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ow you dress your home is as important as how you dress yourself.

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If fashion is art that we wear, interior design is art that we live in. Both are

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influenced by cultural trends, colors, materials, surfaces, silhouettes, shapes and

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accessories — and how they mingle to form a cohesive personal style statement.

kitchen (above), in the 2019 NKBA Professional Design Competition. Scan below to view Philip's portfolio on his NKBA Profile page.

In this award-winning kitchen, NKBA designer Philip Nikolich combined high-gloss cabinetry, textured woods, leather and sculptural hardware to create a chic, sleek space. “We always try to incorporate something different,” says Nikolich. “The end result is that we want our designs to inspire. No one is inspired by design that is recycled or over-used.” Through its professional development programs and certifications, comprehensive Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) marketplace, vibrant exchange of information, innovation and ideas, the National Kitchen & Bath Association strives to inspire its members and build an unparalleled design community. For more information on membership and to be inspired, visit NKBA.org.


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EDITOR'S LETTER

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D E S I G N D I S PAT C H The little black book of all things new and fabulous in the local community.

Radar 70

AS TOLD TO Luxe gets personal with three A-list talents on their design starts and what’s energizing them now.

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CHANGE MAKERS Ethical production and artisan communities are the cornerstone to these growing luxury decor brands.

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R O U N DTA B L E Pros weigh in on the spaces that ignited their passion for interiors and architecture.

Market 102

M AT E R I A L Brimming with inspiration, four arbiters of style share their playful mood boards.

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TREND Decorative surfaces from bygone eras continue to intrigue today.

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SPOTLIGHT Classically celebrated furnishings shine through a modern lens.

Living

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K I TC H E N + B AT H Thomas O’Brien’s own curated kitchen makes for a very special space.

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THE REPORT Soulful and stalwart, the new historical home is a balm for the times.


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A D V E R T I S E M E N T

DISCOVER

CONNECT INSPIRE

THE PREMIER GIFT, DÉCOR & LIFESTYLE MARKET On-site or online, Atlanta Market is here to help you discover new products, connect with new resources, and inspire with emerging trends, fresh designs and industry insights. Housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, Atlanta Market features more than 8,000 brands across all categories, including lighting, accent furniture, rugs, all décor, casual furniture, linens and more. Restock, reenergize and rediscover your passion this January.

Antiqued Mirror, Aidan Gray

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SOPHISTICATED HOME OFFICES “As working from home continues to gain popularity, a lot of my clients are looking to convert their spaces into home offices … without sacrificing on style. Attractive storage solutions rank high on the request list, more than ever before. Flexibility and adaptability are key right now, with many pieces serving multiple purposes throughout the home.”

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DOWN WITH BROWN “With grays slowly exiting stage left, warmer neutrals continue to make a resurgence. Avoiding brown is a thing of the past. From furniture to fabrics to paint, this warm and familiar neutral is gaining ground as the new go-to.”

ART DECO REVIVAL “We’re noticing some of the latest and greatest pieces are trending with an Art Deco flair, and we’re loving every second of it. It’s not yet mainstream, and that’s the best part. We definitely see it becoming the new midcentury modern, incorporating curvilinear and geometric shapes with a blend of metals—the perfect recipe for bringing back this treasured design style.”

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FEATURES

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Second Time Around

Pride of Place

Woven World

Views From the Top

Romance, personal histories and family pave the way for Glencoe newlyweds starting afresh.

A jet-setting career woman decides it’s time to turn her focus onto creating the home she’s always wanted.

Through an exploration of global craft traditions and material experimentation, a weaver interprets her surroundings.

Non-stop views and a carefully considered layout make for an elegantly modern abode high in the sky.

Written by Jennie Nunn Photography by Aimée Mazzenga

Written by Grace Beuley Hunt Photography by Ryan McDonald

Written by Mikki Brammer Photography by Frank Ishman

Written by Lisa Bingham Dewart Photography by Richard Powers

ON THE COVER: To create this striking home office in Glencoe, designer Sarah Vaile coated the walls in Farrow & Ball Pitch Black. By incorporating touches of white— such as in the desk from CEH and the sofa upholstered in Kravet linen—and jewel tones, including the Turkish rug from King’s House Oriental Rugs, Vaile kept the mood fun. Page 190

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Fifteen & Fab! WOW! It’s been 15 years since we launched with one magazine in Colorado. The past decade and a half, we have grown into the largest design network in the country, with 14 regional editions. I am incredibly proud to lead a brand that champions local design on such a grand scale. To celebrate our birthday, Luxe Interiors + Design is looking boldly toward the future. We have a new logo, and a fresh updated look. While we evolve, our tenets remain: Home is your greatest luxury. Good design lives around your corner. Design professionals are invaluable. The built environment is the foundation. We believe there is power in diversity and authenticity. Finally, and most importantly, design is life-enhancing. A heartfelt thank you to our team (past and present), to our beloved design community, to our advertising partners and to our valued reader. With love and optimism for the days and years ahead.

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Launched this fall, Studio K Creative-designed BIÂN is Chicago’s take on the upscale wellness club trend sweeping the country. The 25,000-square-foot space, set in River North, encompasses social spaces, fitness, recovery, medical and aesthetic offerings, along with social programming (hence the exclusive “club” vibe). To create the relaxing ambience, Karen Herold, principal at Studio K Creative, used organic materials in a soft color palette deliberately in contrast to the concrete building in which it’s housed. “BIÂN was created to reflect a holistic approach to wellness in a luxurious yet understated way,” says Herold. In addition to open access to all facilities, membership includes a personalized wellness plan, fitness classes, access to a cold-plunge pool and steam room and more, with the option to add on medical benefits, such as annual physicals and primary care. livebian.com

POST MASTER WHO: Influenced by parents whom she refers to as a “dynamic decorating duo” and inspired by a cousin collector who traveled the world as a professional dancer, Chicago native Kabria Cummings cultivated her love for interiors from an early age. She built her career in graphic design and marketing; however, the deaths of her parents two months apart, along with other unexpected events, prompted her to pursue her passion for interiors full time. WHAT: In 2016, Cummings founded Global Attic, a curated collection of home decor that transforms bland living spaces and helps to support the global community. The collection is handmade by artisans from around the world using natural and sustainable materials.

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WHY: Global Attic was born out of Cummings’s desire to decorate with bold, less mainstream decor that makes dramatic statements in her clients’ homes. She sources all of the items (and even designs some) herself. A peek at Global Attic’s Instagram feed reveals her inclination for exotic home decor and spaces. IN HER WORDS: “When I was a child, my mom always encouraged me to be an individual. Whether selecting clothing or home decor, she instructed me to buy items that were well-made, different and classic, believing these items would stand the test of time. I apply this belief to how I curate items for Global Attic: I don’t follow trends. Instead, I search for unique statement pieces that my clients will enjoy for a lifetime.”

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“Everything potter Danielle Chutinthranond makes is dishwasher- and microwave-safe, which is key, and I love her theory that beautiful doesn’t have to be precious. This vase with a bouquet of flowers is perfect for a gift.” –ELIZABETH TULIPANA, ANTICIPATION EVENTS GROUP

Artist duo Cindy and Jorge Simes, owners of applied artistry company Simes Studios, met in their early 20s while living in Argentina. After marrying in Buenos Aires and collaborating on a host of design projects, they moved to Chicago to set up shop. Three decades later, the couple runs a thriving artists’ studio out of their Bucktown loft, working on custom projects like murals, painted floors and decorative detailing that’s generally commissioned through interior designers and architects. “To work with the color scheme, style of the home, personal interests of the client—it’s like a puzzle to pull it all together,” says Cindy. The Simeses aim to keep their art timeless and elegant, not graphic: Think more Sistine Chapel, less Pop art. (Last year, they completed a mural for the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield based on the history of Illinois and the itinerant painters of the 1800s.) One of the things for which they’re best-known is eglomise, a French technique of back-painted and gilded glass (below). “We try to personalize the work if possible,” says Cindy. “At times it is subtle—for the owners only.” simesstudios.com

KOVAL CRANBERRY GIN LIQUEUR Koval Distillery “My go-to gift has to be from Koval, a local organic whiskey and gin producer. This liqueur is crisp and delicious, mixes well with prosecco and comes in a festive bottle. What more could you ask for?” –KATE TAYLOR, KATE TAYLOR INTERIORS

CAST GLASS SALT CELLARS Facture Goods “These remind me of sea glass that has had all the sharp edges worn away with time. They’re pretty enough to claim a permanent spot on a kitchen counter or make a special appearance on a holiday dinner table. I also love that they are handmade and no two are alike.” –TRISH HAYES, TRISH HAYES DESIGN

DESEDA MONARCHS + MILKWEED SILK SCARF Modern Wing Museum Shop at The Art Institute of Chicago “I have a thing for butterflies, and I love how this scarf can add a pop of pattern to an otherwise neutral outfit. Scarves are one-size-fi ts-all, so it’s a great universal item that breaks the mold of a typical hostess gift.” –ALI BACON, THE GETTYS GROUP

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POWER OF TWO PHOTOS: PORTRAIT, LUCAS SIMES; CALLIGRAPHIC EGLOMISE MURAL BACKSPLASH BY SUSAN FRIEDMAN, JORGE SIMES. FESTIVE FAVORITES PHOTOS: MONSOON POTTERY, COURTESY MONSOON POTTERY; KOVAL LIQUEUR, COURTESY KOVAL DISTILLERY; CAST GLASS SALT CELLARS, ARON FISCHER; DESEDA MONARCHS + MILKWEED SILK SCARF, BRIAN KINYON.

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The perfect material palette? Quartzite, vintage leather, horsehair fringe, polished bronze, heavily carved or burnt wood, a bit of eglomise and something pink!

Art has the power to bring you into the present moment. Some of my favorite pieces are by local artists—Linc Thelen, Dana De Ano and René Romero Schuler.

–ERIN SHAKOOR

–AMY KARTHEISER

My plants bring me comfort! When I moved into my new home, my girlfriends bought me a king Ficus tree from Gethsemane Garden Center as a housewarming present. Another go-to is Sprout Home in Wicker Park. –AIMEE WERTEPNY

Outdoor landscape is essential and more important than ever. If you can’t have an alfresco space, treat yourself to a gorgeous arrangement of orchids. Seeing the natural world reminds us of our humanity. –SUZANNE LOVELL

Every house needs the perfect napping sofa… something from Verellen usually does the trick! – FRANK PONTERIO

The set design from classic films always fuels me. I’m currently on a Jean-Luc Godard binge. –KARA MANN

When every inch of space has been planned with a pattern or texture, there is a sense of order. It speaks to our inner child, bringing warmth, comfort and a sense of calm. –ANTHONY MICHAEL

Furnishings that tell a story, have history, a pedigree or patina epitomize optimism. Some of my favorite vintage finds are Aldo Tura bar carts from the 1960s, African Dogon ladders and anything from the Art Deco period, which embodies the days of decadence.

When it comes to luxury, lacquered ceilings really elevate a space and make the room feel special and brighter.

