This 174-Year-Old Apartment Mixes Modern Designs And Vintage Art Beautifully

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A living room with a striped rug and purple sofa
Credit: Drew English
Living room

Name: Drew English
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years, renting

Credit: Drew English
Kitchen 2

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: This duplex is 174 years old. It has a lot of original character and some surprises. This is actually the home I grew up in and have moved in and out of over the years, as my father now uses it as a rental property. There’s a lot of history here.

Credit: Drew English

This home very much reflects me as a person. It’s colorful, calm, neat, and homey. I have [collected] a lot of local art over the years, some of it my late mother’s, some of it my step mother’s, and some from local galleries.

Credit: Drew English

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Curated, purposeful, colorful, homey, and open.

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Living room/fireplace

What is your favorite room and why? My living room is hands down my favorite room in the house. It has a gorgeous, Victorian (non working) fireplace. Plus my extra special purple velvet Chesterfield couch.

Credit: Drew English
Living room 2

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? My purple velvet Chesterfield couch. It’s from Roger + Chris.

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Night stand

Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t fill your space with items that don’t reflect you as a person. Take your time and curate everything in your home, you’ll love it more. Also, never use fake flowers, flowers are living art and they are ephemeral by nature.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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