The original redwood square posts set the tone for this one bedroom, two bath, 2,100 sq. ft. loft home in San Francisco. Steven Volpe created a livable interior out of the 1910 warehouse space. The cracks that run vertically in the wood only add to the rustic charm. Red exposed brick ties in with the redwood posts as does some wood furniture in a similar color. A mix of soft and hard creates a theme in this loft luxury home.
For example, the glass patio door wall that continues up to form a skylight is framed in black which creates drama against the transparency. A dark curved chair near the clear glass patio door also contrasts with the space. On an adjacent solid wall, a large painting of a blurred tree image in soft greens predominates. In the connecting, open-concept living space, strong black furniture legs are the base for two armchairs that have a white, fuzzy lambswool look. The neutral coffee table also a strong black base.
A pendant lamp hung from the upper floor hangs down dramatically into otherwise empty space. It’s positioned above a large brown table with eight dark chairs. The pale floors create a contrasting base for the dark furniture in the loft dream home.
This area looks more like a library than a dining room as the only other furniture is a large, modular bookcase that takes up most of the wall. The black bookcase against the white wall carries on the theme of contrast. The books in each cube section of the bookcase are carefully arranged with some placed vertically and others horizontally. Since the colors of the books are also controlled by being in mainly neutrals with some dark reds and watery blues added, the overall look of the large bookcase is artistic.
Another artistic touch in Volpe’s converted loft is the cube end table made from pieces of curved silver metal pressed together. The open spaces showing through the hard metal again give airiness with a strong theme of contrast in this interior design. The theme continues in the living room with a soft velvet sofa flanked by hard metal floor lamps. The cream shades connect with the pendant lamp’s shade for a coherent look in the luxury loft.
In the kitchen, the same medium warm wood tones that fit in with the redwood posts are used for the cabinetry. The cabinets are all closed door storage except for a few open ones that add both contrast and interest to the interior design. A double open shelf is hung above the sink and open shelves and a wine rack are on one side of the refrigerator.
The bedroom of Volpe’s converted loft interior is darker in terms of natural light, but again contrast is created with the placement of two large wall lamps above the bed. The bedroom’s cool, somber neutral colors are warmed up by a tan leather armchair with furniture arms that look like they’re reaching out for a hug!