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Wide Open Spaces
Dan Heringa

Wide Open Spaces

A narrow loft overlooking the living room connects upstairs sleeping spaces and doubles as a playroom. Dark metal columns and two steps separate the hardworking cooking space from the living area’s plush furnishings. Deep cushions on the oversize sofa “make grown-ups feel like children,” one owner says. Above the dining table, a ladder leads to a crow's nest.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.