This is how Tumblr founder David Karp lives | A loft in Brooklyn

Posted By Gudy Herder / November 13, 2013 / 3 Comments

This David Karp’s, founder and chief executive officer of  Tumblr, newly renovated loft in Brooklyn. He is not into anything particularly shiny or smooth but has a clear preference for all kind of aged and rough materials: ancient bricks, weathered concrete, blackened steel and reclaimed oak.

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Brick walls and huge windows give quite an industrial look with is immediately softened with the wooden flooring. The living area stands out with a higher platform view and feels like an island itself.

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The Silver Beatles was one of earlier band names before becoming “The Beatles”. What a find!

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This is probably what I liked most about the space: an open staircase, the black handrails, all light filled , concrete walls and the open bedroom. Even separated, it feels all connected.

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Open shelving in this apparently gorgeous kitchen! And that is a beautiful faucet!

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Behind this metal fire door you’ll find the  washer, dryer and laundry chute. That’s a pretty clever design solution!

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How about the green used carpet? The entire room and feeling would be a complete different one without that statement. I think it gives some warmth and fits nicely in the color palette of the loft.

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Not a lot to say here, right?

I have a friend who says there is nothing better than a loft space. Have you ever lived in a loft?



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  • November 13, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Gudy, this is a man after my own heart. I love everything about this home right down to the green aged rug that I was seriously considering purchasing last year when I found a similar one but alas didn’t have the funds to buy at the time! Thank you for some morning inspiration :) xD

  • November 14, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Gudy, what a find! I am amazed by all the good stuff & hear myself ‘Oh, I want these walls’, ‘Oh, I want these metro tiles’, ‘Oh, I want that rug’, ‘Oh, I want that door!’

  • November 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

    El espacio tiene lo que tiene que tener un loft pero si me dicen que es una casita o una granja también me lo creo. Me gusta toda esa cantidad de luz y los materiales nobles me apasionan.

    A ver como yo el loft ya lo tengo, y sabes que soy fan de vivir en ellos, quiero, jajaja, muchas cosas de las que me inspiran. Sobretodo esa alfombra verde espectacular y el salón elevado con esa madera brutal.

    Un fuerte abrazo!

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