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18.7.07

sneak peek: orange beautiful

from one chicago artist to another, today's sneak peek belongs to emily of orange beautiful. i've caught little glimpses of her home before on her blog, but it was so nice to get a bigger picture of the space as a whole. thanks to emily for sharing her space with us!

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27 Comments:

Anonymous Jaime said...

What lovely sofa fabric!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

That is so gorgeous!!! I think I would be inspired every day in this home.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

I love all the patterns and prints that she has in her house. The couch is quite lovely matched with the mixed pictures above!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

her blog has quickly become one of my faves. so excited to see her as a sneak peek! aren't her cards and journals just gorgeous?!

4:20 PM  
Anonymous d*r at glittersmog said...

Being from Chicago myself (Lincoln Park in da hiz-ouse!!), it's people like Emily that make that city such a vibrant creative place. Her place is so tastefully furnished, with so much personality in each nuance. Thanks for this very cool sneak peak.

5:09 PM  
Blogger jmcquary said...

Will this be up on the Flickr site? I would love to mark some of the photos as favorites!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone notice the one common thread in all of these sneak peeks is the presence of at least one cat?

7:53 PM  
Blogger MommyKnows said...

Love it!

1:10 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

there aren't larger versions of these photos available so i'm afraid there won't be a flickr slideshow for this sneak peek.

d*s

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

This space just makes me happy :) Very well-designed!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Miss Lo said...

Points for neatness, great fabrics, and a swell cat.

A finger wag for a door on sawhorses posing as a desk, and Ikea shoe holders-as-file holders on the wall.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A finger wag? I'd say a thumbs up for thinking outside the box.

Heaven forbid we use objects for something other than their intended purpose, Miss Lo.

Jacqui

9:29 AM  
Anonymous emily said...

no, she's right... IKEA called them "shoe holders" and that is what I should be using them for. Shame on me. For a minute there, I thought I was a creative person. I was wrong.

:)
thanks for standing up for the non-suburbanites, Jacqui.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem- between this person and the other one complaining about $30 photographs above I think I've fallen into the twilight zone. Since when were reasonable prices and creativity a crime???

Jacqui

9:51 AM  
Anonymous kik said...

the great thing about the desk is that it doesn't look like a door on sawhorses. and by the way, those are some awfully pretty sawhorses- i work in the construction industry and they DO NOT usually look so clean ...or have shelving!
great job. great space. and now i'm absolutely green with envy!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I don't think those are shoe holders. And those "sawhorses" seem to offer shelving....

Such a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing with us!

-Jennifer

12:25 PM  
Anonymous jd said...

where are the white chairs from? i like... thanks.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Secret Leaves said...

I really love Orange Beautiful's work. I have visited her website often. How nice to be able to see her living space! Thank you for sharing.

Sharon

8:50 AM  
Anonymous emily said...

jd :: for fear that someone may discipline me for loving IKEA, I will tell you that those white chairs are... from IKEA. They're called POANG - and they're uber-comfortable. The other big plus for me is that they're pretty much cat-proof (unlike some of our other furniture ;)

and for jd - and all others interested - I'll be putting up a post later today (Friday) on the SCOOP with details about all the items that people have been asking about...

8:53 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

That is one of the most beautiful homes I've seen - how perfect!!

9:03 AM  
Anonymous tammijean said...

where oh where did you find the square print fabric in the top photo on your lefthand cabinet?

also, i must say your mismatched frames are a refreshingly neat version from the over-done combinations i have seen in the past.

nice work.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Miss Lo said...

I wouldn't mind if it was actually creative, but I've been seeing this in everything from dorm rooms to artist studios for the past couple years. nothing against Ikea - they actually have some really nice design, especially lately.

I just didn't think this room was particularly noteworthy. Loved the rest.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Miss Lo said...

Emily, I am an Ikea fan myself - I am a huge fan of the Snille chair.

I am also aware that the sawhorses come from Ikea - they call it "Vika".

So I suppose my comment was meant for the editorial and not the room - the apartment is lovely, but that shot should have been left out.

3:26 PM  
Blogger simply olive said...

that is a great computer/work station--is the table from ikea?

10:28 AM  
Anonymous emily said...

tammijean :: that square print is actually a paper that I picked up at Paper Source about 3 years back... it's lovely, isn't it!? I have two sheets left that I'm dying to make some books out of...

Miss Lo :: you should've quit while you were ahead.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous emily said...

olive :: just the legs are from IKEA... and the top is a hollow-core door from a hardware store. Since we've always got a lot of projects going on, it's good for us to have a mobile desk where we can easily (and cheaply) replace the work surface.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cats really made the room pop!

8:45 PM  

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