Friday, February 8, 2013

how do you support your decorating habit?



Source: nytimes.com via donna on Pinterest

Photo by Ryann Ford

Chicago interior designer David Hopkins has put together a fabulous space for himself - mostly from found items, resale bargains and craigslist pieces. To support his buying habit,
he sublets his two one-bedroom apartments and sleeps in a large coat closet.
 
And we thought we had it bad...
 
Check out the article by Tate Gunnerson in The New York Times, and be sure to see
 the slideshow of all the photos.


Source: nytimes.com via donna on Pinterest
 
Photo by Ryann Ford
 
 

 
 


and have a great weekend...
 
donna

20 comments:

La Dolfina said...

Great article!
I totally get him!!!
Happy Weekend Donna
XO

My Interior Life said...

Well, I don't sleep in a closet. But, I do feed my habit by thrifting and re-selling things. It's a vicious cycle. Off to read this now. Have a great weekend!

8)(8 said...

I suspect he wants to get a steady stream of clients with purses and this is one way to simultaneously promote his talent and create a portfolio with his down time. He sounds ambitious.

Margaret said...

Interesting guy. Loved this; thanks for sharing.

vicki archer said...

That is a serious habit!
Happy weekend Donna... xv

Raina Cox said...

I have a web cam in my bedroom and sell plasma.

Eleanor said...

Wow. So eccentric!
Thanks for sharing, it was a great read!

Acquired Objects said...

Great article but I definitely would feel claustrophobic in a 36 square foot space. Love his ideas.

XXX
Debra~

3 Peanuts said...

I have not read the article yet but look forward to it! I have not been able to decorate lately cause my beautiful kids absorb any extra funds BUT I am hoping my increased work will let me splurge soon!!!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

HA! Well, you did say its a LARGE coat closet.

Anonymous said...

well worth the sacrifice....gorgeous spaces...

came across this link, thought of you. ( hopefully it attached)

Have a great weekend.

Carla Aston | Carla Aston.com/DESIGNED said...

How interesting! Wish I could attend one of his fabulous parties!

Ann said...

That article is really a nice read,
I can relate...
And those spaces are fab!

Francine Gardner said...

I love entertaining, but don't think I trade it for living in a closet! I guess i am a little claustrophobic..

Mona Thompson said...

That is too funny. XO, Mona

toolingaroundart said...

I subscribe to European magazines. And I live in the best area in the country for classy thrift shops! NW CT! Shhh...

Donna Benedetto said...

I am a huge buy and seller, I might buy a great piece and so many months later a client walks through my house and wants a particular piece...
So I sell it. It has been like that for years in my home...my husband knows the only thing not for sale is the bed....

It keeps life interesting and if you are a lover of beautiful things...your habit is satisfied.
Great post!
Donna
thebeneblog.com

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I suddenly feel validated! I too use big doses of "found" and "reinvented" things. And truth be told, if I were wealthy I'm sure I would continue to do things this way. It's the thrill of the hunt, too!

Love this post, Donna!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Just read Raina's comment. hilarious!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

24 Corners said...

Amazing! Love that his cubby had a window...and a kitty!
xo J~