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Studio 501

Thrive converted an old warehouse rental in St. Paul, MN into a posh pad made for entertaining.  Despite being on the 5th floor of a building constructed in 1895, a number of environmentally friendly decisions were utilized in the project’s design. The majority of the furnishings were purchased 2nd hand via Craigslist and flea markets, meaning minimal virgin materials were used.  The rugs were sustainably harvested wool and the paint was all zero-VOC, guaranteeing no indoor air toxicity or pollutants.  Plants and trees were scattered around to not only contribute to the decor, but also act as natural air filters.  Additionally, the local energy supplier offered 100% wind-powered energy for the client, ensuring that the minimal electricity used (LED and CFL lighting w Energy Star electronics) was from renewable sources.

Photography by Andrews Photography