Concrete is not usually associated with a warm and welcoming home. In today’s post, we will try to demonstrate that with proper inspiration and decorating skills, beautiful things can occur. This particular live/work conversion loft in SOMA, San Francisco comes with approximately 17-foot-high vaulted concrete ceilings, yet its design can not be described as sober or uninviting. Spotted by Freshome on ClimbSF, this 1,056 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment features spacious interiors, large industrial-style windows, not to mention a spectacular skylight bringing in an abundance of natural light.

The exposed concrete walls and ceilings are complemented by an array of different textures and finishes, which liven up the interiors. Here is some information regarding the structure of the loft from the project developers: “The kitchen opens up to the living room with a convenient breakfast bar/counter and includes a microwave and a stainless steel oven/range, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The kitchen cabinets and staircase are made of reclaimed wood. The loft bedroom on the mezzanine level has a walk-in closet and a full bathroom with a skylight and a convenient laundry chute; the chute leads to the very spacious half bathroom and laundry room below with a full-size washer and dryer”. What do you think are the interior design tricks that make this place look special?