Name: Lauren Diane Svenstrup
Location: Andersonville, Chicago, Illinois
This apartment is in a vintage courtyard building and is around 700 square feet. I have lived here almost two years. As an interior designer, my space is an ever-changing canvas. Just when I think I am done, I find another project. Deep down at the core, I have an affinity for vintage finds. I love the hunt, I love the history. Up until this past year, I would say about 90% of my furniture was either inherited or found. The first piece of furniture I "invested" in was my sofa, right out of college. It was a $50 craigslist find, I saved up and sent it to the upholsterer and with a coat of paint and some stormy blue velvet… I was in the big leagues, sort of!