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The Color Whisperer
By Megan Kulick | July 16, 2018


Paint can be overwhelming; just the color blue has 400-plus shades to choose from! How do you help people simplify the process? It’s all about undertones! You can eliminate many shades very quickly...

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Natural Beauty
By Rhonda Reinhart | July 13, 2018

One of the first things you notice about Tierra Patagonia is that you almost don’t notice it at all. Situated on the shores of Lake Sarmiento, to the east of Chile’s Torres del...

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Iris Apfel in Living Color
By Phebe Wahl | July 13, 2018


“I love what I do,” declares Iris Apfel. “I’m passionate about it, so I guess that’s a good energy feeder.” Earlier this year, the 96-year-old partnered with...

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Old is New Again
By Kerrie Kennedy | April 3, 2018

When Chicago interior designer Claire Staszak of Centered by Design was recently asked to reboot a magnificent beaux-arts prewar residence on Lake Shore Drive, what came to mind was a certain Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem: What was good was...

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Clean Slate
By Elaine Markoutsas | April 3, 2018

Soon after meeting in the Midwest and getting married, a job took this young couple around the world—from locations that ranged from Calgary, Alberta, to Dublin, Ireland. Eventually their life of adventure landed them in New York City,...

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Style Fusion
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | April 3, 2018

It’s a story familiar to many young couples in Chicago: buy a dated ’80s home in Lincoln Park—complete with a glass-block wall—for their family of two young children, with a third on the way, and a dog. He loves modern...

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Thai Surprises
By Drew Limsky | April 3, 2018


When Sutep Patsuteesutti of Studio Chemistri in Bangkok set to work on two family-owned Phuket resorts—the lavish Sino-Portuguese-style Sri Panwa and the swank...

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Modern Oasis
By Judy Giannetto | April 3, 2018

The inviting minimalism and simple architecture of a post-midcentury-modern home in Winnetka was what made two well-traveled animal lovers fall in love with it at first sight. But they didn’t fall in love with everything: The property was...

Celerie Kemble

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New Light
By Phebe Wahl | April 3, 2018

“My collection was inspired heavily by a desire to see softer materials, juxtapositions and mixes of these materials—like leather, milk glass, wood and églomisé—with the harder edges often shown in lighting,” says interior designer...

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Show Piece
By Andrea Mills | April 3, 2018


This event “will feature the most extensive and representative selection of contract goods ever assembled under one roof,” said W.O. Ollman, general manager of the Merchandise Mart in 1969—the year that NeoCon was launched...

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