Nicholas' Black & White Handpainted Muraled Minneapolis Home

Nicholas' Black & White Handpainted Muraled Minneapolis Home

Nora Taylor
Feb 12, 2016
(Image credit: Submitted by Nicholas)

Name: Nicholas
Location: North Loop — Minneapolis, Minnesota

We've taken a relatively small square footage plan (740 square feet) and used every inch to its advantage. We took the blank white open space and customized each end to create several unique spaces within one.

(Image credit: Submitted by Nicholas)
(Image credit: Submitted by Nicholas)

Our living space, where the sofa is moved just slightly from the wall to create a cozy office area was a must have for our work from home lifestyle. We used tall tropical plants that mimicked the custom wall art to divide the living and dining areas. Throughout the spaces we used predominantly white and gold tones to create an overall sense of cohesion with touches of ultra deep black to help ground and create contrast.

(Image credit: Submitted by Nicholas)
(Image credit: Submitted by Nicholas)

We did it all on an extremely low budget and with locally found materials. We created a custom hand painted mural on the main wall in the living space creating an attention grabbing piece of art that can be seen throughout the apartment. We like to call our style beachy modern with a sexy edge. Throughout we wanted to mix natural pieces like the woven textured low comfortable couch and raw edge coffee table with metallic gold plated art, lamp shades and even small sections of the walls such a small gold plated area in our dining space. Contrast was a big driver throughout, using tones that straddled the edge of each spectrum to create as much interest in the small space as possible.

Thanks, Nicholas!

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