Revae's Holiday Wonderland

Revae's Holiday Wonderland

Kristan Lieb
Dec 24, 2016
(Image credit: Kristan Lieb)

Name: Revae Schneider and her dog, Bogey
Location: Roscoe Village — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year; Rented

Revae Schneider loves getting into the Christmas spirit in all the classiest ways. You won't find any multicolored Christmas lights in this apartment—her color scheme is strictly white and gold with roses all over.

(Image credit: Kristan Lieb)

Another theme you'll find is booze. Revae is a cocktail designer; she owns her own company, Femme du Coupe, and designs drinks for people and restaurants all across Chicago. As a result, she has over 350 bottles of booze around her apartment. She houses them primarily on antique bar carts, some of which she restored herself.

Revae has a fascination with Paris, which you can see all over her space. There are French sayings everywhere, as well as books from Parisian fashion houses. Her goal is to make the place feel like a Parisian apartment. The design is feminine and whimsical, with fresh and preserved flowers in every room.

(Image credit: Kristan Lieb)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Paris Chic

Inspiration: I'd like to think when I come home that I'm transporting myself into what will eventually be my apartment in France.

Favorite Element: I love that I've had a hand in finding everything: various antique markets, Craigslist, and refurbishing a lot of it—and all of the antique glassware!

Biggest Challenge: Finding enough space to hold a business and a home in one!

What Friends Say: It's like you live in a Pinterest Board! It's glamorous and feminine, sometimes I don't know if I can sit down!

Biggest Embarrassment: The kitchen backsplash (not my choice since I rent)

Proudest DIY: My 1920s bar cart. I originally got it for someone I was seeing and things went south before it was finished, but I worked so hard on it and it works really well in the space now as our whiskey cart.

Biggest Indulgence: Original artwork

Best Advice: Go slow, keep your eyes open in really random places, and have fun!

Dream Sources: Milo Baughman and Jonathan Adler







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