3. Maximize reflective surfaces
A loft's telltale industrial elements, including brick walls and cement or terrazzo flooring, make adding an unusual amount of shine, as Lopergolo did, look balanced instead of over-the-top. Next to the loft's rougher surfaces, the high-gloss, lacquered Toffini cabinetry appears refined, not slick. The manufacturer's process of heat-curing the paint after it's sprayed on and then hand-polishing the cabinet exteriors delivers a more reflective surface than enamel paint alone. Jenn-Air's Floating Glass appliances continue the lustrous look on the fridge, dishwasher, cooktop, and ovens; each is covered with a layer of translucent white glass.