Dana has this to say about the changes since the original shoot:
"What’s new in my space is that I switched my living room and dining rooms. It was mainly because I found this amazing three piece sectional from the 60’s at the Mt. Sinai Thrift Store in mint condition for $200 (!) and couldn’t walk away from it. I only had to re-stuff it with fresh foam and have it cleaned at The Furniture Shop. But, it was too big for my existing living room, so I switched the rooms and the sectional is a perfect fit. I call this room my Merv Griffin set – it creates a great vibe for my many wonderful guests! It’s very conducive to cocktail parties, conversation and watching movies on the wall with a projector. I’m having custom accent pillows made for it now.
I’ve also since sold many items that no longer spoke to me like my red Knoll chairs, green leather couch and some art work. It felt great to streamline and my taste has definitely changed in the last year. I’ve been dreaming of selling everything and starting all over again from scratch just like I did when I moved here. I’ll keep you posted on the apartment sale when I have one!
Lately, I’ve been coveting this sexy pair of Arne Norell safari chairs (photo attached), and I’m most recently moved by Brazilian design and sculpture.
Also, my house tour sparked a side career - I was hired to do a residential interior in Bucktown, which I’m still working on. It’s been a real gift, getting paid to find beautiful things, and it’s complimented my hospitality design work very well. "
Thanks for the update, Dana!
To view Dana's original house tour, click here.