Wherever you are in the world, the popularity of contemporary loft spaces never seems to wane. Our two books selected as our ‘books of the Month’ in partnership with Potterton Books, are packed with inspiration and knowledge that perfectly illustrates our ‘Loft Living’ design insight.

Loft living started as an affordable alternative to the high cost of living in Manhattan in the 1950s. It has now become one of the most exclusive and inventive ways of living. Today, our new, more dynamic lifestyles have resulted in an amazing loft-housing boom.

Features characterising the style include high ceilings, open floor plans, exposed brick walls, cast iron pillars, pipework, wood or metal beams, floor to ceiling windows and wood or concrete floors all feature. So, let’s take a look at the first book.

150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas: Loft Publications. Collins £20

The newest volume in the successful ‘150 Best’ series, ‘150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas’ highlights the various practical and innovative solutions for designing a loft you’ll love.

Filled with beautiful full-colour photographs and detailed illustrations, this is an irresistible collection profiling 150 of the latest trends in contemporary loft design.

The ultimate resource for designing and decorating loft spaces, this book presents 150 stunning lofts constructed and designed by notable architects and designers from around the world. Made popular in the nineteen fifties and sixties in New York City, lofts—synonymous with a modern, avant-garde lifestyle—continue to maintain their wide appeal. While loft living once meant converting old industrial warehouses into a warm and inviting living environment, today the style has evolved into an airy, open approach for any modern living space.

This compilation highlights the diversity of current trends in loft design and is a source of creative inspiration for architects, designers, and home owners interested in staying current with the latest in contemporary residential architecture.

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Loft & Apartments: Wim Pauwels. Beta Plus £40

This 204pp book brilliantly illustrates twenty exclusive lofts and apartments from around the globe. The enduring success of lofts demonstrates that this particular way of re-evaluating our industrial heritage is more than a passing trend.  

All of the recently completed lofts and apartments have been created by renowned interior architects and designers.

Each project is showcased with stunning full-colour photography and illustrates every style imaginable from the modern and minimal to more industrial aesthete. This is an essential and very useful sourcebook for architects, designers, developers and homeowners.

Get the look: Try Montpellier Taupe with the beauty of ancient stone and modernity of new-generation porcelain.

Order Now From Potterton Books

To order either of these books please contact Potterton Books either email ros@pottertonbooks.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1845 501 218. Visitors to Potterton Books in Sessay are also welcome during office hours, or by appointment at weekends.

Interested in the ‘Loft Living’ look? Read our blog here and enjoy even more inspiration with our new ‘Loft Living’ Pinterest board.

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