This Colorful Chicago Condo Mixes Playful Colors and PatternsTours
The incredible custom wallpaper in this colorful Chicago condo was designed before the owner ever moved in.
Mar 14, 2023
This Bookish Chicago Home Is Filled with Art from All Over the WorldTours
Abby and her husband, Christian, have been living in their Chicago home for two years, and they have one piece of advice for you: Treat your home like a museum. With rotating pieces of art, they never tire of their rental apartment.
Feb 10, 2023
11 Non-Bulky Essentials I Always Pack for Winter TravelLiving
You're going to want a waterproof backpack.
Jan 30, 2023
This 130-Year-Old Chicago Condo Is a Mix of Old Architecture & Modern AdditionsTours
The kitchen used to have fluorescent lights, Formica countertops, and a wall separating it from the living room area, but Bridget and Sean took down the wall and put in six slabs of black quartz.
Nov 7, 2022
A Chicago Apartment's Gallery Wall (and Whole Art Collection) Is Incredible Tours
Along with incredible art, Alex uses "warm, neutral colors (off-white, ochre, amber, wood tones) as a foundation to play with shapes, textures, and patterns. Jute rugs, boucle, ornate frames, and varying wood tones help tie together the design and blend old and new."
Nov 2, 2022
A Social Worker's Small Chicago Home Doesn't Shy Away from a Gallery WallTours
Christy lives with her two cats in Chicago. Her walls are covered in art and objects that remind her of the people and places she loves. She's transformed a 750-square-foot apartment into a cozy home.
Oct 19, 2022
How My Local, No-Frills Walking Trail Helped Me Heal from a BreakupLiving
A love letter to the average walking path.
May 28, 2022
B&A: A Chicago Fixer-Upper's Layout (and Staircase) Was Beautifully Opened Up Tours
Tim and Ravi's condo is located on the top floor of a building built in 1897, so it needed a lot of work. The remodel lasted two months and was completed in January 2020.
May 20, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About “Duplex Downs"Real Estate
It's a house style that's all over Chicago.
May 15, 2022
There's a Place Called the “Bungalow Belt,” And You're Going to Want to See ItReal Estate
Have you heard of this spot in the Midwest?
Nov 13, 2021
A Chicago Condo Has an Incredibly Organized and Inspiring Custom Spice Rack Tours
It also has loads of natural light, a custom-made bay window seat, and a private deck space transformed into a relaxing oasis.
Aug 9, 2021
This Cool Chicago Cottage Shows How Colorful a Home with White Walls Can BeTours
Sara and Garrett own this house, but it serves as inspiration for renters, too; it's full of incredible colors against a backdrop of crisp white walls!
Jul 20, 2021
This Incredibly Cool and Colorful Chicago Condo is an Attack on NeutralsTours
Vintage fashion and home decor seller Barbie Roadkill says her Chicago condo's style is: "Golden Girls' meets Lydia’s house in 'Beetlejuice' meets a box of crayons."
Jul 10, 2021
A Chicago Loft Is an Interesting Mix of Industrial & British Period Drama StyleTours
Gizelle was raised on PBS period dramas, but until she gets to live in a traditional English manor home, she's furnished her industrial modern Chicago loft with antiques to blend in British colonial design inspiration.
Jun 13, 2021
A Mural-Filled Chicago Rental Has An Amazing Idea For Hanging PlantsTours
There are colorful and cool murals, 50+ house plants, cool secondhand furniture finds, and a plant hanging idea that'll make you want to grab a ladder today.
Mar 8, 2021
A Cozy Condo Is Home, Home Office, & Now Even Podcast Recording StudioTours
These podcasters and founders of an events company consider the dining room table as the anchor oftheir home... and it's now has become their podcast recording studio, too. "In many ways, this is the space where we can still bring people together and now instead of feeding their mouths, we are feeding their spirit with inspiration."
