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Diana's Studio Style Setup




Chicago, Illinois



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What I Love About My Home

I love the bed out in the open so that my boyfriend and I can have our own room/office.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

Decorating for a rented space is always a challenge for me. I have to work with the space that I have and make sure I do not invest too much money into it.

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Comments (25)

i like the idea of having seperated rooms for your own!

posted by ticca on April 27, 2011 at 8:28am
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interesting choice!

posted by msmezzo on April 27, 2011 at 9:04am
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A very cool, modern and open design! I would totally live there.

posted by rettig.arts on April 27, 2011 at 10:48am
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meow. very nice. i could lay around and watch reruns of arrested development all day in that place. well done. :)

posted by cabdriver0000 on April 27, 2011 at 10:57am
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there is so much seating for a small space--very smart design.

Also love the branch "chandelier" and mix of natural woods juxtaposed with man-made elements. The plastic chairs and red lockers really pop!

posted by Alisajo on April 27, 2011 at 12:00pm
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nice space. i wish we could have seen more, liek the other half of your space. lovely, nonetheless.

posted by shannieboop on April 27, 2011 at 12:02pm
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ooops! *like

posted by shannieboop on April 27, 2011 at 12:02pm
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Love the lighting, shineing floors, and overall design!

posted by DrewVoo on April 27, 2011 at 12:27pm
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If I had green and red as my principle choices in furniture colors, I'm afraid it would look a lot like Christmas. Not so with you. Lovely!

posted by csc76 on April 27, 2011 at 12:59pm
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wicked awesome

posted by ANNA LU on April 27, 2011 at 2:13pm
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You win the prize for the most detailed floor plan :-) I love that you were able to separate out so many separate functions in a small space, would love to see more.

My fav shot is the one with the couch and the kitty parked right in the middle (so cat typical, got to be in the middle of everything).

posted by mauishopgirl on April 27, 2011 at 4:36pm
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love your green couch. i've been eying that little stool/table for some time but just don't need it in my space. love seeing it in yours!

posted by 3floorsup on April 27, 2011 at 5:49pm
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You've inspired me. I've been toying with idea of putting my bed in the large living/dining area (I live alone) and making the master into an office/sleep space (on the nights when I snore too loudly) for my partner. I like one room living and already kind of do that now except on my futon.

Gorgeous space. love the green and red together.

posted by good time teeth on April 27, 2011 at 6:41pm
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I'm dying to see a picture of the misc. room and what you've done with it. I think that would help to demonstrate the logic behind placing the bed in the common space. Really interesting design concept.

posted by Scholar2011 on April 27, 2011 at 6:55pm
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I would want some sort of divider between the dining area and the "bedroom". Having people look at your bed while they're eating dinner seems wrong, somehow.

posted by Sam I Am on April 27, 2011 at 7:44pm
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I would really like to know where you got your table. I'm looking for something like that.

posted by delg23 on April 27, 2011 at 9:41pm
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oh girl the place is darling!! Its FFFAAAABBBBBBUUUULLLOOOUUUSSSS!! But you have to get rid of that damn cat though. Sol Rosenburg doesnt get along with cats, so its gonna have to go. Brett wier like thes place too... and so does Jack T-O-R-S. Frank Rizzo love cats and says it should stay...

Nice place over all..

love you guys! looks like a nice place. cant wait to get to see it

Big Bry

posted by queer_eye_for_the_straight_guy on April 27, 2011 at 10:27pm
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I love this. It looks "real", not overdone, or over-designed.

posted by k2yhe on April 28, 2011 at 12:25am
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i love this space! great clean and open style. AT house tour needed please!

posted by queenyellowsun on April 28, 2011 at 3:41am
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Adore the cat sitting in all the pictures!

posted by bettsmunich on April 28, 2011 at 4:15am
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I want to live in there.

posted by Benjammin Bennedict on April 28, 2011 at 11:18am
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I wish you had shown the other rooms. Three of the shots are essentially the same thing taken at different distances. That being said, I think my favorite thing about your space is the play between the red chairs and the red credenza on the other side of the bed.

posted by Gaidig on April 28, 2011 at 11:40am
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Great apartment, Diana! You are so talented.

posted by katgalena on April 28, 2011 at 9:26pm
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love the coffee table/stool.

posted by thirstyme on April 29, 2011 at 1:33pm
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hmm, I wonder where you got the inspiration for the common room-bedroom.

posted by ranphan on May 10, 2011 at 5:58pm
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