Fall Colors 2006 Finalist #10: Mod Diva's Pug-A-Licious Pad

Name: Mod Diva
Location: Chicago
Type: Rented 2 bedroom apartment
Go to: Original Entry - Mod Diva's Pug-A-Licious Pad

Mod Diva's favorite OTHER entry:

Marilyn and Peter's Home Studio Harmony - We really enjoyed this entry because we felt as if this was the "grown up" version of our place, while still keeping a whimsical feel to the space. More muted colors with a white backdrop worked well, too, as opposed to the bright colors we used. Like us, they chose to keep the walls white and the carpets, accessories, and furniture in fun colors.

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What do you want to do next in your home, if anything, to improve it?:

In December, we plan to move back to our "real" home in Sun Valley, CA. We have been living in Chicago for the past year, trying to make a home for ourselves in rental apartments that don't allow us to paint, and trying to make do with vintage finds of furniture and accessories to make our apartment feel like our "home".

Our house in California is very much the same way our apartment is set up (a clean white canvas for our walls and crazy colors in our rugs, furniture and accessories). I feel the best thing about our current place is that we did it all on a shoestring budget (re-upholstered period pieces of furniture and awesome finds on E-bay and Craigslist) and we didn't have to sacrifice our wallets to acheive our style.

When we get back into our house, we plan to re-do our bathrooms in colorful glass tile mosaic, expand our 1234 sq. ft., 1954 MCM home, and by some miracle, put terrazzo flooring in our kitchen.

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