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April 17, 2018

An Interview with Horizon’s Interior Designer : Maria Bortell

Horizon’s in-house interior architect and designer, Maria Bortell, is a design star. When she’s not working on a new kitchen design for Horizon’s remodel of a historical 1980’s building, she’s picking out furniture for a new lobby of a brand new northside apartment.   Her passions for hospitality and residential design merge into one when she works on Horizon’s buildings and she always keeps residents in mind when while designing.   We think you […]

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March 15, 2018

Three Apartment Plants to Upgrade your Zen

There’s no better way to celebrate the coming of spring by adding greener colors to your life! Planting a range of plants in your apartment is a sure way to get into the spirit of spring and add clean air and zen to your space. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the perfect Chicago […]

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March 8, 2018

#TransformationThursday at 5910 N Sheridan

Happy Thursday!! We have great news! Horizon Realty Group recently acquired the beautiful mid-century property at 5910 N Sheridan. The building, located directly across the street from Lane Beach in Edgewater, was in dire need of loving care and a good face lift! Construction is soon coming to an end, creating an industrial look and […]

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January 1, 2018

Fall Decorating – Bring the Outside In

Fall is my favorite time of year and decorating is always about bringing the outside in. So when I decided to Fall-up the lobby mantle here at the Uptown Regency, I chose to keep the colors and feel of the décor exactly that… organic and simple. The most important tip for decorating a mantle is […]

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August 4, 2016

Transformation Thursday!

I know. It is supposed to be #TransformationTuesday, but I was busy Tuesday. Everyone loves a good makeover or Cinderella story. We have one in Sheridan Tower. The rooftop sundeck has always had stunning views of the city and the lake. It was time to give this beauty a new look! With its transformation, included with […]

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June 9, 2016

Dogs Home Alone – accidents, barking and chewing of your stuff

Apartment dwelling has its challenges with or without our furry roommates…dogs Barking complaints from neighbors, coming home to chewed up non-dog items, accidents on the floor?  The good news is that you are not alone and there are people who can help! We sought advice from experts and trainers at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness located in […]

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May 27, 2016

Pet Policy Reminder

While we love being able to offer pet-friendly housing, there are some restrictions and rules. All dogs must be registered and go through an approval process. Continued disturbance of other residents could result in the termination of your lease agreement and eviction with the Sheriff’s department. We want to promote a peaceful environment for all […]

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bigger space tips
May 16, 2016

5 Tips to Make Your Space Feel Bigger

Recently, I moved from a three-bedroom home to a one-bedroom apartment.  I had to get rid of a lot of stuff… and it was hard!  Now, with a lighter load so to speak, I feel my apartment looks better than my house did and has the illusion of a bigger space. Maybe you are moving […]

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5 ways to block out a noisy neighbor
May 3, 2016

5 Tips to Block Out a Noisy Neighbor

Ah, the noisy neighbor. Having neighbors in close proximity is one of the joys of urban apartment dwelling. Sitcoms have been based on this exact situation for decades. Friends, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons, The Big Bang Theory. The list could go on and on. While there are many benefits to having neighbors, like, having someone close […]

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