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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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