Oakland Loft

Gemma Norris
Monday 04 Apr 2016

An eclectic and collected loft located in the heart of Oakland, this contemporary project was designed for a client who acquired a blank canvas space and needed the right designers touch to make the house a home. The design is unexpected and confident with elements of rich texture and reflective details. Geometric patterns contrast vintage decor, amidst the polished concrete floors and reclaimed beams. The home features a curated assortment of furniture styles that are brought together by the client’s personal collections of art and artifacts.

Just a few minutes from the Bay Bridge, this 1,200 sq ft industrial loft in Oakland is three levels and adorned with corrugated metal, polished concrete floors, high ceilings, exposed reclaimed wood beams, sunbathing skylights, and edgy steel staircases. The space is both nuanced and sophisticated, a refreshing take on the modern lofts popping up in the East Bay. The client and I wanted to create a design that was cool, collected, and comfortable; a place to call home after a long day of work or a week of travel, but also a fun place to entertain friends for the big game or an intimate cocktail party. The client is a big fan of local sports and classic jazz so ADL went for a split complimentary palette of blue, green, and red, characteristic colors in both industries. The design features tactile and smooth textures that complement each other like soft black leather against, a wool jute rug. Each room is completed with art and accessories from the client's personal collection of memorabilia, like vintage baseball stadium seats, and a collection of pipes. With just three months to complete the project, we opted for retail brands with in-stock items and short lead times. ADL used some of my favorite brands like Anthropologie, West Elm, CB2, France and Son, and Wayfair. The project started in November, and the home was completed just in time for the Super Bowl. 

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United States
Interior Residential

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