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sneak peek: bryan minnich & katie d’angelo

by anne

Creative couple Bryan Minnich and Katie D’Angelo treat their Washington, DC home as part apartment and part studio. Bryan is a graphic designer at ripe, a freelance illustrator and a fan of the Beach Boys, while Katie is the display coordinator at the newly opened Anthropologie in downtown DC, a freelance illustrator and an aspiring lounge singer. They often collaborate on writing songs and recording 60s covers. Although their personal styles can differ, they’ve found a way to incorporate both points of view into their small apartment: anything graphic or brightly colored is Bryan’s, and anything understated or cat-related is Katie’s. And while Katie attempts to de-clutter, Bryan keeps bringing home old books and records, but you have to admit that it’s a fun mix. Thanks, Bryan and Katie, and thanks to Joe Cereghino for the photos! — Anne

Image above: Our apartment overlooks Rock Creek Park, so even though we’re in the middle of the city, we get to watch raccoons, barred owls, woodpeckers and more. We’re hoping for a bear.

Image above: Highlights of Bryan’s workspace include a print by Brecht Vandenbroucke, a 60s Fender Twin Reverb amp, an Egyptian cat drawing by Katie and a small Andy Warhol shrine below a bunny poster. Katie built the desk out of pipe and flange.

See more of Bryan and Katie’s place after the jump!

Image above: We like collecting old issues of magazines like Vogue, Fact, and Avant Garde. And animal pillows from Areaware. Our coffee table top was found on the side of the road and its legs are custom-made from antique stair balusters.

Image above: The painting on our bedroom wall was inspired by a Native American pattern book that we found at Eastern Market.

Image above: These are our only five pots, so we don’t want to misplace any of them.

Image above: Jonathan Adler “Feline Chic” salt and pepper shakers with Katie’s childhood building blocks.

Image above: Yes, you guessed correctly. These toothbrush holders are made of pure gold.

Image above: Details from Katie’s work desk: dollhouse by Katie, portrait of Morrissey by Bryan.

Image above: Bryan enjoys drawing the Victorian houses in Logan Circle where he works. He also enjoys drawing on the wall.

Image above: This ceramic cat keeps guard over our boots.

Image above: Mister, age 12

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