Heart & Soul in a Jewelry Designer’s Providence Condo
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Name: Erin Myles, Tobin Curran and Rosa the Chihuahua
Location: West End — Providence, Rhode Island
Size: 950 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years, owned
Jewelry designer Erin bought this beautiful condo in Providence, Rhode Island’s West End over 10 years ago. She says the neighborhood has changed a lot in that period of time…and this home definitely has, too! The hardwood floors and moldings are original, but a lot of updates have transformed it into a more modern, cohesive space.
When Tobin moved in three and a half years ago, they decided to tackle a lot of big projects to transform their home together. The kitchen has been entirely re-vamped; they brought in a new refrigerator, updated the backsplash to a fun yellow tile, and replaced all of the cabinetry with clean, modern cabinets. Recently, Erin and Tobin added more counter space with a long cabinet/butcher block combo, really utilizing the small galley kitchen to their advantage. Tobin loves to cook, so the extra counter space really helps!
They also took on an entire bathroom remodel, which Tobin claims was a “weekend project gone wrong.” Although the project ended up taking about six weeks, the final product was well worth the hard work.
Over time, the space has become a labor of love and has turned into a unique home built by two creative individuals. Their condo has evolved into an eclectic mix of local art created by many dear friends, collected pieces from local antique dealers, and modern, versatile pieces that create a palette of inspiration around them. It’s no wonder that Erin just opened the new shop Asterluxe in this very same Providence neighborhood.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: modern/minimalist/earthy/eclectic
Inspiration: Instagram: Flea Market Fab, Marie Olsson Nylander, The Joshua Tree House, Amber Interiors Blogs: Abigail Ahern, Remodelista, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy House Tours 😉 Mags: Lonny, Dwell, Domino
Favorite Element: Steam Shower
Biggest Challenge: Storage and organization in a small space and keeping clutter under control. Too much stuff makes me nervous, so most of it is hidden away in drawers/baskets/cabinets
What Friends Say: It always smells good and there’s always an extra blanket.
Get the Look! Shopping Resources for this Tour → Modern, Minimalist & Earthy
Biggest Embarrassment: Studio/office space chaos! Being a jewelry designer means there are lots of little bits floating around and they will take over a space if left to their own devices.
Proudest DIY: Bathroom remodel
Biggest Indulgence: Percival Lafer chairs
Best Advice: I always remind myself that if I buy it, I have to clean it, take care of it and find a space for it. That helps me pump the brakes.
Dream Sources: Warren Street in Hudson, NY, ABC Carpet & Home, Heja Home, Merchant Modern, Humboldt House and Brimfield.
Thanks, Erin, Tobin and Rosa!
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