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Before & After: Loft Apartments
September 13, 2013 in Before & After | 3 comments

I always dreamed about living downtown in a loft style residence.  That is why I was so excited when we were asked to do some upgrades to two apartment model units in downtown Houston.


family room before

The family room area in the 2 bedroom model was a bit drab.  Also, the rug and sitting area looked really small, even though the space was huge for an apartment!


Heather scott home and design, loft living room, close

The model had a nicely done master in shades of blue and gray, and a guest bedroom in a bright green, so we pulled both those colors into the family room to tie the space together.

We used a much larger rug and furniture to showcase how big the room really was.  We also picked a larger piece for the TV area to better fill the space. The existing bookcases were then centered on the wall and re-accessorized to with elements of different height and color.

We also added some drapery panels on the opposite wall and in the breakfast nook in this fabric from Duralee:

For the one bedroom unit, the model had a lot going for it, except in the dining area.  The existing table and chairs lacked panache and the art seemed to be just floating by itself on the wall.


breakfast area before


Heather scott home and design, loft breakfast room, close

We used the existing color scheme from the rest of the apartment (green, blue, yellow and coral) to select our rug, art and accessories.  We found a new table and chairs.  The glass top keeps the space feeling open and the white chairs add to the light feeling.

The console from the 2 bedroom unit was moved into this space and a larger painting hung above it, along with large lamps for impact.  We also added the fun glass bubbles to the area above the table as there was not any electrical at that spot.

This was a really fun project for us to work on.  Doing a variety of design work gives us the opportunity to live vicariously through a multitude of lifestyles- suburban family, million dollar vacation, downtown loft living.  It is the best of all worlds!  We love different types of projects, so if you are considering hiring a design team to help with your project, we would love to hear about it.  Just email us at: