Walking into Ryan and Stephanie's top floor Chicago apartment, you are immediately greeted with a wealth of light and music. The stylish, tidily arranged furniture and decor is a direct result of the superb taste shared by the couple. For two years they have inhabited this artful space with their two cats, Meatloaf and Vom.
Recently wed, this is the talented duo's first home together. Wood floors, white walls, tall ceilings, and classic moulding outline the space. Ryan and Stephanie smartly highlight these good bones with mid-century touches and original artwork. Plants are abundant, but judiciously arranged.
This space feels clean and sparse yet full of character and life. The ample light, good music on the record player, and soothing meandering of cats all invites me to stay way too long. And I do.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: clean & simple, vintage & modern.
Inspiration: Other friends places, design
Favorite Element: Spice rack and coffee table
Biggest Challenge: Not having enough space for storage, small bathroom.
What Friends Say: It's clean and has so much light!
Biggest Embarrassment: Entertainment center and bathroom
Proudest DIY: I love the hairpin coffee table and spice rack, both of which Ryan made.
Biggest Indulgence: Dining room table
Best Advice: Natural light is key! A bright apartment makes such a difference in mood/life.
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Thanks, Ryan and Stephanie!
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