Katie Gard

Katie is a freelance writer and photographer. Some of her other online work can be seen on her website, Domestiphobia, The Huffington Post, and Musings on Life and Love.
Beth’s New-Meets-Old Beach Cottage Inspired Bungalow
Name: Beth Puscheck, owner of Blue Cottage Hill Location: Villa Park, Illinois Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 6 months; owned Who else lives here: Beth’s boyfriend & their dog, Aaron A professional beautician by day, Beth’s always had an eye for style. And from the moment she and her boyfriend bought their 1926 cottage in the Chicago suburb of Villa Park only 6 months ago, she’s been taking her talent home and completely transforming the formerly uninspired space.
Jul 8, 2014
Hallie’s Whimsical Yet Sophisticated South Loop Loft
Name: Hallie Glennie Location: South Loop, Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,000 square feet Years Lived In: 2 years; Owned From the rustic wood ceilings crisscrossed by painted red duct work to the castle-sized windows surrounded by floor-to-ceiling exposed brick, her loft is the real deal — that sleek, urban look that suburbanites (like myself) often try to emulate with faux brick panels and prepackaged beadboard, but can never quite capture for lack of authenticity.
Oct 17, 2013
Deidre’s Eclectic, Vintage Designer Digs
Name: Deidre Alexander Location: Wagener Terrace; Charleston, South Carolina Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 4 years; Rented I’m not going to lie.
Aug 20, 2013
BJ & Megan’s Traveling Farmhouse Homestead
Name: Megan & BJLocation: Chatham County, NCSize: 1,800 square feetYears lived in: Renting for over 2 years Traveling homestead? you ask. Isn’t that an oxymoron? Well, in the case of BJ and Megan’s 1917 farmhouse, that’s exactly what it is. After contentedly nestling itself into the soil of Burlington, NC for the better part of a century, the owner had it relocated 30 miles away to save it from demolition in 2002.
Dec 14, 2011