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Ask The Experts
Rhys Hunding | October 4, 2013

Scott Dresner, The Kitchen Aficionado
What is your design philosophy?
I approach every project like it was my house. I take my global experience and use it in my vision for my clients.


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Trail Blazer
Kevin Aeh | October 4, 2013

We don’t need a crystal ball to predict where you’ll be spending your free time next fall. All signs point to The 606—an abandoned train track turned elevated park and trail network—planned along the 3-mile-long Bloomingdale Trail...

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White House
Kevin Aeh | October 4, 2013

Maxine Kroll has a theory. “The closer you are [to work], the later you show up,” she says. Thus, we imagine that Kroll, who lives with her husband, Ron Vari, above her namesake salon at Rush and Superior, might have problems with punctuality....

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East Side Story
Diana Bitting | October 4, 2013

For those who make a living in an artistic arena—be it sculpture, fashion or architecture—inspiration can come from all corners of the earth. And if every place had a palette, Europe would most likely be blues, greens and grays; South...

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Fare Games
Jourdan Fairchild | October 4, 2013

Elaina Vazquez may be known for the fanciful little appetizers she serves with her catering company, Boutique Bites. But when we asked her to whip up an entire meal, Vazquez had a perfectly seasonal spread in mind. Using the stunning show kitchen at...

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Giving Back
Diana Bitting | October 4, 2013

His architectural concepts changed the built environment as we know it, but his involvement in the community and mentorship of next-generation designers will leave quite a legacy as well. In addition, the majority of his portfolio has a philanthropic...

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A La Casa
Rhys Hunding | July 9, 2013

Tricia Turner Manasra
Only a particularly creative person would be able to see the potential in a rundown automobile warehouse from the ’20s. But from her initial visit to the former Fiat showroom, interior architect and designer Tricia...

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Reel Life
Tate Gunnerson | July 9, 2013

“This house wouldn’t appeal to everybody, and I’m OK with that, because I wouldn’t consider myself a normal person,” Andrea Chadderdon says of the four-bedroom home that she shares with her husband and children in Lincoln Park. The...

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Holly’s Hunt
Edited by Diana Bitting | July 9, 2013

How did the partnership come about?
RR: Holly called me two years ago and said she wanted to do furniture with me. This opened the door to something quite wonderful.

Holly, what was it about Mr....

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Character Study
Thomas Connors | July 9, 2013

Every home buyer has her nonnegotiables—whether it’s a professional kitchen, off-street parking, a walk-in closet or home automation technology. For architect Katja Linnig, it was a vintage, four-story limestone town house with sunlit...

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How to... Live Well
Jourdan Fairchild | July 9, 2013

Jan and Pam Henrich never intended to build a home. Between balancing their busy careers—Jan is a management consultant and Pam is a physician—and parenting their 5-year-old daughter, Bianca, the couple had little time to even house...

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Suddenly Center Stage
Jessica Cochran and Nicholas Demmy | July 9, 2013

(From left to right)

1. Restoring anything to its former glory is no easy task, but in the devoted hands of Carolina O. Jayaram, the Chicago Artists Coalition (which cultivates exhibitions,...

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