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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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Name Games
Diana Bitting | April 9, 2013

Pudgy! Skinny jeans! Creature! Hug hearts! GooseGuss! Pitcher plant! Leg warmer! Hoodie! Frankie and Johnnie! No, this isn’t a Pictionary dictation. Call it a compilation of “pet names” for Jordan Mozer’s projects all over the...

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Design Trip!
Meghan McEwen | April 9, 2013

When Ravenswood-based interior designer Patrizio Fradiani and his partner took a day trip to Civita di Bagnoregio from their Tuscan farmhouse-as-European-retreat, Fradiani felt a pull the moment he walked across the long, slender pedestrian bridge. “It...

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Creature Comforts
Katie Orr | April 9, 2013

The redesign of a young family’s Oak Street condominium is marked by the marriage of opposing elements: stained bamboo and polished lacquer; woven rugs and smooth marble. Upon entering the foyer and catching that first glimpse, there’s a...

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Punk, Rocked!
Margaret Sutherlin | April 9, 2013

Punk music, flashy lighting and contemporary art make for quite the interiors mashup in Nicholas Moriarty’s latest local project. “The client loves to DJ, and has a really big appreciation for British alternative rock and punk music,”...

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Faux Real!
Lily Hansen | April 9, 2013

Juxtaposed with the surreal, trompe l’oeil aesthetic of their work, Bozena Kapcia and Renata Czerkies–owners of R&B Faux Studio (—are refreshingly down-to-earth. It...

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Team Building
Diana Bitting | April 9, 2013

Longtime friends Aaron Pahmier of Green Sawn and Bladon Conner of Bladon Conner Design Studio have made it official: They’re pairing off professionally. And their Round Extension table, under the new collective name Aaron Bladon (...

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The Furnish Line
Diana Bitting | January 21, 2013

Furnishly (, the online interiors marketplace making a name for itself by selling upscale local furnishings, makes decking out your new digs as easy as as one, two, three. First,...

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Unforgettable Uruguay
Janet O’Grady | January 10, 2013

Buen dia,” says Maximiliano Broquen, director of Vik Retreats, as we whisk off to lunch at a laid-back, whitewashed beach shack called La Huella on Playa Brava. We sit facing the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying a simple...

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