Our palettes are often derived from the landscape beyond. I’ve found inspiration in the blues, creams, ivories, greens and sandy tones we see here in Chicago looking at the lake, parks and White City. –JOAN CRAIG

It’s important to keep things light and bright right now—special emphasis on the bright. I painted my entire closet Hermès orange. It’s so unexpected! It gives me a new lease on life every morning when I pick out my attire for the day. –JESSICA LAGRANGE

Three things every home could use are a great coffee maker, a backyard pool and fresh patterns indoors—even swapping your pillows with a new print can make you feel happier! –CLAIRE STASZAK

Over the years, I’ve collected a range of architecture and design tomes for my personal library. I tend to continually return to books on David Adler, Emery Roth, and Horace Trumbauer to spur creativity. –MICHAEL ABRAMS

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I love a great lounge chair that envelops you, like the Edwin Chair by Rose Tarlow from Holly Hunt. It’s modern and traditional, and surprisingly comfortable for people of all heights.

I love juxtaposing sleek and textured. We incorporate elements like cozy mohair textiles, curvilinear wood tables, saturated marble slabs and wavy black-and-white wallpapers.

–MICHAEL STORNELLO

–BROOKE LANG

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Toasting our 15th anniversary, Luxe celebrates the power and influence of feel-good design.


THREE LUMINARIES CONTEMPLATE DESIGN. AS TOLD TO MICHELLE BRUNNER

Bunny Williams in the sample library at her Manhattan office.

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My memories of growing up in Charlottesville, Virginia, were of constant company. I lived out in the country, and everyone—my great aunt, godmother, parents—went to each other’s houses. Having a dinner party or a cocktail buffet was a regular occurrence. There were libraries stacked with books and dogs constantly running in and out. It instilled in me the belief that houses should be welcoming, but not so precious that someone might feel uncomfortable. I’ve often said that starting a project is like embarking on a new romance—that feeling of seeing someone across the room at a dinner party and your heart races. I fantasize about the house, imagining what it’s going to look and feel like finished. Like all affairs, there are the highs and lows, the traumas and dramas. There are exhilarating moments when you go shopping and find the perfect piece. Then there are the times when you’re dealing with budget constraints or something goes wrong. When I finish a house, I get incredibly sad. It’s time to move on to the next affair, but it’s hard because that project lived in my head for so long. Working for Sister Parish and Albert Hadley taught me so much. I was just 24 years old, when I was lucky enough to experience the taxi-cab yellow drawing room they did for William Paley’s apartment. It had beautiful French furniture, a Coromandel screen and paintings by Van Gogh and Gauguin, yet the room was so comfortable. It was a perfect juxtaposition of grand and simple. I’ll never forget that space. Interestingly enough, people tend to think that I mostly do chintz rooms, but I believe one of the most beautiful things is to have a very severe background with an incredible piece of 18th-century furniture and a modern painting. No matter the style, it’s got to be comfortable, and that’s especially important now. Eight people should be able to sit in a group and talk to each other with a place to rest their drink. Coming out of this period, people will either want cozier houses filled with furniture and objects, or they’ll be compelled to edit and simplify. Everybody wants an easy answer, but there’s never been just one way in design.

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This past year taught us that design isn’t just a pretty picture; it’s a vital component of our lives. We all like to believe that our homes matter. Certainly, I do—after all, I have a business based around that idea. But the importance of the spaces that we live in was magnified during the pandemic. When we look at gatherings that are more intimate, it makes experiences more valued and important. Though I’ve been sheltering in Provincetown, Massachusetts, I generally think of San Francisco as my home. There’s a common thread that draws outsiders and nonconformists there, whether it’s artsy bohemians or the tech folks; it’s a community that relishes quirkiness and eccentricity. You get the feeling that even the blue bloods in San Francisco have some wonderful tawdry tale in their past! It’s the kind of place where a leather daddy, a drag queen, a tech gazillionaire and a doyenne with a neck full of diamonds can all sit at the same table. It’s part of what drew me there, and what adds a sense of otherness or fearlessness to our work. When I was younger, I was desperate and excited to learn about design. Growing up in Virginia, I recall the impression family trips to Monticello or The Greenbrier had on me. As I got older, I became interested in designers who built totally immersive environments. The first time I went to Hotel Costes in Paris I was enthralled by Jacques Garcia’s ability to create transportive spaces. Similarly, Tony Duquette and Renzo Mongiardino had this gift for crafting rooms in an incredibly theatrical way. For us, every project starts with a story. There’s literally a written script for every job we do. The story provides a guidepost so we don’t lose sight of what we’re trying to achieve. Not every project comes with a rich narrative, but sometimes you get lucky, which happened with our revamp of the Cloud Club, (the legendary lunch spot in the Chrysler Building). It’s one of the most iconic buildings in the world. We want to honor the building’s past as well as the optimism of its era. That’s what’s so special about working on this building at this particular moment. I think we all want to feel optimistic about something right now.

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Ken Fulk on a balcony at the Saint Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco.


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Celerie Kemble

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Growing up in Palm Beach was a unique experience because it was all folly and fantasy. Every aspect of my childhood home was magical. I grew up in a turreted-shingled church in the middle of a garden filled with orange blossoms and bougainvillea. It’s a place where you can paint vines up over your walls and ceiling. It’s personality-forward decorating. That love of theatrical design, the integration of indoor/outdoor spaces and a laid-back approach to entertaining carry through my designs, no matter where I’m working. Though I hadn’t planned on becoming a designer, I didn’t know how to not make design a priority. Deep down I just really like to find things and shine a light on them in a way that shows their potential. To illustrate, I’m not a morning person—there’s very little you could do to get me to wake up before 8:30 a.m. But if a friend said, I’ll give you $300 to go to the flea market to buy things for my house, I would be up at 5 a.m. shivering in the rain with a sense of anticipation that rivals Christmas morning. I get this feeling when I walk into an antique store or turn down an aisle at a flea market. I think we’re all led to things by our joy and if we’re lucky that can be our career. When I look back, the buildings could burn down and the houses could be sold, but what matters is the people I’ve come to love or be changed by. It’s funny—you think your career is about what you do, but it’s mostly about who you do it with. An unforeseen and often uncelebrated highlight is that I get to work with my mother (interior designer Mimi McMakin). She’s the designer I’ve learned the most from, and it’s not just what she’s taught me professionally per se, but also the constantly evolving, beautiful home she provided for us. The past year has given us all a chance to reconsider our priorities and what makes our homes distinctly ours. The pandemic, the stopping of work, having been stuck in our houses—it’s made things that matter mean much more. Personally, it has made me more focused on antiques, vintage items and things that have history. It’s beauty with deeper roots, meaning and authenticity.

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Celerie Kemble in her New York City apartment.



FOR A NEW WAVE OF HOME DECOR BRANDS, GOOD BUSINESS AND SOCIAL CONSCIOUS GO HAND IN HAND. W R I T T E N BY G R AC E B E U L E Y H U N T

“Consumers are becoming more discerning about investing in brands with purpose,” says Jodie Fried, co-founder of Armadillo. Of the brand’s artisan and weaver community (shown here), she adds, “We consider them extended family.”

Being confined to our spaces like never before has shed light on every facet of our homes: the look, the function, the comforts— and with renewed potency, the intentions behind the items we live with. While consumer activism gained fresh credence in 2020, a rising tide of young design brands have been defining a new model of ethical production at scale for years. Unable to find fine, handmade rugs that aligned with their value set, Jodie Fried and Sally Pottharst founded Armadillo with community enrichment and fairtrade practices as key DNA pillars. Not a decade into business, the duo established The Armadillo Foundation, which supports free medical clinics and funds an elementary school in their weaver village in India. “We have a team on the ground and our artisans know that if they have a

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financial or medical need, they can come to us,” says Fried. For Los Angeles-based Block Shop, kinship was a similarly integral principal. Helmed by sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman, the cult favorite design studio was born on relationships Lily had developed with a family of next-generation block printers while studying overseas. Recognizing kindred spirits in these artistic entrepreneurs, the sisters hatched plans for a graphic block print brand whose success champions wages two to three times higher than the national average and dedicates 5% of proceeds toward health care initiatives in the Jaipur artisan community. “A familial sense of decency has always been our core ethos,” says Hopie. Like the Stockman sisters, Christina Bryant too found the spark for St. Frank,

her luxury home goods brand, while abroad. Living in rural Rwanda, Bryant became enamored with the exquisite Agaseke baskets made in her village. So spurred a business model that works with artisans in under-resourced communities to design and produce product lines. (To date, St. Frank supports jobs in more than two dozen countries.) “We showcase traditional craft as art form,” says Bryant, adding that her Oaxacan embroidered tablecloths take four women an entire month to create. “Our model is the opposite of exploitative. We make a premium product that the handiwork deserves.” As with anything shown affection, the impact is palpable. Notes Hopie, “When human care and thoughtfulness flow from creator to object, you sense that intention when you hold it in your hand.”

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A-LISTERS RECALL THE SPACES THAT HAVE LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK. W R I T T E N A N D P R O D U C E D BY B R I T TA N Y C H E VA L I E R M C I N T Y R E

Alexa Hampton's sitting room for the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

“In 2014, I did the Kips Bay Decorator Show House at the famed Villard Houses. It was a Mudejar fantasy of a sitting room that was really elevated by the architecture of this NYC landmark.” –ALEXA HAMPTON, ALEXAHAMPTON.COM

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“I have a few rooms I continually fall back on for inspiration. I love Nancy Lancaster’s ‘buttah-yellah’ drawing room on London’s Avery Row and Billy Baldwin’s La Fiorentina in the south of France— both for their mastery of furniture layouts and comfortable style.” –DANIELLE ROLLINS, DANIELLEDROLLINS.COM

“ If I had to choose one building as being the most important to my work, it would be the Renaissance palazzo Villa Rotonda designed by Andrea Palladio. Studying it helped me discover the tenets and discipline of classical design and the proportional principles of Vitruvius.” –TOM STRINGER, TOMSTRINGER.COM

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“My favorite room is the grand salon of the late designer Hubert de Givenchy in Paris. It taught me the importance of creating multiple ways to use a room, the joy of mixing wildly disparate elements together, and that a space shouldn’t appear perfect, but rather that it has effortlessly evolved over time.”

When designing the grand salon in his former residence, Château du Grand-Lucé, in France’s Loire Valley, Timothy Corrigan turned to Hubert de Givenchy as inspiration.

–TIMOTHY CORRIGAN, TIMOTHY-CORRIGAN.COM

–FERN SANTINI, FERNSANTINI.COM

“My first ‘pinch me’ moment was when Luxe ran my Palmolive Building project on its Chicago and National covers in 2012. It was a game changer for my confidence and gave me assurance that I was really capable of hanging with the best designers in the country.” –SUMMER THORNTON, SUMMERTHORNTONDESIGN.COM

“Last year, I designed a bedroom suite for a showhouse inspired by my mother, a breast cancer survivor, with the intent of renewal for anyone going through treatment. Colors, textures and patterns were all inspired by my heritage, and once the room was complete, I knew I had created something that would take me to the next level.” –GAIL DAVIS, GAILDAVISDESIGNSLLC.COM

The foyer of Summer Thornton’s Chicago project featured in Luxe Interiors + Design in 2012.

timothy corrigan photo: eric piasecki. summer thornton photo: nick johnson.

“Three years ago, my career changed when I was hired for the interiors of a Mayan-inspired house by Paul Lamb Architects. Not only did the clients have a love for the Mayan culture, but also a fascination with Art Deco. It was my first chance to put a collection together that embraced several centuries— everything from Biedermeier to Ruhlmann to Giacometti to now. It was scary, but oh so rewarding!”


