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How a Chicago Couple Turned a Rental Into a 'City Farmhouse'

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Inspired by primitive farmhouses and Diane Keaton's rural Vermont home in the 1986 classic Baby Boom, Chicago couple Nick Fanelle and Spiro Georgi transformed their 1,100-square-foot apartment into the perfect combination of what Apartment Therapy calls the "vibrancy of city life and the peacefulness of a rural retreat." To create a country feel, the pair scoured antique centers and thrift shops to find pieces like rusted pitchforks, washboards, and an old factory cart—all of which they paired with simple, rustic furniture and reclaimed, industrial light fixtures.

Thanks a few successful DIY projects, the formerly generic cabinetry also got a vintage makeover, with new distressed wood façades, chicken wire in the place of glass, and charming gingham curtains. Says the couple,"coming home to our version of a country "house" in the big city is the perfect retreat." Take Apartment Therapy's full tour, this way.

· Nick & Spiro's City Farmhouse [Apartment Therapy via Curbed Chicago]