A Model Apartment: Jay Michael's Lincoln Square Style

A Model Apartment: Jay Michael's Lincoln Square Style

Heather Blaha
Sep 1, 2011
Name: Jay Michael Location: Lincoln Square — Chicago, Illinois Size: Approximately 300 square feet (this particular model) Jay Michael and his construction manager (and long time friend) Diana Tokat led me on a recent tour of this small yet mighty Lincoln Square model apartment in one of Jay's converted rental properties. The idea is simple: show prospective renters how beautifully and efficiently one can live in a small, rented space. This studs-up renovation showcases a model unit that Jay hopes sets the standard for all of his properties and their possibilities. Apartment Therapy Survey: Style: Traditionally Modern Inspiration: My homes Favorite Element: Local artwork and a textured accent wall Biggest Challenge: Bringing a level of stylish sophistication to the apartment that people from all walks of life would respond to as HOME. Best Advice: Follow your true sense of style regardless of your market...just translate to a language, if you will, that your consumer understands. Resources of Note: PAINT & COLORS
    • Behr: custom gray (a Jay Michael trademark)

    • Curtains, lamp, furniture, art, accessories: West Elm, IKEA, and personal (Jay's) • Grass cloth wall covering: Skokie vendor

    • Cabinets: Studio 41, Home Depot • Granite: Stone Edge • Appliances: Frigidaire from Abt • Tile: Daltile

    • Furniture: various floor samples • Accessories: TJ Maxx, West Elm, and personal (Jay's)

    • Tile: Daltile • Fixtures: Home Depot • Ceramic fish: West Elm

    • Chairs and wood floor tiles: IKEA • Table: West Elm • Plants: Home Depot

Thanks, Jay! Images: Heather Blaha • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.
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