Feb 22, 2021
A 100-Year-Old Chicago Condo Was Given New Life with Paint, Wallpaper, and MoreTours
Designer Julie Mitchiner didn’t want to take away from the character of this classic Chicago home or its great architectural bones, but still wanted to make it their own. She accomplished this feat with paint, wallpaper, and other DIY design elements.
Dec 17, 2020
A 500-Square-Foot Chicago Apartment Features All Kinds of Rental-Improving IdeasTours
Kelsey has spent the last three years collecting things so that her small space can naturally feel cozy, especially in the Chicago winters.
Dec 8, 2020
This Lived-In Rental Features a Gorgeous Mural & Expert Textile LayeringTours
Interior decorator Sarah Montgomery moved into her West Bucktown 800-square-foot rental apartment and wanted to make it her own.
Nov 10, 2020
A Small Chicago Apartment Has Skylights in the Kitchen and 70+ Happy HouseplantsTours
Larayne's hobby and passion have been houseplants for 7+ years. "I find joy and happiness through caring for plants, and find it very meditative."
Sep 12, 2020
A Cozy 500-Square-Foot Chicago Apartment Was Furnished for Less Than $1000Tours
She spent less than $1000 to decorate the entire space over three or four months.
Sep 11, 2020
An Already Gorgeous Victorian House Has Been Energized With Bold ColorTours
Angela Wator, owner/designer of BASH Party Goods, has decorated this 1896 Victorian house in Chicago with color, pattern, and fun.
Jul 15, 2020
Peek Inside Michael Jordan’s Home Where the “Breakfast Club” PracticedReal Estate
The property is where Jordan hosted "The Breakfast Club", where teammates Scottie Pippin, Ron Harper, and Randy Brown met for early morning workouts and meals prepared by Jordan's chef.
Jun 29, 2020
A 400-Square-Foot Studio Uses Removable Wallpaper for a 'Disco-Meets-Deco' VibesTours
Lori's building was constructed in the late 1920s, so she thought it would be fun to give her small studio apartment a disco-meets-deco flavor.
Jun 20, 2020
This Chicago Apartment Is a Perfect Mix of Modern, Classic, Eclectic and ColorfuTours
It includes an eclectic mix of modern, mid-century, traditional, and bohemian pieces that represent the couple and fits their needs perfectly.
May 16, 2020
I Have 90+ Houseplants—Here’s How I Keep Every One of Them AliveTours
It's not 24 hours with a watering can in hand, promise.
May 14, 2020
A Colorful Chicago Home Is an Eclectic Jungle Thanks to 90 HouseplantsTours
This small Chicago bungalow is quite literally bursting with life.
May 14, 2020
A 650-Square-Foot Loft Has Bold Colors and a $150 Black & White Bathroom Redo Tours
The previous owner had a very country/farmhouse aesthetic and the loft was decorated in varying tones of white. The new owner couldn’t wait to get in and inject some life and color... and she did!
May 12, 2020
A 650-Square-Foot Rental Has Cute Cat Decor and the Perfect Pale Pink ColorTours
This creative couple fell in love with this Chicago rental apartment because of its older design and closed concept.
May 10, 2020
Fans of Vintage Bathrooms Will Love the Pink One in This Warm Chicago Rental ApartmentTours
This beautiful space also has tons of natural light, high ceilings, and built-in wood elements!
Apr 16, 2020
This Small Chicago Rental Has Great Art, Removable Wallpaper, and Gorgeous DecorTours
Each room has a beautiful, different vibe.
Apr 8, 2020
A 500-Square-Foot Studio Is Now a One-Bedroom Thanks to a Clever Bed PlacementTours
"Don't be afraid to use your space in non-conventional ways."
Apr 6, 2020
This Chicago House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Is Under $150,000Real Estate
You can own architectural history.
Mar 18, 2020
Glittering Gold Transformed This Chicago Apartment into a Holiday WonderlandTours
You won't find any multicolored Christmas lights in this apartment — Revae's color scheme is strictly white and gold with roses all over.
