This swank, new Aurora apartments in Tampa, Florida, designed by Laurel & Wolf, merges industrial style and beach-chic for a look that induces major real estate envy.
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Not all rental properties give much thought to interior design. But that's not the case with Richman Signature Properties.
Just a stone's throw away from the beach, Richman's Aurora apartments take urban loft living to a new level. The building is equipped with a resort-style swimming pool and a fireside lounge where tenants can relax or host meetings. Plus, as a resident, you can choose from move-in specials like hand-selected paint colors to working with a Laurel & Wolf interior designer to customize your space to your liking.
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A Model Unit with Serious Flair
Model units often feel sterile, but Richman Signature wanted their Tampa space to feel lived-in. So they called upon Laurel & Wolf designer James Tabb to give the space life by mixing beachy glamour with industrial elements.
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Sea-blue walls add major brightness to the bedroom. After choosing the color, James brought in industrial woods and metals, macrame, and tropical plants that lend a beachy, bohemian vibe to the space.
A photographic print of a seaside village hangs on the wall above the dresser, adding a bit of artistic personality to the room. From a coffee table book to a copper clock, a curated collection of accessories spot the space making it feel warm and lived-in.
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Lots of texture is key to creating a cozy space. Though the linen bedding is casual, James added a Moroccan rug, a fur pillow and a tasseled throw blanket to soften the geometric headboard and metal accents in the room.
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In the bathroom, sleek, dark wood cabinetry provides ample amounts of storage for towels and toiletries. There's even an orchid plant thoughtfully placed on the sink to add a touch of life to the simple space.
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Complete with brand new appliances, a large built-in kitchen island with a sink, and gorgeous granite countertops, the kitchen in the model unit is ideal for cooking extravagant meals or simply having friends over for a glass of wine or two.
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The Perfect Display Spot
Despite all the fresh finishes and new appliances in the apartment, James made sure to add character using pieces with a little more of a rustic vibe to them. This industrial style console lends a worn edge to the space and provides extra room for storage and a place to display various treasures and trinkets.
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Loveliness in the Living Room
Though the entire unit has standout style, the living room is one of its key selling points. A wall of luxe mirrors adds depth and charm to the space while more industrial features, like two black chest side tables flanking the sofa and a pair of Edison bulb lamps, play towards the more urban aspects of the design.
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A Touch of Glam
Coastal, industrial and bohemian weren't the only areas where James drew inspiration for the design. A romantic touch of glamour echoes in the living room through a periwinkle blue armchair topped with a luscious fur throw. The gold framed mirrors add to the glamorous ambiance and subtle accessories like candles and brass urchins carry the delicate theme forward.
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A Pied-à-Terre by the Beach, Please
Though it's hard to choose a favorite aspect of the Tampa Bay apartment, one thing is for certain: after seeing this space, a pied-à-terre by the beach is now officially at the top of our wish list.