Why Decorating with Neutrals will Never Ever Go Out of Style
June 7, 2016
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Danielle Moss is not only the co-founder of The Everygirl and the blogger behind Danielle-Moss.com but she's also a graphic designer, interior stylist and a photographer too. It's no wonder that her new Chicago apartment is the kind of good stuff that pinterest dreams are made of. With a gorgeous, neutral palette, it is a mix of modern, scandinavian and just plain chic. Tour the full space captured by Danielle plus a video by Jenna Kutcher and see Danielle's original apartment tour here.
I've been in Chicago almost 6 years (this August) and live with my rescue dog, Buddy. This is my 5th Chicago apartment, and one I had to get out of a lease for.
This is my 5th Chicago apartment, andI moved to Lakeview last fall after finding someone to sublet my old place when this Europe-meets-pinterest dream of an apartment fell in my lap.
I've always had a thing for neutrals and had recently gotten very into getting rid of the stuff and clothes that I don't really love or need, which inspired my very neutral and somewhat minimalist style.

Living Room

Paint Colo: Stonington Grey, Benjamin Moore | Sofa: The Everygirl Caitlin Sofa for Interior Define | Chair: The Everygirl Rose Chair for Interior Define | Coffee Table: Vintage | Art: Artfully Walls | Ceiling fixture: Retrofurnish | Grey pillow: Susan Connor | White and grey pillow: Susan Connor | Striped pillow: Found Home | Rug: West Elm | Painting: Meredith Sands | Floor Lamp: West Elm | Chairs: Lulu and Georgia | Moroccan pouf: Wayfair | Media Console: CB2 | Record Player: Uturn Audio | Horns: Lulu and Georgia | Linen Curtains: Pottery Barn | Faux Sheepskin: Joss and Main | Pineapple: Found at a flea market in Argentina | Mirror: Ikea (discontinued) | Basket: Home Goods | Plant: Jayson Home | Side table: Vintage | Table lamp: Vintage
Decorating in my usual palette of white and grey was always in the cards for me, but not displaying tons of accessories and books was new, and is something I've really embraced.

I went from a grey english roll-arm back to a white linen sofa, which is from our newest collaboration with Interior Define, and added pillows from Found Home and Susan Connor. Since I don't really have any color in my home, I brought in some pattern and texture, from linen and jute to (faux) mongolian fur and sheepskins.

Dining Room

Table: Wayfair | Chairs: Joss and Main | Rug: Wayfair | Marble Pot: Jayson Home | Candle: Diptyque | Bar Cart: Vintage | Copper Wine Opener: Williams-Sonoma
While I have quite a few pieces from bigger stores like West Elm and CB2, it's really important to me that I mix in at least one unique or vintage piece in each room.
My coffee table, desk, dresser, and bar cart are all vintage, as are a few mirrors and a few pieces of art. Having that one piece that stands out as uniquely mine, along with a few small objects I've picked up while traveling, is what makes my home really feel like my own.


Rug: West Elm | Marble Board: Williams-Sonoma | Cutting Board: Williams-Sonoma | Hand Soap: Williams-Sonoma | Copper Colander: Wayfair | Dish Towels: Williams-Sonoma | Marble Utensil Holder: Williams-Sonoma | Mixer: Kitchenaid | Peek Print: Minted | Table: West Elm (old) | Chairs: Crate and Barrel

Staircase and Hallway

Console: CB2 | Owl Print: Artfully walls | Vase: Lulu and Georgia | Black Arrow Print: Artfully walls | Basket: Target | Head Sculpture: Vintage | Leaf Lines Print: Silke Bonde | Forrest Floor Print: Silke Bonde | Paris Photograph: Danielle Moss for The Everygirl | Framing: Framebridge | Memphis Jane Print: Minted | Visionary 2 Print: Minted | Sable Song Print: Minted| Blackbird Print: Minted | Silhouette: Vintage | Indigo Blot Test Print: Artfully walls | Strokes from Renaissance: Minted
My advice for anyone looking to redecorate their home is to remember, as cliche as this sounds, that Rome wasn't built in a day. I moved to Chicago with a mattress and dresser almost six years ago and slowly bought pieces as I could afford them.
Putting an entire room together can be daunting, but slowly picking up pieces you love and tying everything together is what's worked for me. And scouring flea markets and antique shops for that one amazing gem is so worth it.


Stool: Rejuvenation | Towels: Serena and Lily | Rug: CB2 | Marble container: CB2 | Rubber coated container: CB2 | Makeup holder: Target


Belgian Linen Bedding: West Elm | Nightstands: Urban Outfitters | Lamp: West Elm | Dresser: Vintage, Meg Made | Horse Photograph: Minted | Mirror: Kathy Kuo Home | Mongolian Fur Pillow: West Elm | Antlers: Moineau | Clothing Rack: Ikea | Hangers: Amazon | Bench: Kathy Kuo Home | Candle: Diptyque | Clock: West Elm | Tray: Lulu and Georgia

Guest Bedroom

Daybed: West Elm | Bedding: West Elm | Pillows: Susan Connor | Pillows: Found Home | Pillow: Made of Cloth | Mattress: Casper | Campaign Dresser: Land of Nod | Task Lamp: Schoolhouse Electric | Mirror: Rejuvenation | White Mirror: Vintage


Desk: Vintage, Meg Made | Chair: Wayfair | Jute Rug: Serena and Lily | Pillow: Made of Cloth | Sheepskin: Lulu and Georgia | Horse Print: Kara Rosenlund | Desk lamp: Schoolhouse Electric | Floor lamp: Schoolhouse Electric | Pencil Cup: Gigi New York | iPad Case: Cuyana


Sofa: Joss and Main | Rug: Williams-Sonoma | Striped Pillow: Williams-Sonoma | Border Pillow: Williams-Sonoma | Table: CB2 | Dining Table: Hayneedle | Dining Chairs: Joss and Main | Hurricanes: Williams-Sonoma
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