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Pushing the Edge
By Tate Gunnerson | October 12, 2017

A prim and proper vibe has its place, but it wasn’t the feeling that the owners of a four-bedroom condo on a busy corner in Chicago’s Gold Coast envisioned for their new home—despite its stately...

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Labor of Love
By Tate Gunnerson | October 12, 2017

John Holmes and Jenni Sorenson joke that for every baby boy they bring into the world, they also buy a new loft on the eighth floor of their River North building. Sure, moving might be easier than merging two units into one...

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Iron Man
By Jessie Sardina | October 12, 2017

 

To understand the kind of designer Jonathan Nesci is, it is helpful to know what he isn’t: He is not a by-the-books kind of guy; he isn’t into rushing things; he’s not too keen on cocktail parties; he isn...

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Natural Wonder
By Phebe Wahl | October 12, 2017

 

“I’m inspired by things from my past and from every day,” says designer Michael Aram, who unveiled an impressive array of collections ranging...

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Cottage Gem
By Megan Kulick | October 12, 2017

Francia Harris had a vision: hosting fabulous dinner parties for her friends followed by a night of solid sleep—no more 2am wake-ups from the club letting out down the street from her River North condo. Harris’ dreams came...

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American Master
By Phebe Wahl | July 6, 2017

“The point of this collection is history with horsepower—where we sample the very best of the past, but we move it forward,” explains interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber of his new partnership with...

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Mi Amore
By Elaine Markoutsas | July 6, 2017

The first time I arrived in Lake Como, Italy, it took my breath away. The inspiring landscape of lush vegetation, terra-cotta roofs and pastel architecture rising above chameleon waters against a backdrop of the snowcapped Italian Alps is...

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All in the Family
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | July 6, 2017

Designer Elizabeth Krueger has worked with her brother Robert dozens of times over his seven years as founder of...

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Flip Side
By Elaine Markoutsas | July 6, 2017

As is often the case with winter-weary Chicagoans, Megan and Jordan Dorfman regularly went to Florida in search of sun and quickly fell in love with a particular surfer stretch near Delray Beach. After renting for six years, they decided...

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Full House
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | July 6, 2017

They say it takes a village, and such was the case for a Wilmette couple with three children when planning a small renovation of their Grand Beach, Mich., home. Originally purchased for quick family getaways, the house soon became...

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Ahead of the Curve
By Tate Gunnerson | July 6, 2017

Temperate weather and lush palm trees make the tony seaside resort community of Palm Beach a destination for winter-weary souls from far and wide. Its natural blue and green hues also inspired the...

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