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–KATHRYN IRELAND, KATHRYNIRELAND.COM Kathryn Ireland’s textile Breakfast nook designed collection displayed by Charlotte Lucas in her original Santa Monica home.

“Many years ago, I designed the main bedroom and bathroom for a showhouse that changed my career. At that time, I had several articles written about my love for color and pattern. While I do love both, I felt like I was being pigeonholed as “the pattern guy.” So, I designed a neutral room. It certainly helped me gain a whole new level of clientele.” –JAY JEFFERS, JAYJEFFERS.COM

“Ca’Liza, our version of Heron Bay in Nassau, was on a magazine cover and changed my career forever.” –AMANDA LINDROTH, AMANDALINDROTHDESIGN.COM Mark Sikes’s room for the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

“ Designing the dining room for the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House was a big step. It was classic and timeless but bold. The room was inspired by Marella Agnelli. It was the first time East Coasters and editors could see and experience a space by me.” –MARK D. SIKES, MARKDSIKES.COM

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Amanda Lindroth’s island getaway in Nassau, Bahamas.

kathryn ireland photo: tim beddow. mark sikes photo: amy neunsinger. amanda lindroth photo: tria giovan.

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“Since Los Angeles was void of anything resembling the British Isles in the early ’90s, I opened a tiny shop in Santa Monica. With my collection of lighting, pillows, tartan throws and other accessories flying off the shelves (all 10 of them), I realized I had arrived!”


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A breakfast nook designed by Charlotte Lucas.

–CHARLOTTE LUCAS, CHARLOTTELUCASDESIGN.COM

“Growing up in New York, I was starstruck by the magnitude and beauty of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now, whenever I begin a project, I think of its grandeur and scale, its enclosure and how specific pieces will relate to the space and create just enough tension to make it interesting.”

“ My great-grandmother’s house in the small village of Péronne in France has the thing I find most beautiful in a building: a deep sense of being grounded, having been in one place for so long that it feels like it belongs as much as the hill that it sits on. The building’s stone is the same color as the earth of the courtyard and the vineyards that surround it. It feels organically connected, almost as if it sprouted up on its own.”

–JOY MOYLER, JOYMOYLERINTERIORS.COM

–JESSICA HELGERSON, JHINTERIORDESIGN.COM

Patrick McCarthy’s Miami living room designed by Thom Filicia. Thom Filicia's living room design for Patrick McCarthy.

“Fashion publishing icon Patrick McCarthy’s Miami apartment was one of my first projects after opening my firm. I was able to push creative boundaries with the space—custom pieces blended with antiques and his incredible art collection. The design made sense for Miami and McCarthy’s lifestyle, while pushing the limits a bit.” –THOM FILICIA, THOMFILICIA.COM

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charlotte lucas photo: laurey w. glenn/southern living. thom filicia photo: jason schmidt.

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“Designing a house for my sister-in-law and her family was a turning point. My style has evolved since this 2016 project, but the hallmarks of my work— combining old with new, taking chances with pattern and color, and being practical yet creative about space— ring true to this day.”


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CENTERED BY DESIGN A vibrant team of youthful energy and old souls, Centered by Design prides itself on understanding how to mix old and new, bringing clients a truly timeless and bespoke interior. centeredbydesign.com

DAWN REEVES DESIGN Through careful planning and collaboration, Dawn Reeves Design elevates the look of a space, while also carefully considering the functional needs of the client. Simple, yet striking interiors that exude warmth and comfort are its specialty. dawnreevesdesign.com

DENISE HAUSER DESIGN “The art of the unexpected� comes to life in the work of Denise Hauser Design. Specializing in kitchens and baths, Denise Hauser Design features one-ofa-kind, personalized architectural design, honoring the unique character and vintage of every home. denisehauserdesign.com


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IDLEWOOD ELECTRIC Idlewood Electric is the premier lighting showroom and electrical supply distributor in the Chicagoland area. The family-owned company showcases unparalleled lighting selections and the latest trends in LED technology from renowned manufacturers, such as Lutron. idlewoodelectric.com

LEWIS FLOOR & HOME Dash & Albert has arrived at Lewis Floor & Home. See an amazing assortment of sisal, jute, cotton, wool and indoor-outdoor rugs in stock at the Lewis rug gallery. New styles, colors and sizes arrive daily. lewisfloorandhome.com

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Third Coast Interiors creates serene spaces that nourish the mind, body and spirit. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that interior spaces create a staycation-style sense of peace. Use mirrors, natural materials and architectural framing to connect harmoniously with nature. thirdcoastinteriors.net



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323 Hillcrest Avenue 130 N Quincy Street

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TEAK WAREHOUSE Teak Warehouse features the stunning and refined SoHo Teak Collection paired with the sophisticated Oslo tables for a modern, minimalistic style certain to impress. For all of the company’s inspirational, coastal modern collections, visit teakwarehouse.com. teakwarehouse.com

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PARIS CER AMICS Paris Ceramics is the supplier of timeless and beautiful flooring materials. Visit one of its showrooms to see this Hammered German Silver tile, as well as its large range of products. Contact Paris Ceramics at 888.845.3487 for more information and samples. parisceramicsusa.com


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Introducing the latest addition to its column collection— the Monolith wine preservation system features two or three adjustable temperature zones and innovative technology, like Wi-Fi monitoring capabilities. home.liebherr.com

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THEODORE ALEXANDER The polished-brass metal cube top of the Joseph Cocktail Table is captured within a quartered oak-veneered, pierced pyramid frame, and features Theodore Alexander’s Smokehouse finish. Style and function join beautifully with this modern, edgy design. theodorealexander.com

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Fresco Forward The word fresco transports us to Italian villages with painterly scenes. One of the most stunning examples of the art form lies within the excavated House of the Orchard, built in the first century A.D. in the ancient city of Pompeii. The walls, presumably painted for a wealthy family, depict ethereal garden settings of trees, animals and garden decor in rich, saturated tones—strikingly intact, even after being buried for hundreds of years.

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Pay close attention and Portugal’s complex history comes to life via its masterful legacy of intricate tilemaking. Individual geometric and colorful patterns can be credited to the Moorish influence dating back to the 13th century, whereas blue-and-white scenic motifs were first introduced to the country by Italian artists. This detailed scene decorating a Porto railway station illustrates a storybook narrative—we take it these walls can talk!



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Clockwise from top right: Rivers Small Fluted Pendant by Marie Flanigan for Visual Comfort & Co. / $679 / circalighting.com. Origami and Stellar Wallpaper / Price upon request / arte-international.com. Taper Chair by Kara Mann / Price upon request / mcguirefurniture.com. Tommy Table / Other finishes from $2,835 / armani.com. Marquetry Sphere by Silvia Furmanovich / $1,500 / bergdorfgoodman.com. Channel Placemat / $86 / kimseybert.com. Ornamenta Frog Closure in Persimmon / Price upon request / jimthompsonfabrics.com. Kortez Wall Art / Price upon request / madegoods.com.

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Step foot inside Beijing’s Forbidden City, constructed some 600 years ago, and a sense of reverence immediately sets in. The palace’s precise and complex carvings and bas-relief detail—all handmade—showcase exceptional craftsmanship and artistry. Vibrant hues of red, gold and green bring the ornamentation to life—a centuries-old palette that still feels remarkably modern in today’s world of design.


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LOW PROFILE The low-slung slipper chair was in vogue during the Victorian Era when ladies needed a comfortable place to put on stockings and shoes. While this design has certainly withstood the test of time, Brooklyn-based maker Eny Lee Parker nixed the petite scale of the slipper silhouette with her * Chair in favor of a more substantial approach. Upholstered in mohair, the rounded shape of the piece is meant to resemble an O and accompany Parker’s Stitch Stool for an XO effect. enyleeparker.com

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ON A LIMB The Vintner Table by Kate McIntyre and Brad Huntzinger of Ironies provides a refreshing spin on the classic drinks table, which was introduced in the 1920s when cocktail hour became de rigueur and occasional surfaces were needed. This piece has a cast-brass base antiqued by hand and decorated with a charming fauxbois pattern, while the shagreen top is applied in a starburst motif. ironies.com

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PASS THE TORCH During the mid-20th century, palm tree lighting gained popularity with many pieces produced in the opulent Hollywood Regency style. The goal for Iatesta Studio was to reintroduce the design as more refined and architectural for contemporary interiors, and the result is the sculptural Palm Tree Torchiere. Constructed of forged steel and done in a soft-aged zinc finish, each large-scale, wallmount lamp has more than 130 leaves that are hand cut, rolled and shaped before being welded to the frame. iatestastudio.com Amoir Fou fabric throughout, dedar.com

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culture and its 110th anniversary in 2021. As with every collection,

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MUSINGS + MAKINGS: A Q+A WITH RUMLEY How has your 20 years in design shaped this new collection? One learns to ‘speak a lot of languages’ as style, fashion and form have evolved. I love references to classic design and the excitement created when traditional and modern forms are mixed with soft silhouettes and architectural forms.

Top: HC3014-05 Parker Sofa, HC3013-14 Joel Chair, HC3007-55 Jim Wing Chair, HC3086-70 Bill Lamp Table, and HC3085-10/HC8030-02 Grace Table base. Artwork by Jim Koch. Above: HC3003-06/96 Kate Sofa, HC3004-27 Susan Swivel Chair, HC3006-21 Wayne Lounge Chair, and HC3080-70 Krystal Cocktail Table. All photography courtesy of Hickory Chair

What inspired your approach? With inspiration from fashion, jewelry and fine art, I created this collection of bedroom, dining and living room furniture with a deep understanding of the desires of the Hickory Chair customer. It was important that each piece have beautiful proportion and scale, a dynamic shape and be made from an interesting array of materials.

What materials will we see? American walnut and ash along with mahogany, marble, glass and customdesigned hardware were used in the creation of the wood products. Optional tops, finishes and Customer’s Own Hardware COH®, as well as a new Made 2 Measure™ table group provide an exciting palette ready for personalization. The new upholstery collection includes signature chairs and sumptuous sofa and sectional groupings, as well as hand-tufted pieces.


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Proven Process We are experts, but we are also collaborative. We start by understanding your needs and desires and design bespoke solutions for your unique home and family. Our skilled team manages your project to ensure your home technology solutions are a seamless part of your home, providing a smooth and stress-free experience for you.

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Why Choose Barrett’s Technology Solutions? For over five decades, Barrett’s Technology Solutions has been at the forefront of integrating audio-video, home control, and automation technology to fit every lifestyle. Our goals have always been to create solutions that are easy to use, elegantly integrated with home design, and customized to satisfy the needs of everyone in your family.

The Latest in Home Technology: Smart Solutions for Wellness As much as we love the outdoors, most of our lives are spent inside. Indoor environments can affect many parts of our lives – and our wellbeing. Barrett’s is proud to work with Delos, one of the foremost companies in wellness technology. Delos’ DARWIN Premier is a wellness platform and ecosystem that seamlessly manages vital home functions like lighting, water, and air to ensure that home interiors are optimized for healthful living. These days, homes need to be more than smart – they must be healthy too.

You do not hire us to have bulky equipment, multiple remotes, and carelessly installed wiring strewn around your home. You want simple, intuitive, elegant technology solutions that look as well as they perform. At Barrett’s, we understand that, and would not have it any other way. We are skilled in working with designers, architects, and trades to make sure your technology blends with your design vision.

