Location: Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois
Stacey sent us in photos of the sweet space she shares with her son. She writes: "My goal has always been to make a "home" out of our 1- bedroom apartment. I'm a designer by trade and over the last 5 years, have painted, re-arranged, tweaked countless times and have finally slowed down enough to just appreciate our space and enjoy what it has instead of worrying about what we're missing.""My son has the bedroom and I use the living room in more of a "studio" application - luckily we have a dining space which allows us a spot to huddle for dinner, homework, etc. We have a unique view of a large beautiful church across the street from our 3rd floor apartment so sometimes in my Chicago space, I close my eyes, and then open, pretending I'm somewhere in Europe...even if just for a minute...I'm inspired by my son's artwork, the opposing cold and warm that colors and objects give, and strongly believe that it doesn't have to match, you just have to love it all and that's what makes it belong."
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