Nicole & Mike's Warm Industrial Loft

House Call

Name: Nicole & Mike
Location: West Loop, Chicago

My husband Mike and I live and work in a work/live loft in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. The loft is almost 2000 square feet, located in an old factory and has no doors other than the one on the bathroom. I am a graphic designer/photographer and Mike is a graphic designer/illustrator and we run a small studio together so we needed a place that has as much space as possible for all of our work stuff as well as our living space.

I love the space that we have and the huge loft windows which are great when photographing. The furniture and decor in our place is a collection of things we've collected throughout our lives together. We like to collect typography, books, vintage maps, glassware, etc. Most of our furniture has been found at yard sales, craigslist or second hand stores. Laying out a space in a loft with very few walls and so much wide open space can be challenging but I'm happy with the way it turned out. So much of our work is integrated into our lives and vice versa - our work/live loft is a good way to be in both worlds at the same time.

Thanks, Nicole & Mike!

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(Image credits: Submitted by Nicole)