Lofts:

January 5, 2011

Today I am loving LOFTS. Specifically where there's a small area above for a bed or secret hide out. Did you ever see Hansel and Gretel (Faerie Tale Theatre Version, classic!) The kids go up to their little bed above and ever since I saw that movie, I've wanted a space like that. So I went on a search for lofts, and there are so many marvelous ones out there. I'd love to live in any of these! Maybe one day I'll get to live in a loft like this. Until then, I'll just look at pretty pictures and watch Hansel and Gretel and dream of one, someday. ;)







via flickr
(this is totally like the hansel and gretel one!)

via dwell
(thanks Lauren Elise!)

(thanks elle!)

Source unknown for the rest of the images, please comment if you know it! :)

48 hello's:

  1. My friend Eva was on your blog once, and I subbed immediately after. I love your blog!!!
    5th photo - my jaw dropped at that bookcase. So amazingly awesome.

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  2. Couldn't agree more - lofts are magical. Check this one out - I think this would inspire many beautiful dreams...

    http://pinterest.com/pin/1663183/

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  3. These are amazing! When I was a little girl, I desperately wanted my bed to be in a loft. These pictures are reigniting that desire!

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  4. oh i used to be so in love with faerie tale theatre! the 12 dancing princesses was my most favorite.

    great post, love so many of these spaces. i've been following you for a long time now but i'm not sure i've ever commented so... hi! love your blog, it's so charming!

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  5. what a stylish selection; oh to dream. i especially love the first one...

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  6. These are wonderful! The vacation house where my husband and I spent our honeymoon had two lofts. It was quite a magical space.

    The photo with the white chandelier and myriad of curtains is a little girl's dream!

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  7. Love these loft pictures!

    The third picture from the bottom was from the Dwell November 2010 issue, or at least that apartment was featured then. Here's an online version of the article: http://www.dwell.com/articles/the-manhattan-transformation-my-house.html
    The article in the magazine had more pictures though. Hope this helps Danni!

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  8. absolutely love the loft style.

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  9. I love Dan's loft in the TV show Gossip Girl. I do mainly watch the show for the clothes but the interiors are drool-worthy too.

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  10. it would be so fun to have a loft. i really like the idea of have one that leads to a library wall of books!

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  11. what an absoulte dream! thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Oh I adore the one via House Beautiful - what a dream!

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  13. yes!! was hoping you'd have the little (seriously, tiny!) victorian house in here! the second uncredited image is from here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/24/garden/24cottage.html?_r=1

    (:

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  14. I've seen some of these before--and they are definitely lovely. I'm also in love with lofts. When I go to the bookstore, I have to flip through at least one or two books on lofts and small spaces. I'm currently living in a loft--though not as fancy as the ones here, I do love it. It has so much character!

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  15. I like your style! Thanks for sharing these adorable loft pics-- so romantic and cozy. Very inspirational.

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  16. that last space has me swooning every time i see it. so amazing.

    beautiful spaces!

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  17. It is our dream to some day own a loft! I love these spaces so bad :)

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  18. oh my goodness!!! love these! It's my new dream place... ;)
    Do you like this? :http://thecreativedaisy.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-dream-room.html

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  19. This exactly has been my dream for ages! Living in a loft! I absolutely adore the first one.
    Love, Andrea

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  20. I've always wanted to live in a loft!! Maybe one day! I wouldnt want to live in the one with the bed over the stove but all the others look dreamy!!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  21. i love lofts, although i've only ever been in like 2 proper ones haha. buti love how they are sort of a place away from all the noise from down below them. these are all so freaking pretty i'd love to have them all!

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  22. I love the lofts... they are so romantic, whimsical, and a little lora ingles wilder :)

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  23. Lofts make me feel like a kid again! I can cuddle up in my hiding spot with a good book :)

    http://www.thefinishing-school.com/

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  24. Oh the one with the bookshelf is just wonderful!! It's got me to thinking that you could really have something like that built in any house that had cathedral ceilings and an open wall! Something to file away for the future. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  25. ok, that was horribly depressing..lol. I am green with envy now! I would love to have a loft filled with books, comfy blankets & vintage teacups:)

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  26. Oh they're all so fabulous! Thanks for inspiring me, as ever!

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  27. theyre awesome! i especially love the one from house beautiful and the one with the chandelier - oo. la. la.

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  28. Gorgeousness! Oh Hansel and Gretel- Lofts and candy houses. Swoon!

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  29. well, um, sigh...
    Those are dreamy.

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  30. i love loft spaces! they are all so fabulous! :)

    www.creativeindexblog.blogspot.com

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  31. i want a loft so bad, i just love them!

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  32. what a great post!!

    the 9th picture made me feel like i was looking into a fairy tale...so sweet!

    xox
    Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  33. Ohhh, that top picture is AMAZING. I want to live there.

    xo,
    melissa

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  34. My sister just gave my kids the complete box set of Faerie Tale Theatre for Christmas! They really couldn't care less, but I'm super excited about it!

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  35. Oooh! Now I want a loft of my very own.

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  36. Thank you for all this loft inspiration! I dream of loft-living, even if it's just for a year or two, I think it would be so much fun!

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  37. That last picture is from Design*Sponge, the link to the exact article is here:
    http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/03/sneak-peek-fitzhugh-lyndsay-of-the-brooklyn-home-co.html

    I recognized it because I blogged about the house tour because their whole house is so dang awesome!
    (http://dotanddashdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/interior-decorating-brooklyn-brownstone.html)

    Great post, lofts are awesome!

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  38. Who won the Oh Hello Friend giveaway???

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  39. ohh these are all dreamhouses!!
    amazing....
    greetz

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  40. Unfortunately, my town devotes all lofts and older buildings to senior residents.

    But oh to own a loft.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  41. there is something so very whimsical about lofts --- i love them too!

    i especially love the rustic looking lofts you have posted up here!

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  42. my husband and i moved into a beautiful loft apartment in a converted 1900's convent, just this past october. i love it! our bedroom is up in the actual loft. very nice:) lofts are definitely a must-have.

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  43. umm, I am totally in love with lofts like that now. I wish I had looked for a loft before purchasing our home.

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  44. these are great lofts! i'd LOVE to live in a loft someday...

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  45. Such great spaces! I love lofts! It has been a long time dream of mine to live in a loft just like these :)

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  46. the last one is found here: http://www.theselby.com/3_27_10_LyndsayFitzhugh/

    p.s. I am in love with lofts also! so magical and adventurous. they're like the secret room you found/imagined and spent all your time in as a kid - only, it's more acceptable for grown ups to play in lofts.

    the third one from the bottom is my fav. the colors are whimsical and refreshing.

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