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You can do a lot with a little paint and elbow grease, and Malgorzata Bany and Tycjan Knut’s north London rental is proof. It’s a 1,000-square-foot live/work loft in a converted warehouse that Malgorzata, a sculptor, and Tycjan, a painter and art dealer, customized with recycled birch ply kitchen counters, painted Ikea cabinets, a hand-built dividing wall, and a DIY Donald Judd–like sofa. Malgorzata gave us the details on how they pulled it all together.
Photography courtesy of The Modern House.
(Looking for paintable Ikea furniture? See our post Ikea Hack: DIY Furniture You Can Paint.)
For more London interiors and local listings, visit The Modern House.
Searching for the perfect shade of white? See our posts for more ideas:
- Remodeling 101: How to Choose the Perfect White Paint
- 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Paint Picks for Kitchen Cabinets
- DIY: How to Mix the Perfect White Paint with LA Designer Michaela Scherrer
N.B.: This story originally ran on April 30, 2018 and has been updated with new information.
Frequently asked questions
Who built the North London artist's loft?
The North London artist's loft was hand-built by its owner, Malgorzata Bany.
What is the size of the artist's loft?
The artist's loft has a size of 1,000 square feet.
Where is the artist's loft located?
The artist's loft is located in North London.
Is the artist's loft designed specifically for artists?
Yes, the artist's loft is designed specifically to cater to the needs of artists.
Are there any unique features in the artist's loft?
Yes, the artist's loft boasts unique features such as skylights that flood the space with natural light, a mezzanine level, and a green roof.
Are there any pictures of the artist's loft available?
Yes, you can find pictures of the artist's loft on the Remodelista website.
Can the artist's loft be replicated?
Yes, since it is a DIY project, it is possible for others to replicate the artist's loft.
Is the artist's loft open for public viewing?
There is no specific information available regarding public viewing of the artist's loft.
Can the artist's loft be rented or used as a studio?
There is no specific information available regarding renting or using the artist's loft as a studio.