You never know what you'll find in our Classifieds section! Each day we bring you a selection of favorites from a major city. Whether it's from a local vendor, or an individual just wanting to sell their stuff, chances are good you'll either find what you're looking for, or discover something you never knew you needed.
A new salon, Smith & Davis, recently opened in my neighborhood. It's housed in a classic Chicago space: a corner storefront in a vintage brick building. Even though I knew the room well from picking up parking passes - it's previous incarnation was the local Alderman's office - I wouldn't have recognized it now that it's been reimagined in a unique, vintage-chic style.
Name: Jillian Schiavi, artist and founder of jilly ink, lettering and paper design Location: Lincoln Park; Chicago, Illinois Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented
Moving into your first solo apartment is a challenge best met with enthusiasm, flexibility, and vision. Jillian has those qualities in spades, and has worked within her budgetary constraints and the quirky anatomy of her sunlit studio to create a space for herself that is comforting and homey, while also functioning as a workspace for her growing design business, jilly ink.
Name:Hillary Schuster, graphic designer and aspiring wedding stylist, and Michael Kiser, freelance writer, photographer, brand strategist, and founder of Good Beer Hunting Location: Ravenswood; Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; Rented
Curios collected and lovingly composed unify the style of
Hillary and Michael, a Chicago couple who balance home space with work space, and ephemera with plenty of classic, quality pieces. She errs on the
side of pop and color, while he favors dark wood and vintage. They both love
Michigan, great beer and spirits, and creating a contemporary space that feels
simultaneously fresh and timeless.
Even though I am a visual artist, designing for print or web is very different from designing in three-dimensional space. Regardless, the same principles of my personal style—clean lines, composition, and color—still apply.