A Sunny South City Pad For The Modern Minimalist

Jess Gibson and her daughter, Izzy, have mastered the art of secondhand, creating a sunny, Southwestern-inspired space that exudes modern minimalism.

Photos by Megan Magray.

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How would you describe the decor in your home?
Southwestern minimal. My style used to be more gypsy, with decorations everywhere. But lately I have been drawn to more of a minimal look with succulents, so I redecorated about a month ago to this and I feel it’s a more breathable space now. The less clutter around me, the less cluttered my mind … or something like that …

What was your inspiration behind your decor and home organization?
I find inspiration from accounts I follow on Instagram (@leahhoff, @urbancowboybnb) and photos from Pinterest (mostly @freepeopleblog). I like to be very organized and am always donating things to make less clutter around me.

What are some of your favorite places to purchase home decor items?
Thrift stores for the most part (my favorites include Green Shag, Treasure Aisles, St Vincent, and Savers for vintage lace curtains) and Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and IKEA.

What is your favorite part of your home and why?
My favorite part of my home is my bedroom. It’s like a walk-in closet with my bed in the middle. I like to have open racks so I can see all of my clothes, and put my hats & jewelry on the walls so I am constantly inspired by my surroundings. I got rid of my bed frame because I was throwing my clothes on it all the time and I wanted it to be the zen part of my room—so putting the mattress right on the floor with all white bedding makes my bed the peaceful part of the room, right in the middle, and I love it!

Do you have a favorite individual piece of furniture, decor or art? Why is it so special?
My daughter painted me a picture in preschool and it is mostly red, and very abstract. It’s amazing. I have it framed and it will always be my favorite piece in my home.

 

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