An inside designer critiqued my one-bedroom condominium. Right here's how she'd make it really feel larger and cooler for two younger adults.

  • An inside designer advised me learn how to make my one-bedroom Chicago condominium look larger and extra stylish.
  • She advisable extra vertical storage and destructive area.  
  • She mentioned warm-toned furnishings will assist soften the look of stark white partitions in our area. 

About two years in the past, my companion and I discovered a 1,400-square-foot one-bedroom condominium in Chicago. Since then, we have tried to make it really feel like house for 2 post-college younger adults.

To get some recommendation on learn how to improve our area, I reached out to Julie Purpura, proprietor and design director of Avenir, a Chicago-based and LGBTQ-founded design agency.

What initially drew me to Purpura was her retail and occasional store, The Middle of Order and Experimentation, which she co-owns with Jean Cate. The shop’s camp and funky ’60s design signaled that I had discovered somebody who has each a pointy eye for element and the same style in model.

Here is what Purpura steered we do to make the condominium really feel larger and extra trendy for 2 current grads.