10 Things About Evan

We are super excited to welcome another ABD newcomer, Evan, to our design team as our "intern extraordinaire" this summer! We quizzed her on some of her FAV mementos, decor and inspiration to share with our readers. Just a sneak peek into her world and a glimpse at her vibe! Here are a few things Evan cannot live without!

Hope you all are just as excited to welcome her as we are.


1//My huge gray fuzzy blanket from HomeGoods is PERF for a binge night of my go-to show of the moment. This store is literally my main source for cute decor pieces and furniture on a budget.

2//After a long week of work or school, I love to unwind with Yoga Sundays with my two girls at the Yoga Effect in downtown Grayslake. Afterward, we usually grab a cup of joe from the nearest coffee shop.

3//The Ban.do 17 month planner/agenda to keep me organized with my hectic schedule all year round. Not only is it functional for work, but it's stylish to boot.

4//Lots and lots of succulents. They bring a chill vibe to a space and help my forgetfulness of watering regularly.

5//Everything revolving around France. I'm obsessed with the culture and the architecture. The book 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris is such a good read if you're also a fellow Francophile. 

6//Industrial lighting fixtures are everything. I love the yellowish cozy glow it allows on a quiet study room or a loft. I have one from Target that graces my nightstand.

7//String lights are a necessity. They add a warm calm feeling into a bedroom at the end of a busy day, plus they double as holiday lights as well! 

8//Fun decor pillows! They add the perfect amount of character and personality to a space. I am a big fan of Lulu and Georgia for a good toss pillow or two. 

9//Velvet hangers! Target has so many different colors and even a fun, flower-shaped scarf holder which keeps my closet much more organized.

10//My puppy Oliver, he's the sweetest little guy who never fails to make me laugh!