An Artist’s Sophisticated Chicago Home

updated Mar 27, 2019

An Artist’s Sophisticated Chicago Home

updated Mar 27, 2019
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Name: Josh Young and Ignacio Martinez
Location: Gold Coast — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 7 months, renting

Josh and Ignacio have spent the last eight years living all over the world in cities like Milan (where the couple met while studying), Santiago, and New York. Ignacio was born in Tel Aviv and grew up in Concepción, Chile. Josh spent most of his growing up years in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. After moving to Chicago last spring, they knew they wanted their apartment to not only reflect and display the elements from where they had lived and traveled before, but also represent where they are as a couple today. They have always chosen to live in historic, pre-war apartments and always appreciated the elegance and charm of these buildings…and how well modern, modular furniture look within them.

As a designer and an artist, Josh wanted a space that could properly display his work and that offered a blank — yet sophisticated — palette. Much like his artwork, their home is a constant balance of old and new. Bold yet subtle. Colorful yet subdued.


Gilded Frame — Vintage
Hand-Woven Montauk Rug — Safavieh
French Urn — Vintage

Gallery Wall Art Josh Young Design House
Danish Mid-Century Armchairs — Vintage
Mid-Century Coffee Table — Vintage
Wool Area Rug — Pottery Barn
Vogue Coffee Table Books — Vogue Living
Brass Bowl — Kurt Jacob Miller
Mid-Century Candle Holders — Vintage
Roman Bust — Antique
Découpage Plate — Josh Young Design House
Side Table Lamps — AllModern
Side Tables — IKEA
Iron End Table — Urban Outfitters
Decorative Plate — Fornasetti
Cube Shelf — Vintage
Decorative Jar — At Home
Vogue Postcards Collection — Vogue Editors
Mid-Century Ceramic Vase — Josh Young Design House
Desk — Crate&Barrel
Lamp — Kate Spade
Large Portrait Artwork — Josh Young Design House
Paintbrush Holder — At Home
Pencil Holder — CB2
Standard Jean Prouvé Chair — Vitra
Terracotta Army Statue — Vintage
Business Card Holder — Kurt Jacob Miller
Zipcode Design Ricardo Bookcase — Wayfair
Portrait Artwork in Gold Frame — Josh Young Design House
Nordic Light Foldable Candelabra — Danish Design Store
Sheepskin Rug — Bed Bath & Beyond
Baristo Tripod Floor Lamp — AllModern
Geometric Artwork — Josh Young Design House

Large Geometric Artwork — Josh Young Design House
Aqua Virgo Dining Table — CB2
Danish 1970s Chairs — Vintage
Koldby Cowhide Rug — IKEA
Decorative Plates — Fornasetti
Vase — CB2

Venetian Candelabra — Vintage
Botanical Artwork — Josh Young Design House
Old Oil Painting — Vintage

Ventana Tripod Floor Lamp — Jonathan Adler
Artwork / “EMMA” — Josh Young Design House
Roman Bust — Antique
Danish Armchair — Vintage
Nissedal Mirror — IKEA
Velvet and Acrylic Bench — Custom
Louis Ghost Chair — Kartell
Mother/Child Pop Throw Pillow — Jonathan Adler
Artwork / “EVA” — Josh Young Design House
Celia White Vase — CB2
Horse Bust — Custom
Mid-Century Brass Lamp — Vintage
Dresser Drawer — Antique / Custom
Retro Globe Lamp — Vintage IKEA
Peekaboo Acrylic Nesting Tables — CB2
White Bedside Table Lamps — HomeGoods
Antique Sculpted Bust with Glass Dome — Josh Young Design House
Decorative Bed Pillows — Zara Home

Artwork — Josh Young Design House
Ceramic Vanity Tray — HomeGoods
Crystal Vase — Vintage

Thanks, Josh and Ignacio!

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