7 Little Ways to Upgrade your Living Space

The finishing touches, from Gather Home + Lifestyle

By The Editors
August 11, 2015 9:00 am

What makes a well-dressed man? Details.

The Double Windsor. The eccentric sock. The statement cufflink.

What makes a well-dressed home? Same thing.

Where to find those details: Gather Home + Lifestyle, the city’s new destination for high design and thoughtfully curated home goods, open now in Wicker Park.

Gather is as squeaky clean as it gets. Your house probably had a poster of Gather on its wall when it was an impressionable young kid house.

So we paid ’em a visit to find the seven things you need to make your home complete.

Modernica Case Study Cylinder Planter
Houseplants say this man is responsible. Caring. Into oxygen. They also look good. Especially if you pot it in one of these standing planters from Modernica. Snake plants look best.

Mexchic Embroidered Wool Blanket
Every living room needs a throw blanket. This minimal wool number will go a long way in adding texture and warmth slung over a chair or couch.

Arrowhead Hairpin Side Table
Handmade in Raleigh, North Carolina, these side tables add a touch of sophistication to any setting. Metal and wood: always a good idea.

And more …

  • Howl Adventure Guide – Easiest way to show off your taste? The coffee table book, and Gather has aplenty. The Howl Adventure Guide is a new biannual glossy that “inspires adventures within.”

  • 419 Trading Co. Candle – The candle: a step above Nag Champa. Especially when you’re talking all-natural, soy candles. Our favorite’s the Grapefruit.

  • Solid MFG Campfire Stool – A simple stool good for stepping. Sitting. Storing things. Resting feet upon. So, a Swiss Army stool, basically.

  • Maya Mueble Comalapa Rug – Handmade in Guatemala. Designed right here in Chicago. Throw this one under your desk or at the foot of your bed. Enjoy a room that’s really tied together.

Get outta town…
Chicago to Stockholm for under $700
Chicago to San Francisco for under $110

The InsideHook Newsletter.

News, advice and insights for the most interesting person in the room.