Erin & Ben's Toothpaste Factory Loft

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Name: Erin & Ben
Location: Downtown — Laurel, Mississippi

Our loft apartment was built around 1903 and was a toothpaste factory after World War I. Now it's our home and the studio of Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence. After years of being a law office, my family bought this flatiron building and we got to work on renovations. We love a do-it-yourself project, so we dug into every aspect we could with re-purposed materials and antiques after the big issues like plumbing, electrical and cabinetry were finished by our contractors. The loft is 2,200 square feet. The floors are original 10" wide planks, the walls are plaster and exposed brick, and our eclectic art collection was found in various antique malls, roadside, or done by myself. 11 massive 10' windows face Magnolia Street and a park below, where we have summertime cookouts beneath oak trees and lanterns with our downtown neighbors — our Ole Miss roommates married and settled down across the street and next door!

The style of our loft is inspired by cottage coziness (lots of books, deep, plush couches, farmhouse dinner table and distressed, colorfully painted furniture) with a few of my husband's industrial touches (the pendant lights, galvanized tin backsplashes, car parts used as art). We'd love for y'all to come in and take a look around!

Thanks Erin & Ben!

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