Craigslist Chicago

As you can imagine, I have been spending some serious time on Craigslist for Chicago.  I’ve got some serious holes to fill around here.  But I thought I would share some stuff I found that won’t work for me or isn’t in our budget, but is yummy none the less.

I am seriously considering a Nelson lamp like this for our dining room.  $375 – Here

I have absolutely no use for this armoire, but it sure is pretty – $1,500 – Here

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Love this coffee table – $250 – Here

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You know how much I love some Tolix – $100 for the pair – Here

I could SO see this pretty hutch in a home in Vail.  As a matter of fact, I have used a similar one for a mountain project.  I replaced the fabric with something less precious.  Something a bit more graphic to keep things interesting.  A steal at $349 – Here

Thayer Coggin Sofa – $400 – Here

Donghia Chairs – a serious bargain at $360 – Here

Jonathan Adler Etagere – still pricey at $1,600 but much less than retail – Here

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Another pricey item.  A Barbara Barry ottoman, $1,300 – Here

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If I had a spot for this…hmm, maybe I do… – $75 – Here

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Our house is full of overhead lighting, good, bad and ugly….mostly ugly! I am dying for this lamp for the living room – $125 – Here

Kidney shaped coffee table – $300 – Here

For the coolest little MCM fan, wouldn’t this be amazing in a kid’s room? – $275- Here

I love these for our buffet.  $50 for the pair – Here

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An adorable dining set, I would mix the chairs with another table.  I hate the matched set look in this case – $95 – Here

This town is a vintage Craigslist lovers dream!


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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