Joel & McKenzie Taplin, and their 14-month-old daughter Gere Location: Monohasset Mill — Providence, Rhode Island Size: 2,700 square feet Years lived in: 11 — rented, then owned One of over 30 live/work spaces in the Monohasset Mill building on Providence's West Side, Joel & McKenzie's loft evokes a feeling of cozy farmhouse minimalism despite its expansive size. Credit that to the fact that their décor is refreshingly free of big box store trappings, eschewed in favor of furnishings that are inherited, thrifted and hand made. a framer and woodworker, built out much of the loft himself — even the plumbing exhibits a sense of whimsy — first as a renter after graduating from RISD where he studied Industrial Design, and then again a few years later when he joined with other artists to buy space in the building. Many of the architectural details, like the oversize doors and industrial sinks were salvaged from local demolitions. Now a family home where he lives with his wife McKenzie, a photographer, and toddler daughter Gere, the couple celebrates their parenthood by letting bright, kid-friendly elements dominate the space. The openness allows for a blending of work, living, and play space — the perfect arrangement for a growing family. Sarah Rainwater • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.