Marlen Komar

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University Of Illinois At Chicago
Emerging Home Micro-trends, Architecture History, Design Theory
  • Marlen is currently writing a book about the history of home trends.
  • She collects furniture history coffee table books.
  • She has been on every Chicago architecture tour — twice.


Marlen has worked as a professional writer for a decade. She got her start in the design world by contributing to Apartment Therapy, where she landed several cover stories about emerging trends. She has a special interest in history, and likes to explore why home décor and architectural trends emerge during their specific decades. She has an increasing interest in researching why we decorate our homes the way we do in the 21st century, and has written 200+ articles on the topic.


Marlen graduated from the University Of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in communication.
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