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When I was a kid, summer always felt like a new beginning with so much opportunity stretched out in front of you: new adventures, new friends, a chance to reinvent yourself. As an adult, you don’t always get the same feeling of excitement, but this year, I feel it again! We have accomplished a lot and have our sights on even bigger and better things. Looking to the future, I can’t help but reflect on the past and how far Interiors Chicago has come. Some of my fondest memories are of our fifth anniversary celebration, which included an insane Showhouse at the Ritz Carlton Residences with an all-star design lineup; partnering with the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart for the inspirational DreamHome; and building meaningful partnerships with DIFFA, ASID, IIDA and AIA. And of course, my personal favorite, the countless coffee chats and dinner dates with some of Chicago’s most talented designers and architects, as well as those upand-comers on the verge of a big break. Needless to say, overseeing this magazine has been a dream come true. But as they say, the only thing that is constant is change, and I was recently named the Midwest associate publisher for Modern Luxury. With my new beginning comes one for Interiors Chicago—Becca West (formerly Soske). For the last 2 1/2 years, Becca has been an incredible ad director, showing her passion for the magazine and a deep respect and understanding of the industry, and I know she will thrive in her new role as publisher. They say when you do something you love, it doesn’t feel like work, and for me, that has been true. I have been in this industry for eight years and loved every minute. I have been able to work with the best in the business in collaborating with all of you, but more importantly, I have been inspired by all of your talent and cherish the friendships I’ve made. I couldn’t be prouder of this magazine, my team and the community we have built. In the capable hands of our editor-in-chief, Andrea Mills, and Becca West, I know it’s only onward and upward. Cheers to summer and to new beginnings!
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I recently spent a weekend away with family that, due to distance, I don’t get to see very often. Within minutes after welcome hugs, my 2 1/2-yearold niece grabbed my hand to show me her “room” (the hotel’s standard suite) and the special bed that was just for her. It hit the point home that our space shapes our experience and reminded me of a lecture Jean-Louis Cohen—architect and architecture historian, and professor—recently gave to members of The American Institute of Architects at the WPA showroom. Cohen is an expert in modern architecture and city planning, and the discussion was about Le Corbusier’s theories of decoration and functionalism. What stuck with me was his examination of Le Corbusier’s tiny vacation bunker, Le Cabanon, for the simplicity of the furnishings, the importance of the flow of space, the placement of the windows and mainly how the cabin shows, in Cohen’s words, “that your interior is a microcosm that shapes your view of the larger macrocosm.” Similarly, your view of the world can shape your interior. One of my favorite examples of this is the new construction by a young couple who travel extensively and incorporated elements of Moorish cultures into the style and design of their new home by Searl Lamaster Howe Architects in Evanston (“Global Access”). Since this is the annual Real Estate and Second Homes Issue, we’ve tracked down other decadent residences around the world, and right here in Chicago, that just happen to be on the market (“Destination: Second Home” and “Real Estates” respectively). As always, we bring you what’s new, notable and trending in design and seek out local talent to profile—there is an impressively huge amount of it in Chicago, and I’d love your suggestions of whom to include. Speaking of local talent, as we were wrapping up this issue, NeoCon was in full force, and I had the pleasure of talking to Luminaire owner Nasir Kassamali at one of the off-site parties. He was reminiscing about Massimo Vignelli and his philosophies, which are a guiding principle for Luminaire—a dedication to creating environments and championing product design that affects people’s lives for the better. I am pretty sure that years from now, my niece will have no idea her hotel room was a bland mix of browns and her little legs didn’t have enough room in the crib (she insisted on curling up there nonetheless), but she was so excited, it doesn’t even matter. Good design or not, that space will forever be part of her being and linked to good memories. And really, at the end of the day, any design that makes our lives better, richer and more memorable is a good one.
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60 Shelly Handman loved working
with Chicago clients in California’s Rancho Mirage so much, he bought his own second home there .
33 Designer tubs; deluxe, handmade
beds; live art restoration; honoring Le Corbusier; mineral lights; unexpected gallery pop-ups; summer stages and design news; plus, the best of NeoCon .
66 Designer Wendy Labrum recreates the home in the Cameron Diaz flick The Holiday for a Bucktown reno .
46 Runway to Home: Origami-like
folds make their way to furnishings; nature-inspired design; indigo is the season’s best blue hue .
72 4 East Elm is breaking ground, and we have the lowdown on the features of the hot property .
LIVING IN CHICAGO SPOTLIGHT
54 Update Interiors, the Goop pop-up
74 From owner Patrick Cullen and
designer John H . Wolf, Bucktown’s cozy new lounge Presidio blends West Coast cool with homey warmth .
53 Chicago-based Caste Design lights things up with their new collection .
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54 120 Behind the scenes in Miami at the
first Maison&Objet Americas show—a microcosm of its namesake in Paris
105 Egg Collective was a rising star at
the recent ICFF in New York, and we can see why. Here’s a peek at some of their new pieces.
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106 A masterful renovation of Milan’s
grande dame Excelsior Hotel Gallia, led by renowned designer Marco Piva, bridges old and new design cues in Italy’s most style-conscious city.
112 Pilsen has turned a corner, and its rough edges are smoothing out. From organic tacos to cold-pressed juices to a vibrant roster of artists, the community has created the area, and it’s worth checking out.
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INTERIOR MONOLOGUE 160 Ty Tabing, director of the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial, discusses the waterfront, hot dogs and Chicago as a design destination.
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DESTINATION: SECOND HOMES
82 Plan your big getaway in design driven style. Impeccable second (or third, or fourth) home opportunities abound, from Hawaiian high-living to South Florida flash to Caribbean cool.
86 A young couple’s travels abroad
LARGER THAN LIFE
92 Designers Sarah Vaile and Hayley O’Hara of Sarah Whit Interior Design reimagine a Gold Coast condo for Texas transplants.
CLOSE TO HOME
98 Designer Kate Taylor creates a tailored, sophisticated space inspired by her brother’s travels for his condo in the iconic Palmolive Building.
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“My favorite piece of the city is the lakefront path—specifically when you’re heading south along North Avenue Beach and see the Hancockdominant skyline. Suddenly the name ‘Gold Coast’ feels so perfectly apt.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF REAL ESTATE IN CHICAGO?
–MARK WILSON, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
“The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago is truly an international hub for modern and contemporary art. To be there among so many visitors makes you really feel like a global citizen.” –JESSICA COCHRAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
“The Driehaus Museum is my favorite piece of real estate in Chicago. It’s like stepping back in time. Plus they put up the city’s best decorations for Christmas and Halloween. It’s absolutely magical.”
“My favorite home in Chicago, that I’d love to both photograph and own is the house on Wrightwood designed by Tadao Ando. But I’m also in love with the new shipping container structures that have taken off in Denmark. I’d love to shake up the neighborhood with a very minimalist container design where the landscaping is the only equalizing attribute among the other homes.”
–BRANDY KRAFT, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
–FRANK ISHMAN, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
“I’d love to live in one of the historic mansions on Hutchinson Street in Buena Park. There are a few surprise blocks of big old homes with yards and driveways tucked away, and it’s superclose to the lake. It’s like a little slice of the North Shore—but 10 minutes from downtown.” –AMALIE DRURY, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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CALENDAR By Jessie Sardina
OCT. 3JAN. 3
Join the Illinois chapters of ASID, IIDA and IIDC for an evening of revelry and creative cocktails by Soho House mixologist Amy Probasco. 6pm. Tickets $50. 325 N. Wells St., 312.467.1950, iida.org
Chicago Architecture Biennial
The inaugural event explores The State of the Art of Architecture through an impressive array of exhibits, full-scale installations and events throughout Chicago. Times vary. Multiple locations, 312.854.8200,
Dearborn Garden Walk
Explore the outdoor spaces of the Gold Coast’s most stunning homes as well as an array of themed designer garden vignettes at this 57th annual event. Noon. Tickets $35. 45 W. North Blvd., dearborngardenwalk.com
AUG. 7SEPT. 26 Field Study
Hosted in conjunction with Filter Photo Festival, Field Study explores the complex relationship between humans and nature. Times vary. David Weinberg Photography, 300 W. Superior St., Ste. 203, 312.529.5090, d-weinberg.com
SEPT. 17-20 EXPO Chicago The annual International Exposition of Contemporary &
Modern Art presents pieces from more than 140 galleries around the world. Times vary. Opening night Vernissage tickets from $100, three-dayweekend ticket $30. Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., expochicago.com
SEPT. 16 Fifth Star Awards
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events honors five key Chicago artists, including famed architect and designer Stanley Tigerman. 7pm. Free. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., cityofchicago.org/dcase
SEPT. 19JAN. 3 Making Place: The Architecture of
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SEPT. 24 Talent Auction
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benefiting the Illinois Interior Design Coalition. 5:30pm. $10 entry fee. Interface Flor showroom, 345 N. Wells St., 3rd Floor, 312.467.1950, iida.org
SEPT. 26-27 Randolph Street Market
Don’t miss this season’s last outdoor iteration of the vintage, indie and antique bazaar. 10am. Tickets from $8. Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., randolphstreetmarket.com
The Chicago Tradition in Architecture: Inspiration or Artifact?
The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects, with the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, hosts a keynote address on the changing tradition of Chicago’s architecture. 5:30pm. University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., aiachicago.org
OCT. 30 IIDA Halloween Bowl
Don your best costume for the Illinois Interior Design Association’s sixth annual Halloween celebration. Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey Parkway, 312.467.1950, iida.org
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BATH TIME Kelly Hoppen’s collaboration with apaiser references nature. This tub is part of the aptly named Harmony collection.
Known for her star-studded clientele (David and Victoria Beckham, Madonna, and Elton John, to name a few) and projects that range from chalets to private yachts and jets to family town homes, London-based designer Kelly Hoppen recently partnered with Australia’s apaiser on a new line of bathware. The beautiful collection recently launched in the U.K. and had its debut on this side of the ocean at Maison&Objet Americas in Miami. True to Hoppen’s style, it is a sophisticated, subtle fusion of Eastern influences with a modern, Western slant incorporating neutral tones and organic shapes. Inspired by a lotus flower, the Harmony tub has a reclaimed marble core coupled with apaiser’s environmentally sustainable marble stone composite. Each piece is hand-finished and customizable, allowing designers to enhance the bathing experience. “Sensory appeal has emerged as a worldwide trend in bathrooms,” says Belinda Try, executive director of apaiser. There is a movement away “from function to enjoyment,” she adds—a movement that is bringing art to the bath and luxury to simple things. Harmony round bathtub from $8,578, basin from $1,068, both by Kelly Hoppen for apaiser, apaiser.com (to the trade) –Andrea Mills
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FINE DESIGN In the talented hands of James Gorski and Tom Nahabedian of Chicago-based Bureau|AD (bureau-ad.com), a nondescript gift shop was transformed into French cuisineleaning River North restaurant Brindille. The intimate spot is full of curved banquettes, light fixtures that resemble tree branches—brindille is French for “twig” or “new growth”— and muted tones of gray, cream and gold that make it a stunning respite to enjoy the culinary talents of celebrated chef Carrie Nahabedian (Tom’s cousin) and Michael Nahabedian (Tom’s brother). We’re not the only ones who are smitten—Bureau|AD and Brindille recently won the James Beard Award for outstanding restaurant design. All in the family, indeed. 534 N. Clark St., 312.595.1616, brindille-chicago.com –Lisa Shames 33 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
CHIC CUISINE The striking rustic-meets-elegant Brindille took home the James Beard Award for design.
NOW IN CHICAGO | NEW & NOTABLE What happens when a priest, an exotic dancer and an artist mingle on the upper deck of a transAtlantic ship? It may sound like the setup of a joke, but artist Francis Picabia’s 1913 voyage home after attending the Armory Show, the first exhibition of modern art in the United States, inspired him to paint “Edtaonisl,” which remained in a corner of his studio until it was discovered by Marcel Duchamp in the 1940s. “Much like the composition, it is a combination of ideas and memory broken apart and reconfigured,” explains Allison Langley, a conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago, who is completing the yearlong restoration of the painting in a public display at the Art Institute of Chicago’s light-filled Morton Wing from now through September. Working in a rectangular public enclosure, Langley will use a small brush to painstakingly fill in areas of paint loss, which have been covered with white putty that is textured to match the original surface. “My goal with the treatment is to make the damages disappear so that one can appreciate Picabia’s dynamic composition and wonderfully varied paint surface,” Langley explains. “By removing the nonoriginal varnish layer, the artist’s intentional surface variations and sheen will be newly revealed.” 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312.443.3600, artic.edu –Tate Gunnerson
HISTORY REVEALED Francis Picabia’s “Edtaonisl” will be the star of a live restoration at the Art Institute.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL The Art Institute of Chicago uncovers a curious painting from the past.
The number of Chicagoans who live within a 10-minute walk of The 606, the newly opened bike and trail system named after the ZIP code of the four neighborhoods it crosses
Years it was in development
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Gold Standard If you are a fan of the timeless, sophisticated style for which design house Donghia is known, the newest collection will not disappoint. The company has long expanded upon its starting offering of luxury textiles, and each furniture release seems to outdo the last. Our favorite is the Anchor table, a customizable and modular chrome stainless steel base with a glass top, for its sculptural quality and practical (read: durable and easy to clean) materials. Form and function, indeed. Price on request, SUR LA TABLE Donghia’s Anchor table 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 631, is as visually stunning 312.822.0766, donghia.com –AM as it is functional. 34 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
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ELEMENTAL LIGHTING New collections are incorporating minerals and highlighting the organic patterns in natural, translucent stone and raw crystal, adding a brilliant new dimension to light design. –Elaine Markoutsas
Hubble Bubble Like hot molten blown glass, this distorted globe by Tom Dixon appears to dance as light bounces and reﬂects off of its uneven surface. A collaboration with the Swedish design collective FRONT, it has been described as similar to telescopic images of the cosmos. It is translucent when illuminated and has a beautiful mirrored finish when it’s turned off. Melt pendant in copper, $1,100, Lightology, 215 W. Chicago Ave., 312.944.1000, lightology.com
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Natural alabaster creates a mellow glow in this sconce, part of Kelly Wearstler’s new lighting collection
Lukas Machnik is crafted from bronze and Lemurian quartz, a raw crystal. “The [necklace] is a signature; I blew it up to be quite large in scale, but it is still reﬂective with the same
for Visual Comfort. Set in a prong frame of antique burnished brass, it is like jewelry for your wall. Melange sconce, $525, by Kelly Wearstler at Circa Lighting, 444 N. Wells St., 312.321.1869, circalighting.com
soul,” says Machnik. $18,600, LMD studio, 3845 S. Winchester Ave., lmd-studio.com
Artist George Venson began transferring his vivid paintings to digitally printed wallpapers only last year but has quickly acclaimed star status with his company, Voutsa. Now, his graphic watercolors that tap into everything from birds, blooms and butterﬂies to Russian icons and Greek vases, have become the object of Anthropologie’s attention—the brand collaborated with the young designer and will introduce the new collection this summer. For his first retail partner, Venson created a sophisticated, whimsical take on the season’s hot ﬂora and fauna theme that will become the fabric of Anthropologie’s new summer collection of chairs and sofas. “I think about how the pattern functions conceptually,” says the artist, who translates his watercolors to wallcoverings and PRETTY PATTERNS fabrics. “How a particular animal relates to an expansive pattern—ﬂying, climbing, The wingback chair by George Venson for Anthropologie is swarming. I like really unique colors and combinations.” Walls coming alive, indeed. a welcome dose of whimsy. Birds wingback chair $1,398, Anthropologie, anthropologie.com –EM
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SUMMER STOCK Ragdale, the Lake Forest artists’ residency that is housed on the estate of Howard Van Doren Shaw, continues the tradition of building a summer outdoor performance space with the third annual Ragdale Ring competition. Chicago’s Design With Company, led by the architectural team of Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer, won this year’s competition with “Shaw Town”: a structure that resembles a large-scale wooden toy box complete with oversize pillows for the audience to sit on. In early summer, their team of 11 moved to Lake Forest and lived at Ragdale for the three weeks it took to construct their vision. What was your design inspiration? SH: There’s a lot of overlap with Shaw’s exterior shapes for the pillows and also his interior
elements—like grouping things in threes—and his cutouts. We wanted to make it playful too; people will be sitting on these giant pillow buildings. It’s a big commitment to enter and win a competition. What was your motivation? AN: A design competition is a way to explore and further our work. We’re interested in the overlap between narrative and architecture, and a project like this gives us ideas that we’ll play with for years. What’s it like to see this all come together? SH: Everyone on the team has really varied backgrounds—one person is a comic book artist— and so we’re all learning as we’re doing. AN: It’s like a design review in school where everyone has input and ownership. ragdale.org –Laura Hine
“Fit for a queen” is a phrase Vispring takes seriously. In fact, the luxury U.K.-based mattress-maker has been providing a cozy place for the royal family to rest their heads since 1901. Now, Chicagoans (noble or not) can indulge in catching some zzz’s on one of the company’s bespoke mattresses, as Chicago Luxury Beds adds Vispring to its stock. Our recommendation for the ultimate slumber? The Masterpiece Superb, a decadently plush mattress filled with hand-teased Shetland Isle wool, European horsetail, cashmere and alpaca that requires six hours of hand-sewing to build. Sweet dreams. Masterpiece Superb queen mattress from $23,695, Chicago Luxury Beds, 440 N. Wells St., 312.527.5337, vispring.com – Jessie Sardina
Light may travel faster than sound, but one team of designers is closing that gap. The new UMA sound lantern, designed by Pablo Pardo and Carmine Deganello, integrates LED illumination with high-end audio—“a lantern for the modern age,” as Pardo explains. The compact size, bluetooth capability and leather strap make it ideal for outdoor entertaining. $449, by Pablo Designs at Lightology, 215 W. Chicago Ave., 312.944.1000, lightology.com –Steffanee Wang 38 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
BEAUTY SLEEP Vispring’s custom hand-stitched mattresses are of impeccable quality.
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HAUTE SEAT Clockwise from top: LC2 chair, $4,560, LC1 chair, $2,200, and LC4 lounger, $3,495, all by Cassina at WPA, 314 W. Superior St., 312.335,3855, wpachicago.com; cassina.com.
CELEBRATING LE CORBUSIER August commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Swiss-born French architect, painter, author, urban planner, designer and theorist Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris. Better known as Le Corbusier, the architect’s anniversary is attracting attention around the globe—from a major exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris to a lecture with French architect and history professor Jean-Louis Cohen here in Chicago. Widely known as one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier, it seems, is still able to inspire rage (recent discoveries of his
writings suggest, to some, he was a Nazi sympathizer) and inspiration (his architectural theories of purism and use of steel, plate glass and reinforced concrete are hallmarks of modernism today). He connected architecture to revolution, but he also connected housing to quality of life. Professor Cohen’s presentation to American Institute of Architects members at the WPA showroom this spring connected Le Corbusier’s path to his legacy. As Cohen sums it up, “The proof of Le Corbusier’s success is the vast amount of copies still being produced today.” –AM
GOOD READ The newest book from the trendy e-commerce site is a must-read for designforward travelers.
