Katie & Todd's First Home in the Windy City

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Name: Katie & Todd
Location: Andersonville — Chicago, Illinois

Todd and I just graduated from undergrad in Boston, and picked up and moved out to the Windy City! This is our first real apartment, and I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the summer at home in New Jersey digging through flea markets and antique barns to get everything just right. We cleaned everything up, and managed to fill this empty apartment with things that make it feel like a home, while not breaking the bank.Some of the artwork is my own (I repaint vintage travel posters because I can't afford the real thing, but want to be surrounded by them) and a large amount of the rest are screenprinted posters by a Chicago artist I've been a fan of for quite a while.

I also made the comforter on my own. I spent a lot of time looking for something I had in mind, but when I couldn't find it, I was randomly inspired by this fabric, and decided to make a duvet cover out of it.

Overall, I think the apartment has a lot of DIY aspects, and thrifty solutions, while still looking nice.

Check out more of Katie's style at her blog: Blueberry English

Thanks, Katie and Todd!

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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