When Jasmine Archie saw this space on Craigslist, she thought it was fake. “It seemed too good to be true,” she says. The 800-square-foot loft apartment sits in East Austin, in a cute neighborhood full of community gardens and parks. “The garage door is what initially really drew me in and it’s one of my favorite features. I’m a photographer, so all of that light is a dream come true! Really everything about the space is a dream come true. When we toured it I knew I had to live here. I feel as if the space is my own personal playground.”
Even though the move-in was just two months ago, the space already feels like home thanks to Jasmine’s touch. “We haven’t made many changes since it’s such a unique space, but I’ve put a lot of energy into decorating and hanging art throughout the house,” says Jasmine. “To me, my style is kind of all over the place because I love so many different kinds of decor and want a taste of each.”
Jasmine also has a lot of love to give to the pieces throughout her space. “I honestly have so many ‘favorite’ pieces in this house, but my Cold Picnic rug is my absolute favorite. It brings so much life into my home and ties everything together,” she says. “Another favorite would have to be my dining table. It’s massive and is so versatile as a dining table, an island, and a place to gather with friends. It’s the perfect table for entertaining.”
Then there’s the art, which makes up a significant part of the decor—another object of Jasmine’s affections. “Another absolute favorite is the big print of cowgirl boots. It was done by a local artist, Calhan Hale. I saw it during E.A.S.T. and fell in love! I knew I had to have it in my home,” says Jasmine. “I’m obsessed with all of my Matisse prints, they just bring so much character to the house. I love my bright orange foam mirror, also made by local Maddie Wehrmann. It’s just so much fun.”
🛠 Do It Yourself
Mix and match. Jasmine lives for a good pairing and isn’t afraid to make anything she loves work together. “While that may seem contradictory, I love to put together a minimal piece of furniture and pair it with something a bit louder. I live for a good contrast.”
Define your aesthetic. “I’ve really had to think about what my aesthetic is for my home and I’d have to say it boils down to bold, funky, minimal, and modern,” says Jasmine. If you’re having trouble coming up with a thematic scheme for your home, go through a list of adjectives and see what makes sense. It only needs to work for you.
Find multiuse pieces. The massive dining table in Jasmine’s home isn’t just for eating meals—the piece serves as a kitchen island, an entertainment zone, and a space divider. When investing in larger furnishings, remember that they can serve many uses.
🛍 Shop It Out
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Club 3-Seater Sofa by CB2, $1,699, cb2.com
Yin Yang candles by NILE, $34, shop-aro.com
“Octopus, Octopus” Rug by Cold Picnic, $135, comingsoonnewyork.com
Biggle Vase by CK.TC Ceramics, $80, openinviteshop.com
Italian beveled glass top and marble base coffee table by Artedi, $500, ebay.com
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