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CONTENTS

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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 116

BEHIND THE BRAND Mind the Gap pays homage to its storied homeland of Transylvania.

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NEWSWORTHY Large-scale painterly murals prove to be all the rage this fall.

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C O M M E N TA R Y Creatives reveal their greatest inspirations and style revelations.

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5 MINUTES WITH Luxe sits down with fashion designer Christian Siriano.

Market 148

M AT E R I A L Meet the forces behind four celebrated fabric houses.

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TREND Design talents share insights alongside their new releases.

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SPOTLIGHT An early 20th-century theater sets the stage for the latest furniture and lighting collaborations.

Living

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K I TC H E N + B AT H Designers highlight the details in these inspired kitchens and baths.

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THE REPORT Metallic notes that shine and sparkle are the season’s haute accessory.


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Happily Ever After

Finding Balance

Shape Shifter

Family Style

English charm, lively color and eclectic style define the renovation of a family’s 1896 Chicago dwelling.

Minimalist architecture paired with chic interiors make for a showstopping Wisconsin lake home.

Artist Jan Christopher-Berkson uses straight lines and curvaceous forms in her examination of society and the environment.

A designer gets personal, transforming her daughter and son-in-law’s new abode with some color-know-how.

Written by Lisa Bingham Dewart Photography by Annie Schlechter Styling by Mieke ten Have

Written by Mikki Brammer Photography by Aimée Mazzenga

Written by Maile Pingel Photography by Petra Ford

Written by Laura Hine Photography by Aimée Mazzenga

ON THE COVER: Organic restraint meets sophistication and polish in this California-inspired lake house. Designers Aimee Wertepny and Jennifer Kranitz played to Ron Radziner’s minimalist architecture with a low-profile Rodolfo Dordoni channel-tufted sectional and Resident pendant lighting. Page 234

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In my happy place; sitting in designer Brittany Bromley’s chic room for Kips Bay Palm Beach.

There’s a lively dialogue in the design world of late centered around the notion of “original” design and copying. I prefer to tweak the adjective to “genuine,” since everything is ultimately derivative. What is original, after all? Two great creatives of the world, Steve Jobs and Pablo Picasso both are quoted as saying, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” Hmm. What they really mean is: be influenced by an idea that inspires you, turn it on its head and make it into something entirely different. Don’t imitate...create.

Here’s what I know about design as an editor who lives it every day. There is an abundance of riches to be inspired by if you’re curious, open to observation and educating yourself about design history. There are artists, creatives and makers across the country who turn out interesting work developed with integrity. Seek them out and support them, dear reader, for they drive design and “originality,” pushing everything to be ever more captivating, compelling and joyful. As design should be.

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ONE CHICAGO RESIDENCES JDL Development had quite the undertaking when designing and building one of the largest mixeduse developments Chicago has seen in nearly 25 years. But as of this fall, the two-tower One Chicago, with three options for rentals and 77 exclusive residences, is partially open—and it’s spectacular. “It is exciting to see One Chicago help to transform the incredible skyline as a wonderful new addition to River North and the Gold Coast,” says Jim Letchinger, CEO and founder of JDL Development. Among the amenities are the bi-level Life Time athletic resort and spa, a rooftop pool, a golf simulator, and grocery delivery from the new Whole Foods on the ground level. Inside individual units, homeowners enjoy smart lighting controls throughout, European oak floors, porcelain-clad primary bathrooms and custom O’Brien Harris kitchen cabinetry. Now that you can leave home, you may never want to. liveonechicago.com

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WHO: South Bend-nativeturned-Chicagoan Sarah Montgomery approaches design with the imagination of a maker. Her background in designing high-end bedding exposed her to the most beautiful fabrics around the world and developed her eye for color, pattern and texture in unexpected combinations. WHAT: Having founded her eponymous design studio in fall 2017, she works with clients from Hyde Park to the North Shore to create layered, lived-in spaces with an eclectic feel. WHY: Experiences make life rich in meaning, says

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Montgomery—that’s why she’s passionate about working with adventurous clients to create spaces reflecting their varied interests and backgrounds. The “thrill of the hunt” for unique pieces keeps her excited about her work. IN HER WORDS: “I’m an advocate for supporting local and independent artists and customizing pieces just for my clients. Instagram is a powerful marketing tool, but I like to approach it by also sharing things I’d want to see—artists I admire, humor and occasionally a cute animal—all in a cohesive color palette, of course!”

