This is a post I’ve been wanting to put together pretty much since several months after we moved to the Banks so I’m excited to be able to finally give you a tour of our apartment at Current at the Banks; right here in the heart of Cincinnati nestled between the Cincinnati Reds Stadium and the Cincinnati Bengals Stadium.
See where the heart is on the photo? That’s where our small 967 sq. feet apartment is. Though we definitely sacrificed square footage for the location, it was worth it for the time we lived down here and the space itself is pretty functional.
The living room
Where we spend most of our time! We wanted it to feel cozy but stay consistent with the vibe of the rest of the apartment. The collage wall is a mix of family photos, art from Restoration Hardware, photographs from friends and some of our drawings from classes at Savannah College of Art & Design.
The eating area & kitchen
As you can see, we have a pretty small kitchen, but we made it work. The bar stools were great for extra seating when guests came over and the vintage mirror hanging there on the right helped open the space up a little bit. Plus, that WINE sign. It worked well for ambient lighting.
Below was our little ‘eating nook’. Since we didn’t have a place to eat in the kitchen and we didn’t have a dining room, we had a small table in one of the corners of the family room.
I love displaying some of our favorite family photos in a collage wall. The mix of frames, sizes and photos gave the place some personalization, plus I love being reminded of these special moments everyday.
The master bedroom
We wanted the bedroom to feel cozy but airy, if that makes any sense. So we choose curtains that matched the paint colors and created accent walls instead of painting the entire room.
Since I didn’t make too much jewelry while living downtown, I kept my inventory at a minimum and had it displayed along the side of the bedroom wall on boards covered with padding and burlap.
Below is my favorite piece of furniture with all the drawers and storage (left) and on the right is my little office area. The one thing I missed most while living down here was not having an entire office to myself, but this temporarily did the trick!
The master bath
When we first moved here, I asked Myles (only three at the time) what he wanted his room to look like. He requested a city-themed room with some Cincinnati Red’s stuff. So we did just that. He even picked out the painting to go on his faux-brick wall. Yep, it’s just temporary wall paper!
Below is his little Cincinnati Reds collection. Since we live on the same block as the Red’s stadium, we were able to enjoy a LOT of games and all those balls .. Myles caught them all.
This is our ‘Cincinnati-themed’ bathroom. All the photos are of Myles’ favorite things around the city, including the museum, Zip-Dip, the Roebling Bridge and the Great American building.
The balcony and our view
Many great nights were had out here. And with living above restaurants and bars … the people watching was epic.
And the sunsets were always beautiful over Paul Brown Stadium – home of the Cincinnati Bengals.