Chicago People, Décor

Before & After: Chic Gold Coast Apartment Remodel

Step inside the chic apartment of local Chicagoan, Danielle Moss.

At first glance, you may imagine yourself in a contemporary Parisian pied-à-terre… but in reality: you’re in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast. Along with her husband, Moss transformed the previously colorful Tuscan-style one bedroom apartment into a black-and-white clad Neoclassical haven.

Within a building that was built in 1912 (by architect Benjamin Marshall, who also designed the Drake Hotel), the apartment retained original moldings and several architectural features. As co-founder of The Everygirl, Moss is no stranger to design projects and renovations, as chronicled on her blog. She also shared with My Domaine and Architectural Digest detailed inspiration and sources for her Chicago home.

 

See inside this stylish one-bedroom Gold Coast apartment…

 

 

Now take a look at the ‘before and after’ transformation…

 

 

Kitchen

 

Bathroom

 

Living Room

See the full home tour!

 

Photography: Stoffer Photography Interiors        Design by: Danielle Moss, Conor Scanlon

 

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Rentals

Inside Gold Coast’s Hottest New Apartments

Let’s take a look at a latest development in Chicago’s apartment scene: the Aurélien.

Located at the corner of Clark and Chestnut, the 31-story apartment tower recently opened and is generating buzz around the Gold Coast. Aurélien, which translates to ‘golden’ in French, is a chic and urban industrial style rental development of 368 units. The building offers studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom luxury rental homes with hardwood floors, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include an outdoor pool, luxury sundeck, garden terrace, a fitness center and pet-friendly perks. Rents begin from $1,860/month.

 

See inside the new Aurélien building…

 

Photos via Curbed

What do you think of the Aurélien apartments?

 

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Chicago People, Décor

A Chicago Greystone “Before & After” Transformation

Here’s a transformation you have to see to believe. Local Chicagoan and co-founder of The Everygirl, Alaina Kaczmarski took a vintage Chicago greystone from drab to fab in less than a year.

Kaczmarski found the 1,600 square foot rental on Craiglist last winter and has since transformed the space to fit her “modern meets traditional” style, alongside her husband, Dan, and their two dogs, Tucker and Fiona.

Take a look inside and you’ll find tons of architectural charm, like oversized windows and multiple fireplaces, paired with Alaina’s knack for styling “old and new.”

 

See inside this chic and modern Chicago greystone…

 

Alaina Kaczmarski Chicago home tour

open shelves kitchen

Alaina Kaczmarski home tour

Compare “before and after”…

INTERIOR DESIGN AND STYLING: Alaina Kaczmarski PHOTOGRAPHY: Aimée Mazzenga

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND SOURCES: TheEverygirl.com

 

 

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