In a sea of lookalike home tours, these are refreshing…

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I love lofts. Always have. I want one. With the same bones as the two tours below. In the first home, they have a dry cleaning rack for clothes in their closet, a wing from a plane and beautiful floors with a brick and concrete wall combination. It’s odd in some ways but the quirky elements are fun. It’s a great breath of fresh air to the typical “all white everything”that we’ve been seeing lately.

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See the rest of the home here.

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And for the next tour…
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The loft on Chicago’s north side neighborhood is an old historic warehouse building. There are exposed brick, hardwood floors, wood beamed ceilings, a spiral staircase and half walls in the space that brings so much character. I feel they made it cozy and welcoming by the uses of moody paints by Benjamin Moore,  cozy area rugs and whimsical décor (like the gold mannequin and sequin wall over the fireplace) combined with modern and mid-century furniture. Nothing makes me happier than a home with a story to tell and this is definitely that. See more here.
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The Play on light with fashion jewelry and earrings made into a chandelier is beyond genius. It makes me want to stop at the nearest beauty supply store and stock up on gaudy cheap earrings…
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Gray walls is such a wonderful neutral and makes any space feel fresh and modern. I wouldn’t want to live in either but I appreciate the risk the homeowners created with their aesthetic. We all can learn to strive for uniqueness instead of being carbon copies of the next popular person’ home.

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