Dec 24, 2019
This Chicago Loft Masters Classic, Elegant Christmas Decor Tours
This warm, industrial modern Chicago loft is beautiful any day of the year, but decorated for the holidays it's even lovelier.
Dec 21, 2019
A Chicago Interior Designer Shares Her Chic and Budget Holiday Decorating TipsTours
Including what to buy from Trader Joe's and how to make those orange slice ornaments you see everywhere.
Dec 17, 2019
A Chicago Condo Makes Metal Carts and Acoustical Blankets Look Surprisingly LuxeTours
This apartment's decor will inspire you to think outside the box when it comes to furniture.
Dec 15, 2019
I Went to the World’s Largest Starbucks, and Here’s What I ThoughtNews
This Starbucks, obviously, isn’t just any old Starbucks. It’s an experience in and of itself. Let me walk you through mine.
Nov 26, 2019
A 1980s Cookie-Cutter Ranch House Was Turned into a Cozy Fiber Art-Filled HomeTours
The first thing this couple did when they moved in was rip down all the country, floral wall paper and paint all the oak trim white!
Nov 16, 2019
A 550-Square-Foot Chicago Rental Masters a 'Miami Meets Texas' LookTours
Inspired by vintage tiki and western decor, Perry and Kenny love thrifting and hunting for one-of-a-kind pieces at flea markets.
Oct 4, 2019
Mosaics, Stained Glass, and More: This Rental Apartment Is Enviably One-of-a-KindTours
This incredibly unique rental apartment is located in an old Victorian mansion that was reconstructed into individual live/work artist studios.
Sep 22, 2019
A Small Chicago Apartment Is Glam, Gorgeous, & Might Inspire You to Add Wallpaper to Your RentalTours
From the glossy and matted black print in the dining nook, to the wallpaper mural behind the bed, to the wallpapered bathroom, Blake has used pattern brilliantly in this apartment.
Sep 17, 2019
An Interior Designer’s Apartment Is Full of Affordable and Stylish (Yet Temporary!) Renter’s SolutionsTours
Along with sharing her beautiful home, Caroline Turner also reveals clever (and often affordable) expert tips on how to make a rental feel like a home and not look like a plain, boring rental.
Sep 13, 2019
Before & After: A Boring, Bland Rental Apartment’s $20 (and Temporary!) Fireplace FixTours
Caroline made a small, affordable (only $20!) and gorgeous update that elevates her fireplace, complements the rest of her decor, and adds a touch of elegance to the entire home.
Sep 13, 2019
A Stylish 420-Square-Foot Chicago Studio Shows How to Use Every Bit of Space WiselyTours
Graphic designer Jonathan Black's small Chicago studio is a lesson in how to make the most out of a teeny space.
Sep 10, 2019
Before & After: A Plain Modern Loft Was Transformed Into an Incredibly Colorful, Patterned, and Playful HomeTours
This cold, blank canvas was utterly transformed into a playful home with color, paint, and pattern!
Sep 9, 2019
A Colorful, Maximalist Chicago Loft Has Maybe the Best DIY Patterned Paint JobTours
This Chicago rental apartment started out as a pretty bland, cold modern canvas, but now it's as colorful, patterned, and maximalist as ever.
Sep 9, 2019
See Why This Makeup Artist Calls Her Glam Chicago Home a ‘Loftice’Tours
She describes her style as "Parisian chic meets bohemian glam".
Aug 20, 2019
A Poet’s Chicago Studio Apartment Is a Celebration of Queer ArtTours
Name: H. Melt Location: Chicago, Illinois Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting In the collection of poems “On My Way To Liberation,” trans poet and artist H. Melt illustrates a future where trans, nonbinary, and queer folks are safe, supported, and celebrated. Being in H. Melt’s home—surrounded by reminders of queer revolution, resilience, and imagination—the future they write about does not feel too distant.
