A Clean & Cool Loft Studio in Texas

updated Feb 19, 2019
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Name: Drew
Location: Platinum Corridor — Addison, Texas
Size: 650 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 1.5 years

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Though Drew works in the medical device industry, he has a deep love for interior design, and his loft studio in Addison, Texas (north of Dallas) showcases that love. Mainly inspired by the mid-century modern era and the Bauhaus movement, one of Drew’s favorite items is the Nelson Platform Bench that he uses as a coffee table; Drew’s minimal style is a smart mix of both aesthetics and function. Though he hasn’t lived in the space long, he’s proud of how far it’s come so far, and is excited to see how it might continue to evolve in the future!

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Drew writes:

“… My home features concrete ceilings, hardwood and stained/polished concrete flooring, and exposed duct work. The raw elements of my home are what I adore and love. They’re also the reason why I chose to live at my current residence.”

Drew points to elements like the open kitchen storage as a way to mix aesthetics and function: The open shelving lets him store all his kitchen and dining tools for easy access, while also giving him more space to show off accessories. It’s this embrace of both style and usefulness that makes his simple and minimal style feel full and sophisticated.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Clean, cool, and simple

Inspiration: Apartment Therapy, architecture and design magazines, Mid-century modern era, and Bauhaus movement

Favorite Element: The concrete ceilings, exposed duct work and pipes

Biggest Challenge: Storage

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What Friends Say: “Your home is so clean and tidy.”

Biggest Embarrassment: The laundry room (not shown) and vertical blinds

Proudest DIY: Decorating my home

Biggest Indulgence: The Nelson Platform Bench

Best Advice: Invest in the best sofa and mattress you can afford

Dream Sources: 1stdibs, Design Within Reach, The Future Perfect, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and RH Modern

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Thanks, Drew!

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