design sponge home tour


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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    1. Jess Lively

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

        1. Jess Lively

          Awesome, are you in for Boston?!

          1. Jess Lively

            Awesome! Life, business, or both?

          2. elizabeth swartz

            definitely business and I’m hoping life, too

          3. Jess Lively

            Amazing! Can’t wait to see you.

  1. Danielle

    Congrats! Your place is so amazing 🙂

  2. Erika

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

    1. Jess Lively

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

  3. 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

  4. ncphilip

    Loved seeing the pictures of your gorgeous home!!

  5. Melanie

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

  6. 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!

    1. Jess Lively

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

  7. Erika

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

  8. Ashley Rustad

    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!

    1. 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.

  9. 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.

    1. 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.

  10. 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!


  11. Jen Moulton

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

  12. 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!

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