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Glam Revival
By Korey Huyler | February 2, 2015

While out driving one day in 2012 through the northwest Ravenswood neighborhood, Chrysa, an observant mother of three, spotted a foursquare on its last legs and had a gut feeling. Even though she and her husband, Jeff, had been searching for months...

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Room to Grow
By Angela Fornelli | February 2, 2015

Just after moving into a custom new construction house in Bucktown, husband-and-wife homeowners Nick and Hannah sent their interior designer, Tom Stringer, an unexpected photo: “It was their newborn son taking a bath in the kitchen sink,...

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Time Capsule
By Amalie Drury | February 2, 2015

Back in high-flying 1960s Chicago, when Neal Zucker’s grandparents moved into the just-opened The Carlyle building on Lake Shore Drive, Richard Himmel was the go-to interior designer of the city’s society set—not to mention other...

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Prep & Primp!
Elaine Markoutsas | October 13, 2014

Click here to read more about the latest kitchen and bath innovations in our digital edition.

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Inspiration To Go
Barri Leiner Grant | October 13, 2014

Fig & Olive
When the elevator doors open two stories above Oak Street, you’ll swear you’ve jetted to the South of France. Laurent Halasz, the...

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Rare Vintage
Korey Huyler | October 10, 2014

As design principal and global design leader at worldwide architecture firm Gensler, the charming Carlos Martinez has used many observations and experiences from his 30-plus-year career to make his Gold Coast vintage apartment as beautiful and...

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Classy Canvas
Katie Anne Orr | October 10, 2014

On any given day, you might walk into this Winnetka estate and hear the hypnotic beats of Enigma pulsating overhead; or the wooden, organic sounds of the African plains; or something akin to The Phantom of the Opera meets Miami Vice...

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Artful Living
Brian Justice | October 10, 2014

Spacious yet intimate, perfect for a party of two or 200, local restaurateur Pamella Capitanini (Italian Village being her main claim to fame) has artfully organized her 5,500-square-foot loft—including a nearly 2,600-square-foot first floor...

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Up and Away
Maile Pingel | October 10, 2014

London, United Kingdom
$20 million

THE LOWDOWN It really doesn’t get better than this. Set in the top two floors of The Heron, the largest residential tower built in London in the last 30 years...

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Tastemakers
Becca Hensley | October 10, 2014

There are hotels, and then there are Design Hotels. Thanks to the ingenuity of founder and CEO Claus Sendlinger, guests of the distinctive properties have come to expect a sojourn...

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Home Grown
Sarah Ryan | October 10, 2014

For design entrepreneur Pam Daniels, life is one big improvisation game. “The ability to take whatever you are given and respond to it with a ‘yes, and’—the capital phrase in improv—is an instrumental skill in design,”...

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Beautiful Musings
Brandy Kraft | July 14, 2014

Modern master Yigal Ozeri, best known in the world of photorealism for his allegorical portraits of women in natural environments, has turned his artistic gaze toward Chicago. His exquisite series, Photorealism in the Digital Age,...

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