Location: Platinum Corridor — Addison, Texas
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 1.5 years
Though Drew works in the medical device industry, he has a deep love for interior design, and his loft studio in Addison, Texas (north of Dallas) showcases that love. Mainly inspired by the mid-century modern era and the Bauhaus movement, one of Drew's favorite items is the Nelson Platform Bench that he uses as a coffee table; Drew's minimal style is a smart mix of both aesthetics and function. Though he hasn't lived in the space long, he's proud of how far it's come so far, and is excited to see how it might continue to evolve in the future!
"... My home features concrete ceilings, hardwood and stained/polished concrete flooring, and exposed duct work. The raw elements of my home are what I adore and love. They're also the reason why I chose to live at my current residence."
Drew points to elements like the open kitchen storage as a way to mix aesthetics and function: The open shelving lets him store all his kitchen and dining tools for easy access, while also giving him more space to show off accessories. It's this embrace of both style and usefulness that makes his simple and minimal style feel full and sophisticated.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Clean, cool, and simple
Inspiration: Apartment Therapy, architecture and design magazines, Mid-century modern era, and Bauhaus movement
Favorite Element: The concrete ceilings, exposed duct work and pipes
Biggest Challenge: Storage
What Friends Say: "Your home is so clean and tidy."
Biggest Embarrassment: The laundry room (not shown) and vertical blinds
Proudest DIY: Decorating my home
Biggest Indulgence: The Nelson Platform Bench
Best Advice: Invest in the best sofa and mattress you can afford
Dream Sources: 1stdibs, Design Within Reach, The Future Perfect, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and RH Modern