First Time Furniture Shopping With Interior Define

Every new college graduate is faced with a million different decisions upon their impending doom (I mean, impending graduation). One of these is quite obviously – where the hell am I going to live? Finding your first “adult” apartment is easier in Chicago than in other smaller markets, so luckily you’re starting off in a better spot than others. Of course, that’s only step one. You need to furnish those glorious four walls you’ve scored right off the L train. When the people at Interior Define asked me that question – how was I going to furnish my own apartment – they luckily had the answer.

I’ll be moving in the next couple of months and transitioning into a place that requires I actually decorate it. I had the pleasure of going to Interior Define last weekend (if you’re on my Snapchat, @mollytullis, you got to see this adventure!) and shop for an incredible custom piece of furniture for my new apartment. Again, location and actual apartment to be determined – but I’ll figure that out later.

Interior Define provides customized sofas, couches, and armchairs at an amazing price – perfect for all of us who are looking to furnish a new space without thrifting and with a little style.

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Interior Define’s showroom is located in Lincoln Park.

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The guide shop has several different examples out – and everything is highly customizable!

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It’s a super simple process – and you get to choose everything.

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Everything can be selected, down to changing fabric and color – and it’s all the same flat cost.

The first step was to walk around and decide what kind of sofa I wanted. I decided on the ‘Rose,’ a short sofa with a modern twist on a classic silhouette. It was actually created in tandem with the popular Chicago blog, The Everygirl – so it was easily the best one for another fellow blogging gal.

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The ‘Rose’ was featured in a blue color with a velvet fabric. While beautiful in the shop, it wasn’t my aesthetic. Onto fabric swatches!

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I ended up getting the ‘Rose’ sofa in a different color – a slate gray fabric that was more durable fabric.

I went with a fabric that was a bit more durable than the velvet fabric the display Rose came in. It was a fabric that is designed to be perfect for pets – even though I have none. “I don’t have a dog… but I’m a dog person, ya know?” Luckily, the associates at Interior Define helped me find something that would require less effort to maintain.

After picking out the sofa that I wanted and a new fabric for it, I got to pick out the legs. You can also choose how big you want your piece of furniture and its configuration, but the Rose only comes in one model.

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The Lincoln Park guide shop from above.

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Swatching the dark and light wood legs against the grey color fabric I had chosen.

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There’s a massive variety in shop, and the fact that everything is customizable means the opportunities are endless.

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We even snuck upstairs to their design offices (ssh!)

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Massive thanks to Jayme and Shannon for helping out with the entire process!

Make sure to check back in the next few months as I move into a new place and start during myself into a 2nd-rate HGTV host. You’ll get to see my custom Rose sofa in its grey fabric and I’ll be talking maximizing small spaces and how to get stylish design on a small budget!

Products featured in this post were generously donated by Interior Define. All opinions remain my own. Photography credit to Addie Whelan.

 

3 thoughts on “First Time Furniture Shopping With Interior Define

  1. this sounds like a great way to furniture shop. i can’t wait utnil i can decorate my own place. i don’t have my caps lock but this is appearing in all caps so please know i’m not shouting

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