Founded by a Portuguese entrepreneur more than six years ago, Farfetch has been revolutionizing the way people buy fashion ever since. Making the global market accessible, the website has an editorial edge and partners with carefully selected stores known for their unique approach and hard-to-find yet covetable items. Think Kuro denim from Tokyo and designer finds from boutiques such as Pompeu Baqueira in Spain or Slam Jam in Ferrara, Italy, delivered to your doorstep. Farfetch Curates Design ($25, Assouline) is the second book in the website’s three-part series and features beautiful photos of Farfetch boutique owners’ personal homes with an insider’s take on design capitals around the world—Chicago included. We are proud Farfetch thinks of us for our “adventurous architecture” and as a city “gaining momentum to reclaim its rightful status as one of America’s star cities.” farfetch.com –AM 40 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
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The Art of Hospitality With hotels as their galleries, these are five of the best unexpected art installations you need to know about. –Jessica Cochran
The Four Seasons Hotel’s curated selection by New York-based Elizabeth Weiner boasts works by Magritte, Stella, Rosenquist and Lichtenstein throughout the lobbies and Allium restaurant. 120 E. Delaware Place, 312.280.8800, fourseasons.com/chicagofs
CUSTOM CONCEPT In the short time since Marta Calle has taken on Interior Define, the young company’s furniture offerings and upholstery options have expanded, with 50 new fabrics that include leather and linen. Also up: a move from Bucktown to Lincoln Park. The doors to a bigger, better location on Armitage will open in September.
Chicago-Centric Two commissioned works by local painter Francine Turk for the Hyatt Centric’s front lobby offer a crash course in Chicago history. “1956” features names of Chicago blues greats, and “Sunday Blues” is inspired by the legendary Maxwell Street Market. 100 W. Monroe St., 312.236.1234, theloopchicago. centric.hyatt.com
Lobby art in The James Hotel is curated by prominent local dealer Monique Meloche, guaranteeing edgy and relevant revolving installations. 55 E. Ontario St., 312.337.1000, jameshotels.com/chicago
A corporate honcho steps into an entrepreneurial role. it’s gotten, the more I recognized an opportunity,” Calle says. “I’ve been in this business for 30 years, and when you get to be my age… let’s just say I enjoy what I’m learning now. The days go by quickly.” Just two months into the position, Calle is working with Royer on a new assortment of products—a sleeper sofa, slipcovers and side chairs—and taking Interior Define’s upholsterycustomization concept to the next level, making it even clearer to shoppers what their options are when it comes to choosing fabrics, legs and colors. “The millennial generation loves making things their own, and we want them to have fun doing it,” Calle says. Royer admits it was a bold move for a company of Interior Define’s size to pursue an executive like Calle. “Now that she’s here, we’re kind of unfairly advantaged in this business,” says Royer. Calle, meanwhile, has changed her tune on the whole CEO thing. “I love being at a startup; you do everything. I’m going to be 60 this year, and I’m ramping up all over again.” –Amalie Drury 42 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
For a monthly program entitled House Graffiti on Green, Soho House Chicago has enlisted the city’s top graffiti artists to create outdoor art on the building’s cornerstones. 113 N. Green St., 312.521.8000, sohohouse.com
The secret stairwell at the Thompson Hotel, featuring some of Chicago’s most interesting talents, is a must on the itinerary of any intrepid art explorer. 21 E. Bellevue Place, 312.266.2100, thompsonhotels.com
HISTORY LESSON Francine Turk’s “Sunday Blues,” on display at Hyatt Centric, incorporates drawing over painting, a technique inspired by Picasso.
Last summer, Marta Calle left her bigwig post as president and chief merchant of Northbrook-based Crate & Barrel after 14 years, and a recruiter was helping her look for the Next Big Thing. It never crossed her mind that she’d stay in Chicago at a startup with some young guns. But the founders of Interior Define (interiordefine.com), a 1-year-old company that’s changing the way people shop for modern sofas, had their hearts set on Calle, who had brought style and vision to Crate & Barrel and its colorful little sister, CB2. At first, she passed. “I wanted to be on the creative side, not be a CEO,” she says. Interior Define founder Rob Royer and Chief Financial Officer Jordan Diab landed an invite to a holiday party via board member Andy Dunn, charmed Calle and eventually landed the hire. The news is making the furniture industry sit up and pay attention. “The more I saw of their passion, the quality of their product, the reviews and the press attention
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SHOWSTOPPERS The National Exposition of Contract Furnishings (NeoCon) has been attracting design professionals to the Merchandise Mart since 1969. While its primary focus is for commercial interiors, the seminars and keynote speakers keep the show relevant for the design-savvy set, and off-site events make for a jam-packed three days of learning and schmoozing with industry leaders. Here, an inside peek at some designer and editor favorites that had their debut at the show. Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, mmart.com; neocon.com
“We’ve been watching digital printing on textiles evolve for a while, but this year, Holly Hunt and the David Adjaye collection for Knoll seemed to hit the mark of embracing the technology—not as a way to copy another form, but [to celebrate] the technology itself as a graphic tool. I love the edginess combined with the texture in these foundation textiles.” –HUNTER KAISER Creative for Life, 773.844.5871, hunterkaiser.com
“I absolutely loved Arper’s new Parentesit panels by Lievore Altherr Molina. The limitless combinations of shape and color would add a bold pop of interest to any wall.” –JESSIE SARDINA Assistant Editor
“I fell in love with the silk-screen suede launched by Holly Hunt Leather at the trunk show. The color combinations and tribal prints are stunning, and I loved learning about the process and artistry behind it all.” –BRIANNE BISHOP Brianne Bishop Design, 312.243.4930, briannebishopdesign.com
“The new Mosaico Digitale series of tiles is a oneof-a-kind product. The ability to take any digital image and create these resin mosaics opens a world of possibilities for interior applications. At only 2 mm thick and made of extremely durable, flexible and weather-resistant materials, they can be applied to wall corners, curves and even outdoors where traditional mosaics typically don’t work.” –DAVID THOMPSON Thompson Interior Studio, 773.698.7263, studioth.com
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“In my opinion, Maya Romanoff is a huge Chicago success story—the artful wallpapers are made by hand in its factory here and are coveted in top showrooms around the world. I am in love with its new wood veneer collection that features a microthin wood on paper backing with the glamorous addition of art deco accents.” –ANDREA MILLS Editor-in-Chief
“I truly loved the new textiles and leathers from Holly Hunt and the new Phillip Jeffries summer 2015 collection. Donghia’s new spring collection was a standout as well for the sheer simplicity and the amazing textures. The colorways offered within each collection really open them up to be used in many different applications in a home.” --SABRINA VODNIK Refined Haystack, refinedhaystack.com
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NEAT SEAT Faz chair, $3,370, by Ramon Esteve at Orange Skin, 223 W. Erie St., 312.335.1033, orangeskin.com BRIGHT WHITE Fukurou pendant light, $1,490, by Issey Miyake for Artemide, 351 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 602, 312.475.0100, artemide.us
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IN THE FOLD Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding, became new again on recent fashion runways. From Jonathan Saunders to Delpozo to Carolina Herrera, origami-like folds and shapes added dimension, and the arty look is making its way to interior pieces. Sculptural and high-end, this look satisfies the minimalist in all of us and adds an avant-garde edge to any room.
BRIGHT IDEA Origami Temko lamp, $3,330, at Donghia, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 631, 312.822.0766, donghia.com
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SIT WELL Antibodi lounge, $3,000, by Patricia Urquiola at Luminaire, 301 W. Superior St., 312.664.9582, luminaire.com
TAKING SHAPE Kayak sideboard, $3,095, at Casa Spazio, 222 W. Hubbard St., 312.828.0888, casaspazio.com 46 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
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NEW LEAF Taking the theme of “outdoors-in” to a new level, leaf-inspired seats are making their sustainable mark this season. From Frank Ligthart’s beach chair to the sternum chaise resembling a palm’s spine, these finds will add style to both indoor and poolside spaces.
OLIVE BRANCH Lily sofa, price upon request, at Michael Sodeau, michaelsodeau.com
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PETAL PUSHER Leaf beach chair, $3,600, by Frank Ligthart for Dedon at Susan Fredman at Home, 350 W. Erie St., 312.587.8150, dedon.us
LEAF THROUGH Molina leaf lounger, $500, at Update Interiors, 122 N. Marion St., Oak Park, 708.358.0770, updateinteriors.com
TOP BRANCH Plum Forest armchair, $922, at Janus et Cie, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1420, 312.822.0460, janusetcie.com
OUT OF THE WOODWORK Sternum chaise, from $8,950, by Hellman-Chang at The Bright Group, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 6-166, 312.527.0557, hellman-chang.com
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SWIRL ABOUT Barrel bowl, $132, at millydent.com
INKBLOT Blucie rug, $20,200, at Doris Leslie Blau, dorisleslieblau.com
GETTING INKED Reminiscent of delicate Japanese calligraphy, inky sweeps of indigo on white appeared in the summer collections of many a trendsetting fashion designer, including Raf Simons’ deep-blue recreations of Japanese oceanic paintings printed on tank tops and Richard Nicoll’s geometric tie-dye shirts. And the trend of soothing ocean-blue tones is leaving its mark on home goods too—ranging from the beautiful marbled bowls by Milly Dent and a silk rug by Doris Leslie Blau to a stunning textured blue vase from AERIN. Feeling blue never looked so good. By Steffanee Wang
PATTERN PLAY Velvet mineral fabric, $400, at kellywearstler.com
FADE AWAY Indigo ombre mug, $13, by Vera Wang at Bloomingdaleʼs, 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312.440.4460, bloomingdales.com
TRUE BLUE Large porcelain bowl, $1,450, by Piet Stockmans at Luminaire, 301 W. Superior St., 312.664.9582, luminaire. com (by special order)
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INTO THE BLUE Blue textured large vase, $595, at AERIN, aerin.com
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From his home in pastoral Montana to his gallery in Chicago, Ty Best turns a spectacular range of natural materials such as wood, bronze, marble and leather into haute seating, tables, lighting and accessories. Though his signature style is honed in a peripheral locale, his work radiates zeitgeist in top showrooms across the country. His cast bronze Flint sconce, for example, has the sensibility of a drawing in space. Or, as Best puts it, the sconce is simply “French with my flavor.” His bold, sculptural work has deep interpretive currency, making his pieces akin to those of an important art acquisition. “People have to have a connection to it; the brand is not something that everyone can wrap their head around,” Best explains. Some of his latest products debuted at the recent NeoCon show in Chicago and feature new materials for the designer, such as pure cast bronze with watercolor paper from France, seen in the Flint sconce here, and burnished brass paired with marble in the stunning Calderwood console. True to his style, they embody an easy elegance where his contours are distilled to perfection. –Jessica Cochran
BEST IN SHOW Flint sconce, $2,995 (to the trade), by Ty Best for Caste Design, at Holly Hunt, 222 Merchandise Mart, Ste. 1428, 312.661.1900, hollyhunt.com
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FRESH FINDS From above: Barbara Bernick founded Update Interiors on the principle of consistently updating oneʼs space with new pieces; the Oak Park shop strikes just the right mix of quirk and class. Gold leaf mirror, $835, Grotto cocktail table, $1,235, polished nickel and brass bowls, from $218, pillows, $125 each.
RETAIL THERAPY Oak Park’s Update Interiors is a shop that a remodel built. By Amalie Drury // Photography by Jill Buckner
For some homeowners, a big remodeling project can’t be over soon enough. Not so for Barbara Bernick, who loved updating her 1920s Tudor home (with the help of designer Aimee Wertepny of PROJECT Interiors) in River Forest so much that she never wanted the process to end. So, she opened Update Interiors—a shop in Oak Park that lets her pick out furniture and home accessories indefinitely. “I’d always wanted to start a business, and I thought this would be a cool way to continue my passion but not break the budget or overstuff my house,” says Bernick, who stocks an eclectic mix of items you won’t find at mainstream stores. Some of her favorites right now: chunky neoprene woven baskets from
Rome that add a pop of bright purple, cobalt blue or inky black to an otherwise neutral room; industrial-looking vintage lunchboxes and water jugs from India; and ethereal, life-size wire sculptures of humans made by the Phillips Collection. Bernick and her staff consider Update Interiors to be a small-town kind of shop—they’ll spend hours trying to track down the right coffee table for your space, free of charge—and Bernick aims for a chic but accessible vibe. “We steer clear of traditional and run-of-the-mill, but we’re not too outlandish either,” she says—just how you want the 2015 version of your gorgeous home to look. 122 N. Marion St., 708.358.0770, updateinteriors.com
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INNER CIRCLE “Gwyneth [Paltrow] gave clear direction on the vibe they wanted for the space and left the design work to my team,” says designer Kara Mann. “The idea was to create a space that felt like a private home—we wanted visitors to feel as if theyʼd arrived at a chic friendʼs apartment and to integrate the retail element in a more organic way. It was about the culmination of all of these wonderful elements that make up a space rather than price tags,” she adds.
PRETTY PICKS “Gwyneth was gracious and trusting—a winning combination that allowed us to be playful and creative. It ended up being a very feminine design, which was exciting for me. The palette of smoky grays, highlighted by subtle pinks and oversized ﬂoral wallpaper accents, was a refreshing change,” says Mann.
One of Chicago’s prime corners of real estate—a vacant space in the Waldorf Astoria—was recently home to the third pop-up location for Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, goop. We were thrilled Chicago was the most popular pick and proud that the top of our city’s design and fashion industry helped make it happen. Judging by the line down Walton Street hours before the store even opened, we weren’t the only ones excited. The previously vacant (and water damaged) space was quickly transformed into a superchic “apartment” thanks to the design vision of Kara Mann and the building team at LG Construction + Development. We went behind the scenes to bring you the bragworthy goods. By Andrea Mills | Photography by Tony Soluri
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SCANDI STYLE New to Andersonville, Norcross and Scott offers distinguished design and exclusive lines that nod to Japanese and Scandinavian sensibilities. By Brandy Kraft Photography by Alan Shortall
Amanda Norcross, a graduate from SAIC with a master’s in architectural preservation, and Scott Paterek, a 20-year veteran of residential interior design, have combined their talents and opened the hottest new interiors destination in Chicago. Design zealots, rejoice; Norcross and Scott carries more than 30 different lines, and it specializes in hard-to-find Scandinavian brands such as Sne Design, of which Norcross and Scott is currently the only U.S. retailer. The pair was drawn to the magnetic vibe of Andersonville; they both have long-shopped its streets to source one-of-a-kind treasures for their own homes. “We love the neighborhood because of its vibrancy, eclecticism and go-to reputation for design, so it was a natural choice when selecting a location for our store,” says Norcross. Set in the light and airy atmosphere of the shop is furniture, lighting, art and gifts, all carefully handpicked from top-of-the-line designer collections, many of which are exclusive to Chicago. “Our common goal in opening the store was to present fresh products and designs to Chicago,
CURIO STYLE Clockwise from above: Norcross and Scott stocks eclectic pieces exclusive to Chicago from around the world. Orange framed chair, $1,850, copper tray, $280, desk lamp, $496; Amanda Norcross and Scott Paterek pose in their namesake shop; the bright storefront is a welcome addition to the up-and-coming Andersonville neighborhood. Michael Weiss chairs, $2,100 each, Adam Otlewski lamp, $375, Kubus copper bowl, $410.
to offer something different for homeowners and designers alike,” Norcross says. What’s next at the design duo’s launching pad? Be on the lookout for arty takes on old standards, such as a hand-painted cowhide rug from AVO’s Brit Kleinman. And if you can’t make it to Andersonville, check out the duo’s newly launched online shop. By the fall, their online portfolio site will expand to include a blog and consistent project updates so you never have to miss a designer beat! 1476 W. Berwyn Ave., 773.564.9533, norcrossandscott.com 58 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
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INDOORS OUT The owner enjoys her outdoor living area, which is furnished with pieces from Restoration Hardware that Handman accessorized with customized cushions, using Sunbrella fabric. The painting on the terrace wall is oil enamel over aluminum by artist Paulden Evans, while a circa 1960s bronze sculpture (inset) sits by the pool.
SUNSHINE SPACE Neutral hues and natural textures create a welcoming desert retreat for a Highland Park resident. By Tate Gunnerson | Photography by Dan Chavkin
“I love this house and its connection to the outdoors,” explains Shelly Handman (handmanassociates.com) of the three-bedroom pied-à-terre in Rancho Mirage, Calif., that he designed for his client, a Highland Park woman who has wintered out West for decades. “The owner is an elegant and sophisticated woman with extremely good taste,” the continued...
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“THE OUTSIDE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE INSIDE, WHICH IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO LIVE. IT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND BRINGS YOU PEACE.” –HOMEOWNER
...continued designer explains. “She and her late husband weren’t interested in having a huge house, but they wanted it to feel spacious and light-filled.” Indeed, sunlight floods the living room, where a set of retractable glass doors create a 55-foot opening that frames expansive views of the sparkling blue pool and majestic mountains behind the house. “The outside is an integral part of the inside, which is a wonderful way to live,” the homeowner explains. “It makes you happy and brings you peace.” Enhancing that feeling is a quiet palette of neutral hues. In the living room, for example, a sisal rug provides a textural backdrop for a pair of custom sofas covered in linen. “She didn’t want it to be too standoffish,” Handman explains. “She wanted people to walk in and just exhale.” For the dining area, Handman continued... 62 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
GO WITH THE FLOW From above: To create distinct seating areas in the living room, Handman designed a pair of matching sofas covered in textured linen and positioned them back-to-back. “Placing them together created more of an open plan that you can walk around,” Handman explains. A pair of glass lamps enhances the feeling of openness; the dining chairs are covered in linen and are interchangeable with those at a game table in the living room. Handman designed the built-in rift-sawn oak buffet with a honed granite top.
ROOMS WITH A VIEW From left: The en suite is enveloped in French limestone and was designed so light would stream in from both sides of the lush property. Shutters are a practical window treatment to deal with humidity; a grass-cloth wallcovering adds texture and interest to the master bedroom while a pair of Armani lamps illuminate the custom ﬂoating cabinets, which are made of riftsawn oak with polished chrome pulls. The custom headboard is covered in sailcloth.
...continued selected a Le Corbusier table with a glass top and incorporated a wall-mounted buﬀet—one of several “floating” pieces made of rift-sawn oak that Handman designed for the interior, including the vanity in the guest bathroom—and a pair of long side tables in the master bedroom. “Th is house is decorated in a way that’s very comfortable, simple and stunning,” the homeowner explains. “Shelly is so talented and creative, and he is the nicest person.”
