Decorating Ideas for Historic Meets Modern Apartment?

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Q: I just got a great apartment in downtown Denver with a mix of old charm (I really love the sturdy central pillars) and very modern (or 80's?) lofting. I want to use this interesting mix to decorate in a way that is hip and creative, but peaceful and calming.

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I really love the look of sheer long drapes on the sides of the large windows, but after that, I am stuck. P.S. The fake plants will be the first things to go!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.