lauren’s historic ybor home

my good friend Lauren from back home in Tampa, just recently purchased an early 1900’s apartment with a charming vintage appeal in the heart of historic Ybor City. the apartment/home is on the second floor of a commercial building that was built in 1908. the lower level of the building was originally a business and the second level served as a home for the shop owners.
last night Lauren sent me some pictures of her newly restored home. she and her boyfriend have worked hard to restore it and it really has turned out to be amazing. the fixing up has been a long process, and she’s admits that it’s an ongoing project.
as I looked through the pictures, I was in love. it’s perfect and totally her style. the hardwood floors are gorgeous and I can just picture she and her friends playing pool while watching sports on their big screen tv. but I especially wanted to show you her kitchen, which I found to be simply breathtaking.
the merlot red walls, the bright white cabinets, combined with that oh so classically early 1900’s black and white tile flooring. it looks like a perfect space for cooking up delicious meals. thanks for letting me share, Lauren! I can’t wait to see it in person this May.

4 Responses to “lauren’s historic ybor home”

  1. Whatever Dee-Dee wants said:

    The checker board floor with the red walls is to die for! I love it!

  2. Catherine said:

    oh that floor! So jealous!

  3. jenny said:

    oh, that’s gorgeous!

  4. laura said:

    I am in awe :D I am currently mid-decorating this exact style! the look im going for is an oldie-worldie american diner, so ive done the white cupboards, got the floor and painting red tomorrow. I’m glad i found this picture, it’ll keep me going to the end goal.