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Loftlife Magazine

February 12, 2009

I came across this jaw dropper of a loft today on Loftlife magazine and nearly died. Badda bing! Can you imagine living like this? Sheesh.

This is the loft space of interior designer Andrew Flesher who loves to mix in antiques and vintage finds into his contemporary in Minneapolis. Soaring 13-foot-high ceilings, white concrete floors and an entirely open floor plan, his traditional upholstered pieces look beautiful combines with his vintage treasures. Gorgeous. See more here.

(images by Gunkelman Flesher)


  • Reply doreen February 12, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    A beautiful mix, thanks for sharing. What really makes this space lovely, I think, is the abundance of light. A luxury!

  • Reply laurie of liquid paper February 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    oh holly! you hit it out of the park for me today. this loft is so inspiring! and it’s in the midwest, as am i, which makes me so happy. i’ve been in such a decorating rut lately. i was so pathetic i even posted about it yesterday saying that maybe i needed to ask you to do one of your “This person needs our help” posts about my living room — it is such a tough space. (i would still love to do that but i am feeling better today thanks to you.) thanks so much! xo

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  • Reply The Rural Modernist February 12, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Mmm, white floors. I could do it if I had a full time maid.

    The Rural Modernists last blog post: Decorating with Morrissey

  • Reply Jason Thompson February 12, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Sheesh. So beautiful and clean. The kind of space you want to invite friends to every night. And morning.

  • Reply Cathe February 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Absolutely amazing loft! I dream of a loft space someday, but for right now I’ll have to be content with being an urbanite stuck in surburbia.

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  • Reply Leslie February 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I love the clean and uncomplicated look! The jute / linen colored sofa is so chic! The 2 raffis end tables, my daughter has a pair as her end tables in her bedroom. They bring a natural feel into a room.
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  • Reply Nadine February 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    pretty neat for such a lofty living room. Those antiques just fit in perfectly!

  • Reply hc February 12, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    handsome seats

  • Reply shells February 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    oh wow! i LOVE this!! …Not pictured but that giant etched mirror in the loft is beyond gorgeous. Hooray for Minneapolis showing off some great design! :)

    shellss last blog post: Always Remember – $23.00

  • Reply Liza February 12, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I love this place. I just takes such a fine eye to put together antiques with contemporary, concrete floor, light filled loft, doesn’t it? I’m also excited because Loftlife is new to me, too. (Is that embarrassing to admit?)

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  • Reply Diana February 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    WOW – I love those shelves. And I find it fascinating how the white upholstery of the chairs disappears against the background – leaving the graphic lines of the frame.

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  • Reply Terri February 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I agree- what a stunning, clean and crisp space – the traditional furniture looks lovely!

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  • Reply Debbie February 12, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    gorgeous! working in my basement studio today – then click on this! Oh the light!! the glorious light!

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  • Reply Rachel B. February 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Seriously I imagine living like this on a daily basis. Alas, I will have to live vicariously.

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  • Reply Lexy February 12, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    This is the kind of space that I envision for my “one day” art studio that we will be adding as a second floor of our house. I love grey and white so I especially love the third photo, but I’m not too sure those floors would be too safe with me (or my dog)!

    Lexys last blog post: Giveaway!

  • Reply Nancy of Homeworks3 February 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I have begun to want to turn everything in my home to white, white, white!
    Not all that practical for a busy household, but I can still dream…….

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  • Reply david February 12, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    incredible room! love the way the shelves are arranged. not an easy thing to do….

    allthe best!
    los angeles

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  • Reply belinda February 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    ooh how heavenly for child-free people. am picturing my son doing the big run and slide in his socks (and, inevitably on his bottom!) along that shiny floor! love the mix of furniture though

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  • Reply Lindsay February 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    So much of what comes out of Minneapolis is edgy and surprising. Quite apart from Prince. The antiques look so much less stodgy against that white floor. As for the care of white floors, my two bits: white’s not nearly as hard to take care of as people think. Way easier than very dark floors, which seriously show the dust and mud. White’s great as long as you get a really washable finish or material. I once painted my kitchen linoleum white, with plain old floor paint, and it was a cinch to wipe up.

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  • Reply 315thomas February 12, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    those floors… gorgeous, but i hope they like cleaning!

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  • Reply Edwina February 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Oh my god !! This is truly the most beauiful interior , i have ever seen , it just takes my breath away !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply fabframes February 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Awesome!!! I love the mix of traditional and Modern elements; it’s such a refined look!

    fabframess last blog post: Cincinnati Panoramas by James Blakeway

  • Reply sarah February 16, 2009 at 1:07 am

    As a furniture designer/engineer working for Andrew on projects here in Minneapolis (years ago), I have to say that this space WAS lovely. He no longer lives there but has move on to an even more gorgeous space!

    Here’s the link to an old article about his “new” home.

  • Reply Colleen February 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I agree with Sarah that his new place is very nice (got to visit it in person). Interesting to see which pieces he kept and how they look fresh with new pieces (the wire sculptures on the big bookshelves are now mounted on the wall above the fireplace). Remember that as a bachelor those white floors were probably less a maintenance concern than if he had kids running around all the time.
    Love his work, and am always proud to see (contemporary) Minneapolis designers getting national press. Thanks for sharing this Holly!
    Check out his neighbor’s home that he designed featured in the May 2008 issue of Traditional Home. Great mix of antique and contemporary with a softer color palette.

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