Style Guide

As home stagers, we at HAVEN have styled LOTS of living rooms in all shapes and sizes. Each has its own pros and cons in terms of layout, but the fun part is figuring out how to maximize the use of the space. Layouts anywhere in your home can present design challenges, but living rooms […]

Mirrors are great. Like, really great. Of course we use them in the usual places, like bathrooms or in closets, but mirrors can transform spaces when used well and in creative ways. They are art, light amplifiers, architectural, versatile, and we’ll be using them forever. As ART: You can of course use a mirror as […]

Loft interiors are so fun to work with, but they present some really intense design challenges. Here’s some things to consider when you’re decorating a loft. ZONES: The most important thing to consider is establishing zones. This is the first thing we tackle when designing loft spaces for staging. Loft or industrial spaces can be […]

We all could use a little more beauty in 2020, and HAVEN is rising to the call. Since HAVEN’s mission is to beautify interior spaces in Chicago, we looked for a great opportunity to give back to the city we love in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. We have partnered with Chicago Gateway Green and […]

We may not be in full quarantine lifestyles now, but we’re still spending much more time at home than before, which means that the closet you’ve been successfully avoiding for perhaps several years is now in your face daily and it’s time to address it. Maybe it’s the pantry that needs a revamp, or maybe […]

Small spaces can be really great if you know how to make them work to the max. It takes some planning and a bit of patience, but overall they don’t need to feel cramped or untidy, and there are lots of tricks to using the space! Here’s some of our top ideas to get the […]

Fireplaces are such great opportunities to give some oomph to your home decor. Whether you have a small gas fireplace or a massive stone wood-burning hearth, fireplaces are versatile design elements that we love! Whether you have an existing fireplace that you want to update or you’re starting from scratch, it’s important to understand the […]

It’s the age old question: what will last and what will fade out of style? And how do you tell which trends will become classics? Designers in every area of expertise seem to know how to spot trends a mile away, but it is possible to train your own eye to recognize a classic or […]

There are countless ways to incorporate eco-friendly materials into the design of your home. This post will specifically focus on home textiles like sheets and upholstery along with accessories and decor. Check out our other posts on Eco-Friendly home design via the links below! FABRIC Eco-friendly fabric doesn’t have to automatically mean it’s made from […]

Ideally we would all live in perfectly sustainable green homes, but it’s not something that happens overnight. One of the easiest but most impactful changes you can make right now is looking at your furniture and home goods shopping choices. Let’s consider eco-friendly furniture. Be sure to check out our other posts on Eco-Friendly home […]