While working on the project, Handman became so entranced by the sunshine and mountain views that he bought his own desert getaway not too far from his client’s. “I hadn’t been to Palm Springs in 15 or 20 years and still pictured Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore and that whole era, but it was so young, hip and spiritual,” Handman explains. “You’re at work, but it feels like you’re on vacation. It’s a really nice way of doing things.”
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LIVING IN CHICAGO | DESIGN
MONTECITO CHIC Designer Wendy Labrum transforms a Lincoln Park residence into a California-style retreat. By Kerrie Kennedy | Photography by Meghan Beierle-O’Brien
HOLLYWOOD DREAMS From above: Designer Wendy Labrumʼs client hired her to recreate the look of the home from the Cameron Diaz movie The Holiday. Neutral tones and a California vibe prevail in the living room; white walls, furniture and trim provide a clean backdrop for accessories that add an organic feel to the space.
Chicago interior designer Wendy Labrum (wendylabruminteriors. com) isn’t the kind of designer who imposes her own aesthetic on a client. A style chameleon, she prides herself on designing stunning spaces tailored to her clients’ unique personalities and individual tastes. So when a friend recently asked her to recreate the vibe from the sleek and chic California home featured in The Holiday, Labrum was all in. Her client, Brennan Barthelemy, a Texas native known for her warm, laid-back personality, had recently continued...
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FRESH START From left: The kitchen was gutted to update the layout, appliances and storage capacity. Light-toned ﬁnishes, such as the marble tile backsplash and durable solid-surfacing island, keep the look airy and beachy, while a mix of open shelving and closed cabinetry in a light-stone color provide ample space for display and hiding everyday cooking utensils; kitchen cabinetry was continued into the breakfast nook for more storage and to double as a surface for entertaining. The chunky wood table, loosely slipcovered linen chairs and taupe-striped cushions continue the easygoing California style.
...continued purchased a 3,500-square-foot duplex condominium in the heart of Lincoln Park. While it was not Barthelemy’s first time to the real estate rodeo, it was her first experience taking on a gut renovation. “Th is was a significant undertaking,” Barthelemy says. “The condo needed a major face-lift in a short period of time, and I travel a lot for work. I knew I needed someone to take the reins and manage the process. So I turned it over to Wendy to do everything from head to toe.” The fi rst order of business was stripping away the condo’s numerous Asian accents, which included some of the windows, redoing the millwork, and gutting the kitchen and baths. A clean slate was needed in order to reimagine the space as the sleek and airy yet laid-back comfortable home with which Barthelemy had fallen in
love with on the silver screen. With “Montecito chic” as her mantra, Labrum selected a neutral palette of whites, creams, soft grays and pale greens in beachy, textural fabrics (linen, cotton, sea grass) that created an inviting and fresh vibe. The kitchen was outfitted with soft gray cabinets, open shelving, Carrara marble countertops and oversize lanterns over the island. “Brennan is very warm and casual,” Labrum says. “She wanted an inviting kitchen where people could gather while she was cooking.” A pair of vintage Moroccan chairs from Jayson Home became the starting point for furnishing the living area. “I had this vision in my head, and when I stumbled upon the chairs, I built everything else around them,” Labrum says. A few other eclectic finds seemed to pull everything together, from the pair of antlers continued... 68
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“BRENNAN IS VERY WARM AND CASUAL. SHE WANTED AN INVITING KITCHEN WHERE PEOPLE COULD GATHER WHILE SHE WAS COOKING.” –WENDY LABRUM
...continued in the lower-level living room (a nod to Barthelemy’s Texas roots) to the vintage Robert Longo lithograph—the exact one that hung in Amanda’s (Cameron Diaz) home in The Holiday. “I couldn’t believe she was able to find that, it was such a surprise!” Barthelemy says. Perhaps it was a good omen too because shortly after completing the home of her dreams, she met the man of her dreams, who now shares it with her. “I always envisioned sharing this space with someone,” she says. “And luckily, the decor is very neutral—he loves it!” Clearly, Barthelemy loves the fruits of Labrum’s labor as well. “When people walk into my house and ask, ‘Did you do this?’ I laugh and say, ‘Not at all!’ Every ounce of credit goes to Wendy.”
GREAT ESCAPE Clockwise from above left: Light wood, grass cloth and bronze accents are paired with both light and rich gray tones in the master bedroom for a luxurious, sophisticated take on a navy palette; cohesion prevails throughout the home, seen here in the bathroom vanity that references the kitchen cabinetry; the master bathroom was gutted and renovated to create an airy retreat with a new traditional take.
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LIVING IN CHICAGO | REAL ESTATE
THE SUITE LIFE Deluxe amenities and interior design services from Gary Lee Partners are putting this new-build project on the map. By Brandy Kraft
As of spring 2016, the Gold Coast will see its first new condo building in years, and people are already talking. The corner of Elm and State streets will soon boast a luxury residential building of only 35 units by SCB architects, Convexity and @properties. In an area known for its prime location but old construction, the brand-new LEED-certified building will shine, thanks to its ground-up construction and sleek, modern aesthetic. The wood-paneled lobby and its 24-hour doorman welcome guests and residents into a spacious area with 13-foot ceilings and private elevator entry. Of course, the building will include all of the top-notch amenities you would expect, like a conference room, pool, sundeck and fitness center, but the design is what sets this development apart from its competitors. Half- and full-floor units boast open-concept floor plans, 10-foot ceilings and
a private terrace, along with interior selections each buyer makes with the help of the design team at Gary Lee Partners. Three meetings with the renowned design firm are included with each residential condominium; lighting, audio, video and smart-home technology can also be customized with Tunnel Vision Technology. Buyers will have the option to distinguish the space themselves or to have Gary Lee Partners complete the unit for them. This personalization ensures that the residence truly feels like home. “Our finish selections were curated to blend well together in any combination so that buyers without further design assistance could feel confident in making selections to personalize their homes,” says David Grout of Gary Lee Partners. Units from $2.2 million-$7.2 million, 312.542.1144, 4eastelm.com 72 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
SOAK IT IN From top: Buyers have a well-edited selection of ﬁnishes to choose from thanks to the partnership between @properties and Gary Lee Partners; residents will have access to a landscaped sun deck and outdoor pool (shown above) along with a spa and ﬁtness center.
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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ When restaurateur Patrick Cullen was envisioning Bucktown’s San Francisco Bay-inspired Presidio, he had a clear direction: “We wanted people to feel like they had just entered their friend’s cool, urban loft,” he says. Fitting, then, that he hired longtime pal and principal of Wolf Home Design, John H. Wolf, for the job. And judging from the cozycasual seating to stop-and-stare art to exposed brick walls and glam touches, we think he hit the mark. Here, a few of the design details behind the new West Coast-cool hot spot. 1749 N. Damen Ave., 773.697.3315, presidiochicago.com –Jessie Sardina
Bridging the Gap Named after San Francisco’s national park, Presidio’s menu is inspired by the fresh, forwardthinking cuisine of the Bay Area. And while Cullen wanted the interior of the restaurant to embody a similar vibe, he trusted Wolf to hold subtlety in high regard. The most obvious nod to San Fran is a custom steel-framed diptych of the Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the park by California-based G. Dan Mitchell, grounded by evocative gold sconces. Custom midcentury seafoam chairs with vintage brass drawer pulls pop against an industrial Caesarstone-topped communal table, while plush oxblood velvetTeflon banquettes provide cozy seating against the dining room’s brick walls.
When it came to the lounge, Wolf ventured to balance function with style. “We wanted to create a space that was comfortable and durable but still sexy,” he says. Custom plum settees and metallic benches provide ample room for gathering, while laser-cut cold-rolled steel tables create space for casual diners. The swanky furniture is balanced by an eye-catching trio of prints by British artist Brock Elbank. “His work is so cheeky and playful—it definitely provides a talking point,” says Wolf.
“The bar chairs were really the nucleus to the rest of the design,” says Wolf, who custom-created the metal stools with up-cycled plum-dyed hide from Argentinian cows that had died from natural causes. “It’s an environmentally sensitive fabric as well as being incredibly durable and, of course, chic.”
Wolf created a “foyer” at the restaurant’s entrance by moving the pre-existing bar back by 10 feet. “It was about letting people walk in and take a moment to enjoy the space,” he says. “We want people to feel like they’ve just entered a friend’s living room.”
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REAL ESTATES From a spectacular country manor to a soaring, granite-rich pied-Ă -terre, grandeur is back in style. Hereâ€™s a report on the neighborhoods and properties leading the way in elegance and design. By Andrea Mills, Jessie Sardina, Rebecca Taras and David Zivan with research by Sydney Price
THE SUITE LIFE
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The perpetual vacation you’ve been looking for can be found in one of Chicago’s luxury hotel-based residences.
For some, staying in a hotel is a treat. For others, it’s a way of life—and with good reason. The residences aﬃ liated with some of the most prestigious hoteliers in the world are designed to go above and beyond traditional condo-style living by offering luxurious amenities and services to take care of everything on your to-do list and then some.
WELCOME HOME This dazzling lobby serves as the foyer for guests and residents alike at the Waldorf Astoria. The Ritz-Carlton Residences From the private clubs to a staff butler, it’s the personal services that make living at Chicago’s newest luxury-living complex second to none. 118 E. Erie St., 312.242.5980, theresidenceschicago.com
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Trump International Hotel & Tower Spectacular views, plus Wolf appliances, Kohler ﬁxtures and access to the hotel’s pampering amenities, equals little reason to leave. 401 N. Wabash Ave., 312.644.0900, trumpchicago.com Waldorf Astoria Condominiums Radiant heated floors, gourmet kitchens, spa-style baths—this is home if you live in one of the condos at the Waldorf Astoria. And while you can saunter into the hotel to indulge in a spa service or decadent meal, it can all take place in your condo too. 11 E. Walton St., 312.646.1300, waldorfastoriachicagohotel.com
From in-home spa treatments to private gym classes to pet services for their posh pooch, residents want for nothing. “The beauty about living above The Ritz-Carlton hotel in the 180 Residences at Water Tower is that you feel as though you are on an endless vacation—like living at a resort that caters to your every whim while offering impeccable five-star service,” said Michael Rosenblum, a prominent real estate personality who takes advantage of perks like 24/7 room service, same-day dry cleaning and Clefs D’Or concierge services via The Ritz-Carlton Residence Neighbors program. Bells and whistles aside, with design elements like Brazilian hardwood floors, state-of-the-art kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows offering sweeping views of the cityscape, the units in these grandiose abodes can sell themselves. “For most of the buyers of a The Ritz-Carlton Residence in Chicago, this is their second, third and sometimes fourth home,” says Jane Shawkey, the director of sales for The Ritz-Carlton Residences. “So they require impeccable service and the highest quality in both amenities and finishes.”
The number of boat slips planned for Heritage Harbor Ottawa, a luxury waterfront vacation development located in the picturesque Starved Rock Country. Waterfront lots from $40,000, two bedroom townhomes from $439,000, heritageharborottowa.com
COASTING The 142-acre Heritage Harbor development offers waterfront living 90 minutes outside Chicago.
HOT PROPERTY It is no small thing to build a house that convincingly plays the role of a grand French country château. But this home, built to the current owners’ specifications in 2008, does just that and a great deal more. In fact, in the premiere season of the hit TV program Empire, the place proved ready for its close-up, serving as the home of the lead King Lear figure, Lucious Lyon. This spring, Baird & Warner’s Thomas Gorman brought the house to market for $13 million. With five en-suite bedrooms, first-rate finishes throughout, five fireplaces, numerous spaces for entertaining, an exercise room and walnut-paneled library, it’s just the place for the aspiring mogul. Among the highlights is a sizable resort-style pool, bordered by changing SWIMMING IN LUXURY rooms and a cabana with a full kitchen—ideal for summer record-release parties. Custom millwork and enﬁlades give the home a You can decide for yourself if the pooches get to go swimming or stay in the separate sense of grandeur. Opposite coach house complete with a full kennel facility. Actually, the 8.5-acre Barrington page: The backyard of the $13 Hills property also features two lakes—perhaps let them paddle there? 312.543.8614, million home features an enormous resort-style pool. bairdwarner.com 77 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
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Between sustainable living and amenities you’ll actually use, this new development leads the way in the rental wave.
The JeffJack building in the Loop, on the corner of Jefferson and Jackson, is one of a small handful of apartment buildings in Chicago with LEED design elements. The building pays homage to the manufacturing lofts of days gone by, thanks to its use of recycled yet sleek materials, exposed concrete and large windows. Mike Moceri of Thomas Roszak Architecture, who handled the project, says that a somewhat modest average unit size—715 square feet—has kept rents down. “As architects by trade, we believe that we have really well-designed plans, so the size difference isn’t noticeable,” he explains. What is apparent, however, are the amenities, ranging from a landscaped rooftop eco-garden and deck to a secluded dog run to private terrace dining. From $2,991 per 1,059 sq. ft., 601 W. Jackson Blvd., 844.601.JACK, jeffjackapartments.com KEEPING IT COOL JeffJack offers a design-forward sensibility coupled with standout green elements, such as Energy Star appliances and a heating system that both warms and cools the units.
The asking price in dollars per square foot of luxury homes currently on the market in Chicago, according to a June report from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. The Institute defines the luxury category as properties with a listing price of $500,000 or more, and determined that, this summer, the city had 1,097 properties on the market (a sizable group, but nowhere near the inventory in Phoenix, which at 3,068 had the most of the top 31 markets measured, by far).
1 The Garden at Aqua Around the base of this Jeanne Gang masterpiece, residents and hotel guests can enjoy a large modern lifestyle garden featuring a running track, a lap pool and a space dedicated to yoga. Units from $2,000 per month. 888.460.0198, 225 N. Columbus Drive, magellandevelopment.com
2 500 Lake Shore Drive’s Guest Quarters Relatives coming in for the big wedding? Celebrating a big birthday? Residents here can rent three guest suites in the building, all furnished by West Elm. Units from $2,145 per month. 312.702.7833, 500 Lake Shore Drive, relatedrentals.com
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NorthShore 770’s Recreation Lawn
more commonly seen in places like Palm Springs, southfacing units at this Streeterville building feature Nana Walls—folding contraptions that allow for completely open access to your patio. Units from $1,995 per month. 312.854.1818, 445 E. Illinois St., theloftsatrivereast.com 78 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
At this 347-unit new build, set to open in early 2016, there will be no excuse for letting your game get rusty. An outdoor putting green and bocce lawn promise to keep you sharp. Unit pricing upon request. 312.280.7770, 770 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, northshore770.com
5 North Water Apartments’ Spa Residents of this handsome building, which is connected to the elegant Loews Hotel, have access to its spa, which uses anti-aging HydroPeptide products in its signature treatments. Units from $1,900 per month. 872.253.0060, 340 E. North Water St., northwaterapts.com
QUOTED “WE’VE SEEN EXPONENTIAL GROWTH LATELY IN THE NEW CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT OF THE NOBLE SQUARE AND EAST VILLAGE MARKETS. WE RECENTLY REPRESENTED A BUYER ON A 2,200-SQUAREFOOT THREE-BEDROOM ON THE 1200 BLOCK OF NOBLE—ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. SEVERAL YEARS AGO, THIS TYPE OF OPPORTUNITY DIDN’T EXIST IN THE AREA. THE IDEA THAT A BUYER CAN PURCHASE A STUNNING LUXURY NEW-CONSTRUCTION PROPERTY FOR UNDER $1 MILLION SO CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN IS VERY APPEALING.” –Scott Newman, principal, Newman Realty, newmanknowschicago.com
ROCK SOLID Among the priciest listings in town, this condo features onyx columns, 25-foot ceilings and more than $1 million worth of exotic stone.
When a luxurious Streeterville condo has been featured in NBC’s Chicago P.D.; FOX’s Empire; and the Channing Tatum/Mila Kunis space opera, Jupiter Ascending, it’s obvious that this isn’t your average high-rise dwelling. The 9,300-squarefoot two-story abode is currently on the market for $12.9 million— presently the third most expensive condominium for sale in the city. Inspired by the works of several wellknown designers, MOD construction completed all of the work over the past eight years. But it isn’t just the unobstructed lake, river, skyline and Navy Pier views that elevate the ticket price on this posh three-bedroom, four-bath penthouse. A custom-built copper spiral staircase, 500-gallon saltwater fish tanks with live coral, backlit Onyx baseboards and columns, and more than $1 million in exotic stone definitely take luxury living to another level. Unique, modern design aside, the space has plenty of bells and whistles to keep one busy without ever having to leave the property. For example, after working up a sweat on the squash or full basketball court, you can take a dip in the 500-gallon hot tub before relaxing in the steam room. Of course, there’s always that 67-foot wraparound terrace for entertaining, undoubtedly the best—if not the only—place to be all summer for the next lucky homeowner. Listing agents: Phil Skowron and Eugene Fu of @properties, 212 E. Ohio St., 312.506.0200, atproperties.com 79 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
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The number of Stanley Cup championships won by Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. In November, Toews paid $3.5 million for a gorgeous home in Lincoln Park— trading up from a three-bedroom condo he owned in Lakeshore East. The five-bedroom, fivebath property has 6,400 square feet of space spread over four floors. There’s an elevator, and above an attached garage is a sizable deck featuring an outdoor kitchen. There have been no published reports about expanding his trophy case.
One of Logan Square’s many attributes is probably the most obvious: its architecture. According to the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Logan Boulevard is one of the best-preserved sections of the city’s boulevard system— and its historic character has proved a draw to businesses and residents alike. According to the Chicago Association of Realtors, prices for detached singlefamily homes have increased by 33 percent year to date. Even so, Logan is still relatively affordable with a median house price of $748,000. Barry Howard and his family embody the changes happening in the neighborhood now. A partner in LG Construction + Development—one of the city’s most progressive contemporary builders— Howard and his wife, Christina Hammargren, recently began renovating an old Greystone, a rare building type that is particularly prevalent in Logan Square. “We wanted a bit more space but had a fixed budget, so we needed to look somewhere that would allow us to stretch our dollar further—Logan allowed us to do that,” says Hammargren.
HOT SPOTS From top: Sturdy housing stock, broad boulevards and still-reasonable entry prices have sparked growth in the Logan Square neighborhood. Retail like the men’s store Meyvn (2627 N. Kedzie Ave., 312.852.6012, meyvnshop. com); and destinations like juice bar Owen + Alchemy (2355 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773.227.3444, owenandalchemy.com) have followed.
GETTING OUT OF TOWN
UNDER THE SUN Get a taste of the beach life in Michigan’s Harbor Country.
Craig Hogan, previews director for Coldwell Banker (coldwellbankerpreviews.com), weighs in on the latest hot spots for second homes. NAPLES, FLA. “For years, Chicagoans have really enjoyed Florida as a second-home location—and now that Naples is on the map as one of the hottest markets for the ultrahigh-end it has also become a place to experience.” Median home price, $284,000
“Another spot that never loses its draw is Santa Fe, N.M. There really is nothing like it. I take regular trips there and often run into Chicagoans that I hardly see in Chicago, which is fun! Only Santa Fe has the unique offering of culture, great weather and activities year-round.” Median home price, $645,000
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“The Hamptons of the Midwest, Harbor Country, is one of the most beautiful areas in our part of the country and so very close that it’s an easy choice. Though it is hard to make the drive home—I always extend my return a day or so.” Median home price, $461,000
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DESIGN REDUX Each spring, The Merchandise Mart creates a stunningly inspirational DreamHome featuring the work of Chicago’s top design talent. When the duo behind Kaufman Segal Design (kaufmansegal.com) was asked to create the study in this year’s edition, they set out to put together, as David Kaufman puts it, “a multifunctional space that was elegant and sophisticated.” And judging by our overwhelming desire to settle in to any one of the space’s cozy nooks, we’d say they nailed it. Here, Kaufman gives the dish on the design details so that you, too, can create the loungeworthy space of your dreams.
Wall panels, by Kyle Bunting at David Sutherland,
Rug, at Tufenkian, tufenkian.com
Solaris chandelier, at CTO Lighting, ctolighting.co.uk
Barten chaise, at Kravet, kravet.com
Fireplace covering, at Transceramica, transceramica.com
davidsutherlandshowroom.com “We love the juxtaposition of these hair-on-hide panels with the ﬁreplace.”
“This wool and silk rug sets the luxe tone of the entire room with its shimmery watery feeling.”
“The brushed brass and tri-color faceted glass add some glitz and glamour.”
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“This lounger provides the perfect spot to have a cocktail or read a book.”
“The ﬁreplace—clad in a silver travertine porcelain slab and bronzed detailing—creates a focal point for the room.”
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PARK LANE ALA MOANA, HONOLULU, HAWAII DESIGN APPEAL Engineered for LEED certification, all of this resort community’s residences are energy-efficient and built with sustainable materials including wide-plank wood floors. Each one—from an 850-square-foot condominium to a 6,200-square-foot penthouse—capitalizes on sweeping ocean views and blurs
DESIGN APPEAL British Colonial charm meets splendor at the Pink Sands Resort, a 64-yearold family-run resort on the Bahamas’ Harbour Island now undergoing an extensive refurbishment. Under the watchful eye of interior designer David Flint Wood, the legendary resort’s luxury villas will be reborn as private residences with breathtaking views of the 3 ½-mile pink-sand beach, one of the most beautiful in the world. Revamped interiors will feature dark hardwood floors, plantation shutters and British West Indiesstyle furniture, accented by pale greens, sea-foam blues and flowing ivory white linen curtains reinforcing the effortless island cool that has defined the resort for six decades.
the line between indoor and outdoor spaces. Glass doors open to spacious lanais (averaging 300 square feet) equipped with gas grills. With more than 100 floor plans for the 215 one- to five-bedroom homes, the design possibilities seem limitless. INSIDE SCOOP Each of the condo development’s eight eight-story buildings offers direct access to Ala Moana Center, the world’s largest open-air shopping center, by way of Park Lane, an
elevated, landscaped, sculpturelined walkway. Extensive gardens feature reflective pools, lotus ponds, wooden benches and decorative stone paving. Homeowners also have access to a residence club, complete with a walk-in wine storage room, movie theater, and fitness center and spa. DETAILS From $1.8 million, maintenance fees $1.22 per square foot, completed early 2017, 808.380.1226, parklanealamoana.com 82
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INSIDE SCOOP The rich and famous (celebs like Kate Moss and Keith Richards are among past guests) lead quiet, secluded lives at Harbour Island. Nestled into the lush gardens of an official bird sanctuary, this development offers resort amenities such as a freshwater swimming pool, tennis courts, kayaks, paddleboards and massage services. Far from any urban center, Pink Sands Harbour Island is just steps from local boutiques and casual restaurants. DETAILS From above $1 million, available December 2015, 242.333.2030, pinksandsresort.com
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KUKUI’ULA, KAUAI, HAWAII DESIGN APPEAL Featuring sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Prince Kuhio Park and the vestiges of a former sugar plantation’s railway tracks, Kukui’ula is a 1,010-acre residential community, with distinct neighborhoods, on Kauai’s southern coast. Select from 30 currently available lots on which to build homes designed by a winning team of hand-picked starchitects, or opt for a pre-built spec home. The first two spec homes, by Shay Zak and Peter Vincent, were sold almost immediately, but both revered architects are on hand for custom designs. In addition, two more spec homes, created by midcentury moderninfluenced Hawaiian talent Dean Sakamoto and Seattle-based contemporary architecture firm Olson Kundig, will arrive on the market shortly. INSIDE SCOOP Kukui’ula homeowners can enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and tropical flowers from the adjacent 13-acre community farm; farm-to-table fare at the Plantation House; yoga and lava rock saunas at the Spa at Kukui’ula; and golfing on the private, 18-hole, Tom Weiskopf-designed course. DETAILS Lots from $850,000, custom homes from $3 million to $10 million, including design and construction, HOA $893 per month, club membership dues $1,116 per month, lots and custom homes available now, 855.742.0234, kukuiula.com
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STELLAR COLLECTION HOMES, LAKE TAHOE, CALIF.
DESIGN APPEAL Arquitectonica, the Miami-based firm behind the spectacular Paraiso development on Biscayne Bay, can lay claim to multiple masterpieces on Miami’s golden shores. After the fast sellout of the 53-story, 272-unit, glass-tower One Paraiso, homes in the equally stunning GranParaiso are now available. Interiors, conceptualized by Piero Lissoni, feature marble flooring, deep tubs and frameless showers in bathrooms; ocean-facing layouts with 10-foot ceilings; and kitchens with state-ofthe-art appliances and Italian cabinetry.
DESIGN APPEAL Mountainside at Northstar—a leading skiin and ski-out community in Lake Tahoe—is unveiling the Stellar Collection of six single-family homes and 11 town homes. The developer enlisted Bay Area-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the lead design agency behind Apple stores worldwide, to mastermind the modern mountainside retreats. Layouts feature great rooms with fireplaces; media rooms; and large outdoor living spaces with hot tubs, fire pits and views of the Sierra Nevada mountains or valleys. The residences and town homes are designed to be LEED compliant, with energyefficient lighting; plus, they’re solar- and Tesla-ready!
INSIDE SCOOP In addition to its four condominium towers, Paraiso will boast a twostory bayfront beach club with sandy beach areas, a marina with private slips and a restaurant by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz. DETAILS From $700,000 to more than $4 million, available 2017, 305.393.8060, granparaisoresidences.com
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INSIDE SCOOP Stellar Collection homes are built for four-season enjoyment. When not shushing down the slopes, residents have access to The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe—including workout facilities, fitness classes, massage treatments, the outdoor lap pool, and men’s and women’s lounges—with a two-year family membership. DETAILS Town homes from $2 million, single-family homes from $3.4 million, available winter 2015 to 2016, 530.550.2010, mountainsidenorthstar.com
MOUNTAIN MODERN Homes at the Stellar Collection in Lake Tahoe were designed by the same ﬁrm that crafted Apple stores worldwide.
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DESIGN WITHIN BEACH Gorgeous ﬁve-bedroom beachside villas await at The Dunes in Turks and Caicos, managed by Grace Bay Resorts.
DESIGN APPEAL The ongoing metamorphosis of Lower Manhattan has given rise to new icons on the skyline—symbols of rejuvenation and restoration—such as 50 West. An impressive 780-foot beauty (it’s slated to be one of New York City’s tallest residential towers) with a curved-glass facade, this is world-renowned architect Helmut Jahn’s latest masterpiece. Doubleheight or wraparound windows in 191 condominiums offer floor-to-ceiling panoramas of New York Harbor and the Hudson and East Rivers. Acclaimed interior designer Thomas Juul-Hansen’s design MO was to keep interior elements sleek and subtle (marble and glass baths, custom walnut and granite kitchens, blond-wood floors), allowing the jawdropping views to do the talking. INSIDE SCOOP Four floors of state-of-theart amenities include the Observatory, a 64th-floor outdoor space affording unrivaled views of New York’s waterways and skyline; a massive fitness center; and a Water Club with a 60-foot swimming pool, a 64-square-foot hot tub, a marble steam room, plus a cedar-lined sauna and experiential showers complete with lighting and audio. DETAILS From $1.96 million to $18.63 million, available late 2016, 212.766.5050, 50westnyc.com
THE DUNES, TURKS AND CAICOS DESIGN APPEAL Only two private villas remain in the inventory at this development managed by Grace Bay Resorts in the idyllic Turks and Caicos. Each custom-designed five-bedroom, 5 ½-bathroom home boasts more than 6,700 square feet of private indoor and outdoor space, and is designed by SWA Architects to seamlessly integrate interior and exterior living. A floating dining palapa, outdoor kitchen and fire pit complete this little piece of paradise. INSIDE SCOOP Situated on secluded Smith’s Reef, the villas are part of a gated microresort community; close proximity to the soon-to-be redeveloped Turtle Cove Marina makes it one of the most exclusive areas on the island. Villa owners have access to the same five-star services and amenities as guests of the nearby Grace Bay Club, including daily housekeeping and concierge services. DETAILS One villa from $4.25 million, both villas and communal compound from $8.2 million, first villa available December 2015, second villa available 2016, 649.946.4474, dunesdevelopment.com
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ROSEWOOD RESIDENCES MAYAKOBA, RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO DESIGN APPEAL Interior designer Thom Filicia has expanded his horizons to 33 superluxurious villas amid the mangroves and freshwater lagoons of Mexico’s Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula. Subtle elegance and modernity merge in four distinctive layouts ranging from 3,497 to 6,079 square feet, featuring expansive views of the lagoons, two-story windows and large terraces. Cultural authenticity is celebrated through Filicia’s use of local materials and traditional colors.
L’ATELIER RESIDENCES, MIAMI BEACH, FLA. DESIGN APPEAL Located on one of Miami Beach’s last oceanfront parcels of developable land, this 18-story, all-glass residential tower, designed by architect Luis Revuelta, is sure to capture the attention of savvy homebuyers. Up to 20 three- to four-bedroom residences include half-floor units (2,300 square feet), full-floor units (4,600 square feet) and two 8,000-square-foot multilevel penthouses, complete with a floating glass staircase. Private elevators, huge terraces with private whirlpool spas and summer kitchens, and, of course, unparalleled ocean and city views, sweeten the deal. Design guru Holly Hunt brings her signature style to the interiors. INSIDE SCOOP The serenity of L’Atelier is a counterpoint to the exuberance of Collins Avenue right outside the front door. First-class amenities include a concierge and 24-hour valet, an oceanfront infinity-edge pool, a 78-foot lap pool, a whirlpool spa, a Hammam spa and a hammock garden, a state-of-the-art gym, a library and meeting rooms. DETAILS From $4.3 million to $33 million, available 2017, 305.985.6400, lateliermiamibeach.com
LIGHT FANTASTIC Architect Luis Revuelta designed residences at Miamiʼs LʼAtelier to maximize light and ocean views.
LAGOON LUXURY The villas at Rosewood Residences Mayakoba in Mexicoʼs Riviera Maya received the interior touch of Thom Filicia.
INSIDE SCOOP Owning a property at Rosewood Residences Mayakoba offers access to the three world-class resorts (and amazing spas) that comprise Mayakoba, as well as a Greg Normandesigned 18-hole championship golf course. Guests navigate the 1,581-acre resort community in boats that ply a network of canals, giving rise to the area’s nickname: Venice of the Yucatan. DETAILS From $2.5 million to $5.5 million, available early 2016, 940.453.1741, mayakobaresidences.com
GATEWAY TOWERS AT WARD VILLAGE, HONOLULU, HAWAII DESIGN APPEAL A 60-acre coastal community in the heart of Honolulu, Ward Village is the largest LEED Platinum-certified development in the United States. The newest addition to the eco-minded enclave, Gateway Towers is the brainchild of starchitect Richard Meier, whose captivating design was the winning entry in an intense global competition. Large sheets of glass on the two towers’ exteriors are the height of modernity, reflecting Oahu’s urban core and honoring its natural beauty. INSIDE SCOOP A 4-acre park located between the Gateway Towers will create a pedestrian pathway that leads to the mountains from Kewalo Harbor in the heart of Ward Village. Twenty-four
three- to five-bedroom villas will also be offered for sale as single-family homes. Exceptional amenities include a wine-tasting room and cellar, pet spa, veranda bar and four luxury guest suites offering privacy and comfort. DETAILS Starting prices from $1.5 million to $4.1 million, available mid-2017, 808.369.9600, wardvillage.com
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GLOBAL ACCESS Searl Lamaster Howe Architects builds a young couple’s dream home—a unique, modern interpretation of a Mediterranean retreat inspired by their travel around the world. By Tate Gunnerson // Photography by Tony Soluri
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 explains. “It felt like three or four years of dating, and it brought us very close together.” They approached the construction of their first home in Evanston’s historic district with similar abandon, signing the construction contract before their six-month long engagement. Three months into their life as newlyweds, they learned that they were expecting their first child, a daughter. “Our goal all along was to move into the new house before she arrived,” Beth recalls. “It was a race to get everything done in time.” To help them realize their vision of a modern Mediterranean home, they called upon Greg Howe of Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, who had designed Nadim’s parents’ sleek downtown apartment in the early 2000s. “The general layout is pretty much a direct development of a sketch that Nadim put together,” Howe explains. “We tend to attract clients with a really strong aesthetic who become very engaged in the project, and Beth and Nadim are the extreme of that.” Indeed, while traveling together, the couple had
WANDERLUST A palette of neutrals with a clean white backdrop and accents of blue subtly evokes the Mediterranean vibe Beth was going for.
PAST TO PRESENT From above left: The antique chandelier was a gift passed down from Nadim’s parents—it had hung in his grandparents’ home in Beirut; Beth and Lola in the hallway that faces the courtyard. Arched doorways and Moroccan lanterns add an exotic element. Opposite page: The open-concept kitchen features a large island with plenty of storage and a textural, modern Tabarka tile backsplash and concealed Wolf, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances.
discovered that they shared an appreciation for design and a similar taste in architecture. An interior courtyard in Ecuador, for example, evoked fond memories of Spain for Beth, who had lived there for two one-year stints, and reminded Nadim of his grandparents’ home in Syria. “Wherever we traveled, we saw unique architectural styles,” Beth explains. “It was so inspiring.” In turn, the house Howe designed is a pair of gable-roofed structures built around an intimate courtyard with a rustic stonewall. A corridor with a barrel ceiling connects the segments. Like the facade of the home, the hallway is stripped of ornaments, walking the line between tradition and modernity. “It’s about light, shadow and form,” Howe explains. “The visual interest comes from the play of light and dark.” On the second floor, the passageway overlooks the living area, which has 19-foot cedar ceilings and tall windows that flood the area with daylight. Its railing includes a trio of iron pieces, two of them fabricated from the original that the couple won at auction. It’s just one of a large bounty they scored that day, including Juliet balconies and a set of antique double doors from Argentina that now hang in the living room. “We felt like we won the lottery,” Beth says. “It was so exciting.” Inspired by the idea of designing her own home, Beth took the lead on the interior design. For the open kitchen, she worked with Howe to select modern Italian kitchen cabinets in a similar hue to the contemporary porcelain flooring in the adjacent living area. The modern elements coexist peacefully with an antique Persian rug and a Chesterfield sofa, thanks to a palette of white and cool blues that unites them. “It’s a quiet backdrop that lets the architecture speak for itself,” Beth explains.
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MOORISH RETREAT Architect Greg Howe incorporated structural beams into the design for Old World flair. An antique iron gate from Argentina is inset into the sliding door that divides the bedroom and en suite. Opposite page from top: A custom poured-concrete vanity is paired with Gessi faucets and an open shower with Kohler fittings; the homeâ€™s street view belies the grandness of the architecture and courtyard contained within.
DESIGN DETAILS TYPE Single-Family Home LOCATION Evanston ARCHITECTURE Greg Howe, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects searlarch.com BUILDERS Schmidt & Haegeland Builders sh-builders.com RESOURCES Surface Group International All tile and limestone ﬂoor in bathroom surfacegroup.com Lightology Kitchen pendants lightology.com Avanti Kitchens and Granite Kitchen cabinetry avantikitchensandgranite.com Restoration Hardware Living room sofa restorationhardware.com Room & Board Living room chaise and leather chair roomandboard.com Architectural Artifacts Antique iron and door accents architecturalartifacts.com
“THERE’S A STORY BEHIND EVERY DETAIL IN THIS HOUSE.” –NADIM
A custom bookcase includes a bench for extra seating and a place to display souvenirs from the couples’ global treks. “There’s a story behind every detail in this house,” Nadim explains, pointing to a large brass-and-crystal chandelier illuminating an intimate seating area in front of a custom limestone fireplace that Howe designed. The ornate piece is one of a trio of fixtures in the house that came from his grandparents’ home in Lebanon. “Having these kinds of meaningful things is what makes this a home,” Nadim explains. Not to mention their 8-month-old daughter, Lola, who was born just two weeks before they moved in. The new family recently hosted friends with a daughter the same age for an afternoon of food, conversation and salsa dancing by the outdoor fireplace. They are quick to give credit to the entire design team for the success of the project. “Greg was the deciding factor whenever we had a disagreement, and he really cared about making us happy,” Beth explains. “We use and love every part of this house.”
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Bo Concept Small living room sofa boconcept.com Dwell Studio Upholstered living room chairs dwellstudio.com Anthropologie Living room rug, coffee table and kitchen stools anthropologie.com Marvin Windows marvin.com VA Robinson Kitchen hood fabrication 773.205.4364
COUNTER CULTURE Chippendale-style counter stools add a grounding hit of black to the light, open-concept kitchen. A pretty, iridescent pillow-tile backsplash is like jewelry accessorizing the open space. 92 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
LARGER THAN LIFE Texas transplants embrace city life with a new home base in the Gold Coast—a condo reimagined by Sarah Whit Interior Design. By Amalie Drury Photography by Tony Soluri
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-size sofas or tables, it turned out, would be able to come along. The couple initially thought of looking for a suburban Chicago home similar to their Houston spread, but after a stint in temporary corporate housing in River North, they decided to give city life a whirl. “I loved being able to walk everywhere and not have the need for a car,” says Ana. “The energy of being outside with so many people—we really liked that.” They found a nicely sized condo—four units combined by a previous owner—in the Gold Coast, a neighborhood they gravitated toward for its leafy, established character. “This place was the only one we saw that felt homey,” says 93 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
BLACK AND WHITE A custom rug designed by Sarah Whit Interior Design anchors the living room, allowing colorful accents to pop.
Patrick, who disliked many of the linear, front-to-back floor plans they toured. “It’s a big U shape, so it has a great flow for entertaining and hosting guests.” (Ana and Pat are both from families of seven siblings; nieces and nephews abound.) With four bedrooms and clocking in at roughly 3,500 square feet, the condo was large, but scale is relative when you’re living in a high-rise for the first time. Their old dining room table, for instance, wouldn’t fit into the elevator at the new place, so they had it cut in half and reassembled upstairs. Still, the table felt too massive. They needed to start fresh, with decor to match their new lifestyle, so the McCauleys turned to Sarah Vaile and Hayley O’Hara of Chicago-based Sarah Whit Interior Design. “We interviewed six or seven diﬀerent designers, and Sarah really took the time to listen and get a sense for our taste,” says Patrick. “She made us feel like we were her only client.” Vaile and O’Hara took stock of the space, the bones of which had been tastefully updated by its prior occupants. “We came in for the fun part, which was to give it a personality,” says Vaile. “We decided to go for a classic city feel with a clean palette that wouldn’t compete with the expansive views of Lake Michigan. Ana and Patrick gave us an empty canvas and invited us to bring our most exciting ideas.” The designers focused on black and white, then layered in pops of color and exotic accents that hinted at Ana’s Latin American roots. Their inspirational starting point was a Mongolian print that covers a bench in the foyer; it was bright and worldly, and it reminded them of a beautiful Hermès scarf.
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“HAVING A HOME IN THIS LOCATION THAT CAPTURES OUR SPIRIT HAS MADE ME LOVE CHICAGO,” –HOMEOWNER ANA MCCAULEY.
BAR NONE Previously a children’s room that was a result of combining units, the cozy man cave features a full bar, two TVs, custom hide stools and vintage football photos from Patrick’s alma mater.
A space that had previously been a children’s playroom is now Patrick’s “man lounge,” complete with a custom wooden bar; a clubby chestnut leather banquette; multiple TV screens for game-watching; and walls filled with vintage football photos celebrating his alma mater, Notre Dame. In the living room, a black-and-white wool-and-silk rug features a striking geometric pattern designed by Vaile, O’Hara and their clients specifically for the project. Black wainscoting was added to play up the drama of a 15-foot-long hallway, and piles of pillows in contrasting prints have turned the home’s low rectangular radiators into inviting window seats. The McCauleys thought they’d miss their Lone Star amenities—the big house, the yard—but Ana says they feel comfortable and happy here. “I always say I was born near the equator for a reason, but being in this location and having a home that captures our spirit has made me love Chicago,” says Ana. “Our life is completely diﬀerent than it was in Texas, but Sarah and Hayley made the transition so seamless. There were zero challenges. When we met, we clicked.”
RIGHT STRIPE From top: The airy bedroom comes alive with bold pops of color; wallpaper that runs horizontally and gilded accents create a pretty retreat in the powder room.
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MAKE AN ENTRANCE Whit and Oâ€™Hara added paneled molding in a black lacquer finish to the front foyer. A vintage over-dyed runner, eclectic art and a colorfully upholstered custom bench complete the look.
DESIGN DETAILS Type Multi-Unit Condo Location Gold Coast Design Sarah Vaile and Hayley Oâ€™Hara, Sarah Whit Interior Design sarahwhit.com
RESOURCES Smartmouth Designs Woodwork in man cave, bar, sliding barn door Mecox Accessories mecox.com Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman Sconces in family room ef-lm.com John Rosselli & Associates Foyer flush mount lighting johnrosselli.com Paul Ferrante Kitchen lanterns paulferrante.com Holly Hunt Fabric, family room chairs hollyhunt.com Organic Looms Custom runner in hallway organiclooms.com Jay Thompson Installations Art installation 847.587.2682 Jayson Home Flowers jaysonhome.com Direct Rug Import Custom living room rug designed by Sarah Whit Interior Design rugimport.com
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SOFT LANDING An inky blue grass-cloth wallcovering from Ralph Lauren Home adds depth and warmth to the space, while a vintage brass console provides a convenient spot for mail and keys. Opposite page: Designer Kate Taylor created a dramatic and inviting entryway, featuring a custom bench and large-scale triptych, that references the homeowner’s love for travel. The herringbone hardwood floors were stained and refinished.
Close to Home A brother-sister duo give a historic address a modern-day makeover that doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of its timeless beauty and splendor. By Rebecca Taras
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 Christopher Taylor chose to incorporate that same grandeur into his new abode. “I specifically liked the art deco influences in the units—the millwork, window casings, fireplaces and more traditional floor plans,” explains Christopher. “I looked at a few buildings in the area, but none could compare to a historic landmark with modernized 98 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
HOT SEAT Details such as vintage brass pay homage to the history and architecture of the Palmolive Building. Opposite page: Designer Kate Taylor created a tailored look with custom-upholstered pieces in lush Italian fabrics and used piping as an accent. “To me, navy is a go-to neutral,” the designer says, and as the project unfolded, Christopher got on board with it as well.
technology and infrastructure that is managed by a firstclass building staff—it’s a little piece of Manhattan’s Upper East Side in the heart of the Gold Coast.” The managing director for a leveraged finance firm didn’t have to look far to find the perfect person to transform the 2,400-square-foot unit into the relaxed yet refined home of his dreams. Christopher’s sister, Kate Taylor, owns a full-service design firm—Kate Taylor Interiors—so it was a match made in heaven. Family ties aside, Christopher loves the sense of uniqueness that Kate puts into each of her projects. “My vision for the home was to create a sophisticated and comfortable space with subtle references to the history of the Palmolive Building and the art deco design of the building,” says Christopher. “Kate executed that vision flawlessly and brought it to life.” Of course, perfection didn’t happen overnight. It took six months to transform the two-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath condo into home sweet home. Thankfully, the space already 101 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
had great bones, so there was no need for any remodeling. “The focus of this project was more about design and decoration,” says Kate. “We added new furnishings, paint, wallcoverings and lighting throughout, as well as some new cabinetry and moderate updates to the kitchen and baths.” But don’t mistake new with trendy. Kate prefers to stay true to classic and timeless designs, which in this case were showcased via brass accents, a cool gray color palette and tasteful fabrics. “We really highlighted Christopher’s highend tastes with the textiles used throughout the home— custom drapery, custom upholstery, throw blankets and pillows,” says Kate. “We incorporated a lot of pure cashmere, wool, silk and linen that added texture,” she adds. With the use of Loro Piana fabrics from Italy, Kate also custom-designed the chairs in the dining room that, according to Christopher, have proven to be conversation starters. But the designer’s philosophy on furnishings isn’t all
RHYTHM IN BLUES From top: The bed linens continue the textile theme of plush yet masculine seen throughout the space; accessories and decor tastefully reflect Christopher’s love of travel.
about reinventing the wheel. “In any space, I like to combine high and low, old and new,” explains Kate. So, think everything from Restoration Hardware to Mecox Gardens to Chicago Upholstery & Drapery Co., with the ultimate goal being quality finishes and materials without being stuffy. Of course, personal touches also played an important role. “I travel quite a bit for work and pleasure, so it felt appropriate to integrate that part of my life into the look and feel of my home,” says Christopher. “There are a few pieces in my home—such as a framed list of London Underground stations—that represent my time studying abroad while bringing back a lot of good memories.” Architectural details like herringbone floors and fine millwork make for the ultimate sophisticated bachelor pad, and one of the places Christopher spends most of his time is the study that previously served as a bedroom. “Kate did an excellent job turning the space into a really comfortable environment, complete with a soft leather sofa and lounge chair upholstered in Loro Piana fabric, great lighting accents and a plush area rug,” says Christopher. “All of these elements helped to create a very casual and inviting space, not only for me, but also for entertaining friends and family.” Speaking of entertaining, Christopher is not selfish with those sweeping views of Michigan Avenue and is known to host an extravagant Mag Mile holiday parade party. Rooms with a view? In spades.
“I TRAVEL QUITE A BIT FOR WORK AND PLEASURE, SO IT FELT APPROPRIATE TO INTEGRATE THAT PART OF MY LIFE INTO THE LOOK AND FEEL OF MY HOME.” –CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR
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DINNER PARTY The dining room offers sweeping views of the city skyline through floor-toceiling windows dressed with custom drapery and blinds. “I discovered Loro Piana working at Nate Berkus Associates,” says Kate. “They started more than 100 years ago as an apparel company and are famous for their wool and cashmere—the best of the best when it comes to textiles,” she adds. Kate had the hardwood floors stained and refinished to suit her brother’s refined, masculine taste.
DESIGN DETAILS TYPE Condo LOCATION Gold Coast INTERIOR DESIGN Kate Taylor Interiors katetaylorid.com
RESOURCES Mr. Floor Hardwood floor refinishing mrfloor.com Urban Paint Works All paint urbanpaintworks.com Ralph Lauren Grasscloth wallcovering ralphlauren.com Jayson Home Vintage table lamps jaysonhome.com Visual Comfort & Co.; Restoration Hardware Floor lamps, sconces and pendants visualcomfort.com; restorationhardware.com Loro Piana Interiors Upholstery and drapery fabric loropiana.com Stark Master bedroom rug starkcarpet.com Baker Furniture Living room chairs bakerfurniture.com Chicago Upholstery & Drapery Co. Custom drapery, reupholstery and pillows chicagoupholsterycompany.com Leo’s Furniture & Upholstery Custom Upholstered furniture leosfurnitureandupholstery.com Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Upholstered bed in master bedroom mgbwhome.com Gray Malin Photo in master bedroom graymalin.com Serena and Lily Dining chairs at kitchen breakfast table serenaandlily.com
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In just four years, the New York-based Egg Collective design studio has hit its stride, snapping up design accolades (including a spot on the 2014 Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” list) such as the inaugural American Design Honors award. The prize is in recognition of emerging talent, after the internationally flavored WantedDesign exhibit that coincided with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York this past May. Known for its crisp, clean aesthetic; pure forms; and craftsmanship, the company’s girl-power principals, Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie, come from art, architecture and woodworking backgrounds. “We’re inspired by modern artists, Shaker furniture and nature,” says Petrie. “Materials that have a life tell a story,” adds Beamer. One of their latest pieces, the Russell table, is a modern hybrid of farm and work table, and the Densen dining chair’s hide seat was inspired by a World War II backpack. The trio designs, manufactures and markets its own products, and we predict they will be lived with for a long time. –Elaine Markoutsas
NATURAL SELECTION Russell table, $10,250, and Densen dining chairs, $2,095, each, both at eggcollective.com
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ITALIAN MASTERS The stunning renovation of the grande dame Excelsior Hotel Gallia deﬁnes the connection—quite literally—between Milan’s old and new design zeitgeist. By Patti Dickey
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 its own right), Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan is nestled on its own tree-lined drive in the heart of the Porta Nuova district. Known as Palace Gallia when it made its debut in 1932, the hotel was closed for an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation that took four years to complete. Recently unveiled to the traveling public, the end result is a seamless marriage of the elegant belle epoque style of the original hotel and the stunning sleekness of 21st century design cues in the modern wing. The renovation was led by acclaimed designer and Triennale di Milano favorite Marco Piva and overseen by General Manager Marco Olivier. “This project pays homage to the city of Milan and offers travelers from all around the world a special venue that integrates and enhances the values of architecture, design and fashion,” Piva explains. As you enter through the impressive facade, the lobby evokes an elegant mixture of old and new. Piva kept the original, magnificent staircase that spans eight stories, but now it is enhanced by a lighting masterpiece that spills down almost the entire eight-story span. Designed by De Majo, an innovator in Italian glasswork since 1947, this impressive 98-foot-high Murano glass chandelier forms a stunning waterfall of 180 light cylinders that bathe the staircase in a rich, dramatic glow. In addition to this fixture, a Gold Step lamp, created by Fabbian, another famed Italian lighting legend, further continued... 106 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
MODERN MODE From top: The Excelsior Hotel Gallia’s dramatic presidential-level Katara Suite; the hotel’s belle epoque facade abuts a new modern building in Milan’s Porta Nuova district.
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...continued enhances the ambience of elegant, understated glamour. The overall lobby redesign is subtle, however, with no one element going over the top. Also, as a nod to the old, Piva kept two of the original marble lobby columns, which now grace the top of the exquisite brown granite steps (with tiles from B&B Italia) leading from the lobby into the more intimate spaces of the hotel. Again, lighting in these areas is stunning and serves to highlight the enveloping sensory experience of the hotel redesign. In addition, the air is scented with the delicate fragrance of fleur d’oranger. The aroma helps lull you into the proper sense of serenity and security. “This sparkling hotel is set to be a new destination authority in Milan by delivering indigenous experiences and exceptional service,” Olivier says. Public areas are specifically arranged to facilitate intimate conversation, and Miami’s Luxury Living Group, one of the hotel’s interior partners, selected furnishings from Fendi Casa for the most prominent public areas of the hotel. Additional elegant details, featuring aluminum, marble and art decoinspired etched glass, were sourced from B&B Italia. All the decor objects infuse the public spaces with a feeling of Milanese elegance from another, more elegant era—yet they all carry a distinctly modern vibe as befits the old-meets-new renovation’s intent. “I wanted to create the place that is linked to Milan’s history of excellence, a special venue that serves a distinct class of welcome and refined hospitality,” Piva says. The hotel’s library is a quiet, serene, art- and book-filled space located adjacent to a “living room” area, artfully creating a roomwithin-a-room. The low-key cigar room beckons for a fine brandy and cigar after dinner. Books are scattered everywhere throughout the hotel, both in public and private spaces—a warm gesture, perfect for a moment’s rest with a good read. The original, fully restored belle epoque structure is connected to the new adjacent modern structure (which features an exterior wall of glass and steel that, by design, resembles a flowing curtain) by a grand 328-foot promenade featuring small boutique windows displaying the wares of fashion designers like Valentino, Dior and Ermenegildo Zegna from Via Monte Napoleone, the heart of the Milanese fashion district. Along the way, visitors experience a smooth transition from classic stone to glass-sheathed modern.
The idea behind this marriage of styles is simple—celebrate classic Milan with the vibrant and new Milan. The best of both worlds is successfully melded into one coherent structure. The columns in this new structure, the lobby level of which is dedicated to meeting areas, are massive, gold and crisscrossed with light. The spaces in the new building are large, airy and drenched with light that’s a heady combination of natural and cast by the beautifully designed chandeliers. Appropriately, furnishings here tend to have a more contemporary vibe. Similarly, guest rooms in the new section sport a cutting-edge design without sacrificing the comfort expected from a Starwood Luxury Collection property, the hotel’s parent company. Throughout both the original and new structures, Piva designed and curated the artwork with overall continuity in mind. The result is in an original collection of over 500 paintings, photographs and sculptures that are exclusive to the hotel, which are scattered throughout the public spaces and found in each guest room. One-of-a-kind pieces for the guest rooms were created by Poltrona Frau, one of Italy’s leading luxury furniture-makers. In addition, the room interiors feature still more objects designed specifically for the hotel by artisans primarily from Milan. As in the whole hotel, lighting in the guest rooms receives special attention: The fabulous chandeliers here were specially commissioned and produced by Zonca Illuminazione for Piva’s own Meneghina lamp collection. The table lamps, which so elegantly complete the sumptuous rooms, were manufactured by Flos. Overall interior design of the guest rooms and the corridors was provided by Cassina—a magnificent effort that addresses every detail you’d expect to be associated with personal luxury. The design details will delight the casual observer and bring joy to the discerning design fan to boot. Whatever delight the renovation brings to the eye, comfort is neither compromised nor sacrificed in Piva’s continued... 108
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COMFORT CLUB From top: Opening in September, the rooftop of the Terrazza Gallia and Terrazza Gallia Bar offers a magnificent view of the city; leading Italian design firms like B&B Italia and Fendi Casa were tapped to contribute to the hotel’s more intimate public areas, like this library.
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DINE & DREAM From top: The sleek Gallia Lounge and Bar serves the finest Italian cocktail specialties and hosts an elegant afternoon tea as well; the hotel’s spa, the first Shiseido-branded retreat in Italy, presents a design dreamscape for sybarites.
...continued design-forward approach. Fabrics are lush— velvet, leather, suede—the tactile experience amounts to near sensory overload! The ivory marble bathrooms feature a bidet, double basins, a deep soaking tub and a marvelous walk-in shower with a rainfall showerhead. The spa robes and slippers are just the thing to slip on and relax in prior to getting ready for an evening out. As in keeping with Starwood Luxury Collection standards, bedding and towels are superior: The fluffy, white amenities are plentiful, and bed linens and towels are custom to The Luxury Collection. While stunning design can satisfy your aesthetic sensibilities, the hotel’s fine dining venues will satiate your more essential hungers. Breakfast is served in Gallia Restaurant, an elegant and open space that features yet another spectacular chandelier, this one from B&B Italia. Between the numerous buffet tables featuring all sorts of cereal, pastries, oatmeal and breakfast meats; and the cooking stations for eggs, pancakes and waffles, there’s something for everyone. Casually sophisticated, Gallia Restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, with a focus on Mediterranean cuisine. The lobby-level Gallia Lounge and Bar beckons for coffee, light lunches and a relaxing afternoon tea with delectably handmade pastries. On the lower level, The Wine Cellar features two connected event spaces—the lounge offers convivial wine tastings and dining experiences, while the more intimate cooking station hosts chefled cooking classes in a sleek and sophisticated venue, perfect for a small luncheon. Top dining accolades, however, go to the Terrazza Gallia and Terrazza Gallia Bar, which will open in September. The design is a contemporary reinterpretation of the 1930s art deco style. The menu is Italian, and the food will be divine. The patio offers breathtaking views of Milan’s cityscape. Comfortable sofas promote downtime with deep and comfortable seating. It seems all of Milan has recently fallen in love with rooftop dining, and this addition will no doubt quickly become a hot spot for Milan’s elite (Margherita Missoni has already hosted a party at the site). The seating inside is eclectic, decadent and
sumptuous, highlighted by 27 custom-made chandeliers by traditional blown-glassmaker La Murrina. After a night on the rooftop, a morning trip to the gorgeous new Shiseido Spa Milan is a must. Spanning two levels of indulgence and luxury, the sanctuary is not only Milan’s largest, but also Shiseido’s first in Italy. You know you are in expert hands when you choose a treatment from the impressive menu of beauty and wellness services. There’s a hair salon, barbershop, nail salon, serene indoor pool with an outdoor sundeck, and fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from Artis by Technogym and a trainer to help amp up your workout. The far-reaching renovations extended to 235 luxurious guest rooms (12 of which are handicap-accessible), including 53 suites. One of those new accommodations, the Katara Suite, is located on the seventh floor and boasts its own elevator and private spa. The walls are concrete reinforced, the glass is bulletproof, and the two balconies are decorated to obscure outside views of the guests. The private spa, which looks like something out of The Arabian Nights, mirrors the suite’s oh-so-private appeal. The fourbedroom Katara Suite’s furnishings, finishes and lighting fixtures are over-the-top opulent, as would be expected in this new addition to your top presidential-grade suites-of-Europe bucket list. The other signature suite at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia is the twobedroom Gallia Suite, located on the fifth floor. Designed as a sophisticated private residence, this suite features a beautiful loggia with historical columns and Carrara marble statues leading to an eye-popping piazza view. The remaining suites are grouped into five different themes. Design Suites (five dedicated to renowned Milanese designers and architects) commemorate Vico Magistretti, Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Franco Albini with rooms that contain some of their most iconic creations. Art Suites are located in the modern part of the hotel and feature a sliding panel that highlights the historic facade of the original building. Atelier Suites are designed to recall the mood of Milan’s creative fashion workshops and are located in the original building. Fun Signature Suites are like residential art galleries that make very theatrical use of illumination, colors and artwork. Finally, Executive Suites evoke the feel of contemporary Milanese lofts. Excelsior Hotel Gallia’s renovation has already been recognized for its outstanding combination of historical and contemporary elements with a Tourism for Italy award at the Expo Italia Real Estate exhibition in Milan. For fans of Italian design, a stay here will, no doubt, be equally award winning. Rates from $1,006 per night, suites from $1,509 per night, Gallia Suite from $6,710 per night, Katara Suite from $22,373 per night, excelsiorhotelgallia.com
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SOUTHSIDE SWAY Trendy eateries and arty organizations put Pilsen on the map. By Andrea Mills, Jessie Sardina, Lisa Shames and Rebecca Taras
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 night. Proof? The old adage that if you follow the artists, you find the trends holds true: From Hebru Brantley to organic tacos and cold-pressed juices to sprawling murals and coworking lofts, longtime Chicagoans would be hard-pressed to find reminders of the once grungy neighborhood. Here, we uncover the places and spaces that are making Pilsen your hip new hangout.
