CROSSROADS INDUSTRIAL MODERN
This loft in the Crossroads District of Downtown Kansas City, MO was oozing with potential when I first saw it. The previous owners tried to do a quick-fix reno, but I knew we needed to gut the space. The first thing I did was take measurements and set up a preliminary design based on client inspiration. From there I mocked up 3D renderings. Once we settled on the design, demo began. The first thing you see when you walk into the loft is the new guest bath. Before it was dark and dated, now it's an eye-catching unique space. I used black fixtures throughout and played up the concrete floors as a feature. I completely reconfigured the kitchen layout. I designed the suspended shelves since they allow for storage without blocking the amazing views of downtown. I continued the edgy style with the waterfall quartz countertops, espresso alder cabinet, and rift sawn white oak on the island. By keeping the original concrete elements throughout, I was able to pay homage to the architectural features that make this building unique. The living area blends seamlessly into the kitchen, while still having its own identity and purpose. I used industrial light fixtures to complement the original exposed ceilings and to highlight the 14-foot height. I selected natural wood tones, linen, and leather furniture to make the space feel modern yet comfortable. For the master suite I really wanted to do something understated like the rest of the unit to bring out the natural features. The platform bed was custom made out of reclaimed barn wood. I gutted the entire en suite to make way for a one-of-a-kind floating vanity made with a custom linear shower. This industrial modern loft has a lot to love!