At long last, I have photos of my parents’ loft space to share with you all today! If you’re playing catch up, my parents moved in with us last summer into a renovated loft space above the garage (a couple thoughts here on how it’s going if you’re curious!) and I shared photos of their bathroom last week. This was a previously unfinished space where we dormered out the back roof to create more useable space at standard ceiling height and then built deep closets in the eaves to allow for maximum storage. You can see before pictures in this post as well as progress photos here, here, here, and here!
The loft has its own staircase off our mudroom so it’s completely separate from the bedrooms on our second floor, but we all share the same kitchen, family room, dining room, etc. on the main floor — we spend a lot of time together and it works for us! We all hang out and watch TV together in the family room most nights (and if not, there’s a second TV in our playroom!) so I think the TV in the loft has been turned on maybe twice since my parents moved in, haha. The space has had to accommodate two desks for various stints of working from home (something that wasn’t a priority when they decided to move in pre-pandemic!) but thankfully it’s a large open space that’s been able to evolve with my parents’ needs. I’ve linked everything I could find (as well as similar pieces where possible) at the bottom of this post!
I shared more photos of their bed and scalloped bedding in this post and I love how many of you love their bed too! It’s hard to source similar antiques online but this, this, and this are the best I’ve found.
My dad works at a large desk and hutch that we had in our house growing up (the pieces in this collection are from the same brand and have a similar feel!) and my mom created a little nook with this acrylic console. We had two spare chairs from the breakfast nook that work well as desk chairs for them (they’ve since sold out on CB2, but these have a similar feel!). The white étagère was a fun find from Kirby & Co. in Darien (we miss their shop so much, but I love the lines of this current style!) and the ginger jar is Dana Gibson.
My mom shares my love of hydrangea blue and navy and I copied the fabric she chose for these armchairs when I reupholstered the chaise in our family room because I love the color so much. Both the spindle table and bamboo dresser were vintage finds that we repainted! And the skirted ottomans provide additional storage for linens.
You can see two other storage solutions in the photos above — the two deep closets in the eaves on either side of the bed (a tight squeeze but there’s actually a third closet in the eave to the right of the étagère that houses their everyday items!) and the upholstered storage bench at the end of their bed. Below I’m going to share what the space looked like originally and how it transformed into what it looks like today!
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