Oct 6, 2013

~ evolution of hillary's apartment part 2


God love my husband! I seriously love his guts. After the big weekend of the Lauritzen Gardens Antique and Garden Show, Hillary and I flew to Chicago to finish her move. My adorable husband packed up his SUV with all the big stuff we didn't ship, and drove to the Hancock building where we awaited impatiently. 

Here's what we unpacked...

These charming wood panels that have been stored in my basement for years, waiting for the right place to be hung. It's here!


 The mirror from my patio that swung around too much in windy weather and made us cringe. It's perfect here!
(Also take note of the bees from the Antique Show...)

Added a couple more MC pieces...



And her newly acquired antique box...

A darling MC tassel from our friend Kyle Robino, and another bee on a box...

Found this monogram on Etsy. Hillary painted it to match her towel monogram...


 Books and other things to fill empty spaces...



Pair of paintings from Kyle Robino... 

All the Hermes boxes I've been saving for years. ..

Posters from her old apartment with such happy colors!




Her trunk and TV ~ a very important addition to the apartment...

The rest of the bedding!




Sconces that never found the perfect place in my house...


And let's not forget the view...



The framed Hermes scarf that has hung above her bed at home for the last decade, and the inspiration for the apartment decor...





More of the same...



Not sure if you can see the rainbow... surely a sign of good times ahead!


 Although there is ample closet space, the shoe situation is a bit of a problem... For now, they are here...


Our old family room rug!


And again, the spectacular view...


I can't possibly tell you the satisfaction of leaving my child in an apartment that I myself would love to live in. What a blast to be 23 and living in Chicago in the cutest apartment ever...


So happy for her and can't wait for her to move back to Omaha :)

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12 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Wow...its looking fabulous. Lucky girl to reap the benefits of all the things that you couldn't use...some really amazing scores (for her)! Thanks for sharing, hope you are well.

Maurie said...

The apartment is amazing--and after only a short time! You and Hillary are an amazing team. What a lovely apartment. The view is breath-taking! I love everything, but especially the color palate pulled from the scarf, how you placed vignettes in front of the window wall, and the monogram over the towel rack. As the saying goes: "The apple didn't fall far from the tree."

My Notting Hill said...

The decor is so happy and cheery. Chicago is such a terrific city and that view is spectacular.

David & Dianne said...

O. M. G.!!! This is so fabulous. My favorite granddaughter in her beautiful apartment! You guys are amazing--she is sooo fortunate to have such a family team. This could possibly get me on a plane again for a visit! XOXOXO

sewbetsy said...

Hi Jan, I have a son in an apartment downtown - we live in suburbs :) maybe they should meet ? Ha

On the shoe over flow- I just saw the cutest apt. online or in a mag ( I can't remember ) where the girl had an entire wall in her bedroom lined with painted white shelves and all her pairs of shoes lined up as art. It might be an idea ?

:) Betsy

Bonnie said...

Wow, that is a dazzling view and an elegant and delightful apartment. What great floors, window ledges and great light. Her furnishings are perfectly placed and have so much personality and happiness. Love the colors.

May she be happy in her new home. Blessings to her.

sewbetsy said...

Update ! I remember now where I saw the shoes on shelves !! New issue of Domino Magazine ! Page 60/61 apt. done by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent for hair colorist Rita Hazan !!!
It's the Holdiay 2013 issue !

Maryanne The Garden said...

What a wonderful apartment! I love the idea of bringing the colors from home to Chicago. A tribute to mom. I wish her all the best in her new space.

Jacki Salinas said...

Beautiful apartment! I wish my daughter were in Chicago. It's a long way from Dallas, but not nearly as far as Australia, which is where she is!

carolyn bradford said...

I was merely looking up things for my own post and pinterest led me right back to you! What a great post! What a phenomenal apartment! What girl wouldn't love to live there??? You have done an amazing job!

Sarah said...

Fun to do this together. This is a seriously beautiful apartment.

Sara Matukewicz said...

Lucky girl Hillary is to have an amazing mom with great taste to help her in her journey to Chicago!