02/08/2011 11:14 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lake View Home's Decor Tells A Collection Of Stories (PHOTOS)

Name: Lauren Young
Location: Lakeview -- Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 10 -- Owned

When guests enter Lauren's home, they always pause briefly in her gorgeous, richly-hued foyer. Not only to take off coats and say hello, but because the room -- the only one in the apartment that's not neutral -- demands it of you. Lauren said she noted this inadvertent, calming pause among her visitors soon after she chose the wall color -- and that she loves that people enter her home in this way. This thoughtfulness and attention to detail carries through her entire home, which she describes as a "collection of stories."

The stories range from funny anecdotes to meaningful family history -- for example, a vintage clock marked "New Haven" belonged to her father, who gave it to her before her son began graduate school at Yale. She believes these stories reveal more than photographs ever could, a belief that shows throughout the apartment.

For the complete article and slideshow, go to Apartment Therapy.

Photos are courtesy of Kathleen Luttschyn and Apartment Therapy.

Lakeview Home With A Collection Of Stories