House Tour: Joseph D.'s Wicker Park Nest

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Name: Joseph D.

Location: Wicker Park, Bosworth Ave.

Size: 400 square feet

Joseph has moved a lot in the past few years, including living only "half-time" in Chicago, while he shared the other half of his life with Santiago de Chile. His most recent apartment in Wicker Park is the brightest one we remember, with tons of light seeping through the slanted windows of his top floor nest. With treehouses and igloos inspiring him, this place was the perfect small, sweet respite from a long day in Chicago. With only 400 sq/ft, Joseph has thoughtfully placed his stuff, and amazingly keeps the packrat side of him out of view.

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Years lived in: 6 months

Inspiration: Bright color, white, tree house, igloo

My style: Simple, found items, hand-me-downs, estate sales, rustic clean, euro simple. I was raised by a packrat grandmother and a mother who threw everything away. So I am a packrat that hides everything so I cant see it, or remember where I hide it.

Favorite room: I only have one.

Most talked about element: My couch, it’s a Peter Hvidt, a Danish modern item.

Most embarrassing element: Maybe a little too much IKEA.

Proudest DIY: Although crooked, I hung the curtains all alone.

Dream source: The future.

Reality source: The past.

Best advice: Sometimes you can’t make it on your own.

Found treasure: My fake Eames recliner.

Had forever: The red Eames shell chair.

Just got: The volkeyno—it’s the blue cone shaped storage unit hanging on the wall. I put my randomness inside.

(Thanks, Joseph!)