This isn’t for everyone,
That’s for sure….
But I’m mad about this place. Stumbled on Matt’s Minneapolis apartment on Apartment Therapy the other day and I was smitten. Usually that site is filled with boring white boxes desecrated with the same Ikea crap, aqua chevron throw pillows, white cer-animals….and books arranged by color. (when will that one end?) But not Matt. He marches to his own drummer/decorator.
Matt has surrounded himself with all the things that have a meaning to him….
…and I understand. I really, really do.
Here, take a peek.
This dude has a gas pump AND a jukebox in his dining room. SWOON
Did you see all the pillows on his bed? Matt’s childhood dirt bike? The Pendleton Chief Joseph blanket? The toy cars? Pond Yacht? Wall-sized Basquiat? Bowling Pins? It’s like a big game of “Eye Spy”.
And not a single piece from Pottery Barn.
A man after my own heart.
Well done, Matt. Well done indeed.
I couldn’t agree more, Laurel.
Yes, yes, separate from the herd! Personal style, imagination, whimsy, wit, and on and on.
And the herd marches on to catalogue “chic”. At least the “Keep Calm and Carry On” signs have finally disappeared.
LOL! Jean. “Keep Calm and Cary On”…..forgot that dreadful trend. Usually every house tour on AT has that framed poster.
I love it! I am trying to do my own thing also, with things I’ve collected and furniture from another decade or even century. It takes time. Most of the “decorators” don’t want to wait. Another fad that needs to disappear is the All White EVERYTHING! Yuck, I can’t imagine living in a boring all white atmosphere.
HA! OMiGosh, I dislike the all-white everything. I hoard/save all my old decor mags, + a 2004 issue of Country Home had a “whites” theme.
Kay, I don’t think I’ve ever had white walls……Love my colors way too much.
Fill your house to the freaking brim with the things that make you happy!!!! No white in our home either.
There is a lot going on but its very artfully arranged and super neat, a personality trait I sorely lack. But I absolutely love it. The man has style, taste and, this may sound a bit sexist, but very easy on the eyes himself! Ha! I know you’ll forgive me for it! Best to you guys! Hope all is well and good in Texas.
Nope, he’s not a bad looking man at all. And he collects vintage clothes too. We were trying to figure out what his “flavor” is…….hard to tell, but he does have a Tom Ford book and lots of throw pillows……just sayin’….
Loved it! And WHY am I still paralyzed about hanging art in our new-ish (to us) house? 😉
Love that he has surrounded himself with things that have meaning to him. Too many things for me but it’s not my house. The only time we should care about what others think of our house is when we go to sell the darn thing! Bring back comfort and individuality!
Ann, we joke that if we ever decided to sell (and we won’t) we’d have to take out about 3/4 of the stuff in here….and the place would look HUGE.
Love! Packed with personality, meaning and history. Fantastic place!
Every single little/big piece tells a story to Matt….I can relate to that so well.
Love his place….his pieces are awesome. Only thing, I would hate to dust his apt!!!! I want his sailboat….
That sailboat is pretty want-able. Did you read the article? He used it as a Christmas tree once. Just wrapped lights around it.
I did read the article. Love that it was decorated for Christmas. Needless to say, I would enjoy many of his pieces. So glad you shared the article.
Love having things that have a special meaning to me out in my house. This apartment is cozy! That’s the way I want my home to be. Come in sit down and be comfortable. Don’t worry about messing anything up because you can’t. Not a fan of all white sterile minimalist. Not my style!
I might worry about breaking something…but no, don’t think I could mess it up at all.
Awesome! !well done.. real men have fancy gold mirrors ….you have more stuff than me!!!
That is one FRILLY mirror…I thought that too.
Very chic…dark for me , but you could spend hours just looking at all the cool stuff. I have way too much stuff too, and dusting is a chore I don’t stay on top of, but luckily my eyes aren’t what they used to be.
Carole, I don’t notice our dust until Saturday mornings in the daylight….
Wow….I love it!!!
Industrial meets Frat House. Who says there’s no more room for one more treasure?
Love it! Every once and awhile I think I might want a calmer whiter space, this made me appreciate the quirky and well treasured/arranged style that I love! ( It even made me want to curate out anything too “white” on my pinterest boards 😉 I had a little chuckle at your mention of the Tom Ford book, I found myself thinking the same thing! All the best to you both, can’t wait to see the bathroom…
that Basquiat repro tho! my bff did one for his guest bedroom. love the whole place!
Regina, I’ve seen a few new pictures of this place since I wrote this post….and it is even cooler than it looks here. He is such a style setter.