Check Out This F****** Newsletter

I’m Paige Wassel. WAS the Newsletter is your weekly dose of design inspiration, where the best things in life are free in Elgin.

I’m constantly rearranging things, so we’re doing something different here today.

Like my video series says—I want you to check out this f****** home. It belongs to my friend Liv who owns Able Shoppe. If you recognize the name, it’s because we’re teaming up for my table linen series collab coming in June.

Maybe you’re all, “Wow, I really love Liv’s place. I wish I had a turret. I wish I had hydrangeas. I wish I could live somewhere so beautiful. There’s so much space and character there. I don’t even know how I’d start to make my home look like that.”

Guess what?

You don’t have to wish. You don’t have to build a turret. You don’t have to plant anything.

Seriously. There’s an open house here on Saturday and on Sunday. Go. Also, if you live in an area where homeownership is a pipe dream, then check out that f****** price and consider moving to the Chicago suburbs.

If you’re thirsty for more real estate p*rn, you’re in luck. Here’s the playlist for all the f****** homes I’ve checked out:

(None of the rest are for sale, but if that changes, you’ll be the first to know.)

I’ve got a new Check Out This F****** Home coming in July, featuring furniture designer Lulu Lafortune. You’re not going to want to miss it.

Here’s a sneak preview:

Anyway, I’m guessing that moving to Chicago to buy a Queen Anne style home wasn’t on your 2024 bingo card. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be.


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