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Living in Color
By Elaine Markoutsas | October 26, 2015

It started as a typical design job for Donna Mondi—except that the client also happened to be her boyfriend, making it a little awkward for budgets, critiques and all.

She tackled the project with a bit of trepidation, but the...

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Artful Lodging
By Cindy Hirschfeld | October 26, 2015

One of the first things you see as you enter the new 165-room luxury hotel officially named The ART, located in Denver’s Golden Triangle, is “Wall Drawing #397,” a bold...

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Real Estates
By Andrea Mills, Jessie Sardina, Rebecca Taras and David Zivan; research by Sydney Price | July 24, 2015

The perpetual vacation you’ve been looking for can be found in one of Chicago’s luxury hotel-based residences.


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Larger Than Life
By Amalie Drury | July 24, 2015

Step one: Give away all of your furniture. It was an inevitable part of the process when Ana and Patrick McCauley gave up suburban life in Houston to follow Patrick’s executive pharmaceutical career path to Chicago. And none of their Texas-...

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Close to Home
By Rebecca Taras | July 24, 2015

When you move into an iconic structure like the Palmolive Building, one thing’s for certain: An ordinary living space simply won’t do. The former Playboy Building is dripping with classic elegance, so it was just natural that resident...

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Global Access
By Tate Gunnerson | July 23, 2015

Ten months after Nadim and Beth began dating, they embarked on a yearlong journey around the world, visiting far-flung locales such as Turkey, Egypt and Uganda, where they volunteered in an orphanage. “Make it or break it,” Nadim...

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Destination: Second Home
Produced by Beth Weitzman | Writing by Ayesha Khan | July 23, 2015

Park Lane Ala Moana
Honolulu, Hawaii

Design Appeal ...

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Italian Masters
By Patti Dickey | July 23, 2015

Neighbor to a gleaming modern skyscraper, sporting a glistening new wing and located directly across from Milan’s iconic train station, Milano Centrale (modeled after Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, and a magnificent structure in...

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The Biennial Man
By Mark Wilson | July 22, 2015

Ty Tabing wasn’t planning to get the job. He was visiting Chicago on a brief vacation last August, recharging from two years in Singapore where he’d been spearheading a new business district along the city’s central river....

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Southside Sway
By Andrea Mills, Jessie Sardina, Lisa Shames and Rebecca Taras | July 22, 2015

While Pilsen might once have been a place you avoided after sundown, it’s no secret that the Lower West Side neighborhood is quickly joining the ranks of cool places to hang—by day and...

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Season Opener
By The Editors with Elaine Markoutsas | April 29, 2015

“Our clients had purchased the lot next door to this home, so we were hired to knit the two spaces together without punching a bunch of windows into the elevation,” says architect...

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Labor of Love
By Katie Schroeder | April 23, 2015

To say Frank Mariani has completed the outdoor space of his Lake Forest home would be a slight misstatement. Although the owner of Mariani Landscape—one of the country’s top...

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