Dusek’s, Thalia Hall and Punch House 1227 W. 18th St.
There’s no need to travel all over the city to have an epic night on the town. In fact, we say the corner of 18th and Allport streets is the perfect trifecta of eating, drinking and entertainment. Housed in a landmark building steeped in history, Thalia Hall was originally founded in 1892 by a man named John Dusek. Grab a microbrew and a bite (pastrami spiced fluke, anyone?) from Michelin-starred chef Jared Wentworth at Dusek’s restaurant, then head upstairs to the lovingly restored venue, Thalia Hall—modeled after the Prague opera house—for a little music, commentary or comedy. Then finish the night off in the 1970s-inspired basement for a thumping scene complete with boozy concoctions served in vintage punch cups at Punch House. For a dose of healthy the next morning, grab a cold-pressed juice from Belli’s Juicebar.
THE SPOT The historic Thalia Hall houses a hip venue by the same name, Belliʼs Juicebar, the Bib Gourmand-winning Dusekʼs, shown here, and a subterranean cocktail lounge dubbed Punch House.
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2150 S. Canalport Ave. It’s been said that Chicago is one of the best cities to start a business, thanks to an overwhelming amount of entrepreneurial support. Lacuna Artist Lofts reaped the benefits of this theory when Joey Cacciatore—son of the real estate mogul who purchased the 250,000-square-foot property in 1985—decided to turn the space into a place where creative types could cultivate their talents. You’ll find everyone from fashion to art gurus among the 156 studios, plus unique galleries such as Hermann & Audrey, and nonprofit initiative The Remix Project, which provides art programs to disadvantaged youth. There is also plenty of open space serving as one of the most unique event venues in the city. Be it for a wedding, fundraiser, workshop or retreat, there are several stunning areas to choose from—our vote goes to the sprawling rooftop with a spectacular city view. 112 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
ART SMART Pilsenʼs cool kids ﬂock to Lacuna Artist Lofts for work and play.
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Modern Cooperative 1215 W. 18th St.
CREATIVE POSSE From music to photography to dance to sculpture, Mana Contemporary is a destination for artists of all disciplines.
One of the pioneers of Pilsen, Modern Cooperative is a design destination without any attitude. Born of a love of midcenturymodern furniture and a mantra of reclaiming and repurposing, the gallery like space owned by Tiffany Paige and Mike Biersma is stocked with a mix of vintage Danish furniture, modern Scandinavianinspired accessories and a welledited selection of pieces by more than 100 local artists. Since Paige and Biersma opened the space in 2013, they have expanded it to include two streetfront properties, a sale basement and a workshop space where they host events and classes with their roster of artists.
Mana Contemporary 2233 S. Throop St.
The ever-expanding creative mecca that is Mana Contemporary is working overtime to put Pilsen on the grid as a destination for the arts. Inhabiting the nine-story industrial George Nimmons-designed warehouse on the corner of Throop and Cermak, the multiuse space is home to dozens of artist studios, classrooms, gallery spaces and more, and serves as a working and exhibition space for artists of all mediums—from Grammy-winning contemporary sextet eighth blackbird to renowned dance-meets-improvmeets-music troupe Lucky Plush. Mana, you have our attention.
GREAT DANES Scandinavian style and local craftsmanship reign supreme at Modern Cooperative.
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GOOD EATS Chef Phillip Foss in his culinary plaground, EL Ideas. His innovative approach makes ﬁne dining fun.
The first time we met Phillip Foss he was in stiff chef whites dishing out fancy food at the Palmer House Hilton’s Lockwood. The next time he was selling us one of his tasty meatball sandwiches off his MeatyBalls truck. These days Foss is the brains behind EL Ideas, an off-the-beaten-path BYOB restaurant in Douglas Park just west of PIlsen that features some of the city’s most creative food. (Don’t just take our word for it—the restaurant has earned a Michelin star.) Foss is nothing if not versatile. At EL Ideas, the passionate Foss taps into his classical culinary training and a ton of imagination for the 13-course menu, which ranges from the traditional (lamb with fiddlehead ferns) to the inventive (french fries and ice cream) to the downright wacky “culinary cocaine,” a mix of dehydrated coconut and lime. This isn’t a typical restaurant and we couldn’t be happier. 114 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015
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Miami’s South Beach set the stage for the recent U.S. debut of famed design exhibition Maison&Objet, and insiders discovered a new design district emerging too. Here, the goods on both. By Elaine Markoutsas
It didn’t take much to reel in international visitors ready to be seduced by the sun, surf and sands of South Beach, and this past May, Miami took a giant stride toward becoming a global design destination with the launch of Maison&Objet Americas. A microcosm of the Paris show, there were familiar luxe brands among 350 exhibitors from 24 countries, along with companies testing the waters, like the charming Canadian mother-and- continued...
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SCENE STEALERS Everyone came out for Thursday night’s Design District event, held in the Palm Court, to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary and its arrival in the U.S.
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ARTFUL ACCENTS Miami-based luxury interior design firm Britto Charette debuted a collection of porcelain accessories by Peruvian artisans.
FRESH PALETTE Fendi Casa showed its latest collection in a decked-out booth that felt like a luxurious apartment.
HATS OFF Zanini de Zanine was seen at various lectures and parties in his signature baseball cap—even when he was presented with the Designer of the Year award.
Miami raison d’etre: “It’s not only for the beach. We were looking for a new destination where we can attract buyers from North, South and Central America with the arts, architecture and design being celebrated. This is a city for creative industry.” Over by Miami’s Design District, next to the Little River area on the Upper Eastside, Miami Ironside is blossoming. Israeli developer Ofer Mizrahi has transformed 100,000 square feet of an adapted warehouse into an urban oasis with a top-fl ight restaurant; a European-style coﬀee house and wine bar; and a gated courtyard dotted with palms, rainbow eucalyptus and pop-art sculptures. Edged with glass storefronts housing art and design studios continued...
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...continued daughter team behind Corinne Campenio, which transposes modern photo prints onto Louis XVI-style frames. Modern oﬀerings centered on architectural and sculptural form, and included pieces from Chicago’s Casey Lurie, who was honored as one of the show’s rising talents. There was an artsy vibe as well and even a hint of baroque, with cool and glam lighting using Venetian glass from La Murrina. Celeb-spotting highlights were Kelly Hoppen, Karim Rashid, David Rockwell, Paola Navone and the designer of the year, Zanini de Zanine, who were all at on-site presentations. Philippe Brocart, managing director of the show, which is celebrating its 20th year, explains the
“THIS IS A CITY FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRY.” –PHILIPPE BROCART ...continued that include anchor tenants like Stephanie Odegard and Robicara—one of the standout booths at Maison&Objet Americas—along with a loftlike venue for visiting design stars like Patrizia Moroso, Ron Arad, Piero Lissoni and Tom Strala, the display is Mizrahi’s take on Milan’s LaBrera art district. The Swiss brand Laufen, known for innovative bath style, chose the spot as its new North American headquarters after its director of marketing, Marc Viardot, met Mizrahi at the shows in London and Belgrade, Serbia. The Laufen showroom features a Konstantin Grcic and Toan Nguyen installation transplanted from Salone del Mobile, that spotlights their sinks in the slim revolutionary material called SaphirKeramik. With a mixed-use building by London-based architect Ron Arad on the docket in 2016, Mizrahi feels the future is bright. “The power of this place is the energy. The big gate is like an old city. In the morning, the place opens like a flower. At night, it’s dramatic yet it’s all very human scale, very cozy,” Mizrahi says. Maison&Objet Americas, maison-objet.com
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IN SHAPE Clockwise from top left: Ginger Brown, from France, introduced gorgeous case goods with shagreen detailing; a smaller version of the Paris show, Maison&Objet Americas attracted design professionals from all over the globe; Sempre, known for customizable indoor and outdoor furniture, showed off a superlong reclaimed plank table in one of the most impressive booths at the show.
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FINE FABRIC SALES A showroom full of fabrics for the home and office. Exquisite silks from Bennett Silks.Unique leathers from Rainbow Leather. Linens and velvets from Robert Kaufman and Spechler-Vogel. Buttons and trims and more. To the trade only. 2256 W. Grand Ave., 312.602.9753, email@example.com, finefabricsales.com
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MEET THE MAKERS THE PARTY Hand-crafted furniture by Chicago artisans punctuated the worldly interior of The Golden Triangle as the store turned its sights to the city’s talent. THE SCENE Guests sipped plenty of white and munched on hors d’oeuvres while perusing the work of six renowned local artisan furniture-makers. THE PERKS Partygoers mingled with the craftsmen, which included Scott Himmel from Truex American Furniture, whose work brings glamour to any room, and Sean Rice from LiveForm Design, who turns to nature for inspiration. In addition, Jacob Wener from Modern Industry, Jordan Mozer, Lamou’s Ann Clark and Lena Georas, and the designers from Chai Ming Studios were all present to show off their designs. –Steffanee Wang
Nicholas Gabriel, Roberta Jacobs and Jonathan Racine
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JoEllen Weiss and Ed W. Horner Jr.
Arianne Nardo and Seth Richard
Paul Arnold and Kim Abel
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DREAM BIG THE PARTY The 2015 DreamHome grand opening took over the Merchandise Mart Design Center as guests gathered to preview the six showrooms created by notable Midwest designers. Eva Quateman’s exotic living room design.
THE SCENE While munching on bites by Kenmare Catering and sipping libations from Lagunitas, interiors professionals wandered the space to the musical stylings of Cage + Aquarium.
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Terri Falletti, Kristin Pabst, Angela Garavuso and Lauren Geiss
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THE PERKS Guests got the first look at the beautifully adorned rooms designed by Cannon Frank, Anne Coyle, Marshall Erb, Frank Fontana, Kaufman Segal and Eva Quateman. –SW
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BENEFIT BASH THE PARTY The city’s design set took over The Geraghty for the Spirit of Design 15th anniversary gala in support of Designs for Dignity. THE SCENE Artist Sarah Raskey debuted a new painting she created live; board member Hunter Kaiser hosted a lively auction; and guests sipped vodka cocktails and mingled throughout the space decked out in lush florals, complete with a giant cherry-blossom tree by Kehoe Designs. THE PERKS Plenty of delicious comfort food was served by Entertaining Company, and raffle prizes included a oneweek stay at a villa in the South of France. –Andrea Mills
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HOUSE PARTY CHICAGO | LE CORBUSIER LECTURE
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FRENCH CONNECTION THE PARTY Members of the American Institute of Architects and design enthusiasts filled WPA for an engaging lecture about Le Corbusier by architect and historian Jean-Louis Cohen.
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THE SCENE Guests mingled over small bites and wine before Cohen’s interesting presentation of Le Corbusier’s life and legacy. THE PERKS Attendees were given the opportunity to chat with Cohen following the talk, and he graciously shared his own personal memories of the legendary architect. –SW
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UNDERCOVER ART THE PARTY The luxurious Thompson Chicago hotel opened its doors to the arts community for the unveiling of a new hidden art exhibit, Secret Stairwell. THE SCENE Guests enjoyed small bites and specialty sips while mingling with the artists who were commissioned to turn one of the hotel’s unused service stairwells into a stunning multifloor mural. THE PERKS The following day, the exhibit opened to the public—guests simply inquired about the “secret” to the front desk staff, who in turn provided them with a guide to the hidden location. –SW
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Chelsea Culp, Edra Soto and Kristin Korolowicz
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Matt Hilvers and Connor Creagan
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HOUSE PARTY CHICAGO | CENTAUR INTERIORS RENOVATION
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IF YOU BUILD IT THE PARTY Industry players, and prospective and current residents gathered on the 24th floor of the elegant Fordham building for an open-house feting the stunning renovation of a 2,800-square-foot unit by Centaur Interiors. THE SCENE Partygoers filled the residence’s stateof-the-art kitchen and marveled at its top-of-theline appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf, while a chef entertained with a live cooking demonstration.
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Lynne Weiss, Barbara Whiteford, Allana Emery and Bill Whiteford
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THE PERKS Centaur Interiors Director Michael Miller and his team were on hand to discuss the innovative renovation, and guests left feeling inspired to spruce their own spaces. –Jessie Sardina
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THE PARTY Designers and industry professionals gathered at the Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom at the Merchandise Mart to celebrate the announcement of the company’s kitchen-design contest. THE SCENE Shawna Dillon of Snaidero and Michael Miller of Centaur Interiors were the night’s winners for their penthouse kitchen design. Susan Fredman and Jean Stoffer were also recognized. THE PERKS Guests enjoyed cocktails and small bites prepared by Sub-Zero and Wolf Corporate Chef Craig Bell. –AM
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DESIGN CENTERS DESIGN CENTER AT THE MERCHANDISE MART The Design Center is the world's largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design. With more than 100 showrooms, you'll discover luxury furniture, fabrics, floor and wall coverings, lighting, outdoor and casual furnishings, accessories, antiques, art and much more. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Flrs. 6, 14, 15, 16 800.677.6278 or www.merchandisemartdesigncenter.com
LEE LUMBER'S SPACES AND VIEWS Spaces and Views, a part of Chicago’s iconic Lee Lumber, consistently ranks among Wood-Mode Cabinetry’s top dealers nationally. Great displays and talented designers have created great kitchens in the city from their Lincoln Park location, and outstanding kitchens, doors and windows on the North Shore from their space in Highland Park. 2310 N Lincoln, Chicago, 773.866.2310; 583 Elm Pl., Highland Park, 847.681.0300 or www. spacesandviews.com
LUXEHOME LuxeHome is the world's largest collection of premier boutiques for homebuilding and renovation. Located on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago and open to the public to shop, LuxeHome features 30+ boutiques spanning over 100,000 square feet of space devoted to kitchen, bath, cabinetry, tile and beyond. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza 312.527.7939 or www.luxehome.com
DESIGNERS BUCKINGHAM INTERIORS + DESIGN LLC
MIA RAO DESIGN Mia Rao Design offers a soulful, energetic approach to design. Drawing from the client's personal history and lifestyle, Mia Rao Design infuses character into a space. The ultimate objective for each project is to achieve a wellbalanced, beautiful interior, which is functional and uniquely yours. 509 N. Wolcott 312.850.4841 or www.miaraodesign.com
MITCHELL CHANNON DESIGN Great interior design is great art, reflecting who you are in ways you never imagined. This standard, inspired by Chicago’s brilliant architecture, guides the award-winning team at Mitchell Channon Design. The result is exceptional luxury—tailored and timeless. 773.907.8385 or www.mitchellchannondesign.com
REFINED HAYSTACK Refined Haystack is a home interiors source, where local stores and designers connect and collaborate. Using the power of technology, we provide local resources that make it easy to navigate the city's vast design offerings and simple tools to help manage your business. Join today! 230 W. Superior St., 2f #107 312.702.0141 or www.refinedhaystack.com
TOM STRINGER DESIGN PARTNERS Tom Stringer Design Partners' creativity is rooted in classics while layered with modern color and texture. With the energy that motivates his own love of travel and collecting, Stringer and his creative team incorporate clients' passions into their design schemes, always creating personal and unique homes. 314 W. Superior, Ste. 502, Chicago 312.664.0644 or www.tomstringer.com
VERONICA FERRO INTERIORS This full service design studio houses an extensive collection of antique Chinese furniture and accessories. The studio is also the exclusive Midwest dealer of award-winning artist Vincent Golshani. Stop in today to discover 312.733.9211 or your own piece of the Far East. 664 W. Hubbard St. www.vf-interiors.com
Julia Buckingham Edelmann leads a full-service interior design firm, which specializes in high-end residential home redesign and historic renovation. Her showroom displays curated Modernique collections of local and international fine art, furniture, lighting, unique accessories and artifacts. Edelmann is also the Chicago editor to www.MaterialGirlsBlog.com and a 1stDibs antiques dealer (www.buckinghamid.1stdibs.com). 1820-1822 West Grand Ave. 312.243.9975 or www.buckinghamid.com
INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION
(INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS) IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with a global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients to enhance business value and positively impact the health and well-being of people’s lives through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. 222 Merchandise Mart, Suite 567, Chicago +01.312.467.1950 or www.iida.org
JESSICA LAGRANGE INTERIORS LLC Jessica Lagrange Interiors (JLI) is synonymous with interior design and architecture relevant for ultramodern and traditional clientele alike. Established in Chicago in 1998, their work reflects a lifestyle that is as classic as it is current. 216 W. Chicago Ave. 312.751.8727 or www.jessicalagrange.com
KAUFMAN SEGAL DESIGN For 20 years, David Kaufman and Tom Segal have been helping commercial and residential clients bring great design to their interiors. With vast experience in custom design furniture and millwork, construction management and planning, the team at Kaufman Segal Design will help you to find the right design for your taste and space. 900 N. Franklin, Ste. 710, Chicago 312.649.0680 or www.kaufmansegal.com
Assured Corporation has been representing exclusive lines of custom luxury window and door manufacturers for more than 30 years, including Hope's Windows & Doors, Nana Wall Systems, Loewen and more. Offering versatility that is second to none, let them assist you with designing and providing one of the most important features of any building project. 445 N. Wells 708.385.4079 or www.assuredcorp.com
ARTEMISIA Artemisia is a fusion of styles for the home: storied, character-rich pieces, antiques and elements, iconic mid-century furniture and contemporary art. More than shopping, it's an experience. 2246 W. Grand Ave. 847.420.4051 or www.artemisiastyle.com
CASA SPAZIO Casa Spazio is a retail store with a luxury collection of home decor that is completely designed and manufactured in Italy. Their collections include custom closet systems, entertainment wall systems, dining, upholstery and office and bedroom furniture that is contemporary in design. In addition, they provide consulting for space planning and interior design services. 222 W. Hubbard St. 312.828.0888 or www.casaspazio.com
DE AURORA Serving the Chicago Design Community since 1980, deAurora is able to custom design case goods, upholstery, iron and lighting that will truly make your design unique and a full embodiment of you and your client's vision. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1499, Chicago 312.644.4430 or www.deaurora.com
EUROFURNITURE EuroFurniture is America's grandest showroom of contemporary and midcentury modern furnishings, retail and wholesale. EuroFurniture offers the latest from today's hottest designers. Not coincidentally, they speak to Italy every day. Three huge floors will take you a full day to explore. 2145 W. Grand Ave. 800.243.1955 or www.eurofurniture.com
THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE The Golden Triangle is renowned for its huge 18,000-square-foot space stylishly blending ancient antiques and bold modern furnishings from Europe, Asia and America. This is one of the city's most unique luxury emporiums and a great place to find design inspiration. 330 N. Clark St. 312.755.1266 or www.goldentriangle.biz
HOME ELEMENT Home Element features two major Italian lines, including the Jesse total living and the Clei space-saving wall bed system. The Jesse total living system includes customizable entertainment wall units, closets, living, dining and bedroom furniture. The Clei space-saving wall bed system provides solutions to create an efficient living environment. 745 N. Wells St. 312.787.3358 or www.homeelementfurniture.com
LUMINAIRE Luminaire's three-level showroom exemplifies the company's philosophy of maintaining a focus on quality and demonstrates how good design can affect people's lives with an unparalleled collection of the best in contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories from the world's most renowned designers and manufacturers. 301 W. Superior St. 312.664.9582 or www.luminaire.com
the world wars and bridges the gap between sophisticated craftsmanship and modern technology. 309 W. Superior St., Chicago 312.664.6190 or www.maxalto.it
MINOTTI CHICAGO Minotti Chicago is proud to present the most prestigious brand from Italy. "Made in Italy" is the key ingredient with an emphasis on tradition and technology. Their design consultants work closely with both retail and professional clients to realize the Minotti ideology within their projects. 223 W. Erie St. 312.573.2788 or www.minottichicago.com
MOBILI MOBEL Mobili Mobel's collection of modernist European furniture and accessories offers surprising functionality and movement with remarkable beauty and grace. They offer exclusive brands of expertly crafted furniture that transforms and moves with you to meet the needs of a moment while lasting a lifetime. 220 W. Erie St. 312.337.3444 or www.mobilimobel.com
MOLTENI&C Molteni&C creates solutions that embody all environments of an elegant and functional home. Molteni is a company defined by advanced technology and a long-standing tradition since 1934. The showroom features a large variety of wardrobes, systems and seating areas. Molteni&C is exclusively represented by Luca Lanzetta. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 128 or www.lucalanzetta.com
THE PAINTED LADY The Painted Lady Chicago is an ever-changing collection of new and vintage furniture, home accessories, lighting, bedding, and most recently clothing. 1819 W. Grand Ave. 312.226.0115 or www.thepaintedladychicago.com
MAXALTO Maxalto, a B&B Italia brand, is a comprehensive line of interior furnishings designed and coordinated by Antonio Citterio. Its collections are an expression of a "new classic" style, inspired by French design between
POLIFORM CHICAGO Poliform, a luxury contemporary furniture company, has provided high quality interior products made exclusively in Italy since 1970. Starting from
Jackson Junge Gallery
Matthew Rachman Gallery
Editor’s Pick: Nancie King Mertz, PSA-M, CPP-M, IAPS MASTER, “Lazy Sunday” 28x24 pastel
ArtDeTriumph & Artful Framer Studios
2938 N Clark St. | Open 7 days a week View 2 rooms of original art by Nancie King Mertz as well as Giclee prints and notecards, published in-house. Mertz is known for her work of Chicago and her plein air pieces created from travels to over 20 countries. The frame studio offers thousands of framing options from custom high-end to readymade and poster framing. With 36 years of experience, your art is in expert hands.
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. | 773.227.7900 J2gallery.com The Jackson Junge Gallery exhibits contemporary art from emerging and established artists in a variety of media. The gallery focuses on local Chicago talent and is also the exclusive venue for resident artist, Laura Lee Junge. A full range of affordable custom framing services is also available on-site.
1659 W Chicago Ave. | 773.245.3182 matthewrachman.com Matthew Rachman Gallery features a carefully curated collection of Mid-Century Modern furniture and contemporary art. Exhibitions are held regularly and their collection of rare vintage finds and curiosities changes constantly. The gallery is also available for event rental for philanthropic and private functions. For more information please visit matthewrachman.com.
Editor’s Pick: Vincent Golshani, “The Gathering”
VF Interiors The Leigh Gallery Tom Matucci, “Figurato 6999,” 60”x60”, Oil
226 W. Superior St. | 312.337.6262 gruengalleries.com Gruen Galleries represents an extensive collection of contemporary American and European paintings and sculpture. The largest gallery in a charming loft building that spans over 25,000-square-feet, located in the heart of River North’s gallery district. Exclusive private events available.
3306 N. Halsted St. | 773.472.1865 theleighgallery.com The Leigh Gallery represents over 80 artists (mostly local) exhibiting a large array of media. A variety of original fine art paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and more) are all featured salon-style. Stoneware animal sculptures, pottery, glass, various sculptures, photography by stormchaser David Mayhew and large-scale oil paintings of trees by Ken Reif are featured. We are dedicated to exhibiting original, affordable, quality art— Something for everyone!
664 W. Hubbard St. | 312.733.9211 vf-interiors.com This colorful painting celebrates the joys of life, beauty and love. The Golshani favorite hangs in the VF Interiors studio accompanied by stunning original paintings, century old Chinese antiques and custom modern furniture. VF Interiors offers the public a showcase of beautiful pieces that adds a unique touch to their living spaces.
wardrobes and day systems, Poliform differentiated its products to day and night furniture and kitchens for all residential interior needs. Poliform Chicago provides full turnkey design services to retail and trade clients. 445 N. Franklin St. 312.526.3900 or www.poliformusa.com
PRIMITIVE ART WORKS This 31,000-square-foot, four-story Fulton River gallery showcases nonWestern artifacts, sculpture, furniture textiles and jewelry. Owner Glen Joffe and his staff travel to exotic locations around the world to collect rare objects from exotic cultures. Each showroom floor offers a different environment— from a basement restoration workshop to jewelry and furniture collections, topped off with textiles, tapestries and a Moroccan tea room. 1200 West 35th Street 312.575.9600 or www.beprimitive.com
WPA CHICAGO WPA Chicago offers modern furnishings and full-service design solutions for the home, including Arclinea kitchen and bath cabinetry, a complete line of Italian furniture by The Poltrona Frau Group, including Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini, lighting by FLOS, textiles by Dermond Peterson, and accessories by Alessi. 314 W. Superior St. 312.335.3855 or www.wpachicago.com
KITCHEN & BATH ANTONIOLUPI CHICAGO Antoniolupi offers a complete selection of bathroom products including cabinetry, mirrors, sinks, faucets, shower trays and an exclusive collection of fireplaces. The mission is to design and produce bathroom environments that
are pieces of art. Antoniolupi Chicago is part of Luca Lanzetta collections
Redefined Decor offers the best in vintage furniture, found objects, wall art and decor. 1819 W. Grand Ave. 312.226.8557 or www.redefineddecor.com
(www.lucalanzetta.com) for bathroom products.
Roche Bobois, a leader in European high-end furniture, has always been known for its high quality, European know-how and customization. Roche Bobois' furniture pieces are born from a close collaboration between the brand, designers and manufacturers. Each piece comes in a wide variety of sizes, materials, colors and finishes so it becomes truly your own. 222 W. Hubbard St. 312.955.0275 or www.roche-bobois.com
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ROOM & BOARD
For more than 30 years, Room & Board has focused on the simple idea that good design should be beautiful, affordable and long lasting. They work closely with American artisans to offer furniture and accessories, even custom pieces that fit the needs of modern life. They're proud that over 90 percent of the products sold are handcrafted in the United States to give customers the best combination of quality and price. Visit Room & Board in Oak Brook, Skokie or Downtown. 55 E. Ohio St. 312.222.0970 or www.roomandboard.com
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Plaza, Suite 128 312.329.1550 or www.antoniolupichicago.com
deal of thought into each aspect—from shape and ergonomics to comfort and technology—to ensure that users enjoy the best relaxation, health, and well-being experience possible. BainUltra® takes pride in products designed to deliver therapeutic benefits to invigorate your body and mind. Visit the website to locate a BainUltra® showroom near you. 800.463.2187 or www.
BOFFI CHICAGO LLC For 80 years, Boffi remains the industry leader with its technically superior and streamlined Kitchen, Bath and Wardrobe systems. With a distinctive design philosophy paired with an authentic Italian aesthetic, Boffi is recognizable worldwide and continues to be a top destination for designers, architects, and design-minded clientele. 309 W. Superior St. or www.boffichicago.com
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YOUR IIDA The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design association. We support design professionals, through our global network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. Join now at www.iida.org.
CHICAGO SUB-ZERO AND WOLF SHOWROOM Visit your Chicago Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom to take a stroll through fullscale kitchens, participate in cooking demos, and experience the products in action. Request an appointment at subzero-wolf.com/chicago and come explore the possibilities for your new kitchen. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 134 312.428.3160 or www.subzero-wolf.com/chicago
DOM INTERIORS CHICAGO DOM Interiors is a resource for living, committed to ecological wellbeing and the environmentâ€”without aesthetic compromiseâ€”through great design. DOM is the exclusive Valcucine kitchens dealer in North America, and also represents select furniture lines including Rimadesio doors, walk-in closets, Lema furniture and closets, Kristalia tables, chairs, and more. 312.755.0356 or www.dominteriors.com
DRESNER DESIGN Dresner Design is a kitchen design company, a cabinetry supplier, and an installer, as well as a residential and commercial renovation company. In addition to providing the most advanced and on-trend kitchens and baths for the private residential market, Dresner Design also possesses the expertise to design cutting edge, cost effective kitchens, baths and closets for developerâ€™s multi-unit projects. 3400 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 2A 312.929.6444 or www.dresnerdesign.com
EGGERSMANN KITCHENS | HOME LIVING Boutique producer of fine German kitchens, wardrobes, closets and media systems, Eggersmann was established in 1908 and everything they design and produce is made to order and tailored to each individual client's needs. 300 W. Hubbard St. 312.222.8700 or www.eggersmannusa.com
ERNESTOMEDA CHICAGO Ernestomeda invites you to experience a revolutionary style of modern Italian kitchen design. Their vision is to combine striking aesthetics with innovative functionality and the latest technology. Ernestomeda offers 13 collections of sophisticated contemporary kitchens designed by worldrenowned architects and designers. Ernestomeda is exclusively represented by Luca Lanzetta. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 128 312.329.0229 or www.ernestomedachicago.com
FLORENSE ÂŠ Charism 6434 (Crystal Rock)
Committed to producing high-quality products with preservation of the environment and quality of life in mind, Florense is one of the largest
furniture companies in the world and offers products for kitchens, baths, bedrooms, offices, dining rooms, home theaters and more. 300 W. Ontario St. 312.640.0066 or www.florenseusa.com
KOHLER SIGNATURE STORE BY STUDIO 41 Discover the latest KOHLER products and unparalleled service at the
KOHLER Signature Stores in Chicago-River North, Glenview and Burr Ridge. Let them help turn your kitchen and bath dreams into reality! Visit them online at www.kohlersignature.com. 322 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, 312.646.4061; 1180 N. Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, 847.635.8071; 775 Village Center Drive Burr Ridge, 630.655.8096
MIELE CENTER - CHICAGO Experience Miele firsthand. Visit the Chicago Miele center to see in-depth product demonstrations, unforgettable events and a wealth of ideas for your home and lifestyle. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 133 800.843.7231 x4100 or www.mieleusa.com/galleriesandevents
PIRCH PIRCH is an interactive, experiential showroom where you can discover
amazing ways to "feather your nest" with things that inspire moments of joy in your home, showcasing best-in-class brands for kitchens, laundry rooms, baths and outdoor living spaces. 642 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook
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PLAIN & FANCY BY DANDAMUDI'S Distinguishing homes in the Midwest for more than 40 years, Plain & Fancy creates custom handcrafted cabinets to bring your vision to life. From traditional to modern, Plain & Fancy offers an endless assortment of colors and finishes. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 142 in LuxeHome, Chicago 312.644.1300 or www.plainandfancychicago.com
PRESTIGE DESIGNS Prestige Designs is the city's premier source for Italian kitchens, baths, and furniture. Their collections include some of the most well-known and respected Italian kitchen and furniture manufacturers. With more than 20 years of experience, the service-minded staff and highly-trained design team are geared towards making your experience unforgettable. 3002 Commercial Ave., Northbrook 847.480.0980 or www.prestigedesigns.com
STUDIO 41 If you're building or remodeling a home, visit Studio 41 for the products you need for your kitchen or bath, windows, and doors to complete the look you want. There is a full selection of quality products at affordable prices including kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bath cabinetry, kitchen and bath accessories, windows, doors, door hardware and cabinet hardware. Visit them online at shopstudio41.com 225 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, 312.321.5900; 2500 N Pulaski Rd., Chicago, 773.395.2900; 204 W. 83rd St., Chicago, 773.846.8300; 1450 Mitchell Blvd., Schaumburg, 847.985.1700, 1320 N. Route 59, Naperville, 630.357.1320; 3160 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park, 847.266.1900; 4767 West Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, 847.676.4767 www.shopstudio41.com
STUDIO SNAIDERO CHICAGO Snaidero Chicago is a full-service design showroom specializing in design development, space planning and FF&E selections for Snaidero Italian Cabinetry. Made in Italy, Snaidero offers an exceptional product that is a result of the continued partnership with world-renowned architects and designers such as Paolo Pininfarina. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 140 in LuxeHome 312.644.6662 or www.snaiderochicago.com
WPA CHICAGO WPA Chicago offers modern furnishings and full-service design solutions for the home, including Arclinea kitchen and bath cabinetry, a complete line of Italian furniture by The Poltrona Frau Group, including Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini, lighting by FLOS, textiles by Dermond Peterson, and accessories by Alessi. 314 W. Superior St. 312.335.3855 or www.wpachicago.com
OTHER/MISC BURDI This Italian menswear shop features bespoke, made-to-measure and readyto-wear options. For over 45 years, the family-operated specialty store has been the premier men's luxury retailer in Chicago, known for expert 312.642.9166 or craftsmanship and unsurpassed quality. 58 E. Walton www.burdiclothing.com
DIGITAL LIVING Don’t have the space for a dedicated Home Theater room? At Digital Living, they have both the engineering know-how and the eye for interior design to create a superior custom audio-visual solution in virtually any space. Whether you simply want an HDTV mounted on the wall to transform any room into a virtual movie theater or anything in between, they can help. 410
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Wrigley Building, 410 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
LEE LUMBER Whether you're looking for cabinetry design, windows, doors or custom moldings, Lee Lumber can help. Founded in 1952, Lee Lumber’s strength has become specialties, odd sizes and hard-to-find items. Their own shop can duplicate moldings and historic millwork. See website for locations. www.leelumber.com
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4 COOKING BY THE BOOK Join their chefs every Sunday as a work of literary art is transformed into its culinary counterpart. They’ll draw inspiration from a book in their boutique, then gather fresh ingredients to create something so delicious, words might not do it justice—and not just because your mouth will be full! 630.359.8629, pirch.com
LIVE THE GOOD LIFE 1 EMPATIA The Venetian glass-blowing tradition and the LED technology of Artemide meet in Empatia, designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Paola di Arianello. Available in table, floor, suspension, wall and ceiling versions, this masterpiece is the perfect equilibrium of surface and light. Transparencies and opacities are wisely balanced to obtain a glass that reflects light without glaring or losing efficiency. The optical device is a highperformance LED engine that allows a higher thermal efficiency and performance. Artemide Chicago, 351 W. Hubbard St., 312.475.0112, artemide.net
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2 JOHN HULL SOLO EXHIBITION Moberg Gallery at deAurora highlights the work of John Hull. In Conversation, Hull tells the story of life’s passages. He says, “…no matter how many different series or narrative ideas I explore as a painter, I think I end up telling the same story.” His works can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Israel Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Yale University Art Gallery or around town at Half Acre Beer Company. deaurora.com
5 A RUG MADE JUST FOR YOU Get a rug which is exactly the size, color, pattern, scale and border you desire from Rexx Rug, Chicago’s exclusive distributor of S. Julian custom area rugs. These imported, hand-made rugs are fabricated in wool, silk and other natural materials to your exact specifications; the possibilities are limitless. And the S. Julian line at Rexx Rug is much more affordable than you might think. 773.281.8800, rexxrug.com
3 STONE AND WOOD EXPERTS Paris Ceramics showcases the world’s finest collection of stone and wood flooring. Working closely with designers, architects and building contractors, Paris Ceramics utilizes all of the aesthetic and structural capabilities of their extraordinary products. Paris Ceramics extensive collection includes Antique Stone, Antique Terracotta, Antique Wood, Newly Quarried Tiles, Newly Sawn Wood, Bespoke Ceramics, Handcrafted Mosaics and Objects of Interest. The Merchandise Mart, Suite 146, 312.467.9830, parisceramicsusa.com
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TEXTILES AND UPHOLSTERY FISHMAN'S FABRICS Open since 1903, Fishman's Fabrics offers 10,000 square feet of in-stock luxury drapery and upholstery fabrics including thousands of yards of European mohair for only $40.00/yard! Minutes from downtown with free parking. Monday-Friday 9-5; Saturday 10-4. 1101 S. Des Plaines St. 312.922.7250 or www.fishmansfabrics.com
MAYA ROMANOFF State-of-the-art production and a visionary team place Maya Romanoff on a scale far exceeding that of conventional wallpapers. This Chicago-based company has designed and locally manufactured wallcoverings for over four decades. Their Merchandise Mart and D&D Building showrooms offer boundless options for updating your home. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 6-167 312.212.8792 or www.mayaromanoff.com
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The Influencer Series, a unique designer collaboration, debuts five new stunning and distinct Silestone hues that reflect regional design trends: Albedo by Kerrie Kelly, Copper Mist by Julia Buckingham, Lusso by Courtney Cachet, Nymbus by Mark Williams and Olivia by Kim Lewis. This special partnership coincides with Silestone’s 25th Anniversary celebration. Visit your local Cosentino Center to learn more about these exciting new colors. 1060 B W. Division St., Chicago 312.649.4045 or www.silestoneusa.com
PARIS CERAMICS Paris Ceramics celebrates a 30-year legacy as the pioneer of antique flooring and bespoke ceramic tiles. While these remain the soul of the company, its reputation is for unrivaled collections of stone, tile, mosaic and wood surfaces, and well-curated design services, both ancient and modern. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 146 312.467.9830 or www.parisceramicsusa.com
STALWART SYSTEMS, LLC Stalwart Systems is the premier surfacing distributor servicing Chicagoland and the Midwest; offering eco-friendly products such as HanStone Quartz, Hanex Solid Surface, Piedrafina Recycled Marble and Geos Sustainable Surfaces. They limit their carbon footprint and bring green products closer to you! 7797 N. Caldwell Ave. 847.972.1193 or www.stalwartsystemsusa.com
TRANSCERAMICA A group that identifies with the concept of the team. A team that brings together Italian-made excellence and exports it to more than 110 countries in the world. With its distinctive new trademark, Fiandre underlines the evolution of a story that has represented innovation and tradition for more than 50 years in a recognizable symbol reborn in the company's new brand, to preserve its history and roots. 314 W. Superior St., Ste. 100 312.506.2880 or www.transceramica.com
ART ARTDETRIUMPH & ARTFUL FRAMER STUDIOS You'll find originals by acclaimed Chicago artist Nancie King Mertz, along with 35 years of expert framing services. Mertz' work focuses on plein air painting of Chicago and the world. Prints of her sold works are available on canvas or paper, cards and coasters. 2938 N. Clark St. 773.832.4038 or www.nanciekingmertz.com
NEW LOCATION 516 N WELLS ST • SW CORNER OF WELLS & GRAND 312.222.1177 • GallerieOne.com
Gruen Galleries showcases an extensive collection of contemporary American and European paintings and sculpture. One of the largest galleries in a charming loft building that spans over 25,000 square feet, located in the heart of River North's gallery district. Exclusive private events available. 26 W. Superior Street 312.337.6262 or www.gruengalleries.com
THE SPACE IN BETWEEN Reﬁned Haystack March 18, 2015 Pavilion Antiques and Reﬁned Haystack, Chicago’s online interior design network, co-hosted the opening reception for The Space In Between, featuring new and never before seen work from Felicia Ferrone and Christopher Gentner. Guests enjoyed viewing the new works while having passed wine and champagne to celebrate the featured artists. Photography by Jill Buckner
Felicia Ferrone and Christopher Gentner
Lukas Machnik, Yumi Minami and Sabrina Vodnik
Jeffery Jones, Brianne Bishop and Kelly Roche
PRESTIGE DESIGNS GRAND OPENING Prestige Designs April 30, 2015 Interior industry professionals gathered for the grand opening of Prestige Designs ﬂagship Chicago showroom. The showroom featured the latest designs in ﬁne Italian kitchens and home furnishings. Guests enjoyed music, hors d’ oeuvres and wine while celebrating the new showroom on its opening night. Photography by Tahany Yassin Allison Osborn and David Thompson
Bonita Kindle, Millie Bursac and Lu Mureno
Rosariao Villanuvea and Mitchell Obstfeld
BOTANICAL WORKS AT JOEL OPPENHEIMER Joel Oppenheimer Gallery March 27, 2015 Art enthusiasts gathered for a momentous occasion in welcoming Heeyoung Kim’s work of prairie plants. Heeyoung Kim has received prestigious awards for her work in the past but this was her ﬁrst major solo exhibition with a gallery. Guests viewed the work of Heeyoung Kim while enjoying light bites and cocktails. Photography by Lorenzo Tassone Joel Oppenheimer, Heeyoung Kim and David Oppenheimer
Jimin Chol and Lucy Warner
Lois Morrison and Justin Daab
Fishmanâ€™s Fabrics Established in 1903
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JACKSON JUNGE GALLERY The Jackson Junge Gallery exhibits contemporary art from emerging and established artists in a variety of media. The gallery focuses on local Chicago talent and is also the exclusive venue for resident artist, Laura Lee Junge. A full range of affordable custom framing services is also available on site. 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773.227.7900 or www.J2gallery.com
JOEL OPPENHEIMER, INC Featuring rare works by nineteenth century bird artist, John James Audubon, this is the nation's premier fine art gallery specializing in antique natural history art. The gallery shows an extensive collection from the most important artists of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Joel Oppenheimer also offers museum quality art conservation and framing. Wrigley Building, 410 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 312.642.5300 or www.audubonart.com
MATTHEW RACHMAN GALLERY Matthew Rachman Gallery features a carefully curated collection of Mid-Century Modern furniture and contemporary art. Their collection of rare finds changes constantly. The gallery is also available for event rental for charity and private functions. Discount rates are available 773.245.3182 or for charities and non-profits. 1659 W. Chicago Ave. www.MatthewRachman.com
THE LEIGH GALLERY
1101 South Desplaines Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607 USA Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Sunday- Closed
Set in the heart of Lakeview on Chicago's Northside, The Leigh Gallery offers a comfortable and inviting setting with Art for all tastes. From modern to oldschool classic, this gallery has something for everyone. There are local artists from right around the corner to as far away as Los Angeles and Germany. Come in, browse, relax, and enjoy an eclectic mix of original art in a friendly atmosphere. 3306 N Halsted St. 773.472.1865 or www.theleighgallery.com
FABRIC, LINEN, BEDDING BEDSIDE MANOR LTD. From fresh new looks to timeless classics, Bedside Manor keeps on setting the style for sleep. In Chicago, Winnetka, Hinsdale and Lake Forest, their design experts can help you choose the luxurious linens, decadent down and handcrafted furniture that will make your home truly one-of-a-kind. 2056 N. Halsted St. 773.404.2020 or www.shopbedside.com
FINE FABRIC SALES Fine Fabric Sales' Diana Muzzy has been in the wholesale fabric business in the Chicago area for the past twenty three years. She has gathered, what she feels to be the best fabric, laces, buttons and trim representation in the industry. She often travels to Europe to attend the Premiere Vision fabric show in Paris and extends her visits to include manufacturers in Belgium, France and Switzerland to stay current with fashion trends and industry developments. 2256 W. Grand Ave 312.602.9753 or www.finefabricsales.com
GIFTS AND ACCESSORIES GENEVA SEAL Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces is a family-owned establishment whose origin reaches back more than 35 years in the diamond wholesale business. Today, Geneva Seal is a client-oriented, fashion-forward house focused on providing unparalleled levels of service and expertise to everyone who enters into its European-styled boutique. 112 E. Oak St. 312.944.3100 or www.genevaseal.com
UPDATE INTERIORS Your destination for up-to-the-minute in home dĂŠcor, furnishings, lighting and unique gifts! UPDATE was founded based on the belief that people are forever looking to "update" their homes or living spacesâ€“whether it's with a small decorative object to place on a shelf, a coffee table for the living room, a pendant for the foyer, or an entire house/room renovation project. 122 N. Marion Street 708.358.0770 or www.updateinteriors.com
Chicagoâ€™s Contemporary Art & Custom Framing 1389 N Milwaukee Avenue | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.227.7900 | www.J2gallery.com
LIGHTING ARTEMIDE Founded in the 1960s, Artemide is one of the best known illumination brands in the world. Known for its "the human light" philosophy, Artemide is synonymous with design and innovation. Much more than refined design objects, Artemide's lighting fixtures creatively infuse art into the every day. 351 Hubbard St, suite #100 312.475.0100 or www.artemide.net
CIRCA LIGHTING This boutique lighting retailer offers table, ceiling, wall, floor and exterior pieces designed by legends such as Barbara Barry, Suzanne Kasler, Ralph Lauren and Thomas O'Brien, with an extensive studio line as well. 444 N. Wells St., Chicago 312.321.1869 or www.circalighting.com
LIGHTOLOGY Free shipping and best prices on 400+ lighting brands from around the world. Full selection of indoor, outdoor and decorative lighting in contemporary and transitional styles. A staff of lighting experts to help you every step of the way. 215 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 312.944.1000 or www.lightology.com
REAL ESTATE, BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS 4 EAST ELM 4 East Elm is the next generation of Gold Coast luxury, a new-construction boutique building with only 35 condominiums located in the heart of Chicago's incomparable Gold Coast. Sleek and modern, with gracious half- and full-floor residences, 4 East Elm will offer homeowners the ultimate urban oasis of luxury and privacy. 4 East Elm St. 312.542.1144 or www.4eastelm.com
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Primarily focused on building single-family homes and condo developments in Chicago's near north neighborhoods, such as Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Roscoe Village, Barrett Homes is committed to providing personal attention and exceptional customer service that exceeds 773.525.0341 or your expectations. 1416 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago www.barrettbilt.com
CENTAUR INTERIORS With meticulous attention to detail and a niche for the most complex projects, Centaur Interiors is driven to provide turnkey solutions for customized residential interiors. They are committed to delivering the best in customer service, using only the most cutting-edge technology for superior results. 833 N. Orleans St., Ste. 300 312.644.4470 ext. 223 or www.centaurinteriors. com
ENVIRONS DEVELOPMENT – THE KENMORE ESTATES Exceptionally rare opportunity on the former site of the DePaul Theater School. Six 25’- 46’ sites, with 5,700- to 9,500-square-foot luxury homes. Featuring attached 2- to 4-car garages from Chicago's most highly regarded and skilled design/build firm. Customize the façade, floorplan, finishes and style. Starting at $3,595,000. 2129–2145 North Kenmore 773.382.4310 or www.environsdevelopment.com
MIDDLEFORK DEVELOPMENT LLC At Middlefork Development LLC, their expert team builds unique, singlefamily homes in Chicago's most prestigious neighborhoods. Each Middlefork property features the innovation and artistry of the city's most distinguished residential architects, landscapers and craftsmen. One North Wacker Dr., Ste. 4125 312.214.0400 or www.middleforkcapital.com
SAVANE PROPERTIES, INC. Savane Properties is Chicagoland's premier design builder for single family homes. Their architects and interior designers work with you to deliver a fully holistic design that produces stunning features and perfect functionality. After the design is complete, Savane's construction team provides outstanding value together with a high performance home. 2555 N. Southport Ave. 773.327.1234 ext. 112 or www.savaneproperties.com
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RUGS, CARPET, FLOOR COVERING AL-SAHARA ORIENTAL RUGS Al-Sahara offers one of the finest selections of new and antique area rugs available. They invite you to visit their boutique, Oriental Rug Gallery, in downtown Chicago’s River North art district, where expertise and service are cherished traditions. The rugs at Al-Sahara are of only the finest quality and one is sure to become a valued treasure in your home. Regardless of your budget, size requirement, or color preferences, they have rugs that would be perfect for you. ®
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GALLERIE ONE THE DESIGNER RUG After 26 years in Chicago's Merchandise Mart, Gallerie One has moved to the southwest corner of Grand and Wells. Gallerie One will continue to showcase the finest collection of hand knotted carpets from around the world i ntheir new location. Experience an impressive selection of unique traditional, contemporary and transitional designs rendered by artists and hand woven by master weavers in luxurious wools and silks. The finest designs and latest colors in rugs and carpet are available at Gallerie One The Designer Rug. 156 North Wells Street 312.222.1177 or www.gallerieone.com
HOME CARPET ONE Home Carpet One provides the city's largest selection of carpet, hardwood, natural stone and area rugs, cork and tile flooring. They know that choosing the perfect floor for your home or office is an important decision. 3071 N. I N T E R N A T I O N A L®
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REXX RUG A favorite of Chicago area designers, Rexx stocks thousands of yards of wool broadloom carpet deeply discounted to the public. Their S. Julian custom rug
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TUFENKIAN ARTISAN CARPETS Tufenkian Artisan Carpets are recognized the world over for their unparalleled handmade character, premium materials, and timeless design. Area rugs expertly made according to ancient artisan traditions, Tufenkian's Tibetan
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ART DE TRIUMPH & ARTFUL FRAMER STUDIOS Bringing your home to life.
This inviting gallery & frame shop features work by Chicago plein air artist Nancie King Mertz. Nancie and her staff have decades of framing knowledge to turn your treasured pieces into works of art. From posters to museum items, their skills will make your art shine. Open 7 days a week to serve you.
For over 13 years, Digital Living has been the premier audio, video and automation integrator in the Chicagoland area. Having completed the largest and most reﬁned projects in the area, our experts can guide you throughout the design process to help you achieve an entertainment experience that is both invigorating and easy to use. Please contact us for a free in-home consultation.
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THE LEIGH GALLERY Family-owned and operated since 1960, Rexx Rug is a favorite ﬂooring supplier for interior designers. They adore exclusive S. Julian custom rugs, where pattern, color, materials and pattern repeats are client-selected for a perfect ﬁt. Budget conscious environmentalists love natural wools at near-wholesale prices. Customer-friendly showroom has it all. 3312 N. Lincoln Ave. 773.281.8800 rexxrug.com
The Leigh Gallery represents over 80 artists (mostly local) exhibiting a large array of media. A variety of original ﬁne art paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and more) are all featured salonstyle. Stoneware animal sculptures, pottery, glass, various sculptures, photography by storm-chaser David Mayhew and large scale oil paintings of trees by Ken Reif are featured. We are dedicated to exhibiting quality art- something for everyone!
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Spaces and Views, now including SmartRooms, from the Merchandise Mart, showcases some of the world’s ﬁnest products to create functional aesthetic joys and inspirational living experiences. Owned by Lee Lumber, the showroom features Wood-Mode cabinetry. Wood-Mode’s ﬁnish and warrantee are the best in the industry. We’ve created kitchens for luxury hi-rises, celebrities, and folks like you. Free parking next door…
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Assured Corporation provides the architectural community and construction industry with assistance in design and development as well as customer service throughout the distribution of the products we represent. Since 1981, we have built our reputation by providing products and services while maintaining speciﬁc project criteria. We pride ourselves on our outstanding technical support resulting in excellent client relations. 445 N. Wells Street 708.385.4079 assuredcorp.com
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This full service design studio houses an extensive collection of antique Chinese furniture and accessories. The studio is also the exclusive Midwest dealer of awardwinning artist Vincent Golshani. The savvy designers work with you and the antiques to create a design for your home you will love. Stop in today to discover your own piece of the Far East. 664 W. Hubbard St. 312.733.9211 vf-interiors.com email@example.com
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Focusing on high-end residential design and remodeling, their team of highly educated and passionate craftsmen turn your dreams into reality. With an in-house design program and dedicated production team, they seamlessly carry your remodel from consultation to completion. 2000 W. Carroll Ave. 312.502.4468 or www.catalystremodeling.com
CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ASID ILLINOIS ASID Illinois is the leading professional association representing a community of more than 1,100 commercial and residential interior designers, industry partners, educators and students. Its vision is to be the voice of design in Illinois, provide knowledge, education and advocacy for its members and impart expert design services that exceed client expectations. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1647 312.467.5080 or www.asidillinois.com
CLOSETS CALIFORNIA CLOSETS California Closets does more than just closets; they are experts in space planning for every area of your home. Regardless of your needs or aesthetic preferences, California Closets can design and deliver a unique storage solution that looks beautiful and performs as promised. For inspiration, visit californiaclosets.com 225 W. Illinois St. at Franklin 312.755.0711 or www. californiaclosets.com
EGGERSMANN KITCHENS | HOME LIVING Eggersmann Kitchens | Home Living makes your design process easy. Their design team customizes cabinetry for your home by finding the perfect finish for your style and creating a detailed layout. Modern and contemporary European style is their forte, while specializing in the most discerning clients. 300 W. Hubbard St. 312.222.8700 or www.eggersmannusa.com
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Poliform, a luxury contemporary furniture company, has provided high quality interior products made exclusively in Italy since 1970. Starting from wardrobes and day systems, Poliform differentiated its products to day and night furniture and kitchens for all residential interior needs. Poliform Chicago provides full turnkey design services to retail and trade clients. 445 N. Franklin St. 312.526.3900 or www.poliformusa.com
PAINT AND WALL COVERINGS DIVINCI PAINTERS, INC. DiVinci Painters was started by Jim Berardi and Mike Foley in 1984. "We knew that if we wanted our business to succeed, we needed to provide both exceptional service and superior craftsmanship to our clients. We make certain that every phase of your project is managed with the highest standards, from the initial client consultation, to the final clean up." 1256 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park 847.266.1295 or www.divincipainters.com
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THE BIENNIAL MAN Ty Tabing wants to put Chicago architecture on the world stage. But first, he’ll fix up the lakefront. By Mark Wilson | Photography by Frank Ishman
Tabing’s HOTS Green infrastructure, Japan’s bullet trains, the beacon on top of the Palmolive building Tabing’s NOTS Above-grade parking, relic newspaper racks on the city’s sidewalks, Facebook, selfies
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Ty Tabing believes Chicagoʼs architecture ranks high on the international scale and hopes the Biennial can deﬁne Chicago as North Americaʼs premier destination for the future of building design. His Biennial kiosk program will be a great mark making Chicago better—”Weʼre bringing architecture and place together,” he explains. 160 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 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. “A friend of mine, who is close to the mayor, said she was going to take it upon herself to find me a job before I left town,” he says. “And lo and behold, she did. By the time I left, I had an interview. By the time I was home, I had an offer.” The gig was as the executive director of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which will open Oct. 3 and run through Jan. 3. The Biennial promises to be North America’s largest survey of international architecture, and despite Tabing’s serendipitous recruitment, he couldn’t be a better fit for the role. Before Singapore, Tabing spent 15 years developing Chicago’s infrastructure. He served as a Chicago city planner for seven years, after which time he worked at the Chicago Loop Alliance for eight more, convincing businesses like Boeing to set up their headquarters downtown, and launching the short-lived but vastly successful Looptopia fair. The Biennial will be the first exhibit in history to take over the entire 50,000 square feet of the Chicago Cultural Center, with interactive features like an $8,000 house hailing from Mexico built right inside for visitors to tour. But it’s the 63 partnerships and more permanent possibilities occurring across the city that Tabing seems most excited about. His legacy will be the result of a competition to remake the Chicago Park District’s lakefront kiosks—what he describes as the “shabby concession stands” selling soda and hot dogs during the summer months. One new stand will be picked from international entries, and three others will be created by local architecture programs: The Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. That’s only four kiosks to start, but longer term, Tabing would like to leverage the Biennial to update all 40 of these buildings along the lake. “It’s really about bringing architecture and design to an area that’s devoid of architecture and design,” he says. “The upgrade will allow a greater sense of place. It will make people want to linger along the lakefront.”
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