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Inside the Toy Factory: Four lofts, four looks

February 13, 2010 |  6:00 am

What is it about loft living that pushes people to go all-in on their design choices? Oh that's right. The lack of interior walls. Suddenly your living, dining, sleeping and cooking spaces have to relate to one another.

This week writer Audrey Davidow takes us behind the four doors at the Toy Factory Lofts building downtown. The bones of these apartments may once have been the same, but you'd never know it now. One resident, for instance, found decorating inspiration in from late 19th century Paris -- while a neighbor found it in modern Tokyo. Check them all out in our extensive photo gallery

-- Deborah Netburn

Photos clockwise from top: Toy Factory Lofts exterior, Al Seib / Los Angeles Times; Wendy Park and Asa Anderson's organic Tokyo-inspired home, Stefano Paltera / For the Los Angeles Times; Michelle Niday's over-the-top Parisienne palace, Stefano Paltera / For the Los Angeles Times; Marcos de Mattos urban pad, Al Seib / Los Angeles Times