It’s that coziness, though, that inspired me to design with such bright pops of color. We’ve had one guest so far who can attest to its comfort, so that’s a definite bonus. Of all the historic touches this building has to offer my favorite has to be the relatively high ceilings and large windows. I’ve added taking a nap on it to my to-do list… I’m only half kidding. Contact the editors through our House Tour House Call Submission Form. I’ve also used it to change up lamps and trays, and I plan on using it soon to modernize a piece of boring furniture. The online retailer offers an abundant selection of fantastic designs for a reasonable price. We arrived here in August from Northern California and, well, we haven’t looked back. The other piece of furniture is an Ikea chair that we brought with us from California. In addition to being highly functional (it turns into a super queen bed!), it acts as the anchor to my colorful accessories. When I first learned we would be calling the Midwest our new home, I searched for resources on Downtown Minneapolis living and came up empty. Nola. Good thing I have an accessories closet! It’s not difficult to understand why; the notion of living in downtown is a relatively new one for most people, and has only recently become feasible with more available housing popping up. Coming in at a whopping 50 square feet, it’s just barely functional. • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Of course I can’t neglect my go-to instant room enhancer – temporary wallpaper. Rounding out the space are a few accessories I got from Dot Bo, which exists solely to take my money. Thanks, Jeremy Stadelman Gauthier and Douglas Gauthier! Along with everything else Minneapolis has to offer, we’re learning to navigate an eight mile skyway system downtown, connected to our building. While there are a number places to get the stuff, including my local Target, I really like Chasing Paper. This stuff is a must for all apartment dwellers.