The Home Tour You Never Saw

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Last year, I moved into a small two bedroom apartment in West Town and stayed there for few months before moving into my current apartment. It was my first place with a small bonus room that I could turn into and office, which was something I had always wanted. There wasn’t a photo shoot or home tour, and most of the photos I have are awful. But I thought I’d share this little space since it’s part of my story here in Chicago before moving on to my next home.

This apartment, like all of the homes that came before it, was found on Craigslist. It was a great little place–clean and updated with a slightly strange layout which meant me moving my bookshelf around a few times, but what can you do? There wasn’t much of a chance to get settled since my current home fell into my lap just a few months after moving in, so my only good photos are ones shot for features on The Everygirl.

But this place is part of my story here in Chicago, so here’s a look at my 4th Chicago apartment.

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Moving day
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The Living Room

There was a small wall (seen to the right of the sofa in the photo below) where my TV stand fit, but this meant placing the sofa under the window looking into the kitchen when watching TV.

After moving things around a few times, I decided to put the TV stand next to the front door and the sofa on the back wall. My parsons tower was moved around a few times and eventually ended up behind the sofa.

Interior Define Rose sofa
Crate and Barrel coffee table
CB2 media console
Lulu and Georgia pouf
Rugs: Home Decorators and Rugs USA
SF Map print

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My tiny breakfast nook
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The Kitchen and Breakfast Nook

The kitchen was really nice for a rental, and the little area off to the right was perfect for a small breakfast nook.

Table: West Elm (old)
Chairs: Crate and Barrel
Art: Kara Rosenlund

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The Hallway

The art, striped rug, and pull-up bar (yes, it’s mine) added a little something to this very blank canvas of a hallway.

Art: Minted
Rug: Dash and Albert

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The Office

Gallery wall in progress. It all came down not long after it went up once I found my new place.

Desk: West Elm
Rug: Rugs USA
Art: Sharon Montrose, Minted
Pinboard: Pottery Barn (old)
Chair: PB Teen

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The Bedroom

My attempt at a gallery wall above the bed. This too, came down when we styled a story for Minted and one had to go up above my dresser. It looked so pretty that I ended up leaving it there.

Headboard: West Elm
Nightstands: Wisteria
Lamps: Schoolhouse Electric
Art: It’s all in this story on The Everygirl

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