A tribute to Pierre Paulin’s 1960s vintage ﬂower chair, the low-riding Magis Flower lounge chair includes a modern pop of color. $1,092.
What’s in at Skin? Orange Skin has long been one of our favorite places to ﬁnd modern furnishings with a dash of whimsy. And this season is no exception. Graunk Enzenberger, an interior designer and a partner at the hip shop, walked us through the showroom to ﬁnd the coolest picks of the season—from Kartell’s functional-meets-funny Gnome stool to Tom Dixon’s modern discoworthy Mirror Ball lamp. Get ready for some home improvement. Orange Skin, 223 W. Erie St., 312.335.1033, orangeskin.com. –KT
REVISION PHOTO BY JEREMY BUSTOS
Revisionist History Looking to add some old-school glam to your pad? Look no further than Revision Home. The spacious West Town home décor hotspot is stocked with well-edited picks from owner Katie Ernst, a former television news producer with a keen eye for antique ﬁ nds from the ’40s to ’70s. “I’m inspired by oldtime Hollywood movie sets and the drama of New Orleans, where I grew up,” says Ernst. Revision’s retail concept is as unique as the merchandise within. Four times a year, the store hosts a big-time sale with new goods, but if you BRIGHT SPOT Goods from Revision Home. can’t wait for the next one, which starts February 19, check out an ever-rotating stash of ﬁnds (think vintage soda bottles, $35–$80, and giltwood cocktail tables, $750) online and make an appointment to visit the showroom. “I always kept a list of stores around the city that I wanted to visit, but I hardly made it to any of them,” Ernst says. “The thought behind the Website was that people could pre-shop. If they like a piece, they can come in.” And odds are, you’ll ﬁnd something to inspire a trip. Ernst scours antique fairs and estate sales for pieces she then reﬁnishes or refurbishes— upholstery oﬀers a full makeover with new cushions and fabrics—and sells for incredibly reasonable prices. “Our prices are at Crate and Barrel-level and below,” Ernst says. “But when you shop vintage, you ﬁnd things you can’t get anywhere else.” 2132 W. Fulton, 312.226.2221, revisionchicago.com. –KT
Tom Dixon’s Mirror Ball ﬂoor lamp is created from molded plastic spheres, which are metallized internally to create a mirrored ﬁnish. $4,250.
The Attila and Napoleon Gnome table stools, created by Philippe Starck for Kartell, add a dose of humor to any room. $374 each.
The Lizz dining chair from Kartell—made from dyed thermopolymer—is manufactured in one single piece using new gas-blowing technology. $285.
What is your design resolution for 2010? “Integrate sustainability into everything I do, and pass on my knowledge about sustainable design to my clients. If you are going to splurge on something lavish, make sure it will last a really long time... like, your entire lifetime.” Stephanie Bryant, Inhabit, inhabityourspace.com.
“Find new talent—from artists to furniture makers—so I can introduce my clients to the most intriguing and cutting-edge resources available.” Mia Rao, Mia Rao Design, miaraodesign.com.
“Throw more parties, and show my clients how to follow suit. We all need to have more face time with those we love, and use the things we have and love. What better way to put our homes to good use?” Marshall Erb, Marshall Morgan Erb Design, marshallerb.com. –Lisa Skolnik