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Thomas O’Brien’s Library House started with a vision for the kitchen. As the story goes, when the building next to his current Bellport, New York, home—a former 1830s boys’ school, which he shares with husband and designer Dan Fink—became available, O’Brien purchased it and started fresh with a ground-up build. “We both love to cook and dine in and when planning this house, we decided it was finally time to create a wonderful kitchen like we do for our clients,” he says. aerostudios.com Talk to us about the floor plan. The kitchen had to be both beautiful and functional and was laid out to accommodate two small rooms flanking the main cooking space, which sits at the top of a large, layered library. Both adjacent areas can be closed off allowing the main space’s kitchen island to shine. Inspired by an actual English table several hundred years old, the substantial island features clipped corners, lots of storage and a beautiful stone surface. What was the starting point for the design? I love marble and the way it looks in traditional homes. I had originally bought slabs of marble for the kitchen but on a trip to the stone yard I came across this Connemara marble I had never seen before. Sourced from the coast of Ireland, the veining reminds me of a vivid green landscape, which I knew would look lovely in the kitchen. It completely changed the space and became the total inspiration for the room. That table is so inviting! The dining table is the ideal scale for two or four people and is an old English design that falls into the category of brown furniture no one wants anymore, but it’s kind of perfect. The way we set it up is that the cook sits in the chair, for easy access to the kitchen, and the other gets to relax on the settee, but we mix up duties all the time. This whole area feels easy, even if it’s a bit fancy! The backsplash transforms the space. Why a mirror? The moment the mirror went in, it changed everything. It not only opens up the kitchen but functions as a window bringing in and reflecting light, which is important in this slightly darker Library House. You can see what’s happening behind you, so the mirror acts as a tool to see the full picture.

In Thomas O’Brien’s kitchen, a custom walnut island by Aero Studios, his design laboratory, takes center stage. The Art Deco drawer pulls are from Le BHV Marais found on a trip to Paris. A Visual Comfort & Co. ceiling fixture and Galia Century stools, both collaborations with O’Brien, complete the arrangement. On the previous page, the designer’s dogs, Dally Mae and Totie, pose on the dining settee upholstered in Owls & Fruit by GP & J Baker for Lee Jofa. The French linen tablecloth is from Copper Beech and the large tumblers are by Baccarat.

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Clockwise from top: A vintage boxed set of sterling silver flatware by Tiffany & Co.; Iced Marble by Benjamin Moore decorates the nostalgic pegboard, which houses the designer’s cookware collection; Irish Connemara Marble, available at BAS Stone, creates a stunning backdrop for an assortment of objets.

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An assemblage of new and antique copper cookware decorates this charming nook off of the main kitchen area. Furniture pieces purchased on an excursion to Lillie Road in London add character.

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There’s something soothing about a house that has stood the test of time—layers of soul, a testament to enduring materials and beneath it all, a suggestion of simpler days. It is these and so many other attributes that have intrigued design devotees young and old to seek out historic homes. As Summer Loftin, designer, antiques dealer and lucky inhabitant of this preserved 1920s carriage house, keenly observes, “Nostalgia is making a comeback and everybody loves a great story.”

In her own Atlanta living room, designer Summer Loftin chose Benjamin Moore’s Summer Blue to create “a calm yet vibrant” setting for original architectural features, including black-and-white checkered floors and preserved dentil moldings, to shine. Adding interest, Loftin’s personal collections of blue-andwhite porcelain, early 20th-century Dutch oil paintings and antique furnishings build a unique and storied tableau. summerloftin.com

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ORIGINAL FLAVOR Brooklyn-based architect Elizabeth Roberts built an empire around gently injecting turn-of-the-century homes with contemporary perspective. Here, Roberts waxes poetic on balancing old with new and the appetite for historic charm in the luxury market. elizabethroberts.com Natural niche: As an undergrad at UC Berkeley, I spent summers on an archeological dig in Crete, which opened my eyes to the layers of history found in architecture. At the time, Columbia University’s Architectural Historic Preservation graduate program offered a Design Sector degree that focused on the reuse of historic buildings.

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I’m so happy this brought me to New York. I’ve restored more than 50 townhouses here, the vast majority more than 150 years old. Reno rule: With an addition, it’s respectful to create a clear demarcation where the old building ends and new one begins. I will not design “fake old.” Never update: Original handrails. Solid mahogany is irreplaceable and when restored, incomparable to any other wood. Always update: Lighting and paint. Dream digs: An old Parisian apartment with high ceilings and plaster moldings everywhere. Characterful refresh: Minimize sheetrock by installing painted or unpainted wood paneling on the ceiling or walls. Finding balance: If there is an authentic detail, I’ll try hard to work around it—and not just in prewar buildings. For a current 1980s renovation, we decided that the unusual roof and double-story fireplace should stay. We’re replacing the lava-stone panels on the chimney breast with handmade tile, but decided the shape and form were important to retaining the feel of the original structure. Always chic: Authenticity. I spend an enormous amount of time creating unique homes that sit well within their context.


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In-store: Conversation pieces with personality— unique furnishings, new and vintage art and creative accessories. Personal aesthetic: I’m drawn to antiques with a contemporary feel and look for pieces with very clean lines. That being said, I also love rococo. It’s all about the mix. Signature pieces: Mirrors. Even in a contemporary house, an antique mirror looks fresh, and we sell a lot of them. We also love a great gilt wood chair which we’ll usually upholster in something fun, like chartreuse felt. Two cents: The designer Miles Redd once said that the success of a project depends on how many “yeses” he gets. My advice is to hire a great designer and say “yes” a lot. foundforthehome.com

CRIS BRIGER AND CHARLES PEED, CASA GUSTO WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Old with new: We offer antiques, art and exclusive contemporary pieces, including Mexican Talavera pottery and papier-mâché botanicals. Recent favorite: A 19 th -century Irish mahogany settee, which arrived in a very stiff blue silk. We reupholstered it in a brown stripe and added chocolate ribbons for spunk. Totally Pride and Prejudice worthy. Secret sauce: We like opposing fabrics, like mattress ticking upholstery for a formal bench to change its attitude—like a day dress for evening. Why antique: Furniture, like architecture, should pass the test of time, evoking where it came from, and bringing a story to a room. getthegusto.com

MICHAEL TRAPP, MICHAEL TRAPP INC. WEST CORNWALL, CONNECTICUT

Sweet spots: 16th- to 20 th-century textiles, furniture, carpets, ceramics, natural history, paintings, chandeliers and more. Latest score: 16th -century Ming Swatow porcelain plates from a shipwreck discovered off Sumatra. I covered the walls of my sitting room with over 300 of them. Timeless means: Good proportion, quality materials, solid construction and a nice patina. In demand: Dutch Colonial furniture from the 19th and 20th century; simple pieces with strong lines. Mantra: I search the world for beautiful objects. It doesn’t matter who made it or when—just that it’s beautiful. michaeltrapp.com


For a decadent dose of old-world style, look no further than de Gournay’s new Cabinet of Curiosities wallcovering. Drawing inspiration from the 16th -century Wunderkammer craze, the design depicts an array of collectible objects—all hand-painted and custom curated per client—set within the illusion of decorative cabinetry. Think of it like your own miniature museum immortalized in silk. degournay.com

ROOTED IN PLACE Residences by architect Gil Schafer are an inimitable cocktail of timeless style and modern comfort. Whether designing his own Greek Revival farmhouse in New England or a sprawling Mediterranean Revival in Montecito (as seen in this sketch), according to Schafer, the following three considerations shape every ground-up project from outset to install day. gpschafer.com Siting. The most successful home design sits on its site in a way that feels inevitable. It nestles into the land, taking cues from its contours, embracing the views and creating seemingly effortless fl ow between inside and outside. Context. A new historic house’s authenticity really depends on how well it relates to its context—both natural and historical. What style it is, its proportions, how the windows look, its details—all of these elements send subliminal messages to the mind’s eye that tell you whether to believe the design or not. Decoration. Never leave thinking about decoration until the end of the project— it should be right there at the beginning along with the architecture and the landscape. In the most successful schemes, the furniture sits effortlessly in rooms designed around them, and the colors and textures of the fabrics enhance the architecture, connecting with the residence’s sense of time and place.

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While the exact origin story remains unconfirmed, the rocking chair is widely held as an American contribution, first favored by Colonial mothers, later decorating porches from the Great Plains to the White House and always being reinvented anew as a dynamic design statement. Handiwork of Asheville, North Carolina-based chairmaker Brian Boggs, the Cio rocker—available in maple, walnut and cherry— speaks to both the resurgent chic of clean-lined brown furniture and the enduring appeal of a quintessentially American staple. brianboggschairmakers.com

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DESIGNER DAVID KAIHOI TELLS THE TALE OF A GRAND OLD 1810 FEDERAL THAT LURED HIS FAMILY TO THE HUDSON VALLEY.

We got the itch last April. A friend insisted we crash at his 19 th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, and that’s when my wife began aching for a country home. She always wanted a Jane Austen fantasy: an old house with good bones and stories. But it was only an abstract notion with architectural flourishes—a crackling fireplace, a proper staircase, gutsy millwork, worn floors and wavy glass windows. Maybe a kooky attic. Something rough around the edges with strong, redeemable character. Our hearts are in New York City’s East Village, where we haven’t tired of our fifth-floor walkup. Our two kids share a bedroom and we colorfully negotiate use of a single bathroom. It’s an adventure that keeps us tight and mindful. We weren’t necessarily in a position to buy, but we love a project—and entertaining the idea had become a preferred dinner conversation. Where could it be? What might it look like? We were open to all scenarios, but that weekend directed our focus to a historic home in the Hudson Valley.

We’d ogle listings of romantic piles, sigh to ourselves and think, ‘too much work,’ or ‘too much money.’ It was heartbreaking! Death by a thousand listings. But then, one stopped us cold. You know that feeling when it starts to hurt? That’s love, I think. We fell in love. The house was in Columbia County and since we were in the area over the New Year, we planned a drive-by; a tempt of fate. We snooped around and peeked through windows. As we feared, it checked all boxes: history, scale and gentle layers of quirks from owners past and present. We contacted the broker for a closer look, and you know the rest. For now, the rooms are empty and the echoes couldn’t make us happier. It will be a long, slow burn, collecting stories and writing the next chapter in the history of this house. reddkaihoi.com

The new neighbors—goats from an abutting horse farm—offer an unconventional housewarming for designer David Kaihoi, wife Monique, daughter Mirabelle and son Anders, as they settle into their recently purchased historic home in Ghent, New York.



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Cassell had the good fortune of working for two amazing designers prior to starting her own practice: Pierre-Yves Rochon, a titan in the field, and Suzanne Lovell. “I will always be indebted to them for the trust they granted me, and I hope to inspire that in those who work for me,” she says. “Of course, my husband, Paul De Santis, design partner at Goettsch Partners, continues to inspire me with his work ethic, moral compass and massive design skills.”

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Whether a new build or a small update, Amy Cassell Atelier shines when it comes to project flexibility. “Our portfolio ranges from large-scale homes to small city apartments, to corporate offices and small restaurants,” says principal Amy Cassell. “For me, it’s about the relationship with the client and how we provide a valuable service for their needs.” The architecture and interior design firm is groundbreaking for many reasons, including exceptional project management, budget-appropriate proposals, approachability and close attention to detail. “Clients come to us for our millwork, custom closets, kitchens and more,” Cassell says. “There is a place for everything and everything in its place.” From the unique positioning of artwork, to the creative use of color and lighting, Cassell and her team deliver a wonderfully complex, yet carefully balanced design that betters their clients’ lives.

