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Best of Design: Best Collabs
By Andrea Mills and Jessie Sardina | January 23, 2017

Best Art & Design Collective
Live Edge Chicago

Equal parts furniture showroom, gallery and event space, the...

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Best of Design: Out & About
By Andrea Mills and Jessie Sardina | January 23, 2017

Reader’s choice
Roister

Chicago’s dream team of restaurateurs Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas decided...

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Best of Design: At Home
By Andrea Mills and Jessie Sardina | January 23, 2017

Best Open-Concept Space
Donna Mondi Interior Design
Leave it to Donna Mondi to prove that an open...

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Surprise Twist
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | January 20, 2017

The first thing Brianne Bishop’s client told her was that she did not want a stuffy, formal or boring home. The family’s previous home was clean and modern and, Bishop admits, had awesome furniture. But none of it came with...

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Fully Loaded
By Amanda Freidman Eberstein | January 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Fresh Start
By Elaine Markoutsas | January 20, 2017

The strength and integrity of a well-designed building demands equal treatment in its interiors. Soon after Mark Gertzof purchased a 2,500-square-foot, two-bedroom unit on the 23rd floor of a distinctive 24-story River North condominium designed...

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New Vocabulary
By Tate Gunnerson | January 20, 2017

“We do two things very well,” interior designer Tom Stringer admits. “We help our clients create a sense of space, and we help them tell their story.”

In this case, Stringer was hired to help write a new chapter...

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House of Windsor
By Phebe Wahl | January 20, 2017

Top tastemaker Windsor Smith has earned a fevered following for her chic, classic interiors that feature a flash of whimsy. For her product launch with...

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Culture Club
By Tate Gunnerson | January 20, 2017

“We tend to shy away from anything too iconic,” explains Sean Cowan of the rarefied ’70s-era furniture, artwork and accessories that he and partner Eric Silvestrim showcase at their Edgewater showroom,...

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Feels Like Home
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | January 20, 2017

Home base will always be Chicago for this semiretired commodities trader and his wife. But with two adult children no longer living with them and two other homes under their ownership, they decided home base needed to be smaller and...

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Behind the Scenes: Studio Gang
By Jessie Sardina | January 18, 2017

Long before the Vista Tower was a lofty vision of tessellating steel and glass along Chicago’s eastern swath of lakeshore, it was a pair of classic red-and-white movie-theater-style popcorn boxes stacked...

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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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