Design Dilemma: Awkward Space!

Q: How do I create a useful and serene space in this loft?

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A: Let us count the ways!

1. Turn this sunlit space into an inviting nook to work or relax with cozy seating, and an eclectic mix of color and pattern.


2. Monochromatic more your thing? Dial back the color and punch up the textures. Then get some work done…or not.


3. If working here is the last thing you want to do, create an intimate conversation nook (that doubles as a guest room if your sofa’s a sleeper). Clean, modern shapes with open sides and bases prevent it from feeling crowded. One bold pattern will tie it all together.


4. Soften it up with a serene color as the focal point and some polished and matte gold for a hint of glam. Sit back, take a sip and let your cares float right out the window.


Get the look: Products to help get your design started

Tufted Regalia Rug
Anthropolgie, $498 – $1998

 http://www.rugstudio.com/surya-anthracite-pouf-atpf-002.aspx

Surya Anthracite Pouf
Rug Studio, $398

Cross-Base Coffee Table
West Elm, $399

Chino Dippy Cotton Carpet
Madeline Weinrib, $535 – $2550

Skagen Nesting Tables
Design Within Reach, $578

Edwin Chair in Tatum Spa
Room & Board, $799

Arden Table Lamp, White
One Kings Lane, $5229

chair DWR Jens

Jens Chair
Design Within Reach, $1190