Nicole's Contemporary Elliot Park Condo

Nicole's Contemporary Elliot Park Condo

Janel Laban
Sep 19, 2011

Name: Nicole
Location: Elliot Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

I fell in love with my condo the moment I walked in and saw the floor to ceiling windows with views of downtown Minneapolis. I was sold on the unit before I had made it past the foyer, thankfully the layout of my two bedroom, two bath condo was the icing on the cake. With 1,500 square feet to decorate I was challenged to find furnishings that filled the space but did not crowd it.

Throughout the decorating process I struggled with my love for contemporary furnishings but also wanted my condo to feel comfortable and welcoming. I wanted to make sure anyone who walked into my place saw elements of me in every room. After 6 years, I think I finally got it right!

The furniture is contemporary accented by different colors, textures and patterns. In the living room, my white leather sectional is accented with black fur throws, purple ruffled pillows and black pillows. The zebra printed chair ties the couch together with the black leather chairs I have around my dining room table and kitchen island. I finished the living room off with a pair black leather stools for additional seating. To keep the room open I used glass tables rather than solid tables. My favorite part of this room is the collection of steel frames that hang on the wall that hold photos of Maui, my favorite vacation destination. I love to travel so I also have framed photos of my travels through Europe in the kitchen and along the wall in the entryway.

The master bedroom has cotemporary espresso furniture with beige and teal bedding. The contemporary frosted glass bedside lamps help frame the room and provide light for reading in bed. The highlight of this room for me is the peacock feather artwork that I created which hangs over the bed. The room has accents of the peacock feathers in vases to tie the theme together. The teal and beige follow through to the bathroom. The bathroom lead s into a walk in closet which I constantly find myself rearranging to fit more shoes! My friends and family caught on at a young age that I had a thing for shoes and over the years I have received many shoe mementos that can be found throughout my condo.

The guest bedroom is furnished with a fabulous espresso bedroom set with a leather inset in the headboard. I found a brown weaved leather mirror that ties all the pieces together. The bedding is chocolate brown and pink which is also the colors of the guest bathroom. The guest quarters are accented with homemade pink candles.

I am so happy with where my decorating is today and I owe a lot of thanks to the many people who have shared their homes with Apartment Therapy's house tours. To say thanks and inspire others, I want to share my condo with others.

Thanks Nicole!

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