Apr 16, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Newly Renovated Robie House Is Open to the PublicStyle
Now that you’ve had enough time to shop to your heart’s content at Amazon’s Frank Lloyd Wright home decor shop, you may still be in need of a few more tips to bring your interior. Here’s a pretty effective way to gain some serious design inspo: Take a tour through the recently renovated Robie House. Built in 1910 for Chicago motorcycle manufacturing exec Frederick C.
Apr 4, 2019
This Artist Bought Her Grandparents’ Condo—Here’s What She Kept (And What She Changed)Tours
A mix between "Mad Men" and "Pee Wee Herman," artist Kim Alpert's self-proclaimed style is "Folk Futurism."
Mar 29, 2019
First-Time Homeowners DIYed an Awesome Walk-in Dressing RoomTours
Name: Aaron Morris and Vincent Uribe Location: East Garfield Park — Chicago, Illinois Size: 2,375 square feet Years Lived In: 1.5 years, owned Aaron and Vincent, both Chicago transplants, recently bought a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in East Garfield Park. “This was actually one of the first places we came across when we started searching for a home.
Feb 15, 2019
An Eclectic Chicago Reno Is Effortlessly ElegantTours
Name: Kira Cole and two cats Location: Gold Coast — Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,080 square feet Years Lived In: 8 months, owned My home was built in 1892, originally as a single family. In 1978, it was renovated into condo units. I actually grew up in the unit below, so I was very familiar with the building and neighbors when purchasing! When I first got my hands on it, it had not been renovated (not even paint touch-ups) since the 1978 renovation, so it was in serious need of love.
Jan 14, 2019
Cool Furniture and Cat Paintings in a Chicago Rental HomeTours
Name: Kayla Benedict and Erick Pausz Location: Lincoln Square — Chicago, Illinois Size: around 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, renting Kayla and Erick met nearly seven years ago, and shortly after started selling mid-century furniture out of their garage together. What started as a hobby quickly grew into a business! Now their mid-century modern furniture company, Shark Gravy, has a store front, 16K+ Instagram followers, (and probably as many satisfied customers!
Dec 11, 2018
A Designer Finally Gets to Design Her Own HomeTours
Name: Jamie Ekeberg and Sarah Goesling Location: Park Ridge, Illinois Size: 1,950 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned As an interior designer, Sarah has worked with companies like Kohler, Airoom, and currently Perspective Consulting Group. She has designed hundreds of different types of rooms in hundreds of different styles of homes… but always through someone else’s vision. No matter how much freedom her clients gave, she was still designing for their family, their life.
Nov 30, 2018
A Cozy, Warm Industrial Remodeled Chicago LoftTours
Sruthi and Gautam sought to create a cozy home with "come sit here and chill" vibes, something that would fit their family's personality.
Nov 28, 2018
An Open Chicago Loft Apartment Is Full of ColorTours
What do you do with a white walls, brick, and cold concrete: Add lots of color! Holly Conrad's studio loft in the heart of Chicago is refreshing and full of vibrant colors.
Nov 26, 2018
A Chicago Condo Is Modernized, But Its Charm RemainsTours
This Lakeview home needed major renovations, but while the couple wanted to modernize the space, they didn't want to change its architectural charm.
Nov 21, 2018
Two Chicago Chefs Share a Warm, Sustainable HomeTours
Name: Amanda McLemore and Guillermo Reyes Location: Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, owned Amanda and Guillermo moved into their Bronzeville two-bedroom in 2016. As first-time homeowners, they were very patient when looking for the perfect space, and even more patient allowing the home to evolve into the beautiful space that it is now. Amanda and Guillermo are both chefs so they’re always cooking for themselves and others.
Nov 20, 2018
A Watercolorist Creates in a Cozy Chicago ApartmentTours
Carly and Scott have lived in this warm Chicago apartment for just over a year. It is both a haven from the busy city life and a creative space for Carly's watercolor business.
Nov 16, 2018