Good Questions: Can a rented "country" loft go M-C-M?

Good Questions: Can a rented "country" loft go M-C-M?

Nov 9, 2006

Dear Apartment Therapy,

I moved into a "loft" recently because it was available and cheap. It's like a loft in that it is above a business and has the coveted open floor plan, but it has some very non-loft characteristics.

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I've already taken down the Tiffany-style ceiling fixture in favor of bare bulbs, but I can't figure out what to do with the waist-high beadboard paneling. I can take the moulding directly above the beadboard off with a minimum of trouble, but when I peeped under the beadboard itself, some of the drywall had come off where I had (carefully) pried it. So taking it off is not an option. It seems like they were going for a country/colonial look, but in a LOFT?!

I also have this weird rustic column in the middle of the floor that I'd like to hide/disguise/get rid of. Neither of these things match my Ikea/MCM furniture/accessories, but I signed a year lease, because the price was right. Please help!

Thank you very much,

Can anyone help? (Amber's our first renter to pony up some pictures for Reversible Decor month! Where are the rest of you?)

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