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The French Art of Living
By Andrea Mills | October 12, 2017

 

A historical Parisian address favored by such artists and celebrities as Isadora Duncan, Igor Stravinsky, Andy Warhol, Peggy Guggenheim and Madonna,...

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Our Town
By Becca Hensley | October 12, 2017

 

Urban villages aren’t a new idea. In the 19th century, a slew of them cropped up around the United States in a movement historians dubbed Utopian communities. Those master-planned hamlets, usually helmed by a...

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The Faces of Design
By Andrea Mills | October 12, 2017

NATE BERKUS ASSOCIATES
Nate Berkus may have found fame and fortune (being close friends with Oprah never hurts), but it’s the design cred of his firm...

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Home Trust
By Zlata Kozul Naumovski | October 12, 2017

Trust between a designer and client is paramount. For Jennie Bishop, a principal of Studio Gild, and Sarah and John Cobb, who hired her firm to remake their three-bedroom Lincoln Park condo into a family oasis with lots of...

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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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