Drew’s Vintage Bohemian View

published Sep 19, 2011
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Name: Drew Steinbrecher
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Size: 1060 square feet
Years lived in: 7

Drew is a modern design “Renaissance Man”. He can knit, he can sew, he can quilt, he can take photos, he can thrift with the best of them, he’s a graphic designer, an Etsy shop owner and an entrepreneur. Whew. Oh, yeah, and his apartment is amazing.

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Light, bright, cheerful and super personal, Drew’s home and studio is one of those places that brings on a smile at first glance and just keeps on getting increasingly interesting the longer you look. While he says that he has “hoarding tendencies”, the vintage goods and collections are smartly curated. So, while there may be a happily “more is more” aesthetic at work here, it’s definitely one that takes the big design picture into consideration.

Enjoy the tour and visit Drew’s Esty shop, Kitsch Cafe for lots more of his finds, picks and style!

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Vintage Bohemian Modern. I love shopping at thrift stores and finding unique pieces of furniture and housewares. I also like modern pieces from stores like IKEA. Somehow it all works together.

Inspiration: Thrift store meets Scandinavia meets Charles and Ray Eames. I drool over effortless minimal Scandinavian interiors but realize that’s not possibly with my hoarding tendencies. Thus why I my style comes across as more bohemian than minimal.

Favorite Elements: Wood floors, the view and the natural light… the reasons I signed the lease.

Biggest Challenge: Trying not to look like I am a hoarder. Because my second bedroom also stores the inventory for my two shops and my need to start collections, the apartment can sometimes look like I am one step from becoming a crazy cat lady hoarder person.

What Friends Say: “Your place totally looks like you.”

Biggest Embarrassment: I don’t like to clean, so my place can be really dirty and unorganized at times. I have realized that if there is an empty surface, I will put something there and it won’t go away. So I’ve tried to take away all empty surfaces or arrange them with cool inspirational things to prevent the hoarding problem mentioned above. The cleaning I just have to get off my ass and do it.

Proudest DIY: I don’t have many DIYs. I do like my quilt design wall as well as the mod art I created to fill the walls.

Biggest Indulgence: My monthly rent!

Best Advice: You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a great place. Trust your gut and decorate how you want.

Dream Sources: Any expensive mid-century modern furniture shop.

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Resources of Note:


    • gray roundish stool: CB2
    • coffee table: IKEA
    • orange mirrors: painted mirrors from thrift stores
    • a lot of the accessories are items in my etsy shop


    • rice paper lamp: IKEA
    • black shelves: Target
    • chair/stool: IKEA


    • bedside table: IKEA
    • taller red vase on bedside table: Target
    • red pillow on danish modern chair: Jonathan Adler
    • sisal rug: Pottery Barn

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Thanks, Drew!

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