Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicago Designer Achieves High Style with Thrift

All images in today's post are from Garage Sale Warrior

I've been admiring the thrifty blog Garage Sale Warrior part of Chicago Now. The latest post celebrates Chicago designer Christopher Heitger and his warm and comfortable yet elegant home filled with mostly thrifted art and furniture.

Every corner of this cozy home is filled with properly displayed thrifted treasure, the eras are mixed and range from the 20s to the 70s.

I admire the diversity of well-displayed art on each wall. These beautiful retro city prints were once sold at Field's. They are stunning framed in masculine black frames.

Each collection is well edited and displayed with control and a great eye for symmetry. The classic pieces go well with modern technology, note how the flat screen computer doesn't seem anachronistic in this setting amid a vintage radio and classic fiestaware. The clock is from Christopher's home town.

Read the original article to see more pictures of this gorgeous home. I'm inspired by the modern, clean, colorful art. I really want to emulate some of his thrifted artwork.

Image Credits: All pictures are from this original article. You may have noticed I haven't been using my own pictures in posts all week. It's killing my soul but I'm too damn busy to do anything about it. Ow, back to work...

This post is linked to: Get Your Craft on Thursdays / Somewhat simple / Transformation Thursdays / Show off Your Stuff / Hooking Up with HOH / Just a Girl / It's Party Time


  1. Beautiful apartment and great style. You found a gem with this one. Hey, I have a chair almost exactly like that last one! I just recovered it in red cotton!

  2. Ann- lucky! I can't wait to find more vintage furniture!

  3. Wow! What a great home. It has such a cohesive feel even though it is eclectic.

  4. This is awesome. I love when people can use thrifted/repurposed materials to create amazing style in their home.

  5. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday!

  6. This has such a mid century modern vibe to it. I love it. Really cool

  7. I love the clean modern vibe. I have the same look (just not as successful) going on in my home.

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!

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