Top: The terrace provides needed respite from the sights and sounds of the city. “We often assist clients with planters and planting selections,” Cassell says, including these fire lanterns from EcoSmart Fire. Far left: This master bathroom design features Waterworks fittings, platinum-leaf glass mosaic tile accents in the floor, custom monogrammed towels by Designers Linen Source, and sconces from Circa Lighting. Left: A traditional living room with soaring views over Lake Michigan brings together a Formations cocktail table, Scott Group Studio’s custom carpet and draperies by Zirlin Interiors. Above: A custom closet design for a fashion-forward client utilizes every square inch of the space. Here, a vintage stool was refinished and covered in a faux ostrich leather. All photography by Christopher Barrett


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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | CHICAGO “Each project is full of immense texture, eye-catching decor and quality furnishings, resulting in a storied design.”

INFLUENCES HERE, THERE AND EVERY WHERE •M y family inspires me every day. As a child, I watched my mother’s own interior design business flourish while I pored over glossy magazines and product samples with the hopes of one day becoming a designer just like her. • I wouldn’t be the successful founder and owner I am today if I had not attended a Vicente Wolf seminar five years ago. Hearing from a successful interior designer on his personal journey was so beneficial, especially as I was just starting my own business.

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riste Michelini has been an •K amazing mentor and friend, showing me the ropes and providing sound advice. y local Interior Design Peer •M Alliance group continues to be an amazing resource as well.

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From the moment Amy Kartheiser launched her namesake design firm, her main focus was to create an experiential and closely connected process. “From staying nimble and working closely with clients to anticipate their needs, to fostering a strong social media community where I can engage with clients and followers, I shaped my business around creating a deep sense of connection,” she says. Connection is where everything begins and ends for Kartheiser, whose creative process balances the elements of design with the emotions involved. “I wanted this personal investment to be felt every step of the way,” she says. Building such deep relationships has resulted in consistent referrals and repeat clients looking to design second homes. Beyond beauty and function, Kartheiser prioritizes comfort in all of her work, creating homes that become sanctuaries of style for clients to enjoy to their fullest.

Top: In this living room, classic and contemporary elements combine with a light blue palette for a serene feel. The result is a sophisticated space that is still suitable for the owner’s toddler. Left: Sited in a historic home, this minimalist kitchen leans into the juxtaposition of styles with an all-white modern envelope and touches of tradition. Right: The homeowners sought a beautiful yet calming space to relax. To accomplish this, Kartheiser chose cozy textures and kept the palette light, adding to the warmth of the fireplace. All photography by Werner Staube



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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | CHICAGO “New York architect Robert A. M. Stern describes Cohen and Hacker’s designs as ‘full of memory and invention.’”

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This Shingle-style house Cohen and Hacker built, shown on the facing page, was a “groundbreaker” as one of the first houses of its style to be built on the North Shore since Shingle-style came to the Chicago scene in the 1890s. Over the years, Cohen & Hacker has continued to craft beautiful homes with signature features, such as open floor plans, walls of traditional divided lite windows and French doors, clerestory lighting instead of skylights, and close attention to interior and exterior details and materials. Chicago author Jay Pridmore wrote of Cohen and Hacker’s work in Chicago magazine: “Spaces overlap, so the room you’re in depends essentially on what you’re looking at. Cohen and Hacker do it with millwork and moldings, and indispensable visual cues worthy of a Virginia mansion.”

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Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker founded their namesake firm, Cohen & Hacker Architects, in the 1980s. As a co-founder of a group of architects known as the “Chicago Seven,” and one of the founders of the second Chicago Architectural Club in the 1970s, Cohen helped shape Chicago’s architectural culture, introducing aspects of Postmodernism to Chicago through his practice and his teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago. At a time when all serious architecture in Chicago was still Modernist in style and heavily influenced by Mies van der Rohe, Cohen and Hacker broke the mold with a series of traditional and Shingle-style houses built along Chicago’s North Shore—still considered among the duo’s most noteworthy projects.

Top: The “Shotgun House” kitchen in Glencoe, Illinois. Left: Stone house with a tower to view the lake in Highland Park, Illinois. Right: A corner entry house in Glencoe, Illinois. All photography by Jon Miller of Hedrich Blessing


“In 1987, we built the North Shore’s first contemporary ‘Shingle Style’ house and we’ve been building traditional houses ever since.”

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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | CHICAGO “We bring enthusiasm and passion to the collaborative process, sharing industry knowledge and the story behind the tile.”

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Groundbreaking for its commitment to the customer, The Fine Line thrives on building strong client relationships for the long term. “Rapport is at the heart of what we do,” Preis says. “We ask a lot of questions; we want clients to trust that we are fully engaged in their project’s needs and requirements. We strive to make the process enjoyable and exciting for clients and every professional involved.”

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The Fine Line was established by principal Kim Michels Preis in 1991 as the first tile-only showroom outside of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. For 30 years since, she and her team have served the architectural and design community, attributing “amazing persistence” as the driving force behind the custom creations for which the company is known. “Our meticulous, client-centric approach is at the core of what we do,” Preis says. With a vast collection of carefully selected products and a bold vision, The Fine Line team provides clients with an unlimited selection of material combinations. “We control the balance of materials through our guided, high-touch client process,” says showroom manager and co-principal Rachel Abramowitz. And they do it with the American artisan at the forefront of their minds and methods, incorporating natural stone and handmade ceramics into nearly every project.

Top: Preis’ office wall features The Fine Line’s Castilla mosaic, made to fit to perfection. Far left: The back sitting area showcases a large lotus panel, castile and scarlet mosaic boards, and the Sophie mosaic backsplash. Left: The front seating area sits in front of The Fine Line’s Plum Blossom mosaic installation.


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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | CHICAGO “Our horticulture experts produce landscapes that grow richer, season after season.”

FUTUREPROOFING DESIGN “To me, legacy is not about fame, but imparting knowledge onto the next generation. One of the most valuable powers we have as designers and thought leaders is the influence, which allows us to be effective mentors, making sure that younger generations learn how to look, how to see, how to craft a beautiful and permanent landscape or garden.”

MAD RESPECT “I am drawn to designers who are talented and opinionated, but who are ultimately able to collaborate without ego,” says Hoerr, referring to his go-tos for inspiration: • Bob Stern

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With its unique mix of seasoned vets, new talent and expertise, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects is being asked to “dance” like never before. “New cities, regions and coasts are calling our name,” says senior partner Douglas Hoerr. And it’s easy to see why. Hoerr and his team of landscape architects, urban planners and horticulturists craft innovative outdoor spaces that delight on every scale, from private gardens to city streets to public parks. Rooted in the mechanics of installation, HSLA not only designs beautiful landscapes, but ensures their actualization. “We make sure they are built properly, meticulously and sustainably,” he says. “This, along with our plant selections and field project management creates both a beauty and quality that is unparalleled.” No surprise the firm boasts five National American Society of Landscape Architects Awards and 15 Illinois ASLA Awards.

Top: Cyclonean stone slabs gesture toward the front door of this Winnetka residence, implying a full courtyard without blocking views from the interior stairway. Left: Against an aspen grove, this saltwater lap pool in Harbor Springs captures a dynamic balance between a lavender wave of Russian sage and amber-colored switchgrass. Right: In Chicago’s Lincoln Park, a maple allée with boxwood parterre and a garden wall help to screen neighbors, while a bubbling fountain cancels urban noise. The stone-lined rill is framed with nesting topiaries and blue wishbone flowers. Top: Photography by Paul Warchol Left: Photography by Scott Shigley Right: Photography by Linda Oyama Bryan


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CLIENTS FIRST With more than a century of expertise at their fingertips, the Kahler Slater team utilizes a client-focused design process. Here’s what to expect: •C ollaborative conversations. The team takes pride in being skilled listeners, giving clients the opportunity to explore their interests and ideas.

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orward-thinking design. •F A highly customized design process creates a personal connection and result. eautiful results. •B Ultimately, the design is a reflection of the people who live there. Custom homes are both smart and beautiful.

studio marks its latest. “This forward-thinking spirit and deep commitment to relationships really attracted me to Kahler Slater,” says Trina Sandschafer, who joined the firm as design principal and vice president of the Chicago location earlier this year. “The opportunity to craft and shape a new studio and team is a dream collaboration—one that provides the energy of a startup with the expertise and support of an established firm.” The studio expands Kahler Slater’s presence in Chicago, where it already has a robust client base, while returning to its roots with the addition of custom residential projects. She adds, “Being able to draw from our strengths in other sectors is a huge advantage as we shape the future of the places we call home.”

Top: Dining space by Kahler Slater. Right: Living space by Kahler Slater. Top: Photography by Whit Preston Right: Photography by Peter McCullough

VIRTUAL IMMERSION “Using modeling and virtual reality, we put the client in the driver’s seat,” Sandschafer says, noting that clients are able to experience virtual walkthroughs and offer immediate feedback. “That process is so powerful and emotional; these technologies help our clients see, for the first time, what architects see in our own minds. That is a gift.”


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G ROU N D B R E A K E R S | CHICAGO “We strive to create moments and make people feel something.”

THE TIES THAT BIND •A connection to the exterior. We work to connect the home to the exterior through the shape of the plan, the use of oversize glazing and carrying exterior materials through to the interior.

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In architecture, one often creates an element or experience that gives the user pause or stops them in their tracks entirely. “In doing so, you compel the user to feel or contemplate something, or you’ve ‘created a “moment,”’” say Patrick Fortelka and Raynette Bradford, creative director and managing director, respectively, of Moment Design. Having worked together for nearly 20 years, both decided it was time to partner and evolve, establishing a firm that puts design as its primary value. This focus on design shows throughout their portfolio of residential and commercial projects. Drawing inspiration from everything—be it books, magazines, film, online or real life— Fortelka and Bradford integrate these aha moments into the homes they create. “2020 has created a shift in people’s relationship to their homes,” they say. “We’re leaning into these changes and the opportunities they bring.”

Top: Exterior masonry and porch beams connect this entryway to the exterior of the home. Right: The vaulted ceiling and large windows overlooking the rolling hills beyond create a dramatic backdrop for this Kate Marker-designed interior. Far right: Drawing on the Low Country architectural style, this home incorporates both modern and traditional elements. Top: Photography by VHT Studios Right: Photography by Stoffer Photography Interiors Far right: Photography by Tony Soluri

•C reating a home with a sense of history. Similarly, these same elements can be used to create a history in a new home by making spaces feel that they have been closed in or, conversely, built up over time.



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THE SOCIAL CLIMB Instagram has been a big focus for us, especially for sharing compelling visuals of our work. Our social media team is composed of both architects and interior designers, and they all bring their unique perspective and expertise to the content we share. It adds to the authenticity of our social media channels to have the designers who are involved in these projects choose what images we post along with the captions. It gives a unique, behind-the-scenes look into what’s involved in creating these beautiful spaces.

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Wilson and Morgante have drawn a lot of inspiration from the historic, iconic designers of the past. For Wilson, it is Edwin Lutyens, while Morgante has always been inspired by Alvar Aalto. “Our home includes details that pay homage to both of these architects for the influence they’ve had on our careers,” they say.

