Design*Sponge Sneak Peek!

Big internet day for me today! Our house is on Design*Sponge! What a fun collaboration this was, Angela Finney-Hoffman (my Post 27 partner in crime) came over to help up hang some of the art and do some organizing and styling. And then our incredibly talented camera-head friends, Brian Guido & Julia Stotz took the pictures. I’m seriously pinching myself, I never thought our things could look so good. Also major high fives to Anne Stark Ditmeyer from Pret a Voyager & Design*Sponge for having us. Thanks, thanks, thanks. friends!!

Here’s some outtakes and some photos D*S didn’t publish, including one stereo & vinyl collection which is a particular favorite of mine.

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Vintage magazine organizers, endearingly named after countries. Always make me ponder their previous & worldly life before they held our magazines.ย The little figurine buddy hanging out on the edge of the photo is by Friends with You. Instead of installing curtains or using the standard mini-blinds, we covered these bay windows with semi-transparent fabric. It’s adhered right to the glass with straight liquid starch (Sta-Flo). We rent so this will come off with a sponge & water once it’s time to move.ย 

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Vinyl collection is almost exclusively inherited from our parents & grandparents. Runs a wide gamut from musicals, barbershop & oldies, jazz, disco, to more modern folk and electronica. Plays on a mint-condition 80’s Technics turntable with round speakers, also vintage. The speakers are unfortunately more style than substance and this shows in the quality of sound. I love how unique they are though so maybe we’ll one day get to commission a modern remix on them (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun!).

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Make sure you hit up the whole tour on Design*Sponge for the full rundown on the rest of the space!



congrats!! that’s totally amazing. my dream is to someday have my apartment on design*sponge or apartment therapy. it is surely a goal i can work towards.


Holy shit Margot! This is amazing… what a beautiful place you have.

I recently discovered that we share an office building with Grace. I bet her workspace is fancy like your house.


Just saw the name Margot on D*S and I thought not the Margot I know, right? I’m very excited that it is you! Congrats! The sneak peek is awesome, great work! Your place is amazing.


@heather, @jen, @jenn, @gaby, @allie < ----- In my brain I'm currently having all y'all over for treats & drinks. It's a blast, I promise. Thanks so much for your kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚

Becca Blue

I am in l-o-v-e with your sofa! Its too good! Congratulations on the post- I don’t read the full sneak peeks very often- unless something amazing catches my eye…and it did! Yay for Chicago! (I think we often are overlooked.) Yay for you, your home is fantastic! Thank you for sharing a peek!


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