studio apartment

Studio Apartment Makeover with The RoomPlace

My daughter just finished her first year at DePaul University.  She made the decision to stay in Chicago this summer because she has a job and just landed her first internship. DePaul offers limited housing options after freshman year so we decided it was best she rent a place for the next 3 years. She found a studio in the city that is affordable and in a great area but it is small! I’m talking under 300 sq feet small.…

studio apartment

Studio Apartment

If you follow me on instagram and saw my stories you probably know I’m in Chicago.  I’m so happy to be back.  I love our new house but I was super homesick.  I’m not home just to visit though. I’ve got a little project up my sleeve and it involves my daughter’s new studio apartment.  She is finishing up her freshman year and has decided to stay in Chicago for the summer.  I’m happy to announce she has a full…

my design process

Sharing My Design Process

We've been in our house for a month now and am proud to say I just unpacked the last box yesterday!  Finally I get to focus on decorating!  Our first project and biggest project will be our living/dining/kitchen.  Our main level is open concept. I thought it would be helpful sharing my design process with you. I know a lot of people have strong opinions about open concept living and this is actually the first time I've lived in this…

ojai mirror

A New Mirror with Serena & Lily

If you follow me on instagram than you know we moved into our new house a few weeks ago. Around that same time Serena & Lily reached out and asked for me to review one of their products. Serena & Lily is definitely one of my favorite home goods company. Their products are seriously gorgeous and timeless. I ended up choosing the Ojai mirror because one of the first to do's on my list was to spruce up our bathroom…

10 things I've learned

10 Things I’ve Learned in the Past 10 Months

We are moving into our new house this Friday!  It's great to know the limbo we've been living in for the last 10 months will soon be over.  I can't help be a little sentimental and look back and share what I have learned, specifically the 10 things I've learned in the past 10 months. 1.  I am able to appreciate the day in day out so much more.  I'm not sure I appreciated the house being decorated and organized…