Architects stands out for many reasons, not the least of which is its handson, client-centric approach. “Residential architecture is a very personal thing; everyone has their own idea of what ‘home’ means, that’s why we believe the client is the most important consideration in our work,” founding partner Fred Wilson says. As the X factor, clients become part of the team for a truly collaborative process with results that endure. Variety is the spice when it comes to the firm’s portfolio of styles and sizes, whether working on a private residence or a multifamily apartment building in a range of looks, from contemporary to classic. “We pride ourselves on our ability to interpret the aesthetic of our clients in a design that is as functional as it is inspirational and timeless,” founding partner Elissa Morgante says.

Top: The owners of this Shingle-style residence requested large kid-friendly spaces for entertaining, keeping privacy and functionality in mind. Left: Taupe ceramic tile in a herringbone pattern sets the tone of the bar area, where cabinetry features a hand-applied, aged finish. Right: This hallway becomes a work of art with whimsical lighting and wall and ceiling treatments. Top: Photography by Werner Straube Left & Right: Photography by Michael Robinson


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When asked what legacy landscape architect Scott Byron and Andrew Otting want to leave behind, they say, “It’s more the people than the product.” CEO

Scott Byron & Co. is currently working on a design for the Chicago History Museum. Lead project designer Susan Sevcik describes the project: “The Richard M. and Shirley H. Jaffee History Trail will transform the southwest corner of Lincoln Park into a place of beauty, enchantment and active learning. Set within newly landscaped park grounds, the History Trail will wrap around the Chicago History Museum’s north, east and south sides, inviting guests to experience the park and History Trail through a series of interpretive experiences.”

and president, respectively, of Scott Byron & Co., both lead with their hearts when it comes to business. Whether in the flowers planted or relationships rooted, Scott Byron & Co. makes an indelible impression. Working with the best of the best in landscape is key to their success: the best stonemasons, the best irrigation, the best plant material. “We try to create a sense of quality from the very beginning,” Otting says. Among the landscape architecture, design-build and maintenance company’s signatures is that it has no signature, so to speak. “We don’t have a signature look, because the idea is to create a product that reflects our client’s desires; to bring both landscape and architecture together properly for our clients,” Byron says.

Top: The curvilinear lines of the pool culminate into a waterfall in the outdoor area of this private residence in the Chicago suburbs. Lush, seasonal accent plantings draw one in. Right: Punctuated by a flowering centerpiece, a simple boxwood knot garden set within bluestone-chip gravel offers a formal moment within this classic suburban residence. Top: Photography by Tony Soluri

MAN WITH A MISSION With a passion for landscape and a penchant for customer satisfaction, Byron founded Scott Byron & Co. in 1983. The mission then, as it is now, was to create unique environments through a full range of services, including design, construction and maintenance. “Protecting and sustaining our designs ensured our customers’ dream landscapes would last,” Byron says. This thinking led to the creation of the company’s comprehensive maintenance program—its most attractive offering to date. “We handle everything,” he says.



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It’s not often business plans are hatched on holiday, but interior designer Lauren Lozano Ziol and graphic designer Michelle Jolas did exactly that, laying the foundation for their firm, SKIN Interior Design. “We wanted to combine our creative energy, shared passions and ambition,” Ziol says. Since opening in 2017, Ziol’s eclectic furniture line has been integrated into the business as well as Jolas’ travel photography and vintage finds. Always ready for the next adventure, the duo also hosts curated shopping excursions around the globe and runs the charity, Projekt SKIN, which provides interior design services to those in need. “We like pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone. Every project we do is classic and chic with an edge,” Jolas says. “Lauren would easily combine a Louis XIV table with Milo Baughman chairs,” she adds—a detail that perfectly sums the creative prowess behind SKIN.

Top: This midcentury manifesto is filled with Milo Baughman chairs, a Wormley sofa and a Danish skeletal chaise by Vestergaard-Jensen. Right: Custompainted teal lacquer shines in this Presidio Heights mansion. The custom, French Louis XVI bar and midcentury French stools face artwork by Jay Kelly from Simon Breitbard Fine Arts. Center: This master bedroom was completely transformed with custom built-ins, Pierre Frey draperies, a Saarinen Womb chair and a hand-knotted mohair rug. Far right: A closet-turned-curio cabinet displays a client’s collections by transforming it with wallpaper and Série Rare hardware. All photography by Andrew Miller

“We initially named our firm SKIN because we wanted to create a wallpaper line and the word was a play on wallpaper— we wanted to stand out,” Jolas says, noting the word’s breadth emulated throughout the brand, such as its vibrant animal prints. “On the surface, skin encompasses fabrics, furniture, rugs, and materials we use on a daily basis, but skin is also a layer and we love to layer our clients’ homes. SKIN is about getting to know our clients. We go deeper to bring out their true personalities, so each project is as unique and diverse as our clientele.”


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Tip Top Builders was founded by Richard Dardick nearly 60 years ago. Today, Dardick’s grandson, vice president Adam Masters, is the third generation at the helm. While it’s all in the family from an operational standpoint, the Tip Top team takes the same relationship-building approach with clients. “We stand out for the quality of our work as well as our service,” Masters says. “When we finish a project, we don’t just shake hands and walk away. Our clients become family.” No surprise the luxury builder has successfully led by word of mouth, but as the company continues to evolve, it has opened up to social media, showcasing its range of projects, from high-rise renovations and single-family residences to ground-up builds. “Whatever our clients, architects and designers imagine, we build,” Masters says. “Our consistency in detailing and procedures is what ensures the quality is always tip top.”

Top: Tip Top custom-designed the curved island in the kitchen of this lakefront co-op. The countertops and backsplash were custom-cut from iceberg material. Architecture by Mike Shively Architecture. Top: Photography by Mike Schwartz


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Now more than ever, we recognize how important home is. So much of the world we’re navigating is uncertain but one thing is certain - we are committed to the city of Chicago. We are making sure to mobilize in every way possible so that we can emerge from this moment stronger, smarter and better prepared than we’ve ever been. Should you have any questions regarding your personal Real Estate, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at JoanneSellsChicago@gmail.com. We love this city, let’s all help see it through these tough times.

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1836 N. Lincoln Park West 3 Beds | 2.1 Baths | $1,595,000 Fabulous Victorian home on premiere Old Town street has been restored to absolute perfection with stunning moldings, staircase, shutters, lovely stained glass windows, private garden plus garage.

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SECOND TIME AROUND Love leads the way in the renovation of a couple’s North Shore home. W R I T T E N BY J E N N I E N U N N P H O T O G R A P H Y BY A I M É E M A Z Z E N G A

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rue love is one of the greatest joys in life. Just ask Henry Givray, former CEO of a management company and creator of a comprehensive leadership learning program, and his wife, Jill Alberts, a notable jewelry designer and owner of a North Shore boutique. Yet their presentday romance comes with a backstory. After losing his first wife to cancer four years ago, Henry knew he couldn’t bear to remain in the Bucktown home they had built together from scratch. He wanted a place to create new memories for himself and his two grown daughters, so he settled on a three-bedroom condo in a downtown high-rise building and turned to designer Sarah Vaile to create a warm, inviting space that he expected to be in for the long term. But Henry soon discovered that life is unpredictable. Within the year, he met Jill and realized that falling in love doesn’t have to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “I often will ask, ‘How did I get to be lucky twice in finding something that is so rare and meaningful when most people don’t even get it once?’ ” Henry says. It was time to move out of the condo and into a new home where the couple could grow old together. For their newly constructed Glencoe home, Henry once again enlisted Vaile. “When Henry called to tell me he felt this way and was relocating to the North Shore, my heart just burst for him,” Vaile recalls. The six-bedroom residence was awash with white-and-gray walls, white marble and an overwhelming two dozen chandeliers and sconces. “We saw a lot of houses,” says Jill, who admits they replaced 14 of the chandeliers and 11 of the sconces. “This was the right one, but it was sort of fancy and cold.” The advantage to this, however, was that it was a blank canvas. After swapping design visions, Pinterest boards and wish list items (an allblack office for Jill, a redesigned home theater by Cinetec for Henry), Henry handed over the reins to Vaile and Jill. “We turned this house on its head,” says Vaile. “We painted or wallpapered pretty much every square inch.” Jill’s style and personality led the way with the design. Vaile layered new pieces with wares from

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Jill’s former home and finds from her travels, including Moroccan wedding blankets and an Eero Saarinen Tulip table. “Jill was most definitely our project muse. Every object in her lifelong collection had deep meaning and a great story to go along with it,” says Vaile. “It was both a bit daunting and wildly liberating to decorate for such a design-forward client.” One of Jill’s initial design ideas—that requested all-black home office—was inspired by a space she’d seen in a magazine years before. “I saved the page, thinking, ‘One day I’ll have an office like this,’” she recalls. “I showed it to Sarah and she loved it and brought it to life.” They also outfitted the room with an enlarged vintage magazine cover, a settee covered in oyster-hued fabric and a nearly 6-foot wood-and-plaster statue of the Buddhist goddess Guanyin. “I’m not a yogi, but she’s the goddess of peace and I thought she was special,” says Jill. Vaile and Jill worked together to incorporate these bold, eclectic and whimsical touches throughout the home—a painting in the kitchen by Spanish-born artist Rosana Sitcha procured by Jill and Henry on one of their first trips as a couple to Santa Fe, a vintage elephant tusk table that serves as a natural partition between the kitchen and the breakfast room, a palm wallpaper and a vintage 1970s buffet in the dining room. “We liked to joke that buffet had seen its fair share of wild parties,” laughs Vaile. For Henry, who only brought with him a desk, a poker table and a jukebox, the most important aspect of the home is the meaningful pieces that Jill worked with Vaile to incorporate. “The furniture, rugs and wall treatments are only half the story,” says Henry, who shares an affinity for collecting action figures with Jill’s son, Jack, and has a pair of light sabers from Star Wars on display in the basement rec room. “What makes it all so incredible is all of the extras, like the wall of family photos going up the staircase.” It’s clear that, apart from preserving past and present in their newly completed home, Jill and Henry are living their best life. “It’s the space to create meaningful memories,” says Henry. “We have a lot of what I call ‘fun rooms’ in the house, but we have a lot of great accents. It feels safe, relaxing and comfortable.”


Upon entry, a pretty vignette of a painting by Schwan, a CB2 Lucite console and a West Elm stool give reason for pause.



In the living room, coffered ceiling insets are lined with a grass-cloth wallpaper by Cowtan & Tout, juxtaposing the beams and walls coated in Benjamin Moore’s Hidden Falls. A Hickory Chair sofa upholstered in Lee Jofa fabric serves as a gathering spot for family.

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Above: The kitchen, anchored with an island, pre-existing lighting and Art Deco-inspired custom counter stools upholstered in Stark fabric, is evocative of a speakeasy. “For me, it’s mixing the functionality with color and vibrancy and being able to capture it all,” says Henry. “It’s warm and inviting, not pretentious and cold.” Opposite: The breakfast room is appointed with a chandelier by Made Goods and the homeowner’s own chairs and Eero Saarinen table. “I’ve always believed in adding a ‘palate cleanser’ to the home, kind of like smelling coffee beans in the midst of sampling fragrances,” says Vaile of the light and airy space.


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Above: The stylish and dramatic cocktail area, which is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black, is outfitted with a light fixture from Rejuvenation. “Sarah found the fabulous chandelier and we got these old Mad Men-style glasses,” says Jill. “This space takes you back to another time.” Opposite: Cole & Sons’ wallpaper keeps the mood playful in the dining room, with a table from Stanley Furniture, a Visual Comfort & Co. chandelier and a shagreen mirror from Made Goods. “Our design vision was to create cozy living spaces that would actually be used,” says Vaile.