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Working with acrylic airbrush and oil paint—and sometimes glitter, if the painting calls for it—Cindy Bernhard creates original pieces that make you do a double take. Growing up the daughter of a pig farmer in Elwood, she brings the fun quirks of animals into pieces she describes as contemporary religious paintings, with exaggerated anatomy and thoughtprovoking expressions. Luxe chatted with Bernhard to uncover the drive behind her brush strokes. cindybernhardart.com What goes into one of your pieces? Humor is a big component. I don't usually think the work is complete until I laugh while painting, at least a few times. It’s simultaneously deeply serious, dealing with notions of “good” and “bad” behavior and comedy versus tragedy. Another part is mystery. My most successful works still manifest a sense of mystery, even for me. In a way, I am not in complete control of the work; the painting helps guide me in making formal and narrative decisions. How do you get inspired? I feel most creative in my studio. I keep a very disciplined practice, starting at 7 a.m. and ending around 3 or 4 p.m. daily. Every Saturday, I visit galleries and museums. Seeing shows around the city keeps me fresh. Your latest paintings spotlight common house pets. Why? I use dogs and cats as a stand in for the human figure. I use humor not merely as relief, but also as an act of resistance. Exploring paint and its application is crucial to my practice; I am always trying to find ways to create different textures to further a sense of tension in the work. I love juxtaposing classical painting techniques with contemporary modes of application.

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Featuring pieces from 120 local independent artists, The Other Art Fair will return to Chicago this fall— with both in-person and virtual components. First, from September 30 through October 3, visitors can admire thousands of original artworks across various mediums, including painting, photography and sculpture, while enjoying food, music and demonstrations at Revel Fulton Market. Then, starting October 5, The Other Art Fair will go digital on an innovative virtual reality art platform. The same artists’ works will be on display in self-designed virtual booths, and attendees will have the opportunity to live chat with them about their process, take part in virtual workshops and, of course, purchase art. “The fair will bring together Chicago’s vibrant arts community as we showcase the city’s most talented up-and-coming artists,” says founder Ryan Stanier. theotherartfair.com/chicago

OPEN HOUSE COSENTINO

Luxury surface company Cosentino has added Chicago to the ranks of global design hubs such as Manhattan, Miami, Barcelona and more with its debut of a new City showroom in River North. Created for the world’s top metropolitan areas, the Cosentino City concept brings the latest digital technology together for design professionals to experience the company’s expansive offerings, from Dekton to Silestone. Using the high-tech Selection Center, visitors can instantly view detailed images of slabs and create lifelike renderings to visualize how various Cosentino materials will appear in different settings. cosentino.com

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Kate Taylor, principal of her eponymous design firm, was inspired to open Kate Taylor Collective in Chicago’s River West neighborhood simply because nothing else like it existed. “There were so many vendors creating beautiful products that were great for this market, but, because they lacked representation here, they weren't getting the exposure they deserved, and were

underutilized in projects by Midwest designers,” she explains. Debuting in 2019 as a designer-only studio, KTC has exclusive representation of all its vendors in the region, carrying brands such as Sien + Co, Jennifer Shorto, Loro Piana Interiors and KLS Textiles since its inception. Last year, Taylor added more beautiful brands to the roster, including Italian-made Lance Woven Leather, Empire Collection rugs, and textiles from Perrine Paris and Lauren Hwang New York. Taylor, who says she feels most inspired in three very different spots—in the studio, at home with her 5-year-old daughter and traveling through Italy— is focused on creating a go-to spot for Chicago designers. “We want to become the region's most trusted source for unique textiles, rugs and wallcoverings for residential and highend commercial projects, both in terms of offerings and customer service,” she says. katetaylorid.com

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Local chef and winner of Top Chef Season 15 Joe Flamm opened his first restaurant, Rose Mary, in the Fulton Market district in April, with a menu and design inspired by the natural elements of Croatia’s Mediterranean coast. Whitewashed brick walls, azure blue accents and honey-colored oak millwork come together in a space meant to reflect the spirit of konobas, traditional taverns found in the southeast European country. “Like the food, the interior is vibrant, yet understated, with tons of storied layers,” says Flamm, who worked with Studio UNLTD on Rose Mary (the name pays homage to both of Flamm’s grandmothers, as well as the herb). “It’s reminiscent of the restaurants you find on the side of the road in countries along the Adriatic, which are often open air, covered in greenery and most importantly—warm, inviting, playful and fun.” rosemarychicago.com

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Mind the Gap’s Transylvanian Roots collection is a flourish of color, pattern and texture evocative of the region’s rich cultural heritage.

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Five years ago, Stefan Ormenisan took a leap when he launched a bespoke wallcoverings line—the first of its kind in his home country of Romania—with his business partner Victor Serban. “This was one of the biggest challenges—convincing people from around the world that we are doing serious things with great taste and beautiful stories,” says Ormenisan. Today, the creative director spends much less time convincing and a lot more time dreaming, as evidenced by the brand’s anniversary collection, Transylvanian Roots—a transportive maximalist assemblage of fabrics, wallpapers and furnishings emblematic of his homeland’s rich Bohemian spirit. “Once an independent country, Transylvania was a melting pot of peoples, cultures and traditions, from Saxons, Hungarians and Romanians to Székelys, Ashkenazi Jews, Armenians and Gypsies,” says Ormenisan, who takes pride in his mixed Romanian, Saxon, Hungarian and Armenian heritage. “When creating these pieces, we drew on the idyllic memories of our childhood summers spent with grandparents in the countryside.” In those traditional homes, embroidered textiles softened wooden furniture while trimmed and tasseled lamps brightened winter nights—themes reflected in the collection’s jubilant cushions, lampshades and wall art. Ornamental and decorative motifs in lush reds, yellows and greens recall vintage patterns and color palettes used by folk artists for hundreds of years, while painterly botanicals reference Central Asian suzanis and Slavic and Ottoman influences. “I love the diversity in

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The anniversary line includes 18 wallpaper and 13 fabric designs, as well as upholstered furnishings and wall art. Jubilant patterns, such as Vixen (top) and Heirloom (bottom), recall folkloric narratives of flora and fauna.

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such a small area—all of the traditions and customs belonging to different cultures that live together to form the authentic heritage of this place,” says the creative director. While Ormenisan believes Transylvanian Roots, with its detailed embroidery and handmade finishes, is equally befitting a rural cottage or city setting, he muses it would shine in a stately Georgian manse in London. “I imagine a large garden with a stylish topiary, a monumental entrance and a sumptuous drawing room with a large-buttoned sofa upholstered in the finest cotton velvet with embroidered and printed fabrics,” envisions the creative director. But for now, Ormenisan will dream a little closer to home. With his business partner, he recently purchased a hunting manor in the Romanian town of Presaca that once belonged to noble Hungarian families—making it the ideal backdrop for the brand’s storybook prints like Erdely, Vixen and Enchanted Woodland. “Surrounded by mystical scenery with smooth hills and vast woodland, when you enter this village, you feel the old history entering your body; a timeless vault,” he explains. “I love how time has stopped here, creating a world full of originality and romance.”



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THE EXPERT TAKE ON MURALS. “ We did a huge silhouette of native Oregon plants in a main bedroom. The design bled onto the ceiling and window frames. The result is fantastic.” –STEWART HORNER, PENNY BLACK INTERIORS

When describing the allure of a mural, New York artist Anne Harris calls out their immersive nature saying, “They command an interior, and they engulf a physical space and transport you.” She’s been practicing the art form ever since she first viewed Italian frescoes in person, an experience that was so powerful she describes it as “head spinning.” Harris notes that while wallpaper adds color and pattern to an interior, murals offer something else. “With wallpaper, you have a repeating pattern,” she says. “But with a mural, you have interest that continues around a room, and you can see the intent, the perspective and the hand of the artist.” Painting murals is an ancient art, and they can be found decorating walls throughout the millennia, in places ranging from Egyptian tombs to Pompeiian homes to Indian palaces. But Harris sees the uptick in their recent popularity as a rebellion against “the white-gray-neutral rooms we’ve been living in the last several years.” For some, the word “mural” conjures an image of traditional pastoral settings, but many contemporary muralists embrace an unexpected aesthetic. Take artist JohnPaul Philippe, whose abstract work often contains a series of modern, biomorphic forms. With an architectural approach to his

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craft, he pulls inspiration from the spirit of the place where his murals will live. “A lot of my work is an articulation of what is going on around it,” says the artist, who splits his time between New York and Connecticut. He credits his use of color and form to his childhood in Oklahoma, where he had an unofficial apprenticeship with the local billboard painter. “It made me completely unafraid to paint large,” he says. Youthful experiences also influence San Francisco’s Rafael Arana, who began his artistic journey by spraying graffiti on walls around his hometown. Although he is no stranger to classic motifs, his work often has a different flavor—such as a pair of brilliantly hued iguanas that dance across the ceiling of a Presidio Heights mansion. Noting that many of his clients, even those in private residences, are looking for an Instagram-worthy moment, he adds: “Like graffiti, murals are an attention grabber— they stand out and start a conversation.” Arana says it’s that compelling quality that drives demand for his murals—some of which take several weeks of 16-hour days to complete. “A hand-painted mural is customizable and can bring a client’s vision to life,” he says. “It can tell a story the way few other elements can.”

