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Defined by Design
By Melanie Rud Chadwick | October 19, 2016

Alison Victoria may have spent the past five years as the host of HGTV’s Kitchen Crashers, but the owner of Alison Victoria Interiors has a repertoire far beyond kitchens, having designed everything from hotels to...

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Modern Vision
By Thomas Connors | October 19, 2016

If you own a black and orange Rothko, you don’t bring in someone to switch it out to yellow and blue. That argument might also be made if you live in one of the lakefront condos by iconic architect Mies van der Rohe, yet any number of his...

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All in Good Taste
By Rhonda Reinhart | October 19, 2016

It has been more than two years since Knoll acquired your company, even though you remain CEO. How have things changed for you since then? Actually, not very much. A little simpler in that I’m supposed to be focusing...

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Dealer's Choice
By Jessie Sardina | October 19, 2016

For many, putting together an artful space proposes a classic dilemma: Which comes first—the furnishings or the art? But for Matthew Rachman—whose restored 1893...

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Dramatic Entrance
By Bonnie Davidson | October 19, 2016

Fifty-two panes of thick, triple-laminated glass and 16 fin-shape beams made of carbon fiber—a superlightweight, superstrong material most often used in the aerospace industry and the construction of Formula One race cars—...

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Relaxed Luxury
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | October 17, 2016

Graceland West—it may sound elegant and glamorous, yet the 6,000-square-foot single-family home on a spacious corner lot in one of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods is anything but. And that’s perfectly okay with...

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Trees of Life
By Thomas Connors | October 17, 2016

The term “tree hugger” can be a badge of honor, and you don’t have be a charter member of the Sierra Club or a Greenpeace activist to fit the bill. Take the case of this Lincoln Park couple: Having lived for years in an 1890s...

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White Light
By Tate Gunnerson | October 17, 2016

“My client wanted a house that looked like it was on the ocean,” explains Lauren Coburn of the massive renovation of a contemporary manse in Glen Ellyn that she designed for family living with three kids and two large dogs. “The...

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Astounding Abodes
By Bonnie Davidson | July 19, 2016

215 Chrystie
New York City, N.Y.
THE BUZZ Rising 340 feet above the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 215 Chrystie...

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Back to Glamour
By Andrea Mills | July 18, 2016

“Ali always loved this house,” says John Lynch of the historical Victorian home originally built in 1885 in Wicker Park that he and his wife, Ali, bought three years ago. Coincidentally, designer Summer Thornton also loved this house...

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Light House
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | July 18, 2016

The unapologetically modern home going up in Western Springs, a charming community 15 miles west of Chicago dotted with mature trees, traditional homes and a town butcher, piqued neighbors’ curiosity. It was similar in size and scale to...

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Estate of Grace
By Tate Gunnerson | July 18, 2016

“These clients wanted to bring a piece of the city to the suburbs,” explains interior designer Tracy Hickman of the sprawling French colonial-style house in Hinsdale that she decorated for a software executive and his wife, and...

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