A Cool Chicago Condo Didn't Start Out This Way — House Call

Name: Jamie Nuccio, my cat, RubyLocation: West Loop — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, owned As soon as I walked into this space, I had a strong gut feeling that it was “the one” (it was only the second place that I toured when I started my condo search!). The walls were painted a dingy mint color, the bedroom carpet was hunter green and about 1,000 years old, all of the fixtures and hardware were outdated, but the natural light is amazing and the view and location can’t be beat. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 NYC Quirks That Will Confuse Any Midwestern Transplant

We Midwesterners are known for our polite ways (except when it comes to… well, pretty much every major sport), but moving to NYC is a different playing field. Truly. This hits on all facets of life – decorating and more – and living here almost a decade (wow, let’s pretend I didn’t say that), I am more than able to speak to the differences of the two. Here we go. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This Chicago Home Has the Best Use of Color — House Tour

Name: James Conley and Kurt HeinrichLocation: Rogers Park — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 2,000 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, owned A lot can happen in a year. Last summer, just a few weeks after closing on this home and a few days before their wedding, James and Kurt’s kitchen and bathrooms were demolished for renovation (and therefore not in working order.) But that didn’t stop them from celebrating their love. The couple quickly painted the living room, gathered friends and family, and were married in their living room right in front of this fireplace. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Instead of Moving, This Couple Rearranged, Updated, and Revitalized Their Current Home — House Tour

Name: Devin Kirk, husband Chad and their son HarryLocation: Chicago, IllinoisSize: 1,600 square feetYears lived in: 13 years, owned While buying a new home and working to renovate it and make it fit your family’s needs is tough… I argue that sticking with the home you currently have and trying to see it and transform it into the dream home you want might be just a titch more impressive. At least it feels that way in Devin Kirk’s case. Devin is currently the VP of Merchandising for home decor brand Jayson Home, and when he and his husband Chad were Read More

A Pin Designer's Chicago Home is Mid Mod Magic — House Tour

Name: Victoria PaterLocation: Bucktown, ChicagoYears lived in: 2 years Victoria, her husband Joe, and their cute pup live in a colorful apartment bubbling with mid-century modern energy. After a look around their home, it comes as no surprise that Victoria is the owner of a charming pin business, Mid Mod Pin. In her day job, she designs brands, experiences and digital products. And in this home, her Mid Mod Pin headquarters is housed in a delightful mint green home office. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Chicago Shop Owner's "Eclectic Parisian Bordello" Style — House Tour

Name: Marianne and Balthazar de Ley and pup CocoLocation: Logan Square — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 1,100 square feetYears lived in: 5 years, renting Marianne is the shop owner of The Savoy Flea, A Modern Antiquary Studio, in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, a store specializing in an eclectic, maximalist mix of Parisian Chic, Hollywood Regency, and Art Deco styles. Over the course of shopping for her store, Marianne has collected rare and unique pieces for the home she shares with her husband Balthazar. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A TV-Free, 600-Square-Foot Shared Chicago Apartment Fosters Creativity — House Call

Name: Katherine Corden and her fiancé DaveLocation: Lincoln Park Neighborhood — Chicago, Illinois Size: 600 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, renting Dave and I moved in together about one year ago, around the same time we got engaged. We both are physical therapists full time but when we’re not working, we are pursuing our creative passions! Dave loves playing guitar and learning new music, and I am working to grow my fine art business. When creating this home together we wanted it to aesthetically represent us, but more importantly we wanted it to encourage us to embrace our true Read More

An Old Chicago Church Is Now a One-of-a-Kind Forever Home — House Tour

Name: Jim Jacoby and Molly MorterLocation: Logan Square — Chicago, IllinoisSize: Approximately 5,500 square feet shared between the main home space upstairs and a design studio and two-bedroom apartment downstairs (not featured).Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned It was love at first “site” for Jim and Molly when they first visited the house that would become their very own forever home. The former church, which was built in 1890 and is located in Chicago’s hip Logan Square neighborhood, had been converted to a home in 1994 by the previous owners. Upon first visit, Jim and Molly were immediately drawn to Read More

A Stylist & Scientist's Sunny Plant-Filled Chicago Loft — House Tour

Name: Mel and Austin HolmesLocation: West Loop — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, renting Mel and Austin focused on all the right things when it came to furnishing this Chicago rental. They filled their home with things they love and that truly bring them joy. When you are in their space, you feel how intentionally they approached designing their home. Thanks to their hard work, they’ve created the Chicago loft of their dreams. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A "Joyfully Minimal" Chicago Apartment — House Tour

Name: Mark Dye and Jeffrey SpivockLocation: River North — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 6 months, renting Jeffrey and Mark have lived all over the world. Jeffrey is from Montreal, Mark is from London, and the two met while they were both living in Toronto. They then moved to Japan where they lived for two years, and most recently they relocated to Chicago. After living in several countries, they’ve learned to select the styles and customs that work best for them. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico