This Small Chicago Condo Is Absolutely BURSTING With Color and Pattern

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Bedroom with pink bed and storage

Name: Tiffany Gholar
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type of Home: Condo
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, renting

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IKEA Billy bookcase doors with fabric in them.

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My home is colorful, casual, modern, and fun.

These lanterns have remote-controlled battery-powered lights inside, so they were very easy to install without an electrician.

I’m an interior designer and artist. I love bright colors and I love making things. My home is a space where I experiment with ideas that I might end up using in projects for clients one day.

The bookcase in my bedroom. I customized my storage pieces with wallpaper from Spoonflower.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Bright global eclectic modern

Another view of my bed and vanity table

What is your favorite room and why? My bedroom is currently my favorite because it is a great place to sleep, make crafts, read, and listen to music.

Coffee table tray decor

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? This large rectangular cast tray from Pottery Barn for my coffee table.

I filled it with colorful pompoms that coordinate with my living room rug and some battery-operated candles.

I made the headboard myself.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t worry about trends. Do what you love, and do what makes sense for your space and lifestyle.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.