Joe's Sleek Nod to History

Joe's Sleek Nod to History

Name: Joe Meyer
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Size: 1,113 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years

St. Louis area residents may remember a fight to preserve the South Side Bank Tower in the late 90s, which was slated for demolition to make way for a national pharmacy chain. Luckily, history prevailed and the art deco beauty still holds its spot at the intersection of Grand and Gravois. Joe, an environmental designer, lives on the third floor of the hi-rise, which retains its original limestone features, and offers amazing rooftop views of the city.

Joe's space pays homage to the building's roots through use of classic art deco elements. He chose fixtures and accessories in period-appropriate chrome, which give the condo a streamlined and polished feel. So too does the sleek wall mural (painted by Joe himself), with its geometric and overlapping lines.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My/Our style: Machine/Deco Age

Inspiration: the historic building the condo is located within

Favorite Element: so many, but probably the roof deck + natural light

Biggest Challenge: 45 degree angled wall

What Friends Say: "Love it!"

Biggest Embarrassment: No window treatments in bathroom windows.

Proudest DIY: So many - entertainment center + built-in surround system

Biggest Indulgence: Bedroom furniture set

Best advice: Like Nike says, "Just do it" and then figure out if you like it. Most things are fixable.

Dream source: Everything - nothing is out of the question.

Dining room light - Rejuvenation
Foosball table - Sharper image/Sportgraft
Baseball display unit - made by my grandfather
Eames chair, bedroom set, sectional couch - all from Niche
Entertainment center - Crate & Barrel
Coffee table - Warson Woods Antiques

(Thanks, Joe!)

Images: Ann Manubay, Dabney Frake

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