Home Tour: Artifox Founders' Renovated Minimalist Home
Alongside designing beautiful, functional furniture, Artifox founders Dan and Sarah Mirth spent the last few years renovating a 120-year-old house by starting from the ground up.
As an architect, Sarah has an exceptional ability to design a space with a clean aesthetic that is inherently calming. Each space throughout the house is filled with mindfully selected materials, textures, and essentials. Dan approached the renovation with a creative, experiential perspective by seeking out clever ways to maximize each space—from building the closet organization system to constructing the entire garage from scratch.
Learn more about each space and how they've used Artifox pieces to help strike the perfect balance between modern, minimalist and lived-in.
Right as you walk into the freshly painted white brick house, you'll find the Walnut Bench used as a media console in the living space. Its canvas scroll is holding records near the record player, while the steel tray is displaying a luxuriously scented candle, succulent, and art book—it immediately makes you feel right at home! The main floor powder room utilizes two mini shelves and the laundry room hangs three acrylic wall hooks to create stylish storage instantly. The Walnut Table brings the dining area together beautifully as the ideal space to eat, gather, or work. The open-concept floor plan provides an effortless flow from the living, dining, and kitchen space. Perfect for entertaining and letting in natural light throughout the first floor. Once you venture to the outdoor oasis, you'll find a lush garden full of white roses and seating nooks from the deck to the yard. The garage includes two Black Oak Racks to vertically store their bikes with ease, leaving plenty of room for additional storage.
At the top of the second-floor stairs, you're greeted by more lush plants and inviting artwork. Sarah worked her magic and created a plan to be able to include a guest room, home office, two full baths, and master bedroom in the tight space while still making it feel spacious. Each bedroom is equipped with a Side, featuring both White Oak and Walnut, to provide the perfect spot to charge your tech, store bedtime essentials, and display your favorite books. The home office pairs the Black Oak Standing Desk with the Walnut Lift to create the best desk setup. The master bedroom not only includes two Walnut Sides, there is a Bench that's used within the space to store blankets on the bottom shelf, jewelry and tech in the steel tray, and magazines in the canvas scroll. The solid hardwood Bench is also the ideal place to slip your shoes on or off to start or end your day. Throughout the entire home you'll find acrylic Vessel and Paper Trays to hold small accessories in a sleek, modern way to keep each space organized.
Dan and Sarah took around four years to renovate what ultimately became their dream home but that's not to say they're finished perfecting it. Stay tuned for exterior and interior design updates and advice—along with how to use new Artifox pieces throughout the space.
Interested in learning more? Read more about Dan and Sarah's home in the latest issue of Design STL here.