Maze Rug added color and subtle texture while still being very durable in this high-traffic room.”


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To complement the dark, charcoal grey accent walls, Paxton installed the Industrial Curtain Rods with Worn Velvet Curtains in Metal to add height and drama to the low windows. “Adding larger pieces like the Industrial Modular Storage piece created height in this open concept space, pairing seamlessly with the Raw Mango Wood finish of the Box Frame Drop Leaf Table and Alden Counter Stools.

Take a full tour of this Norfolk loft below!

 

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Below: Paxton Buckingham, Lead Stylist – West Elm Virginia Beach, VA

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