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Mar 18

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

Name: Mel and Austin Holmes
Location: West Loop — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years 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.

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24
Feb 18

A "Joyfully Minimal" Chicago Apartment — House Tour

Name: Mark Dye and Jeffrey Spivock
Location: River North — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years 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.

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Jan 18

A Fond Farewell to Crate & Barrel's Chicago Flagship Store

After 27 years, Crate & Barrel has shuttered its Chicago flagship store on the Mag Mile. The four story location was once so popular, holiday shoppers would wait in line around the block to snatch up some of Crate & Barrel’s affordable and impressive wares.

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Jan 18

"Everything Has Its Place" in this Black & Brass Chicago Rental — House Tour

Name: Matthew
Location: Avondale — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 2 months

When I walked into Matthew’s one-bedroom apartment, I was shocked that he’s only been living there for two months. He found a gem of a building in Avondale featuring wood floors, bright clean walls with contrasting dark molding, and lots of natural light. But I was more impressed with what he’s done with the apartment in such a short time. He’s filled it with a carefully chosen collection of plants, art and artifacts to create a sophisticated space that shows off his personality.

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14
Jan 18

A Modern, Ever-Evolving Chicago Bungalow — House Tour

Name: Diana Lu Barabe, her husband Jesse and kids Miles and Olive
Location: Logan Square — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years Lived In: 6 years, owned

When designer Diana Lu Barabe and her husband bought this Chicago bungalow six years ago, the house had already been fully renovated. They were thrilled to find such a ready-to-move in, beautiful house in Logan Square, an upcoming neighborhood. But they were bummed so many design decisions had already been made. “Without sounding ungrateful, we only wished we had the opportunity to renovate the house ourselves. People thought we were crazy to even think about touching a new house, but it didn’t feel like us,” reported Diana.

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05
Nov 17

A Jewelry Maker's Modern Yet Vintage Chicago Apartment — House Tour

Name: Meghan Lorenz
Location: Ukrainian Village — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years, rented

Meghan Lorenz is a jewelry maker and occasional prop stylist and her creative eye is on display all over her Chicago apartment. Her space is filled with pieces from her artist friends (and her artist boyfriend). She loves to go thrifting and antiquing, a skill she got from her mom. In fact, many of her awesome pieces were thrifted by her mother.

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25
Oct 17

A Real Estate Agent Turns a Blank Slate into an Earthy, Eclectic Bachelor Pad — House Tour

Name: George Morgan
Location: West Loop — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,150 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

George Morgan saw a lot of homes before he finally found his perfect Chicago bachelor pad. As a real estate agent, he knew what was out there, and he also knew what he wanted: to be in the heart of the young, vibrant, food-centric West Loop neighborhood, big windows on a corner unit that allowed him to feel connected to the outdoors, and a blank slate for him to explore and discover his own style.

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Oct 17

An Airy and Inviting Chicago Bungalow — House Call

Name: Diana, her husband and their two kids
Location: Logan Square — Chicago, Illinois
The basics: 5 years, owned — 1,000 square feet

Diana and her husband decided that while their home was totally fine, it wasn’t really them. Being on a budget and humans with jobs and children they opted to do smaller fixes when they could find the money and time. The result is an airy home, perfect for a fun young family.

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25
Sep 17

An Artsy Compact Chicago Mini Loft — House Tour

Name: Jaime Pérez-Pineda
Location: Pilsen — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 2.5 years

After leaving the ‘burbs of Chicago for college and grad school, Jaime returned to his home base nearly three years ago and settled into the vibrant, lower west side neighborhood of Pilsen. His loft is a fitting reflection of the neighborhood’s offbeat vintage yet youthful vibe. Even at just 400 square feet, he’s managed to create a chic space that takes advantage of the natural light that it’s blessed with, compounded by warm and inviting pieces.

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