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The Poppy House
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | January 31, 2018

Kenwood is a tiny neighborhood that, unless you’re from the South Side of Chicago, you’ve probably never heard of. With expansive lots and historic mansions a mere mile from the University of Chicago in Hyde Park, its...

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Sage Advice
By Elaine Markoutsas | January 31, 2018

The more time, energy and money that Lisa Radomski invested into her custom-built brick-and-limestone home in the Southport corridor, the more passion she had for it. Some decisions were more tedious than fun, but she looked...

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Building Up
By Andrea Mills | January 30, 2018

Sasha Adler, co-design director of Nate Berkus Associates, was in Paris when she found a pair of chandeliers and sconces that she knew would be perfect. “Dealers are constantly sending us new inventory, and sometimes an image is...

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Style Major
By Andrea Mills | January 30, 2018

With a passion for clothing and accessories, and armed with an art and art history degree from the University of Colorado, Elise Moyer moved to Chicago nine years ago to start a career. She found herself interning for the venerable...

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Abstract Appeal
By Tate Gunnerson | January 30, 2018

A passion for the Art Institute of Chicago inspired the vibrant approach of architect Michael Howells of Portland-based Howells Architecture + Design in the overhaul of a...

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Gray Matter
By Andrea Mills | January 30, 2018

 

As the creator of cult fashion brand Off-White, a collaborator with brands such as Nike, and the well-known former creative director for Kanye West, among other...

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The Light Fantastic
By Andrea Mills | January 30, 2018

 

“Lighting is a magical medium,” says Michael Anastassiades, who is known for his iconic designs for Flos as well as his own namesake studio. “It is difficult to find the right balance...

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Lasting Impressions
By Laura Eckstein Jones | January 25, 2018

 

When Wisconsin-born architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited Japan for the first time in 1905, like many visitors, he was taken by the country’s undeniable beauty and charm. It was a...

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The French Art of Living
By Andrea Mills | October 12, 2017

 

A historical Parisian address favored by such artists and celebrities as Isadora Duncan, Igor Stravinsky, Andy Warhol, Peggy Guggenheim and Madonna,...

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Our Town
By Becca Hensley | October 12, 2017

 

Urban villages aren’t a new idea. In the 19th century, a slew of them cropped up around the United States in a movement historians dubbed Utopian communities. Those master-planned hamlets, usually helmed by a...

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The Faces of Design
By Andrea Mills | October 12, 2017

NATE BERKUS ASSOCIATES
Nate Berkus may have found fame and fortune (being close friends with Oprah never hurts), but it’s the design cred of his firm...

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Home Trust
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | October 12, 2017

Trust between a designer and client is paramount. For Jennie Bishop, a principal of Studio Gild, and Sarah and John Cobb, who hired her firm to remake their three-bedroom Lincoln Park condo into a family oasis with lots of...

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