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Casey's 32% Growth

Name:

Casey

Location:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Division:

Small

Square Feet:

825

What I Love About My Home


I love the openess and of course having the city right outside my window. My Previous space was 627sqft. In a small space that extra 200sqft is HUGE!

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


Keeping an unobstructed view to the windows...the view is fantastic. Also, coming up with some type of island to suit the space. 3rd was the fact that the dining area had no lighting...with 15 fit ceilings one has to be creative.

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I really like your color palette!

posted by islek on April 20, 2011 at 11:19am
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Smart design, Casey. Love the paint color choices and especially that open bookshelf in your living room!

posted by AmyinPittsburgh on April 20, 2011 at 12:22pm
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so chic! can you tell us the color/brand of gray paint you used?

posted by nycpuggirl on April 20, 2011 at 11:51am
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That is a very creative - and beautiful! - use of space!

posted by *lynn* on April 20, 2011 at 8:40am
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Love it! Especially the kitchen island.

posted by HernandoHouse on April 20, 2011 at 8:53am
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So chic without feeling cold. And I love me some grey! Also, the floating bed wall is a bit of genius. Not only is it functional but it sits in the room like an art installation. Voting as one of my faves.

posted by cvgmiami on April 20, 2011 at 9:12am
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I was going to second the comment of the floating wall. Did you put that in or was it there? Either way, it is great for privacy, but doesn't close everything off. Love the gray as well.

posted by rachaelk on April 20, 2011 at 9:23am
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Love the color scheme. The wall is genius, and the dinning lamp is really cool. I too wonder if you installed it or was it already there. Nice and chic!

posted by her_royal_gr8ness on April 20, 2011 at 10:44am
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Wait a minute, have we seen this before on AT? I think I even bookmarked it. I recognized the Brooklyn art it was on the floating wall. I loved it then and I love it now.

posted by her_royal_gr8ness on April 20, 2011 at 10:47am
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One of the best I've seen yet!

posted by pheebs79 on April 20, 2011 at 10:50am
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Thanks for the great photos! I love the dining area lighting. Was that there when you moved in? You've got my vote.

posted by mellowhome on April 20, 2011 at 11:10am
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Love the floating wall. You are talented with vignettes. Are you sure this is over 800 sq feet? Might that include an outdoor space?

Also do you own or rent? If you own it would be fabulous to paint those cabinets white or a dark colour (maybe after adding moulding to make them look like shaker cabinets) and add statement hardware. I think it would really tie it into the rest of your "look".

posted by azaleasmoke on April 20, 2011 at 11:43am
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anyone know what those selves/bedside tables are? love them!

posted by mommydaddy on April 20, 2011 at 11:45am
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Oh my goodness, this space is amazing. Love the colors, especially the bold navy walls. The kitchen is fab. I totally want to live here.

posted by omnombiscuits on April 20, 2011 at 11:48am
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Another Minneapolitan! Great space, extremely well edited.

posted by eise0100 on April 20, 2011 at 11:57am
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Love how your dresser fits perfectly in that nook!

posted by omoriala on April 20, 2011 at 12:19pm
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It looks like the bedside tables are just like the Expedit ones from IKEA. I love this space!

posted by Local at Last on April 20, 2011 at 12:23pm
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Absolutely lovely!
Also, I *HAVE* to know where you got that faux-coral lamp. It kicks ass, I want one, and I love right across the river.

posted by bodicegoddess on April 20, 2011 at 12:29pm
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I love your decor, but I don't love your kitchen. Still, it's a favorite.

posted by austinpeahen on April 20, 2011 at 12:38pm
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Hey Casey - what do I owe you? Your genius floating bedroom wall just solved my layout problem. Good luck with the competition!

posted by flamingopink on April 20, 2011 at 12:48pm
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As a fellow Casey, of course I'm going to favorite your place. :-) Adore the navy walls, and add me to the fan list for the faux-coral lamp! I recently upgrade from 452 sq ft to 1,000 and still am getting used to all of the space!

posted by casey w on April 20, 2011 at 12:53pm
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I love the industrial feel!

posted by Ban Clothing on April 20, 2011 at 1:08pm
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I think you live in the same building that my parents live in! Love what you've done!

posted by HannieB on April 20, 2011 at 1:18pm
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Love this space! I have the same wall color scheme, so this is a great inspiration for me!

posted by jennamariee on April 20, 2011 at 1:18pm
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Absolutely fantastic!!

posted by kristinb1 on April 20, 2011 at 1:33pm
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Thanks for the kind words!
The wall came with the place...some of the units had them instead of full walls.
I do own it. I purchased it, had it painted and moved in May 30.
The kitchen redo is on the 5 year plan.
The bedroom side tables are the Ikea "expedit" 39 bucks each.
The dining room lighting is of my own creation and installation.
(and) Yes, you may have seen some of my belongings before as my rental unit was on a house tour last year. (Casey's Loft Life)
Oh about the square footage...my laundry room is 10x8 and my bathroom is 12x5 plus there is a long hallway. Look for it on and upcoming AT House Tour. :)

posted by reclaimedspaces on April 20, 2011 at 1:39pm
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Great space! I try to vote only for spaces I'd like to live in and yours is at or very near the top!!

posted by williamsweyr on April 20, 2011 at 1:47pm
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Very nice! I concur on the floating wall but want to say thumbs up on the windows. I really love letting all the light in possible and don't see the need for always using window treatments. I know it's a preference thing and sometimes absolutely necessary but it's nice to see another person on my team!

posted by lampeam on April 20, 2011 at 2:11pm
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I witnessed the before and after transformations for this loft and its FANTASTIC!

posted by Eric811 on April 20, 2011 at 2:14pm
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Great to have a five year plan! Amazing that you've done all this in less than a year!!

