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Natural Selection
By Thomas Connors | February 5, 2016

When thinking of fine homes on the North Shore, it’s the traditionally inspired work of architects Howard Van Doren Shaw and David Adler that usually spring to mind. Although there are exceptions—most famously, the A. James...

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Best of Design
By The Editors with Addie Reese | February 4, 2016


Best Nursery: Gemma Parker Design 
Gemma Parker’s newly established eponymous...

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Town & Country
By Drew Limsky | February 4, 2016

The San Francisco Bay area isn’t simply an affluent metropolis fueled by tech industry innovation; it’s a global luxury capital whether you stay in the city or venture out. The Ritz-Carlton brand well understands this fact—and...

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Bring It Home
By Elaine Markoutsas | February 3, 2016

In the life of sports figures, things sometimes move at a rapid clip. When Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was traded to Chicago, there were only a few months to find a new home for his wife, Farrah; their two sons, Hudson, 5, and Walker, 2; and...

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Plum Project
By Rebecca Taras | February 3, 2016

There’s a lot of strategic thinking that goes into decorating a home, but when it comes to renovating a weekend pied-à-terre, it’s safe to say there’s room to have a little more fun. As proof positive, Aimee Wertepny of PROjECT...

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French Twist
By Tate Gunnerson | February 3, 2016

“Not many people have a closet with this kind of stunning view,” explains Shelly Handman of the well-appointed white rift oak-paneled dressing room overlooking the lake that he designed for his clients. Complete with its own balcony...

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Mix Masters
By Jessie Sardina | October 29, 2015

For anyone who has amassed a collection of family heirlooms, the challenge is familiar: How do you showcase the treasured antiques without compromising contemporary style and comfort?

It was this exact question that guided interior designers...

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Solid Gold
By Katie Orr | October 29, 2015

Stephanie Biegel gushed a little. “He offered to meet me for drinks at Gilt Bar—my favorite place—and it was like love at first sight.” She is talking about Stephen Young,...

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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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