Colorful Modern Maximalist Chicago Home

Colorful Modern Maximalist Chicago Home

If you love color, this 1200-square foot home in Irvin Park, Chicago, Illinois will tickle your fancy. Every room in the home is meticulously curated with purples, pinks, and greenery. This includes the neon versions of the colors.

The vibrant shades are mixed with playful elements to create a stunning wow factor. Furnishing and Decorative elements in the apartment are largely thrift and antiques finds. And most of the colorful and whimsical pieces were found in the kid’s section of various décor stores.

This is a rented apartment. The residents aren’t allowed to paint the walls. So, adding as much color as possible in the space serves as a distraction from the bland beige walls.

The bold, plant-filled sunroom radiates the resident’s style. Most of the plants are from Home Depot and IKEA, thanks to their fair prices.

The Lucite chair is a thrift store find and the mid-century modern desk is from Craigslist. The green carpet is a product of IKEA.

Anna Rafferty in her home
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Potted plants in the sunroom
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Wooden work desk and a plastic see through chairs
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Beautiful plant-filled sunroom
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Round glass coffee table
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The sunroom is attached to the lounge, a space jam-packed with vibrant artwork, pillows, and blankets. Your eye can’t miss the blue painting on the wall. It’s a portrait of the homeowners gifted to them by an artist friend.

The palm tree lamp is one of the items found in the kid’s section. It was actually found in the teen section of Pottery Barn.

Candles add pops of color throughout the space. The weaving on the wall is eye-catching as well. It’s from Lace and Loom while the wrestler painting is a work of Tae Lee.

Other remarkable elements of the living room include the pink chair and the side table with bird legs. They are from LexMod and Urban Outfitters, respectively. The blue TV stand is another piece from IKEA.

The pink pedestal and orange plant stand are works of Eric Trine. Away from the living room, let see what the bedroom has to offer.

Look into the sunroom from the living area
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L-shaped sofa with lots of colorful pillows
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Pink plastic chairs, stacked books, small side table and plants on it
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Decorative items and pictures on the wall
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Colorful candles on the coffee table
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Moon shaped mirror on the wall
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Bedroom

The bed features handmade quilt from India. The shelves and the sky tapestry are products of Urban Outfitters.

The bedroom also has its share of IKEA pieces – the matching side tables.  You can’t fail to notice the marble table lamp. It’s from Target.

Look into the colorful bedroom, from the living room
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Beautifully decorated bedroom with a painted fabric and string lights above the bed
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Decorative items on wooden shelves and a painting of a unicorn
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A succulent plant, book, candle and table lamp
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And what do we have in the dining area?

Dining/Kitchen Space

The homeowner thrifted the purple dining table and painted it herself. The wicker chair came from a garage sale and the bench is a work of King Courteen.

The dining room has its share of neon candles. Away from the dining room, you can see a breakfast nook in the kitchen.

Most of the elements in the kitchen are thrifted included the hanging planter, artwork, and the table, But the yellows chairs are products of IKEA.

Dining room
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Neon candles and plants in the dining room
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A wicker chair
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Hanging plants in front of the windows
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Small table and yellow chairs in the kitchen
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Hanging plants
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Wall decorations
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Resources & Credits:

Kristan Lieb

Apartment therapy



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