Nicholas' Textured Home for an Old Soul

Nicholas' Textured Home for an Old Soul


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Chicago, IL
Square Feet:
What I Love About My Small Home:
How the charming details of a vintage Chicago building coalesce with light to create a warm and invite space with a connection to the earth. As an old soul I’ve always found an affinity to things of the past. Inspired by quality and character, I’ve aspired to create a modern space that is a personal reflection of me --- warm, aged, confident and comfortable. I’ve spent considerable time hunting for vintage industrial and mid-century pieces that reflect these values. Each with a story, a history, and a past given new life.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
Light – I’ve found enhancing the natural light is always ideal. I recommend open airy curtains that allow light to diffuse and wash through a space. I prefer white walls to open a space and let light diffuse as deep into a room as possible.

Texture & Pattern – Color is wonderful but I’ve always preferred texture and pattern --- from the hand crafted wall fiber art to the patterned pillows. Not only does it provide visual interest it also provides tactile interest. A home is more than just a photo, make it feel as interesting as it looks by balancing metals, woods, textiles, etc.

Plants – My grandmother always said a house is not a home without a plant. I’ve kind of taken it to heart. Everything from the calming color of green to the health benefits of cleaner air, they just add more life to a space. I can’t imagine a room without several.
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