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Name: Jamie Vicars and partner
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type of home: Timber loft
Size: 1200 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned
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Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: The space is an old furniture manufacturing facility and has the most amazing view, timber ceilings, flooring, and Chicago brick. We collaborated on the design and renovated the bathroom and kitchen last year. Jamie is an interior designer and Andrew is a software sales rep by day and vintage furniture hunter/collector by night.
The way I style myself is very aligned with my interior design style. I like a minimal look and clean lines with bold statement pieces such as a patterned rug or unique earrings.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Collected, inspiring, peaceful, vintage, minimal
What is your favorite room and why? The space is basically one big room but I would say the kitchen. We renovated it last year and I love the concrete countertops and the way the cool-toned cabinets contrast the warm wood flooring and ceiling. It feels very open and airy. When I’m cooking I sit in a stool and get lost in the view.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Currently bidding on two camel leather Jean Gillon Brazilian lounge chairs.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t rush to purchase everything. You may come across things you love in your travels and to make it feel personal it takes some time. Don’t buy cheap furniture, buy second hand. Don’t buy everything from one place, it will not feel curated and layered. And lastly, don’t think you need to stick to one design style either. The best spaces are ones you can’t put into a box.