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Sourcebook: The 11th Street Retreat Upstairs Loft & Bar
If you’re looking for loft decor ideas, let me tell you: I’ve run through them all with the upstairs loft at the 11th Street Retreat. This flex space on our third floor has a wet bar and a bathroom, and it’s been a sitting area, a game room, an impromptu office, and even a guest bedroom. So, since we’ve made it up here to the third floor, that only means one thing – our house tour is almost over. In case you missed it, I’ve been baring my soul and sharing every single detail of this whole house. First we toured the exterior, living room, dining room, kitchen, main bedroom and bathroom. Then we checked out the laundry room, guest bedrooms, and guest bathroom. We even toured the dog cave. And now it’s time for THE GRAND FINALE!
The 11th Street Retreat Sourcebook, Part 6:
The Upstairs Loft & Wet Bar
If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Huntington Beach, CA (that’s where this house is built, y’all!) and walk around downtown, you’ll see a lot of “tall skinny” houses. They’re three stories high, each house is approximately 2,875 square feet, and no, this isn’t an accident. The building codes in HB are strict and everyone tries their hardest to squeeze every last drop out of their small piece of land. Beach living, what can I say? So, when Brett and I first met with the architect to design this house, we decided that the third floor would be a flex space that could be used for many different things.
We made sure to include a wet bar, a full bathroom and a killer roof deck. We also vaulted the ceilings and added tongue and groove woodwork that we painted a satin white. The end result is a room that anyone would want to spend some serious time in… even if it’s up, up, up!
The Wet Bar
As far as loft decor ideas go, a wet bar was a no-brainer for us. The wet bar is painted Sherwin-Williams “Thunder Gray,” which is the same color as the garage door and the kitchen island. I love using the same color in multiple parts of my design to really give a cohesive feel.
The mirror I hung above the sink is vintage and was a housewarming gift that just so happened to fit perfectly in the opening above the sink. In my opinion, it makes the entire bar more approachable, don’t you think?
The hardware is the same as the hardware in the kitchen, but instead of going with the same appliances we opted for a vintage-look Smeg refrigerator.
Just like our design in the kitchen, we used marble countertops that we had treated with a UV coating to seal it from damage. You won’t see any wine rings on this countertop!
The Bed Space
While Brett and I lived in this house, we had many iterations of this room. One of my favorites was when we made it into a GIANT bedroom. The bed is from Crate and Barrel, the mattress is from Costco, and the huge rug was a great deal from Amazon. When this room used to house a shuffleboard table, I had Pottery Barn swing-arm sconces installed on the wall. When this later became a bedroom I left the sconces on the wall because, guess what? They worked with a bed as well!
Jute Rug // Bed Frame // Wall Sconces // Metal Side Table // Striped Rug // Bedside Lamp // White Planter // Orange Throw Pillow // Bed Blanket // Grey Throw Blanket // Vintage Lockers // Metal Chairs
Jute Rug // Bed Frame // Wooden Side Table // Striped Rug // Planter Basket // Orange Throw Pillow // Bed Blanket // Grey Throw Blanket // Boho Lumbar Pillow // Grey Sheet Set // Bedside Clock // Bamboo Shades
This bed has a cool, lower-to-the-ground frame, and you know what’s the perfect height for that? An awesome tree stump side table.
We feel so lucky for all of the different ways this space served our family over the years. Lofts and flex spaces are the best!
There are some Roth Family house rules at play here: a plant, something vintage, and a TV… Well, that last one is Brett’s rule. Ha!
Last but not least: the third-floor bathroom. We were able to squeeze a shower into this bathroom, which really made it ideal for guests. We went with chrome fixtures like the other bathrooms and a pretty gray subway tile.
But in true Jazzy fashion, you know I couldn’t just use any old vanity! I repurposed a beautiful, vintage table with “chippy” paint and had a sink installed on top. I really love the combination the of crisp, clean tile and chrome with the worn table and mirror. It’s a perfect balance of old and new.
One thing guests always got a kick out of: the paper towel dispenser! I bought it used on Etsy and added the sticker myself. So quirky, right?