A Quick Look Back on 2015

January 1, 2016

It’s been quite the eventful year and my top nine posts on Instagram sums it up pretty well – design, design, and more design! I’ve had the opportunity to work on some really fun projects this year, and have found so much inspiration on Instagram and from other talented designers. From the top left corner and moving left to right, here’s what happened this year:

1. Created the coolest custom kilim carpet runner of my dreams for client #projectcoachhouse – before and after pictures of the whole project should be coming your way on a national design website this winter : )

2. I’m always finding inspiration on Instagram accounts and one of my favorites is DABITO. This quirky gallery wall got a whole lot of likes.

3. Collaborated with local bloggers Foxtail + Moss and re-designed their studio space, complete with some awesome DIY projects.

4. The custom table and entryway styling for client #bucktownsinglefamily was re-pinned by Chairish – so cool! This awesome decor site has the best vintage finds and vendors from around the country.

5. It was definitely the year of the succulent. This image was a Pinterest find, but my go-to-guy for all things plants here in Chicago is Alapash. Love you Marco!

6. Another one of my favorite sources for design inspiration is RUE Magazine. This stunning living room came from their online magazine.

7. My living room made it into the mix and this lovely photograph was from my interview with TheEverygirl – it was an honor to be featured on their site, which has great advice and content for women in their 20s and 30s.

8. Another picture from #projectcoachhouse this time with a stunning custom dresser from MegMade, another local vendor that has really helped make my year. Love ya Meg!

9. Lastly, my great friend and client #therosshouse ‘s living room and entire home renovation was featured on Design*Sponge.

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As I move into 2016, there are exciting things on the horizon such as buying our first home, continuing to knock out classes for my design degree, and freelancing with Kate Marker Interiors – so much to learn, so many spaces to design!


Thanks for taking a quick look back at 2015 with me! Here’s to all things good in 2016.




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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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