Pawtucket Residential Loft 

This residential loft in downtown Pawtucket, RI, presented several challenges.  No closets.  No doors.  Just open space.  Here's what Alison did.


Eating 


Eating Space is limited.  Just two bar stools in the entry.  The art behind the front door is a gift from Alison's youngest sister.  The floors are kept wide open to show the mill's history.  Simple artistic, white aluminum panels separate part of the kitchen from the living area.  Industrial bins under the stairs serve as stylish storage.  A movable butcher block sits neatly under the bar, to be used when necessary.  

Eating & Working

 

Haywood Wakefield vintage desk found in Providence.  Desk lamp found in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Orange fiberglass Herman Miller chairs found on a porch of a triple decker in Fall River, MA.  Plycraft chair dug out of a flea market and reupholstered.  Eiffel tower Miller chair found on Wickenden Street in Providence. 

Living

 

Clean, straight lines help frame this unorthodox space.  The light and dark tones with few patterns keep the loft free from clutter, but express boundaries and space. 

Accents

 

Subtle accents help define a room.  In this loft, Alison wanted to allow the space to feel open and to show off the beautiful floors.  That meant only displaying pieces with meaning.  These vases were a gift from her sister.  The coffee table was a vintage find.  The couch to the left was a new purchase and the clean, modern lines compliment the exposed beams in the space at the foot of the industrial metal and wood stairway.

 

Sleeping 

 

This burl olive wood set was a gift to Alison from her uncle while she was living in New York City.  She didn't have the space for it until she moved to New England.  The platform style bed framed the upstairs level of the loft beautifully.  The antique lamps on the dresser came from a vintage shop in downtown Warren, RI.  Alison found the Eero Saarinen chair in a Providence antique co-op.  The chair has since moved into her yoga studio.  A splash of orange with the burl wood brightens up the upstairs and ties it in neatly with the downstairs portion of the loft.  The wood floors contrast well with the bedroom furniture pictured here, and the two-tiered industrial coat rack (not pictured here) sits at the opposite side of the bedroom solving the lack of closet space in the loft.