9 unique ways to decorate an open floor plan
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By Stacey Lindsay for Remodelista
Whether you're working with a sprawling loft or a small studio, making the most of an open floor plan requires some extra creativity. See how the pros took on the challenge of defining a wall-free space in these nine homes.
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Instead of creating a step up to the guest bath to accommodate the unsightly plumbing of this narrow SoHo loft, interior designer Martin Raffone extended the floor, creating a platform for an extra bed.
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Camping Out3 of 10
With the lack of guest privacy in her brother's loft, artist Sally Scott came up with an instant guest room: a custom-made indoor tent. This canvas dwelling has been such a hit that the duo is now turning the urban camp idea into a business, Shim Shim Co. The tents are spacious enough to accommodate a bed, side table and chair and can be easily taken down when not in use.
ON REMODELISTA: Voilà—An Instant Guest Bedroom
Kitchen Confidential4 of 10
San Francisco–based architect Christi Azevedo tucked the kitchen of this tiny carriage house into the corner, then washed the walls and ceiling in bright white. The space now has a light and spacious feel, despite the limited square footage.
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Hiding Out5 of 10
For this East Village studio, the design team at Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture created a sleeping loft with concealed drawer units and a full walk-in closet below.
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Book Nook6 of 10
Los Angeles interior designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe made use of every corner of this open and light-filled loft. By building bookshelves underneath the stairway, they created a quiet reading area that feels separate from the rest of the space.
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Curtain Call7 of 10
In the guest rooms of Lost & Found hotel, a sheer white curtain divides the bedroom from the rest of the open loft's living area.
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Hang Time8 of 10
An indoor hammock makes for an unexpected and impromptu lounging corner in this narrow loft by New York–based architect David Hotson.
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Branching Out9 of 10
In lieu of traditional walls, architects Deborah Grossberg Katz and Terri Chiao built an indoor tree house to offer separated living quarters in this open-space Brooklyn home.
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Down Under10 of 10
Wedged beneath an industrial staircase and built-in bookshelves, stacked exotic cushions add warmth and charm to the corner of this loft, creating a colorful place to read and lounge.
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