The Loft: My Home Tour

26.4.16


Today's post is probably well overdue, considering my loft is behind the name of my blog! I had decided I would start blogging when I purchased my loft just outside of downtown Montreal, as a way to document the process. I knew I wanted to DIY a lot of the interior, and I was really into "home blogs" at the time (understandable since that is the phase I was going through!). So I purchased my domain name, moved in, and then did absolutely nothing. I guess talking about rearranging furniture wasn't really inspiring me. Long story short: I didn't end up blogging about my loft at all (save for the occasional DIY post here and there), but after 3 years in this space, never has it felt more like home.

So after being featured as an Apartment Therapy House Call this past weekend, I wanted to share my space with all of you as well! I'm also nominated for one of this year's Small Cool spaces in the International category, so make sure you go give my space some love!



Montreal's condo scene is starting to boom, with buildings going up everywhere you look. To be able to say that I live in a 100 year old building is something I'm really proud of! My loft is in a renovated tobacco factory, nestled in the St-Henri neighbourhood. My area is full of interesting restaurants and cafes, a short metro ride (or a really nice walk on a summer day) from downtown, and is close to lots of green space (like the canal!).




Most, if not all, of the units in my building are less than 1000 square feet, and I'm in one of the teeny-tiniest of the bunch, coming in at 502 square feet. Small space living definitely has it's challenges, but I've learned to be creative with my space. One of the best ideas I had was to loft the bed onto the "roof" of the bathroom. Sure I may not be able to stand up up there, but all I really do there is sleep anyways. Plus, it makes it super cozy. It also freed up all of the space intended for the bed, which I've turned into my "dressing room" of sorts (basically where all the big, bulky, but necessary furniture goes, like bookcases and dressers). 







Before I started thinking of moving out, I never would have thought I'd be someone to own "real art". I always thought it was silly to spend that amount of money on art. But I must say, I am pretty enamoured with my UP! art gallery wall! The lithograph on the far left was a graduation gift from my folks, the original sketches were a house warming gift from them and my sister, and the limited edition painting in the middle is my first piece of art I've purchased myself!

Also, shout out to Alison from La Reserve Design, for making the coziest, chunky wool blanket ever!





These aerial views really do the place justice, in that they show off just how small it actually is! Sitting on my bed, I can literally see the entire place (except for the bathroom). I often get asked if climbing the ladder gets annoying, and I don't think it does. I sleep like the dead, so getting down in the middle of the night is never an issue for me. Making the bed hunched over is a challenge though!


Later this week I'm going to share some of my best tips for small space living!

-Kris

(p.s. I would attempt to link up sources for my stuff...but even the thought of that sounds is giving me a headache. If you want to know where anything is from, just leave me a comment down below!)

6 comments :

  1. I love this so much! I love how cozy your place is. You did a really, really good job designing around the space! I like the natural rock wall in the kitchen and the artwork and your kitchen backsplash and all your piping shelves/ racks and just basically EVERYTHING!

    Also, I'm so glad you ended up getting that Blair Waldorf mug!

    Randi with an i

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    1. Thank you so much Randi! Designing around the space was definitely a challenge, but I'm so happy with how it turned out :)

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  2. I love you place esp that design on the wall with a branch of tree and birds all over it. I might just copy it for my bedroom makeover. MIne is just blah, nothing's interesting really except my kid's toys scattered all around. It's a beautiful mess, i guess.

    Good luck :)

    ♥ from www.expatpetite.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Glenda! The branch is sooooo easy, just time consuming. It would be a great project to do with your kids!

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  3. Your place is Pinterest worthy. Love how bright and colourful the setup is!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. Thank you! Maybe I'll see my space pop up on Pinterest one of these days ;)

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