We love our space for its abundant natural light and cooling cross breezes. We have been fortunate enough to score a traditional Chicago-style apartment, and the space has paired well with our love of well-made vintage pieces. Most everything in our home was either given to us secondhand, purchased from a secondhand retailer, or made by us. Converting our rented space into a home has taken a lot of time and patience, as well as a bit of DIY. This approach has left us, at times, short a set of dining chairs or proper storage, however, in the end, our persistence has been rewarded with a home full of great pieces and fond memories.
We love the huge windows and open layout. We get a lot of natural light, which helps considerably in a small space. The layout has allowed us a lot of flexibility with our set up -- we have been able to create separate areas without having to use objects to divide the space. I previously lived in an apartment with all sorts of nooks and crannies that limited my furniture options, so I'm happy for this change. The walk-in closet, with a little creativity, also gives us the freedom for one person to stay up late and work if the other wants to go to sleep.
Since Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer, this edition of the Weekend Guide is great for two things. First, there are plenty of sales to help you finish up your home decorating projects while saving some money. Second, it's your guide to the outdoor events that are starting to pop up across the country.Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and be sure to send us your own sale or event.
Wherever you are in the country, there's a sale or shopping event to get you out of the house this weekend. From the Modernica Factory Sale in LA to the Renegade Craft Fair in Austin to a host of Design Week events in New York, there are plenty of reasons to get out and freshen up your home. Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and be sure to send us your own sale or event.
Mother's Day is this Sunday. If you've procrastinated on picking up a gift, there are still a number of Mother's Day sales in the Weekend Guide. If mom's taken care of, then treat yourself to a weekend of fun and shopping. Check out all the sales and events in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and be sure to send us your own sale or event.
New York City — if you can make it there, you'll make it
anywhere. But what if you made it there, and now you have to move?? Will you ever find a neighborhood in your new
city that suits you as well as your NYC one did?
This is our first place we've owned, so being able to finally turn a space into exactly what we want and express ourselves throughout the entire place has been a dream come true. When we started looking for a place to buy, we knew we wanted a fixer-upper so we could truly make the house our home. We wanted something with great bones - that was really the only "must have" on our wish list. We both fell in love with the inherent character and charm of this building the minute we stepped inside. I love mixing the old and new, so I was instantly excited about using the spaces as a wonderful backdrop for our more modern furniture.