Midwest #14: Annie's Logan Square Home

Name: Annie
Location: Chicago
Size: 564 sf
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? Small forces editing. And editing, I find, is the most difficult yet most satisfying work. I like to see a conversation emerge between pieces in a room as each form, each texture, each wash or pool of light creates a dynamic play - a small space especially encourages this.

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What's your favorite resource for your home?

I have many sources but no single favorite -- elements come from Pier 1, Ikea, thrift stores, my mom's house's overflow, Target; anywhere I find a piece I like.

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

My pair of red velvet arm chairs purchased at the Salvation Army.


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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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