Name: Linton & Gerri
Location: Evanston, Illinois
My wife and I live in a rental and its a garden apartment as they are affectionately known around Chicagoland. When we first moved in there was this intimidating darkness that hovered over the place. We got to work at once …
… repainting all the rooms, changing light bulbs to the right kind of light, wall papering a closet ( the landlord is very accommodating), changing all the switch covers and plug plates, taking down those hideous blinds, etc., etc., etc.
Now we live in, as a friend called it, the most beautiful garden in Chicago (although technically its Evanston). It helps to have a large art collection (we have about 15 original pieces). The landlord had the most wonderful doors to begin with. Living here in the Chicagoland area we had lots of access to vintage furniture (much of our stuff is sourced locally) and we have one antique piece from the 1860's. I look at all of the Apartment Therapy tours and can safely say that we have a reasonably original place.
Thanks, Linton & Gerri!