Austin Loft — June, 2000

After living in the 'burbs for 17 years, we sold our house and yard and moved into a downtown apartment built in a renovated building within shouting distance of the party center of Austin, Texas. Needless to say, we never want for entertainment – you just have to stand at our front window and watch the craziness on the weekends.

This was the first home we'd been able to decorate completely from nothing. All the furniture, the art, and the lighting we chose to try to maintain a consistent, though minimalist, look. Hope you like it.

View of the living area from the loft above.

More of the living area from above.

Stairs to the loft. The brick wall is made from the original brick from the downtown retail buildings which were built around 1945.

The dining area.

Our cast iron canopy bed.

Kathy's custom-built vanity, designed by Austin artist Eddy Myers.

Front entry to the apartment.

This print was designed by an artist friend of Jim's named Prem Krishnan. Prem now lives in Portland, Oregon or someplace equally wet.

The upstairs loft has a sitting area, a home office and the second bathroom.