Former Department Store Turned Modern Loft

Designer Paul Cha took a former department store building and transformed it into a tranquil home perfect for everyday life and for entertaining. The space's modern style is emphasized by streamlined furnishings and a neutral palette that creates an open, airy feel.
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June 01, 2015

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Photo By: Paul Cha Architect

Transitional Open Plan Living Room With Grand Piano

This quiet living room features a classic grand piano and large bookshelf paired with neutral sofas for kicking back and relaxing. A patchwork animal-hide area rug adds a fun accent to the light hardwood floors, while white columns provide a traditional touch.  
From: Paul Cha

Contemporary Living Room With Wall-to-Wall Bookshelf

This minimalistic living room features a large bookshelf that, in addition to holding a number of books, is also home to a flat-screen television. A neutral sofa is positioned in front of the shelf along with two textured ottomans. A white column provides a traditional touch.
From: Paul Cha

Transitional Living Room With Large Bookshelf

This living room pairs traditional white columns with modern touches, like a natural wood wall-to-wall bookshelf. A classic black piano sits atop a patchwork faux animal-hide area rug, while two neutral sofas provide a comfortable place to relax. The open plan allows for easily transitioning to the dining area.
From: Paul Cha

Contemporary Dining Room With Clear Dining Chairs

This minimalist dining room features ghost dining chairs arranged around an ivory dining table with a wood accent panel. Black and white table settings decorate the table and a linear glass chandelier hangs above. Natural wood panels cover one wall, while a blend of frosted and clear glass windows cover another.  
From: Paul Cha

Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen With Light Hardwood Cabinets

This kitchen features natural wood cabinets paired with open shelving for storing dishes and other kitchen necessities. Black countertops and a matching backsplash add a sleek touch, while white metal stools allow for casual dining at the peninsula. Stainless steel appliances complete the look of the space.
From: Paul Cha

Minimalist Guest Bedroom With White Column

This contemporary guest bedroom features simple white walls paired with light hardwood floors and interior windows that allow the space to feel bright and open. A white column adds a traditional touch, while white bed linens earn a pop of color from red-patterned throw pillows.
From: Paul Cha

Contemporary Master Bedroom With Large Closet

This minimalistic white master bedroom features a floor-to-ceiling natural wood closet for stowing away clothing and other items. Light hardwood floors and interior windows allow the space to appear open and bright, while a duvet with a tree branch design adds a Zen-like touch.
From: Paul Cha

Contemporary Master Bathroom With Glass-Enclosed Shower

This minimalist bathroom features neutral walls and countertops paired with a medium-grain wood-trimmed bathtub and matching storage shelves. A glass-enclosed shower keeps the space open, and a large mirror is placed behind a rectangular basin sink with dual brushed-nickel faucets.
From: Paul Cha

Contemporary Master Bathroom With Wood-Trimmed Bathtub

This minimalistic bathroom features a glass-enclosed rectangular wood-trimmed bathtub, white floor tiles and a neutral vanity countertop. A rectangular basin boasts dual brushed-nickel faucets, leaving room for two to share the mirror.
From: Paul Cha

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