Above: Along the staircase, framed family photos represent Henry and Jill’s memories, while a Made Goods pendant serves as a focal point. “There were so many exciting challenges in this project,” says Vaile. “First, to take on a new spec home and give it personality. Then, to pull from two life stories and merge them for the first time.” Opposite: The serene main bedroom, awash in tranquil lilac and yellow tones, is layered with a Century Furniture bed and bench upholstered in fabric from Schumacher and Stark, respectively, and a Missoni duvet from Bedside Manor.


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After years on the move, a career woman gets the layered, lyrical home of her dreams.

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Interior Design: Gil Melott, Studio 6F Home Builder: Steve Gonczi, GSM Construction, Inc.


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t’s pretty unusual to have a designer take the first outfit he sees you in and create an entire home around it,” says the owner of a 1907 Ukrainian Village townhouse. But given that designer Gil Melott’s knack for narrative spaces is what drew the homeowner to his work, it makes sense. “When I first met her, she was wearing this amazing pencil skirt, an intricate blouse and a pair of black-and-white Dior heels,” Melott recalls. “This told me who she was: in control and highly feminine.” It’s a style that his client developed as she built a career that sent her all over the world. Now, however, she was ready to focus not on jet setting, but on creating her dream home. Melott, with his distinct brand of eclectic chic, was just the man to help her conceive that home from scratch. “We’re accustomed to blank canvases,” says the designer. “We enjoy creating a curated story.” A first matter of business was re-instilling character in the historic dwelling. Originally a single-family residence, the structure had at one point been converted to individual apartments, and later, back to a single-family home with basic finishes. Over these iterations, anything original had been replaced with drywall. For the designer, who describes himself as “not a restoration-guy” and instead “a nod-to-historyguy,” the idea was to bring in an air of patina, as opposed to recreating the home’s provenance as it were. “People don’t necessarily wear vintage clothing, but they’ll wear something emblematic,” he says. Led by this approach, Melott embarked on a renovation alongside general contractor Steve Gonczi. As a starting point, layers were added to the home’s simple moldings as “a forward-looking take on ornate,” Melott says. To distinguish the foyer, he replaced standard-issue doors with antique wooden pocket doors found in New Orleans and swathed the walls in a rich coat of chocolate brown to strike a traditional chord. Envisioning the original turn-of-the-century layout prompted such additions as the custommolded honed Nero Marquina marble fireplace surround and airy takes on classical built-in bookshelves, which Melott designed with local fabricator Joel Fisher of Lazuli Studios.

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A radical character transformation took place with the high-octane kitchen, which was inspired by the client’s fashion sense. Taking cues from her closet, Melott replaced the existing white Shaker-style cupboards with a glossy black design, which opens onto equally swank living spaces. At the adjacent dining table, chairs with leather stitching pay homage to the client’s love of Chanel, while subtler sartorial strokes continue in the nearby drinks area. There, the sinuous shapes of two creamy velvet club chairs play to the feminine curves of the new fireplace. As a self-made executive who grew up in a family of tradesmen and tradeswomen, another high priority for the client was championing local talents. “The idea of having things made by passionate, local hands felt right for my home,” she explains. “There’s the piece of supporting families in the community, but there’s also the matter of sustainability and doing right by the environment.” Melott responded enthusiastically, hitting the town for vintage pieces, peppering in contemporary furnishings and lighting, and finalizing the details with a chorus of local ceramicists, painters and makers. “Ninety-nice percent of the art in this home is local,” he confirms. As with all great design, here, aspiration merges with function, pretty with practical. Upholstery fabrics chosen for their high durability score and a lack of rugs throughout cater to the client’s two cats, while amenities like personalized lighting solutions and discreet charging ports make working from the home’s many comfortable perches a breeze, especially in the COVID-19 landscape. “Everything we do is a reflection of the people we do it for,” Melott says—a philosophy carried through from initial sit-down to final flourish. Case in point: Over one margarita-fueled meeting, the client shared that her grandmother—who had 10 children and never finished high school—avidly read National Geographic. When she walked into her newly designed home, the client found a tidy stack of antique issues sourced from near and far. “He brought me gorgeous, high design, but somehow, he brought my roots to me, too,” the client shares. At the walk-though, she adds, “I felt like I was walking into my house, my parents’ house, my grandparents’ house. It was the most unbelievable feeling of coming home.”


“We wanted to say, ‘Get in and get comfortable,’” notes designer Gil Melott of the entry to this Ukrainian Village townhouse. Benjamin Moore’s Mink Brown offers a warm backdrop for a mélange of nods to the home’s historic character, including a midcentury cabinet from Dial M for Modern. Bronze sconces from Gil Melott Bespoke add a dash of whimsy.



Entertaining on an intimate scale inspired the drinks area, where Michael Felix’s Madda chairs converse with vintage teak Niels Bach lounge chairs and a thrifted coffee table Melott had relacquered. Flanking the marble mantle are steel-and-walnut bookshelves fabricated by local Lazuli Studios and ornamented with vessels by Chicago ceramicist David T. Kim.

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Above: Two cushy Lawson-Fenning armchairs wearing Bernhardt Textiles’ Vivid in Fjord turned this transitory space into a favorite morning reading area for the client. Atop the 1950s teak sideboard by William Watting for Fristho hangs a painting by local artist Kennan del Mar. Opposite: In the open-concept dining area, custom leather Adolini+Simonini dining chairs from Brazil are an edgy, fashion-forward counterpoint to RH’s traditional-leaning Parsons table. Suspended above, a pair of Astep saucers by Matter Made cast a flattering, opalescent glow.


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Above: Clad in William Morris’ historic Pimpernel floral, Melott describes the powder room as “a little oasis.” A pivoting, brushed-brass sconce by Allied Maker sheds light on the custom limestone vessel sink and floating oak vanity paired with matte black Delta fixtures. Opposite: Crowning the master bedroom is a handmade cane bed from Radnor. Melott chose Benjamin Moore’s restful Knoxville Gray for the walls to encourage his client “to sleep in until 6 a.m.,” he jokes. The nightstand and lamp are Ethan Allen and Regina Allen, respectively, and the paper paintings are by Richard Talaber from Circa Modern.


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Woven WORLD Dee Clements weaves textural pieces inspired by global traditions and local surroundings. W R I T T E N BY M I K K I B R A M M E R P H O T O G R A P H Y BY F R A N K I S H M A N


Textile artist Dee Clements (opposite) has been working with fiber for nearly 20 years. She is known for her throws, such as the in-progress piece hanging behind her. Recently Clements has begun focusing on basketry, such as the in-process Penelope (right) and the blue and green Amphora vases (below).

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og walks are essential to Dee Clements’ artistic process. When strolling the city with her pup, she observes the world around her, storing away visual inspiration she later channels into woven works for her design practice, Studio Herron. Take, for example, one of her most popular textiles: the Architecture Throw. “That was inspired by the shadow that was cast on this building one morning,” she says. “I recorded that in my mind and it came out later in a drawing. Sometimes it’s a really interesting architectural surface or the way light hits something, or the colors of a flower. I take a lot of photos so that I can recreate those colors somewhere, either in a drawing or in a dye process.” Since falling in love with textiles almost 20 years ago, the designer has trotted the globe from India to Iceland learning about different weaving techniques and materials. She’s become known for her bold and colorful rugs, blankets and wall hangings. More recently, she has shifted her focus to sculptural baskets, which she began exploring as part of her graduate school thesis at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. The baskets came out of Clements’ interest in what she calls craft anthropology. “I was really interested in where craft became gendered, and weaving became women’s work and metalwork became men’s work,” she explains. To challenge those traditions, she borrows the language of ceramics and applies it to weaving, crafting three-dimensional pieces using natural reeds, which she hand-dyes to almost-neon hues. “I love doing the dyeing process,” she says. “It’s applying the drawing and painting part of my practice in this whole new way. The color really emphasizes the feminine shapes.” Clements is also dabbling in custom furniture pieces such as chairs, lighting and couches, which she plans to bring into her repertoire on a larger scale in the near future. While she hopes her works bring people cheerfulness, she also wants the objects to be useful. “The use of the object is just as important as the aesthetics of it,” she says. “Especially in these difficult times, bringing something beautiful and useful into the world is so deeply important. I hope there are people out there using my work too.”


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Views from the Top A stylish, surprising Chicago condo comes to life among the clouds. W R I T T E N BY L I S A B I N G H A M D E WA R T P H O T O G R A P H Y BY R I C H A R D P O W E R S

Architecture: Thomas Shafer, Thomas Shafer Architects Interior Design: Thomas Riker, James Dolenc and Erin Humphrey, James Thomas Interiors Home Builder: Ryan Quid, Norcon Inc.


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hared experiences often forge relationships that one can turn to, no matter how much time has passed. Such was the case for a Chicago couple looking to move back downtown after a long suburban sojourn. So, they called on some old friends: architect Thomas Shafer, whom they had met when their children were younger, and designers Thomas Riker and James Dolenc, veterans of a previous project with the couple. The clients had secured a space in a new highrise, but they soon realized something wasn’t quite right. Partially built out with an emphasis on individual rooms, “The unit was more traditional,” Shafer reports. “They didn’t want to feel boxed in.” Starting from scratch, they took another unit in the building—this time completely unfinished. The switch meant the team could think in terms of an open plan and, of course, the views, which, says the architect, “We used as the engine that drove everything.” While Shafer and the homeowners embraced an open, light-filled concept, “We didn’t want a one-liner,” the architect says. So he devised a tightly controlled entry sequence to introduce the vistas capturing downtown and the lake. The elevator leads to a jewel box of a foyer and, from there, to the front doors. “Once you open them, there’s a screen wall that serves as the spine of the apartment and makes you contemplate your next move,” explains Shafer. “It’s mysterious and beautiful.” Comprised of vertical wood pickets, the structure creates a peekaboo effect, offering up slivers of the view until the dramatic window wall is fully revealed. Making that move “was a real trick,” notes Shafer, who worked with builder Ryan Quid. “We had to make sure wherever you were you’d have long vistas through the unit.” His plan allows one to circumnavigate the apartment 270 degrees around the perimeter so that no one feels trapped in a room. It is, however, openness within reason. “With a simple close of a door, the homeowners can shut down the unit,” he notes, thanks to a layered program where public spaces give way to more transitional, semi-public spaces and then the bedrooms.

