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Blue Skies
By Tate Gunnerson | April 22, 2015

“This house has a quiet, Zen-like feeling,” explains Wally Alvarez of his and wife Kelli’s modernist home, which stands among natural dunes at the end of a sand and pea gravel lane near Culver, Ind. The nearly eight-block path winds...

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Art + Craft
By Elaine Markoutsas | April 22, 2015

Sheer raw space spoke to Nancy Bernstein the minute she stepped into the four-level brick building, all concrete slab and steel-clad windows, near a busy downtown intersection. She had no doubts. There was so much light; it was new; and it had a two-...

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Fashion House!
By Adilla Menayang | February 3, 2015

For Lincoln Park native Janet Blutter Shiff of Blutter/Shiff Design Associates, it’s all about the Bauhaus. This makes perfect sense, because she grew up (and still lives) in a...

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Icon Status
By Diana Bitting and Bianca Smith | February 3, 2015

1. Elise Bergman
If you dreamt up a synthesis between a chic, polished urbanite and a rustic, earthy gypsy, you’d get this fashion designer in the flesh. Bergman’s journey started...

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Best In Design
By Diana Bitting, Andrea Mills, Jessie Sardina and Bianca Smith | February 3, 2015



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A Castle of One's Own
By Maile Pingel | February 2, 2015

Haute-Garonne, France
$35 million

Just a 25-minute drive south of Toulouse finds you in the tiny medieval village of Saint-Élix, where...

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Ottoman Reverie
By Ayesha Khan | February 2, 2015

From powerful Roman emperors to brilliant 21st century Nobel laureates, great leaders, thinkers and visionaries have called Istanbul home for millennia. Overlooking the ancient yet cosmopolitan metropolis from atop one of the city’s seven...

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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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