Setting The Stage In Downtown Boise - Front + Main

Whether you are a writer, a painter, or simply a person in the market for a new apartment, a blank slate can be a hard thing to wrap your mind around. This is why stagers, the designers who help to bridge the gap between an empty rental and a completed home, can be so helpful. Rather than leaving the heavy lifting of imagining the potential of a space to the prospective renter, stagers help to realize its possibilities and illustrate how the space between four white walls can be a home. Mint & Pine, a husband-and-wife staging company based in Idaho, is particularly adept at this task. After discovering the joys of decorating when they remodeling their own home, Alex and Irina turned their vision to other people’s homes and rentals, imbuing warmth, texture, and personality into spaces that might not otherwise have it.

One recent staging project found the couple decorating model apartments in a newly constructed building in Downtown Boise. “The Fowler is a new urban mid-rise apartment community,” Irina says of the space. “The units are modern, stylish, and have a beautiful overlooking the Boise foothills.” For this project, Irina and Alex wanted to conjure a welcoming and homey feeling while paying homage to Downtown
Boise’s history. Materials like brass, gold, and copper were employed to speak to the structure’s historic surroundings, while modern silhouettes were brought in to provide a striking counterbalance. “The units were great in size,” Irina says. “The challenge came when trying to create smaller, functional spaces in one large space. We wanted to create a living room area, a dining area, and a reading/study nook in one, so figuring out how it would work functionally and aesthetically took some creative thinking.” Take a closer look at both of the apartments Mint & Pine staged below!


UNIT 1


west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments


UNIT 2


west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

west elm - Modern Design In Two Downtown Boise Apartments

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Sue fields

April 7, 2018

That is exactly what I’m trying to do. Living room n reading room combined!!!

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