Ariana
Interior Designer and Frank the Min Pin

Do you have hobbies or special talents?

My three main hobbies are baking (I make a mean cookie), hitting the gym (to make up for said cookies), and drawing.

What drives you?

A thirst for knowledge. Doesn’t matter what the subject matter is, I just want to learn daily.

How do you define your style?

Being a designer, I’m exposed to so many different styles it’s difficult to narrow it down to one - some days I like it clean and simple, sometimes edgy, sometimes super soft and feminine.

Do you work from home, and if so, what space do you use as a makeshift office?

I work from everywhere! I do have a dedicated office but my IKEA island makes a great work station too.

What's your ideal road trip?

I once took a dirt bike ride through the countryside of Belize, that was pretty ideal.

Which past era intrigues you the most and why?

The prohibition era for sure, I mean, have you seen “Peaky Blinders”?

What movie prop do you wish you owned?

The Bride’s Hattori Hanzo sword.

I jam out to ...

Pretty much anything but right now a lot of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

On Friday nights you can find me...

Playing a game of shuffleboard

Can’t live without...

Lists! I love making a good list.

If you had a band, what would the name be? What genre?

Little Fiesties - a little bluesy, a little rock, but fun to dance to.

Do you read the book first or wait for the movie to come out?

Book first, for sure.

Why Chicago?

As someone who’s traveled quite a bit, it’s still my favorite city I’ve been to.

Do you have a four-legged roommate? Tell us about him/her.

Frank is a four-year-old Miniature Pinscher. Completely full of sass with strangers but a real lover deep down.

In your apartment: What are your favorite furnishings or art pieces? Do you know where you got them and/or who designed or created them?

I have a 4’ tall abstract portrait of myself and Frank that was commissioned as a gift. It’s really excessive but awesome. It was done by Roger Harris who’s based out of Bloomington, IL.
Frank is a four year old Miniature Pinscher. Completely full of sass with strangers but a real lover deep down.
My three main hobbies are baking (I make a mean cookie), hitting the gym (to make up for said cookies), and drawing.
Being a designer, I’m exposed to so many different styles it’s difficult to narrow it down to one - some days I like it clean and simple, sometimes edgy, sometimes super soft and feminine.

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