We thought it might be fun to take a look back at the other places we’ve lived since being married. Each place had a bit of its own unique style. For instance, here’s the living room from our first apartment in Humboldt Park:
Kinda different now. We made those picture ledges behind the couch, and we sold almost all of that furniture (couch, chair, coffee table). You can also see one of my favorite old accessories in the bottom left corner – my old chocolate lab who died just before we moved out of this apartment.
Here’s our dining room from that place:
We spray-painted a brass chandelier and added little lamp shades to get that light fixture. The best part of this room was the big built-in hutch in the background.
We had a huge kitchen in that place:
That island came in handy for cooking. Plus, we were able to fit a table and two chairs in the corner. You can’t really see the table and chairs, but it’s the same one we have in the kitchen today – we just repainted it to match our current digs.
We were in Humboldt Park for about a year and a half before moving to Lincoln Square where we stayed briefly before buying our house in Galewood. The Lincoln Square apartment was smaller, but it had a lot of character and probably reflected our combined styles a little better. Here’s the living room with a great (non-functional) fireplace:
Catherine made those curtains. That armoire housed our television and DVD player.
Our dining room was already painted this color when we moved in, but we loved it:
Those dining room chairs are the ones we’d recovered with thrift store curtains we found.
Finally the bathroom:
That’s actually a window to the right, but it’s a shower curtain covering it. We used the same shower curtain on the shower to the left. And I don’t know how well you can see it, but there’s a head-shaped vase there that one of us hates and one of us loves. We play a game where one of us puts it on the mantle and the other hides it somewhere. Can you guess who hates it??
So, that’s a little of our evolving style. Much of it translated into our new place, but some things have definitely changed.