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A wheat sheaf table and some cozy blankets from an estate sale.


We had to move the sofa to the other side of the living room to make room for these jade plants.  They are ridiculously large.

Switched out some art in the living room with some art copies.

Here’s what it looked like before.

Picked up a couple carved African stools at the Randolph Street Market.  I don’t know much about them but I think the taller one is from Cameroon and the smaller stool is from Congo.

Added four vintage casters on a piece of wood for our baby rubber plant to follow the sunlight throughout the day.

wood stump from alpinegirl on Etsy

casters from anythinggoeshere on Etsy

Looking out from our bedroom to the hallway.  Used frame from Craigslist.

Looking from the kitchen towards the hallway.

A simple white 4′ x 3′ metal frame kit for just under $70 from American Frame (with free shipping).  I already had the plexiglass, foam core and wire hanging kit.

A new plant from Cattails, a flower shop in Wicker Park.  From what I read online, this one might be a hybrid and may not grow as large.  They also have the fiddle leaf fig, string of pearls and staghorn fern, which I was tempted to buy.

The other side of our mantel, which was completely empty for a little while.  The floral painting was relocated from the bedroom and a few things are new.

black floor lamp: Craigslist

reproduction gold beveled mirror: Craigslist

top gold frame: Craigslist . . . existing art replaced with a silhouette painting of a philodendron plant copied from Kate Spade’s home

Living room wall opposite from the mantel and sofa.

vintage 70s cork lamps: Craigslist

black drum shades: Lamps USA

Crate & Barrel modular tables: Craigslist

vintage Warren Platner coffee table: Craigslist

Alvine Triangel rug: Ikea

From our dining nook looking into the den.  Windows cropped out due to the unsightly blinds.

PIRO wall clock: Ikea

gold frame: eBay

Our dining nook off the living area.  Just enough space for a small table and hutch.  Looking for two more McCobb chairs to complete our set.  For now we just have mismatched Danish modern chairs.

vintage rosewood hutch :: our very first vintage furniture purchase on CL six years ago

vintage rosewood table with a glass top from Ikea :: CL estate sale

vintage chairs ::  CL and eBay

Alvine Triangel rug :: Ikea from a year or two ago

sofa :: West Elm

floral silhouette :: acrylic on illustration board

everything else on hutch (except for the black frame and blue bowl) :: CL