I would also LOVE to know where the coral lamp is from!

posted by azaleasmoke on April 20, 2011 at 2:23pm
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Actually all the lighting is to die for.

posted by azaleasmoke on April 20, 2011 at 2:23pm
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I L-O-V-E the navy blue. I die. What is it??

posted by MyDogistheShihTzu on April 20, 2011 at 2:27pm
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Oh, please tell us more about the dining room light.

This is lovely--a perfect mix of industrial and glam.

posted by Cassis on April 20, 2011 at 2:28pm
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Love the gorgeous Navy color, with white and silver accents. Especially that bookshelf in the living "room".

posted by DCGirl33 on April 20, 2011 at 3:04pm
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love everything about your place! the wall colors are perfect.

posted by kingjones1 on April 20, 2011 at 3:33pm
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I love the colors you have chosen, and the bedroom is so chic! Love it!

posted by sweethomesweet on April 20, 2011 at 4:15pm
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Please tell me the wall colors. That's exactly the color scheme I've been wanting.

posted by Squarebiz on April 20, 2011 at 4:16pm
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i love the light + dark grey palette you went with. and clever use of a wall divider ;)

posted by Vanessa from vanessabottoni.blogspot.com on April 20, 2011 at 5:42pm
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Agreed, bodicegoddess. Except I'm in Minneapolis. I know of a few people who NEED that fabulous coral lamp!

And I love how you solved the lighting for the dining area... I'm also thrilled that you have a dining area! For me, this is a consistently overlooked necessity.

posted by HandmadeKatie on April 20, 2011 at 6:29pm
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The lamp came from Homegoods over a year ago...but I have spotted them there recently.

posted by reclaimedspaces on April 20, 2011 at 6:50pm
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Yes, paint colors, please! You have a beautiful home.

posted by kellykat0 on April 20, 2011 at 8:47pm
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Thank you all. I have to double-check the colors and will post tomorrow!

posted by reclaimedspaces on April 20, 2011 at 9:28pm
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Such a beautiful and peaceful looking abode.

Can you please share what the floors are made out of? Thanks

posted by daylight on April 20, 2011 at 10:00pm
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Very well done. My favorite is the sleeping area. I love the use of pairs - prints, nightstands, lamps, and mirrors. Gives it a sophisticated, decorator look.

posted by Florida Joyce on April 20, 2011 at 10:23pm
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Beautiful! As a fellow Minneapolitan, I'm not exactly unbiased, but I truly love your space. This is a perfect combination of industrial and glam.

(I'm also in the loft district---are we neighbors?)

Like previous posters, I'm curious about the wall colors. Please share!

posted by Paul from MN on April 21, 2011 at 12:00am
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very well put together!

posted by queenyellowsun on April 21, 2011 at 2:57am
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I'd also like some instructions/hints on the light over your dining table. Looks fabulous!

posted by emmelemm on April 21, 2011 at 2:59am
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SUPER CUTE!!

posted by MSJNT on April 21, 2011 at 3:20am
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My apologies. In my earlier comment I said that I purchased it May 30th...it was actually March 30th of this year. I've only been in it for 4 weeks!

posted by reclaimedspaces on April 21, 2011 at 3:29am
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"... one has to be creative."
More like 'genius'.

posted by Lilah on April 21, 2011 at 10:00pm
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This happens to be one of my all time faves!!!..Where do I start? the overall paint color, breathtaking. that divider between the bed and the dining area AWSOME!..I love the way the dresser fits perfectly in the divider. I really like how the kitchen is part of the room but somehow not. The gorgeous chrome etagere and the art you've chosen are terrific. I would hire you on the spot.

posted by scandesign on April 22, 2011 at 5:31am
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All paint colors are by Ralph Lauren...
main grey "Neutral Grey"
navy "Cardiff Blue"
bathroom "Silver Cuff Links"

Stay tuned for an Apartment Therapy House Tour

more photos on my business fb page
www.facebook.com/reclaimed.space
reclaimedspaces.net

thanks again for all of your votes!

posted by reclaimedspaces on April 22, 2011 at 10:44am
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great wall color

posted by CherelleNJ on April 23, 2011 at 12:15am
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Love it

posted by Skyrat on April 24, 2011 at 3:11am
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What a gorgeous use of this space. So Creative and functional... A place that I love to call home... A job well done..

posted by andrestith on April 26, 2011 at 5:29pm
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One of my favorites! Beautiful, I could see myself living there. I think the bedroom separation wall is brillant and I love your nightstands. You've done an excellent job on wall decor and vignettes.

I don't mind the kitchen at all, its industrial look is a nice contrast to your more living area. I love love your chaise.

posted by mauishopgirl on April 26, 2011 at 10:24pm
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The nut doesn't fall far from the tree! (-:

posted by mamere on April 28, 2011 at 7:50pm
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I also have seen the before and after ..what Casey did in such a short time is awesome..it's his personal touch to all the details that makes it pop..and the colors are fantastic. What a great sense of style and vision.. he truely has the talent.

posted by monkeyboy on April 28, 2011 at 8:10pm
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Very chic, yet comfortable. I didn't think I could live in such a small space, but Casey changed my mind. His skills will make him a success. Kudos.

posted by Jen in Smyrna on April 29, 2011 at 8:43am
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Beautiful wall colours! Do you have a blog?

posted by fatdog on May 2, 2011 at 10:47am
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Ok, no need to answer that, I found your website on your profile :-)

posted by fatdog on May 2, 2011 at 10:49am
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Thanks everyone for a vote! my website is being updated soon!
reclaimedspaces.net

posted by reclaimedspaces on May 2, 2011 at 3:35pm
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really like this place

posted by pizzapi on May 19, 2011 at 5:36am
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