March 24, 2016

Small Space Tour: A 540-Square-Foot Industrial Loft

Despite its small size, this industrial loft in downtown Montreal has some big design features. With two large, light-flooded windows, three floor-to-ceiling cabinets and a disappearing kitchen, the space may be compact – but it’s completely functional. When approaching the design, homeowner and interior designer Carl Lapointe used minimalist, elegant decor and played up the loft’s architectural details. “My main interest was to emphasize the height of the ceilings and the gorgeous windows,” he says. “I didn’t want to create any obstructions or divisions within the space.” To that end, he used furniture to define distinct zones that flow fluidly into one another. The result is a space that feels much larger than it is.


André Rider


House & Home September 2014


Carl Lapointe