So. I lost my dream apartment.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The "big news" I wrote about yesterday: I was supposed to see and put a deposit on what I thought was my dream apartment this morning and my mom is going to come visit/help me move. I was told that the place was mine. The awful woman buying this investment property assured me I'd be the first to see it on Monday. Then she moved it to Tuesday. And then she gave it to someone else. I know this is not the end of the world and that I'll find a place, but I had my heart set on this apartment. It had a dining room, fireplace, and subway tile in the bathroom. But it's time to move on. 

My friend Anne reminded me of something:
It's easier to find a killer flat than it is amazing & true friends, a great idea! (The Everygirl), and someone fabulous to share the work and joy with (Alaina). You have lots to be thankful for. :) 
- My wonderful friend Anne.

And she's right. I do have a lot to be thankful for. I also live in a city that I love, work with some really amazing clients, have the greatest dog on the planet, and a family that loves and supports me. So there you have it. I am looking for a new place in Chicago. I'll keep you all posted and can't wait to do a little redecorating! 


This chair from Serena and Lily is at the top of my wish list. Isn't is gorgeous? I have a thing for arms (on men & chairs) and the English roll arm is no exception. It may be one of my favorite things in the whole world. I wrote about them here and here. I also have a thing for tufting. Irresistible.

What's at the top of your wish list & what are you thankful for?

PS. You won't want to miss IFB's first fashion feature on The Everygirl today!

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21 comments

  1. Oh Danielle, something similar happened to me a couple of years ago and I felt devastated, but then I found an apartment I loved and that Lola and I have called home for a while now and we love it. You will find the apartment of your dreams soon. I know you will. XO

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  2. Oh, when we didn't get our dream house I was devastated. I moved on, but with a little less enthusiasm at first. I eventually got back on board, but I still wondered what happened to that house. I LOVED it. We are going to be in Chicago again this weekend. We would love suggestions! xo

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  3. Oh hon, I'm so sorry, you must be so disappointed. But it wasn't meant to be, and there is a better place waiting for you. Consider it a blessing, because now you don't have to deal with that woman.

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  4. ooo. kindred spirit. I love arms. On men and chairs too. And the english roll arm? excuse me while I drool.

    Anne said it best. the apartment hunt continues but many other things are already falling into place! Just keep going. *everything* will be okay.

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  5. I'm sorry you missed out on your dream flat. You were probably meant to have something even more amazing!

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  6. melt my heart...

    you WILL find another, BETTER place. worry not.

    shocker, i want an english roll arm too. maybe we SHOULD just get an awesome place together?! hah ROOMIES!

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  7. with your amazing expertise and hustle, you will find something deserving of you. heck, you might want to build it yourself!

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  8. so sorry about the loss of your dream apartment! remember, good things happen to good people. be patient and something even better will come around :)

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  9. Apartment hunting takes the toll -- nothing is as stressful! you'll find a great place and I bet you'll make it look gorgeous.

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  10. I'm so sorry you lost the apartment. That sucks when you think you've found your home and then poof, you don't.

    I'm sure you'll find something better though and laugh at how you thought this apt. was so great.

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  11. I agree with Alaina! You WILL find something better! :)

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  12. Awww bummer! But this only means you'll find an even better place...promise!! Love that chair...looks so so comfy!

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  13. I don't usually comment on here, but I had to say that this post meant a lot to me personally. The idea of focusing on gratitude instead of what's missing in your life is such an important one to hold on to, especially when faced with big changes and transition. Thank you for reminding me!

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  14. That just means it was not meant to be and a much better place is just waiting for you. ;)

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  15. you will find something even better...One where there is a little corner, perfect for that chair ;)

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  16. I'm sorry about your dream flat, but that just means that an even better flat is waiting for you! And in the mean time, you can enjoy your friends, family and that perfect chair :)

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  17. Sad day! :( But something better will come along…

    Our sofa has the English roll arms and they had me at hello! Can't wait to see how you redecorate a new place!! It will be fabulous, as always.

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  18. I'm so sorry hun, that's the worst :( But I'm positive you'll find something better. Because you're amazing and you deserve the best!

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  19. Don't worry, that just means your going to find something even better. We moved into our new home last week, after finding 3 perfect houses only for someone else to sweep it from under us, we finally had our offer accepted, now I have a courtyard,spa tub,and a park right across the way for my kids to play at. I know how you feel, but something better is around the corner.

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  20. I'm sorry to hear about your apartment! I'm sure you'll find something just as amazing and soon! As for my wish list? Excuse me while I sound like a 5 year old on Christmas but my #1 "thing" is a pup! haha :x

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  21. Oh, whilst we didn't get a hold our daydream accommodation I was devastated. I encouraged on, but with a slight with a reduction of enthusiasm by the side of at the outset. I eventually got back on board, but I still wondered I beg your pardon? Happened to so as to accommodation. I LOVED it. We are up for grabs to stay in the field of Chicago again this weekend. We would be devoted to suggestions!




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