My Houzz: Raw Meets Refined in an Open Brooklyn LoftIndustrial Living Room, New York
Photo: Corynne Pless © 2013 Houzz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Be passionate. Love records? Display all of your favorite albums in one place, and set up your record player so you are inspired to play them more often. If you surf, hang your board on the wall. Big reader? Fill a wall with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves or turn stacks of art and design books into side tables (just be sure to put out coasters). Whatever you love, give it a place where it will shine.
The majority of men surveyed (one-third) enjoy the sound of music in the home, while women (one-third) prefer the sound of family. There are differences based on where you live, though. Rural homeowners prefer the sounds of wildlife, while suburbanites love to hear the conversations among children and family members. City dwellers dig music the most.
Tell us: What part does music play in your life? What do you listen to when you want to feel peaceful, sharp, energized or inspired? Do you listen to records, CDs or digital music? Do you have a favorite sound system? Share your thoughts on music in the Comments.These Spaces Have the Music in Them
Don't monopolize the TV and stereo. With laptops and iPads, sharing the TV isn't quite as much of an issue as it once was, but it is still not fair to hog the big screen. Each roommate should have the opportunity to watch favorite shows and get an equal chance to DJ the sound system. And no judgments — everyone is allowed to watch (or listen to) total junk from time to time!
Arc Fabrication used plywood with a poplar face to build the bookcase. The bar is reclaimed yellow pine.