Poul Olson knew when he purchased his Atlanta loft in 2015 that he would want to remodel most of the unit. He’d been looking for a loft in the area for a while, so when he found City View Lofts, he knew it was the right fit.

“I also wanted a project,” said Olson, “that I could make the unit according to my own taste.”

He completely gutted the kitchen, remodeled both bathrooms and replaced the flooring. This year he replaced the stairs, too.

“The original stairs were scratched, so I had painted them as kind of a stop gap approach,” he said. “I replaced them myself with walnut treads in the last four months and stained those.”

Olson worked with an interior designed from Cooper’s Creations LLC to come up with a look for his space that was stylish and fit his tastes.

“I think it was helpful hearing her thoughts on how the space could come to life and then lining up her vision with my personal tastes,” he said.

They settled on a grayscale color palette with modern and industrial vibes, painting the ceilings black to mask the exposed ductwork and create a cozier feeling, especially in the loft bedroom.

“I wanted to create a serene area,” said Olson. “I wanted it to be livable and calm me down when I went up there to go to sleep.”


Residents: Poul Olson and his dog, Hudson. Olson is in international public health.

Location: Atlanta

Size: 990 square feet with one bedroom and one-and-a-half bathrooms

Year bought: 2015

Renovations: Complete renovation of the entire loft, a remodel of the new kitchen, bathrooms and floors, new stairs, new fixtures, a walk-in closet system and a tankless electric water heater. A low-profile wall in the loft space was also replaced with an open railing for consistency with the stair railing and to allow more natural light into the master bedroom space.

Consultants: Interior design by Cooper’s Creations LLC

Architectural style: Loft

Favorite architectural elements: Wall of windows in the living space and high ceilings

Interior design styles: Modern and industrial

Favorite interior design elements: Black ceilings, gray color scheme and industrial elements

Favorite outdoor feature: Bamboo screening on the patio

Resources: Furniture and decor from CB2, Room & Board, Crate & Barrel and West Elm. Kitchen cabinets by Wellborn Cabinets and installed by Strathmore, tile from Floor & Decor and stair treads from Carolina Lumber & Supply Company. Paint colors are Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray in the bedroom, Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray in the master bathroom and Benjamin Moore Moonshine in the half bathroom.


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