Painting "TIME" in the interior of the "industrial" loft.
Usually, when selecting elements of decor, accessories and art objects, the interior designer starts from his original imaginative concept, which he chose to build an interior. Such a design interior is "built" around the image, visualizes it by combining and contrasting shapes and planes, textures and structures. In such an interior, every detail is selected in accordance with its stylistic, aesthetic code. When the basis of the design project is laid, the time comes for placing accents and semantic dominants. It is this role in the modern interior that is devoted to works of painting.
Loft conceptually involves the presence in the interior of painting, as a link with the original source of style - the artist's workshop. At the same loft does not become a gallery, it coexists with painting absolutely organically. It can be both classical and modern painting, both impressionism and pop art; in any case, untreated brick walls will become for the canvas a magnificent background. Simply realistic art and abstract painting will create a different semantic context for the interior, in different ways will represent the person of the owner of the house. So a modern art lover can place large-scale paintings on walls, powerful color spots that will help to place accents in the interior. Completely differently will work small graphic sheets, decorated in a passepartout under the glass. A subtle, detailed graphics, supplemented by reflections in the glass, will add to any wall both spatial and semantic depth. In a creative, extraordinary interior, decided boldly and unconventionally, a realistic portrait can become as unexpected and provocative as a daring modern installation in the classical halls of the museum.
Painting "SILENT MELODY" in a vintage interior in loft style.
Even a small collection of paintings or black and white photographs in the loft-style interior can create an associative bridge with the original, authentic loft.
Frame for the picture in the interior in the loft style also has its own specifics. So in the glamorous loft it is quite possible the appearance on the picture of the frame of the classical baguette, but only in its aged, vintage reincarnation. In the industrial loft, a more minimalistic metal frame in the style of hi-tech is more appropriate. In the placement of paintings, too, options are possible. In addition to the classical gallery hanging we use the arrangement of paintings on special shelves, on the easel, and a large-format painting is often simply placed on the floor near the wall. Such liberty in the placement of paintings in the interior once again emphasizes the spirit of freedom and creativity, so characteristic of the loft.
Color in the interior.
In the style of the loft, colors of neutral and cold colors are usually used. Most of the interior design in the loft style is designed in a strict color scheme. This is explained by the fact that industrial objects were rarely painted in bright colors. As an accent blue, red or derivative shades of these colors are used. Loft - this is one of the trends of modern interior style, so the colors for the interior are used the same as in the style of high-tech (cold color scale of silver, white and black) or minimalism (a strict combination of two shades of contrasting or harmonizing spectrum with a focus on one bright Colour).
Furniture in loft style is usually simple and functional. Often it performs the function of partitions (walls) between rooms, that is, it divides the space into zones. Against the background of spacious and free space of premises, the main accent should be made on furniture, which attracts attention, becoming the semantic center of the interior in loft style.
The peculiarity of the design of rooms in the loft style is an amazing combination of the most diverse pieces of furniture, which perfectly harmonize with each other. In such interiors excellent get along both expensive and exclusive things, and ancient rare products.
First of all, the loft-design of the interior provides for a lot of seats. In the main part of the room, which serves as an open living room, a large sofa set is set up. Near her around a low coffee table can be placed chairs or benches. Upholstered furniture can be made in different styles and from various materials - from rough wood to chrome-plated metal, and also have a completely different finish - from expensive leather up to simple textile upholstery.
None of the pieces of furniture, whether it is a closet, sofa or shelving, do not stand near the wall. As a rule, all the furniture is equipped with wheels, allowing you to often rearrange, depending on your mood. Free and laid-back furniture makes the interior in loft style live and mobile.
Former industrial spaces with their huge squares and high ceilings can be used not only for housing, but also for organizing multifunctional cultural centers with exhibition halls, galleries, cafes, restaurants, offices, concert platforms. Andy Warhol's factory gave birth to a trend that swept across America, and then Europe.
Particular attention in loft style deserve detail. This is the whole legacy of the factory past: ladders, various pipes, ventilation systems, factory adaptations, etc. Also it is worth paying attention to the windows. The windows should be as wide and high as possible (to the floor) without tulle and curtains. This is necessary for maximum illumination of the interior. For artificial lighting often used hanging chandeliers.
Now, real estate objects such as "loft" are becoming more popular in Russia. Of course, builders are sometimes easier to demolish an old factory and build a new building in the vacant space. Only a few of them decide to undertake the reconstruction of factory buildings without their complete restructuring. Also popular is the "stylization" of private apartments under the "loft", such objects are sometimes called neoloft.
In the section "Painting in the interior" you can see examples of placing paintings not only in the lofts, but also in interiors of different styles and directions.