Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Concrete Walls: Yea or Nay?

Concrete walls at the Line Hotel, L.A.
Concrete walls at the Line Hotel, L.A.
Concrete walls at the Line Hotel, L.A.
Concrete walls at the Line Hotel, L.A.
photos by Adrian Gaut, © The Line Hotel, L.A., via Yatzer

Yatzer recently featured the Line Hotel in L.A.'s up-and-coming Koreatown neighborhood, and while I'm certainly impressed by the urban high design, I'm trying to figure out just exactly how I feel about concrete walls.

They should be everything that I love—modern, edgy and minimalist—but there's something about them that I can't get past, something uninviting. Polished concrete floors and counters are one thing, but are the rough-hewn walls just a little too gritty? Let's take a look at some other concrete interiors to see.


Concrete Walls, Sorrento House by Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers
Concrete Walls, Sorrento House by Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers
Concrete Walls, Sorrento House by Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers
Sorrento House by Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers

Concrete walls at the Berlin apartment of Christian Boros and Karen Lohmann
Concrete walls at the Berlin apartment of Christian Boros and Karen Lohmann
Concrete walls at the Berlin apartment of Christian Boros and Karen Lohmann
Berlin apartment of Christian Boros and Karen Lohmann
photos by Tim Brotherton and Katie Lock for Elle Decor

Concrete walls at House Presenhuber in Vnà, Switzerland, by AFGH
Concrete walls at House Presenhuber in Vnà, Switzerland, by AFGH
Concrete walls at House Presenhuber in Vnà, Switzerland, by AFGH
Concrete walls at House Presenhuber in Vnà, Switzerland, by AFGH
House Presenhuber in Vnà, Switzerland, by AFGH
photos by Valentin Jeck

Concrete walls at Toronto loft
Concrete walls at Toronto loft
Concrete walls at Toronto loft
Toronto loft by Rad Design Inc

They're growing on me... slowly. What do you think?

5 comments:

  1. I'm not really a fan but I do like their tastes in decorations!
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  2. Yep, that's exactly how I feel!

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  3. I can see it looking a little yucky when the house is messy and not styled to perfection like these beautiful homes!

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  4. I understand that initial standoffish feeling when you see it, but it is all in the right mix and size of the space. The larger the better.

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  5. It's kinda weird, but looks cool! I'm open to it.

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