Erin's "Handmade Modern" Tudor Duplex

Erin's "Handmade Modern" Tudor Duplex

Nora Taylor
Jan 24, 2016
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Name: Erin
Location: Tangletown — Minneapolis, Minnesota

My husband, Ken, and I purchased our 1934 Tudor-style home in July 2015 and spent late summer and fall last year renovating much of the house.

My background is interior design, but I'm currently a freelance writer and DIY blogger at francoisetmoi.com. Ken manages commercial construction projects, so naturally we were looking for a project to sink our teeth into with our first home.

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The unusual thing about our house is that it's actually a duplex! We live on the 1600 square foot, three-bedroom main floor, and rent out the apartment upstairs. We chose to purchase a duplex because we knew it would be a great investment in both the short and long term.

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Our goals for the home were to update the look and feel through bright, crisp finishes and bring the 90-year-old Tudor into the 21st century with smarter, more efficient technology, all the while respecting the time period of the home.

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Having just purchased our first home, we were working with a very tight renovation budget that was a challenge to stick to at times, but doing a majority of the work ourselves saved quite a bit. Not to mention, much of our home decor and furniture is either DIY'ed or thrifted, which also helped a ton!

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I'd say my style is handmade modern. I love visually clean spaces that are softened and made approachable by handmade, imperfect pieces. These pieces add soul and give off a relaxed sensibility, setting the scene for how we interact in the space and how we feel when we're in it.

Thanks, Erin! Stop on by Erin's blog for more photos.

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