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12.01.16

Getting Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Thank you all for the comments on my last post. It isn’t easy …

Thank you all for the comments on my last post. It isn’t easy to travel, post as usual, or to do anything, really, but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, at least a little bit. We’ll be back home in a few days and I’m hopeful …

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11.10.16

Light it Up

It’s time to take a break from the election and even from fall posts …

It’s time to take a break from the election and even from fall posts about sweaters and scarves. Because today, we’re talkinga about lighting, which is one of the most important decor decisions you’ll make during the decorating process and an excellent way to up your decor game in a somewhat simple …

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10.25.16

My First Apartment: Before and After

We're back from California and tonight will be our first night in our …

We're back from California and tonight will be our first night in our new home. And since I'm starting over after selling almost all my furniture to my landlord, I thought I'd recap the last time I moved into a home with less than a handful of pieces of furniture. Because …

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10.13.16

Renovation and Moving Update

We moved our things over to the new place a few days ago and leave …

We moved our things over to the new place a few days ago and leave for California today, returning the 25th. Hopefully to a livable home. Here’s a peek at what our place looks like right now, minus the “kitchen” which is still an empty room. The walls are all being painted Farrow and Ball …

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10.06.16

All About that Brass

I was really into gold accents a few years ago. Like really, really …

I was really into gold accents a few years ago. Like really, really into them. Over the past two years, my taste has shifted toward a more simple aesthetic–which has steered me away from shelves full of gold objects and toward a touch of brass here and there. images: coco lapine, apartment 34, prop …

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09.21.16

Our First Renovation: Bathroom Inspiration

Our new home is slowly starting to look less like a construction zone …

Our new home is slowly starting to look less like a construction zone and more like a place people might actually live someday. The kitchen is still sort of an empty box, but the bathroom walls are covered in marble subway tile, and the shower has a real floor! All …

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09.13.16

The Home Tour You Never Saw

Last year, I moved into a small two bedroom apartment in West Town and …

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 …

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09.13.16

Going Dark

You know I’m all about white decor, but lately, I’ve been into darker pieces …

You know I’m all about white decor, but lately, I’ve been into darker pieces lately, especially when they’re in a bright, white room. I ordered the The Everygirl x ID Caitlin sofa in white linen but how good it is in dark grey velvet? And it’s on sale. The Hay tray table, tagine, and Platner …

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09.12.16

Our New Home

Thank you all for the comments and messages on my last post! I had …

Thank you all for the comments and messages on my last post! I had no idea everyone would be so excited to see me move again.

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09.06.16

Five Apartments and 4 Chicago Neighborhoods in 6 Years

Yesterday marked 6 years in Chicago, so I thought I’d post a recap …

Yesterday marked 6 years in Chicago, so I thought I’d post a recap of the 5 apartments I’ve lived in over the past 6 years. I went from River North to the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview, to West Town, and back up to Lakeview. Here’s a look at …

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07.26.16

My Home Tour: Before and After

Last week, I shared the before, after, and in-between process of decorating of …

Last week, I shared the before, after, and in-between process of decorating of my living room. The number of changes that room saw meant it got its own post, and today, I’m sharing the before and after photos of the rest of my home. After my last move, I sold quite a …

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07.19.16

My Home Tour Before and After: The Living Room

A few months ago, I shared my home tour on The Everygirl and …

A few months ago, I shared my home tour on The Everygirl and planned on writing a post detailing the decorating and styling process. I’m starting with my living room since this saw the biggest transformation and will post about the rest of my place soon. I’m a little late to …

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07.13.16

Giveaway: Win A Pillow from Made of Cloth

This giveaway is closed. Congrats on winning, @JuliaGoodwinDesign!  I’m always excited to find …

This giveaway is closed. Congrats on winning, @JuliaGoodwinDesign!  I’m always excited to find women doing great things. So when Marta, the self-taught pattern designer behind Made of Cloth emailed asking if I’d want to feature one of her pillows in my home, it was an easy yes. And I was …

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07.11.16

On Trend: Chambray

There's a new neutral in my life. And while it's not a new …

There's a new neutral in my life. And while it's not a new trend, it's something I've gotten really into this year. It's also technically a color, yet it pretty much goes with everything.

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06.16.16

The Best of My Home Tour

When my home tour went up a few weeks ago, I linked to everything. But …

When my home tour went up a few weeks ago, I linked to everything. But today I’m sharing 12 of my favorite interior items–from seating and tables to sheets and art. And I’m going to talk a little bit about each one, and why I love them as much as I do.   …

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05.28.16

Take it Outside this Summer

It's Memorial Day weekend, June is just a few days away, and it finally …

It's Memorial Day weekend, June is just a few days away, and it finally feels like summer. Time to get outside and enjoy some BBQs, sunshine, and a 3 day weekend. And now's the best possible time to stock up on those outdoor essentials.

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05.27.16

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win 3 Susan Connor Pillows

My home tour went live on The Everygirl yesterday, and today, I'm back …

My home tour went live on The Everygirl yesterday, and today, I'm back with a giveaway of not one but three hand printed linen pillows from my favorite (self-taught) pattern designer, Susan Connor.

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05.26.16

My Chicago Home Tour on The Everygirl

You've seen photos of my home on instagram, but today, I'm sharing a full home …

You've seen photos of my home on instagram, but today, I'm sharing a full home tour on The Everygirl. And tomorrow, I'm giving away a few favorite items from my home, so you won't want to miss that post. But let's talk about this apartment.

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05.17.16

Join Me at the Opening of Farrow & Ball’s New Chicago Showroom

When Farrow & Ball reached out to ask if I'd co-host the opening of …

When Farrow & Ball reached out to ask if I'd co-host the opening of their new Chicago showroom, my answer was an immediate (and probably over-excited) yes. As you probably know, interiors are my thing, and I love their paint, so much that I used Farrow & Ball's Cornforth White in my Lincoln …

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05.03.16

Shop the Look: My 1st Home Office

I recreated my 1st living room a few weeks ago, so now it’s …

I recreated my 1st living room a few weeks ago, so now it’s on to my first little office (circa 2010). My desk was wedged in a small space between my kitchen and living room in my tiny River North apartment. See below. This workspace was very simple, but I …

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04.27.16

The Neutral Nursery

One of my close friends has been expecting a baby girl and when …

One of my close friends has been expecting a baby girl and when she asked for some help choosing items for the nursery, I did what any good friend who loves design would do and put this together for her. She wanted something cozy and neutral, and I had so much …