Yana's Globetrotter Home

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Name: Yana of NoMad Luxuries
Location: Chicago, Illinois

The great thing about this city is that each and every neighborhood has its own style and energy. We live in the Uptown/Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and really enjoy the proximity to the lake.

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We especially fell in-love with the charming details of our condo. When we started looking, we knew we wanted a space that had good bones and vintage character, but didn’t necessarily want to pay for someone else’s style. We've been in our home one year now, and absolutely love it.

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While my style is ever-evolving, it’s no secret that globe-trotting has played a significant role in how I decorate my home. The best way to describe my style is eclectic, with global touches. I love being reminded of all the special places I’ve visited.

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While I want my home to have a luxurious element, I also want it to be well-thought-out and at the same time, lived-in and welcoming. It’s a balancing act. I mix new pieces with vintage pieces, pieces I’ve DIYed and trinkets I’ve picked up on my travels. When mixing these different styles and elements, it creates a layered look. One that appears slowly collected and curated over time.

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I remember when we traveled to Istanbul and I was determined to come home with a Kilim. Liters of mint tea and some serious haggling-skills later, we had a rug! All of these pieces remind you of a time- an experience. I’m not just filling my home with “things” but with memories, and that makes my home a reflection of my life and the relationships made along the way.

Thanks, Yana!

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