Designer Luca Campacci of Level Studio Inc. longed for an opportunity to work on a project with soaring ceilings. When the chance arose to design a loft in a former office building, Campacci and his team eagerly seized the moment. With a spacious layout and 11-ft. ceilings at their disposal, they embarked on a creative journey. “We wanted to preserve the industrial loft ambience, so we decided to keep the existing concrete floors and refinish them with an epoxy coating,” explains Campacci. “The exposed conduit and HVAC system played in our favour, enhancing the desired look and feel.”
When it came to the kitchen, Campacci and his team did a complete renovation, reconfiguring the layout for better functionality. Their client expressed a desire for an all-black kitchen, which the team balanced with a large white island. “We carefully selected stones with complementary veining for the backsplash, island and dining table, ensuring a cohesive and visually striking design,” says Campacci.
Despite the client’s affinity for black, Campacci and his team infused the loft with splashes of colour. “In collaboration with our client, we curated two exceptional pieces by artist Christoph Niemann that introduced a kaleidoscope of colours. We subtly incorporated these hues in the large rug of the living area and the runner in the foyer,” says Campacci.
The living area was set ablaze with a vibrant yellow sectional sofa, chosen for its timeless pairing with black. “Yellow and black create a classic colour combination, making it the perfect choice for this project.”
The library received a notable transformation as well. Originally a smaller den, the space was expanded to emphasize the loft’s height.
A custom window and door system was designed and then crafted by Campacci’s metalsmith team to maximize natural light while maintaining the industrial esthetic. Custom shelves were added to house an extensive book collection, and the team eagerly incorporated a ladder, fulfilling the client’s dream of a library with elevated functionality.
For the primary bedroom, a more subdued colour palette was selected. The bed’s large king headboard in soft gray wool fabric became the focal point, complemented by walnut accent tables, a captivating piece of artwork and bright cushions.
In this industrial loft project, Campacci and his team skillfully balanced the client’s bold vision for black with strategically placed pops of vibrant colour, resulting in a harmonious and visually captivating space.
SOURCES | KITCHEN: Kitchen cabinetry by Scavolini kitchens. Countertop by Caeserstone. Appliances by Miele. Pendant light by Matteo Lighting. DINING ROOM: Dining table by Casalife. Dining chair by West Elm. Dining pendant light by DVI Lighting. LIVING ROOM: Sectional by EQ3. Rug by Area Rug Shop. Side table by West Elm. Drink table by Crate & Barrel. Floor light by Kuzco Lighting. Accent chair by Elte Mkt. Pendant light by Elte Mkt. LIBRARY: Custom glass door and ladder by 1925Workbench. Custom shelves by Salerno Carpentry Ltd. Armchair by Elte Mkt. Floor lamp by Elte Mkt. Desk by Crate & Barrel. Chair by Ikea. Filing cabinet by Crate & Barrel. Ottoman by Urban Mode. Sconces by Kuzco Lighting. BEDROOM: King bed by EQ3. End tables by EQ3. Floor mirror by CB2.