design sponge home tour

January 7th, 2013   |   DecorLife


Exciting news! The apartment is finished and is featured in today’s Design*Sponge Sneak Peek. I’m so honored and grateful that Grace and Anne shared our home. It’s a dream come true!

Feel free to hop over and see the full tour.



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  • it’s truly lovely and if I’m not mistaken, do I spy a BWI readers’ choice spoler?!

  • This is amazing!!!! Yay yay yay!!

  • Jess Lively

    Yep!!!!! Good eye, lady. Good eye. : )

  • Danielle

    Congrats! Your place is so amazing 🙂

  • Erika

    I loved your old place and I love this. So inspiring, fresh, bright, clean, and simple. Loooooove it.

  • Lemon Drop Love

    Jess, your place came together and it truly looks fabulous!! I love the neutrals and the bright pops of color 🙂 And I can’t NOT mention how special your vintage finds are (love them). –Jen

  • so exciting!! it’s on my calendar!

  • Wow, Congrats!

  • SEM


  • congratulations, Jess! It looks amazing.

  • Jess Lively

    Awesome, are you in for Boston?!

  • Wow looks amazing! So impressed!

  • Congrats on the feature! I love how much it looks like a home rather than just super design-y. 🙂

  • ncphilip

    Loved seeing the pictures of your gorgeous home!!

  • Melanie

    You’ve done a beautiful job on your new home. Well done!

  • Jess Lively

    Thank you!

  • Jess Lively

    You summarized my design philosophy quite well! Almost exactly like I do in fact. : )

  • you bet I am!

  • Jess Lively

    Awesome! Life, business, or both?

  • definitely business and I’m hoping life, too

  • Jess Lively

    Amazing! Can’t wait to see you.

  • Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job Jess!

  • I really loved your old apartment and this one is just as lovely as the last.
    Oh, and Treasure Mart is one of my favorite local haunts!

  • Erika

    WHAT?! Congrats! So exciting! Heading over now.

  • D

    Love the pics! Your home is AMAZING!

  • Your place is absolutely amazing. I’m getting married in April and may take some of your design ideas and put them into my new place. Love it! Especially the framed picture from your wedding. I love shoe shots!

  • Jess Lively

    Thank you! I’m happy to hear you might use some of my design ideas for your home. And yes, I am loving the hint of wedding in our room without it being too overt… the shoe shot does that perfectly.

  • Jess Lively

    Yay for Treasure Mart! And I’m glad you like the new digs. ; )

  • Patti

    Congrats Jess! Amazing : )

  • Maggie Rose

    It looks great! Love seeing your pretty style changed up with the addition of a husband 😉 I find that since living with Ryan my taste has evolved and matured with more depth and layering. Looks like the same is true here! Dying over your brick.

  • lc |

    Hello, fellow Chicagoan! I’m so glad I caught Grace’s tweet about this d*s post, because it brought me back to your blog, which I’ve stumbled upon in the past but haven’t visited in some time. It’s great to see all of the positive changes you’ve made with the new site. All of the pictures look so pretty!

    You guys did a great job of combining two aesthetics in your apartment design. My fiance ended up moving into the Lincoln Park apartment that I’d had for a while, and while I’ve tried to incorporate his likes into our decorating, I got called out on our Apartment Therapy tour for things being too girly! It seems you’ve struck a great balance– in decorating, in work, and in life. Inspiring!


  • Jess Lively

    Thanks! There’s less gold, white, and pink… overall. It gets mostly relegated to the guest room. But that’s okay by me. I too, find my style evolving.

  • Jess Lively

    Thanks, Lauren!

  • Jen Moulton

    Woo!! Congrats Jess! Your new apartment is decorated beautifully and I’ve loved watching it come together!

  • Mikaela

    Your home looks so great! Thank you for sharing with us.
    Congrats on everything 🙂

    side note: I found this dresser at One Kings Lane, looks very familiar to your desk!….see the price, score for you!

    I wish all the best to you Jess!