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A Loft Designed for a Couple and Their 3 Cats

HAO Design Studio designed this apartment in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan for a couple, their three beloved cats, and all of their collectibles. They swapped out the bright marble floors for a more subdued concrete, which instantly set the tone for the modern/industrial space.

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An iron panel welcomes the homeowners and guests upon entering with their favorite image.

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Once inside, the space is bright and open and decked out with a mix of modern and vintage finds.

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The massive plywood shelf is the highlight of the living room holding books and other ephemera.

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In the dining room, the table is made from wood and pipes, as is the shelf hanging on the brick wall. A red vintage phone hangs beside it.

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Just off the dining room is the cat den, a space for them to play and sleep.

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The cats access the area via an arched doorway built just for them.

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The display cases slide to reveal storage for their collection of records.

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That space is also used to watch movies on a big screen that pulls down.

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Photos by Hey!Cheese.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.