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When it came to the interior design, the husband presented Riker, Dolenc and project lead Erin Humphrey with three words they wished their home to convey: warm, welcoming and timeless. “They were receptive to ideas, and that led down a path of newness,” says Riker. “They wanted modern, but not super trendy.” Adds Humphrey, “We didn’t choose anything that would date itself.” With those watchwords in mind, the designers opted for furnishings that had classic, crisp profiles but also a subtle flair. Chairs by the wine room have a familiar club feel but stand on bases with brass-toned legs near a cabinet with eglomise door fronts, while the sofa in the family room balances on a chrome base. In the living room, a pair of chairs hints at a klismos form, but overstuffed profiles lend them a funky twist. And the homeowners did bring a few family favorites into their new digs, like a Philip and Kelvin LaVerne coffee table and a pair of Platner chairs. “The wife likes pieces with heritage,” notes Riker, “and we embraced that.” The designers favored neutral hues with the occasional dash of blue, taking a cues from the sky outside and the Michiko Itatani painting in the living room. Along with the artwork, the team relied on finishes and lighting to serve up big textural and visual moves. They begin in the elevator lobby, which is papered with a scenic de Gournay print and features a book-matched marble floor. Nearby, Riker and company finished a plaster gallery wall for richness. And, knowing that the layout of the living and dining areas couldn’t support a chandelier over the dining table, the team instead centered a fixture over the living area’s coffee table. “It’s quiet but dramatic,” says Riker, “and doesn’t interfere with the art or the views.” The team upped the ante with yet another touch: a NanaWall that opens up the kitchen to the terrace. “It feels less like apartment living because it affords the ease of going outside,” notes Riker. “It creates a break-out-of-the box feeling.” Which, one could say, is more necessary now than ever before. The flexible layout and nearly panoramic views make for an ideal home during times of quarantine. “Everyone has a place here,” says Riker, adding with a laugh, “so they’re not driving each other crazy.”


The perforated-metal front door of this Chicago condo “allows visitors to be a part of the unit before they enter,� says architect Thomas Shafer. Designers Thomas Riker, James Dolenc and Erin Humphrey selected a scenic de Gournay wallpaper to make a dramatic statement in the adjacent elevator vestibule, which is lit from above by a sculptural Willowlamp chandelier.


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Shades of blue weave through the home—such as in the Opuzen fabric on the Holly Hunt sofa and the hints throughout the Pierre Frey chair coverings—drawn from the painting by Michiko Itatani above the living area fireplace. An eye-catching fixture by CTO Lighting hangs above a coffee table wrapped in Edelman leather.


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Above: Swivel chairs by Anees Upholstery in the family room lounge area ensure that it’s easy to take in the views from any angle. Draperies in a de Le Cuona plaid, a graphic Kyle Bunting carpet and a Joseph Jeup credenza animate the neutral palette. Opposite: The team collaborated with kitchen designer Mick De Giulio on the kitchen, which opens onto an expansive terrace via a NanaWall door. A satin nickel finish on the Powell & Bonnell counter chairs and a tarnished silver in the Apparatus pendants tie with the metallic finish of the cabinetry.


Above: Though the homeowners planned to start mostly from scratch, a few existing pieces made the move from the suburbs to downtown, including a pair of Platner chairs in the salon that the designers recovered in a Romo fabric. The classic lines of the A. Rudin sofa serve as a foil to their midcentury presence, as does the Jonathan Browning chandelier. Opposite: Shafer’s ingenious floor plan embraces openness in the public rooms, but less so in the more private spaces. A wall of channel glass defines the salon and allows light into the adjoining master vestibule. Lining the long hallway are walnut planks by Carlisle Wide Plank Floors.


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Above: A freestanding BainUltra tub with a Dornbracht filler, both from Studio41, anchors the wife’s bathroom. On the floor is a custom mosaic in a floral pattern composed of Carrara and Thassos marble tiles. The custom Lucite fixture is by Juniper Design. Opposite: For a guest room, the designers opted for a study in neutrals, which allows for the view—framed by draperies in a Schumacher pattern—to take center stage. The vista can be enjoyed from the CB2 chair in an Osborne & Little fabric or from the RH bed.


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There’s a fine balance between choosing the right floor for a specific decor or to fit your lifestyle. While wood species with more grain content, such as oak, ash and hickory, naturally disguise scratches, those with less grain content, like maple, show more wear and tear, but are much more durable. No matter the look or maintenance must, Divine Flooring has a surface solution, with a vast inventory sourced from around the world. “We go to the factories and source what the market wants from various design and building professionals,” president Carlos Soares says. When it comes to the finishing touches and transition between materials, Divine Flooring steps it up again. “Whether hardwood, luxury vinyl or laminate, we offer meticulously matched wooden vents, flush nosing made from flooring material, stair risers and treads, and barn doors to take the space to the next level,” he says.

Top: Champagne Parquet and Plank from the Louis XIV Collection of exclusive hardwood in an estate home designed by House of Bohn. Top: Photography by Provoke Studios


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Printed wallpapers have been around for more than a century, and in the hands of Erin Minckley and her artisans at Relativity Textiles, this time-honored craft continues. The globally inspired wallpaper brand screen prints its papers by hand, using vinyl inks on clay-coated paper. “The screen-printing technique is labor-intensive, but yields luscious results,” says founder/owner Minckley. “Our inks are as durable as paint. They are easy to install, easy to remove and easy to clean.” Beginning with her own drawings, Minckley’s wallpapers add personality to any project, and always with a culturally relevant twist. If any of the studio’s vast offerings don’t fit the bill, Relativity can create one-of-a-kind wallpapers and hand-painted murals. “I love working with designers around the country to custom-color our designs or create new patterns that suit unique projects,” she says, including customized designs to suit commercial applications as well.

Top: Escher Gold takes its cues from artist and mathematician M.C. Escher, and is available in many different colorways. Right: A client in Boystown commissioned Minckley to hand-paint her daughter’s nursery with a larger version of the Peacock Teal pattern. Colors were matched to existing West Elm furniture. Center: Designer Kate Marker made an impact with Arabian Nights Gold in this small space. Far right: Custom-color-match any of Relativity Textiles’ designs for walls that will make any space green with envy. Top & Right: Photography by Dustin Halleck Center: Photography by Stoffer Photography Interiors Far right: Photography by Ryan McDonald

Relativity Textiles’ hashtag translates into incorporating foreign cultures into everyday life. “My vision as a globally inspired artist is to infuse my designs with cultural meaning. Twelve countries inspire our three collections. With many cultures unable to come here, we aim to welcome them in by way of wallpaper,” Minckley says. “No matter what you incorporate into your home, you must love it. Bring in things that remind you of your travels; bring in surfaces with stories. Think of life as a collage and don’t feel tempted to ‘match’ or make safe decisions. Your home should be a compilation of life’s greatest hits; an assemblage of things you love.”


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LIMITED ONLY BY THE MIND Sabine Hill has an extremely robust custom program. “Our product line is new, fresh and creative, utilizing a color palette made up of 99 colors,” president Jeff says. “Our ability to create either modified or completely custom designs is a strong suit of our offering, as well as color-matching. You can modify any design by using our rendering tool on our website (patterns/design your own). If one of our 400 designs doesn’t work, then we can create a custom design or even custom colors. We are the factory, so we can produce anything.”

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Ten years ago, Lyndsey and Jeff Glasener had an aha moment. “While on a walk, I told Jeff I wanted to create my own tile line,” says Lyndsey, who, together with husband Jeff, has more than 50 years in the tile/stone industry. Both embraced the idea in thought and action, and soon, Sabine Hill was born. Today, the encaustic cement tile manufacturer is heading toward its 10th anniversary and growing in every aspect. Last year, Sabine merged operations with its partner factory in the Dominican Republic, expanding its offerings from 50 designs to over 400 patterns, and added a three-dimensional line and French pavers. With a warehouse in Miami and a home office in Wisconsin, Sabine Hill covers a lot of ground, serving any residential, hospitality or other project installation that welcomes its dynamic offering. “Black and white or full of color, the design possibilities of concrete tile are endless,” both say.

Top: Toscana custom colorway, 8 inches by 8 inches, at Playa Grande Beach Club in the Dominican Republic. Design by Kemble Interiors. Right: Quads custom colorway, 8 inches by 8 inches, at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach. Design by Simeone Deary Design Group. Center: Berighestah colorway 3, 10 inches by 10 inches. Far right: Sevilla custom colorway, 8 inches by 8 inches. Top: Photography by Pip Cowley

COMING TO AMERICA “The three-dimensional Sierra collection really excites and speaks to me,” designer Lyndsey says. “It has been very popular in other countries, so I am spending a lot of time right now developing this line even more by playing with scale, making mini pieces and exploring new colors and designs. The handmade beauty of cement tile is like no other; its soft look and feel warms the heart.”



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IN THE MIND’S EYE Using the latest technology on the market, Ultimate Stone helps clients visualize how their project will look with their material of choice. Its laser measuring system ensures the highest level of accuracy, measuring all parts correctly to avoid costly mistakes and deliver superb quality. “Our saw and water-jet system delivers the highest-quality cuts and seams,” Banasik says. “Our CNC machine offers the most state-of-the-art technology in the stone industry, allowing us to fabricate multiple edge details with the highest-level polish.”

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In business since 2001, Ultimate Stone is dedicated to providing customers with superior customer service, fair prices and the best-quality products in the entire Chicagoland area. By “products,” that means porcelain, quartz and natural stone. “We have a full-scale fabrication facility to accommodate any project, from the smallest bathroom to the largest commercial design,” principal Damian Banasik says. “At our Elk Grove Village facility, we have many different products in stock and partner with numerous warehouses to find the perfect color match.” Of the company’s many strong suits, creating special edge profiles is one of its most prominent. “Our ability to prototype and create tooling allows clients to trademark their own edge profile, giving them a signature stamp,” Banasik says. Working with suppliers across the country, Ultimate Stone can accommodate any client selection, near or far.

Top & Bottom: Ultimate Stone has taken huge strides in perfecting its large-format porcelain, the newest trend in design. The craftsmanship that goes into every detail of this material is tremendous. With a natural finish and feel, porcelain provides the most durable countertops, seamless showers, and fireplaces that scale every floor of a home or hotel lobby. Here, large-format porcelain was used for the countertops and walls. Large-format porcelain is the new favorite for its combination of durability, design aesthetic and low maintenance. All photography courtesy of Adam Piser of Domain Construction


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When one considers the surfaces of a home, flooring and countertops often come to mind. At Valcucine Chicago, surfaces go beyond the standard applications, innovating on kitchen and bath cabinetry, wood flooring, custom closets, furniture and lighting. Throughout its 40 years, Valcucine

Valcucine’s best-selling surface and the one the company is best known for is glass. The pioneer of glass cabinetry, it developed the first flush overlay glass door more than 30 years ago. “Glass is our most popular finish for several reasons,” Accarino says. “First, it has depth. We use 5mm-thick, back-painted glass on our cabinet fronts which allows light to react to the surface, giving it life and that little something ‘extra’ compared to a painted surface. It is also an extremely durable finish that cleans up with a quick swipe of a rag. A glass kitchen will look exactly the same in 10 years as it did the day it was installed.”

has continued to set the bar, developing new and never-before-seen materials from a need the market couldn’t fill. Think impact-resistant ceramic fused with glass; an eco-sustainable version of melamine; tactile wood veneer; and glass with a colored film that is applied to create cabinetry that becomes a custom art piece. “Our kitchen cabinetry is 100-percent made in Italy,” principal Robert Accarino says. “Valcucine has a supplier that makes tempered-glass countertops to its specifications. The glass countertop has an aluminum frame that supports it from the bottom, and that frame is connected onto the cabinetry. Like a puzzle, pieced together with perfection.”

Top: For this new construction build in Lincoln Park, Valcucine Chicago provided kitchen and master bath cabinetry, along with the engineeredwood flooring by Arrigoni Woods. Far left & Left: A kitchen project located in the northern suburbs combines glass, walnut wood veneer, stone and lacquer. The glass base units in the island, and lacquer base cabinets and tower units in varying shades of gray, complement one another. Far left & Left: Photography by Michael Alan Kaskel


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