A Serene and Minimal Rowhouse in Richmond

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Kristen Ziegler, the founder and owner of Minima, bought a 1,0202 square feet home in Richmond, Virginia. She deeply involved in the remodeling process and made sure that it went well with her preference. As the result, the home exudes Japandi look (Japanese-Scandinavian style) which is completely minimalist and serene. With the style, she is also able to make sure the house stays organized with a little to no clutter at all.

The Home

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The homeowner prefers to subtract than add, so it is no wonder if the house looks minimalist. However, she always makes sure that the beauty of the house is still maintained despite the limitation.

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The walls are left bare for now since Kristen has yet to find the right art piece to adorn it. Move from the walls, there is an interesting ball on top of the Mags sofa. The ball is actually a Knot Cushion she bought from MoMA store.

Simple and Timeless Dining Room

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From the living room, you can easily move to the dining area due to the open layout. As the rest of the rooms in this home, Kristen designed the dining room in a simpler way with timeless feels. The DOCKSTA table is from IKEA while the ash Wishbone chairs and mid-sized Nelson saucer pendant lamp is from Design Within Reach.

IKEA Kitchen

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Kristen designed the kitchen by dominating the space with stuff from IKEA. It is functional yet not lacking in style. The proportions and compositions of the cabinets are neatly organized as well. She then added the subway tile to bring the texture into the space. She also likes the natural light reflects on the sleek white ceramics during the day.

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Her kitchen is perfectly organized from the outside to the inside. Thanks to the stacking inner drawers, she can simply store the stuff easier.

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The drawers are also used to store the plates and cups.

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It is easier to reach out to them like this than over the counter.

Minimalist Cabinet

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On the other side, there is a minimalist LIXHULT cabinet. It comes in handy to store the keepsake without cluttering the space.  Surprisingly, there is a small basket under the cabinet which looks out of place. The fact is that the basket is the home for her little bunny.

The Flooring

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The flooring downstairs was installed at a 45-degree angle. While the old flooring was removed, the original subflooring made of wide pine slats was maintained. The subflooring then combined with the new oak flooring, resulting in the current look with a diagonal effect.

Under the Stair Storage

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A small storage was installed under the stairs. Aside from that, the railing was custom-made as the result of Kristen designed a small storage area under the stairs. She’s also working with a local architect to design a custom railing for the staircase.

The Upstairs

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Move upstairs, there are several rooms arranged. The first on the right is the bathroom.

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Inside, you can see streamlined containers to store the bath essentials in the shower area.

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The sink drawer is the piece de resistance of the space with a few products tucked inside.

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Next to the bathroom, there is Kristen’s office located. It is clutter free as the rest of the rooms with cords are neatly tucked away. The office also receives a lot of natural light each day.

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You can also see IKEA’s IVAR cabinet to keep her important documents inside and house the printer on top.

Laundry Area

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Before the bedroom, you can see a narrow laundry and storage area. She placed the laundry room next to the bedroom for a more efficiency. Storage boxes in the laundry room are used to store some seasonal clothing necessities.

The Bedroom

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As the bedroom is a place to rest, Kristen found that going minimalist is the right way since it is less distracting. She bought the bed from IKEA. Exactly situated at the top of a nightstand, there are fresh flowers and an aromatic diffuser for essential oils, creating a perfect moment for relaxation.

Wardrobe

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The capsule wardrobe is placed in the closet.

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Beside the wardrobe, a wooden dresser was placed to store her sweaters and shirts.

An Indoor Plant

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Still inside the bedroom, a gorgeous plant makes an appearance. The plant provides a refreshing vibe in the room. It is also perfectly placed to get enough amount of sunlight from the outside.

Via Apartment Therapy 

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