–MARIE FLANIGAN, MARIE FLANIGAN INTERIORS

“ I have a hand-painted Chinese mural in my living room. It constantly draws me into the space.” –ALEX PAPACHRISTIDIS, ALEX PAPACHRISTIDIS INTERIORS

“ We’re doing a large mural in a stairwell because hanging art would be tricky there. Covering the walls in this manner makes it instantly more special.” – J ULIE MASSUCCO KLEINER AND MELISSA WARNER ROTHBLUM, MASSUCCO WARNER

“ Dining rooms and entries are prime locations for dramatic murals—these welcoming and entertaining areas set the stage for the rest of the home.” –KATIE LEEDE, KATIE LEEDE STUDIO

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A mural by Anne Harris dresses up the living room wall of a Thomas Jayne project, while Rafael Arana (previous page) works his magic on a Ken Fulk-commissioned job.

“ Wall treatments can be incredibly impactful in confined spaces, like powder baths, where one is fully enveloped in the artwork.”


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Wallpaper can be layered into an overall scheme to be harmonious or audacious audacious—much the same way jewelry is used in fashion. – DANIELLE COLDING, DCDNY.COM

My Harlem Toile De Jouy pattern would make a super stylish garment garment, of course! –SHEILA BRIDGES, SHEILABRIDGES.COM

I am fond of pink and brown as a color combination. I love mixing pastel gemstones with brown diamonds, like the Petrified Tree Fern and Brown Diamond Pavé in my Nigella Earrings.

Most people define style as expensive and couture, but really, it’s about the mix of high and low, patterns and prints, and bright and tonal colors. –RAILI CLASEN, RAILICADESIGN.COM

I’ve realized the value of a cozy silk rug— something that feels luxurious while eating dinner on the living room floor. –SHANAN CAMPANARO, ESKAYEL.COM

Dries Van Noten’s idiosyncratic color stories are fascinating and inspiring. His SS18 runway show surely influenced our Kips Bay 2018 salon and bar, awash in saturated turmeric and saff ron, grounded with coal and ebony. –JAMIE DRAKE AND CALEB ANDERSON, DRAKEANDERSON.COM

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Others may think it a commonplace material, but I consider the endless forms, qualities and appearances of stainless steel to be quite sophisticated. –MAXIMILIAN EICKE, MAXIDNYSTORE.COM

Our most beautiful creation is the Kiku wallcovering, featuring hand-painted chrysanthemums. It was inspired by a turnof-the-century French vase, a pair of panels painted by Hokusai’s daughter and a Japanese woven silk kimono. –LIZZIE DESHAYES, FROMENTAL.CO.UK

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Eileen Fisher is a constant source of inspiration. The use of organic linen materials is so casual, all while being tailored and sophisticated. sophisticated Every luxury item should have one foot in the future and traces of the past, like pieces by Hervé Van der Straeten. If it’s not going to last over time, there’s no reason for it. –RALPH PUCCI, RALPHPUCCI.COM

– MIKEL WELCH, MIKELWELCH.COM

I’m often inspired by the detail and shape of furniture— especially from the 18th and 19th centuries— as well as through palettes and patterns used by designers like Madeleine Castaing.

With its French design influence, Morocco is intoxicatingly exotic in its sights, sounds and smells. It masters ambience more than any other country I’ve visited. You are born with the ability to see everything, especially the little details. Then one learns to edit and assemble in an interesting way.

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I consider a white sofa to be ‘the little black dress of interiors.’ You can easily dress it up or down and add any accessories. –DAN MAZZARINI, BHDMDESIGN.COM

A great house tells a story about the people who live there while also inviting others in to enjoy its warmth and offer an escape from their own surroundings.” –KEITH SMYTHE MEACHAM, REEDSMYTHE.COM

The unseen energy poured into craftsmanship is the epitome of luxury—think hand-block printing and pieces woven by artisans. –SUSAN HABLE, HABLECONSTRUCTION.COM


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Sartorial Sense FASHION DESIGNER CHRISTIAN SIRIANO DELVES INTO THE WORLD OF DECOR. W R I T T E N BY C AT H E R I N E H O N G P H O T O G R A P H Y BY B R I T TA N Y A M B R I D G E

“I’m not an overthinker,” says designer Christian Siriano when it comes to decorating his Westport, Connecticut, home. “I buy pieces that I like and try them out—that’s the fun part of the design process.”

Last spring, Christian Siriano had only just closed on his new house—a 6,000-squarefoot glass-and-stucco dwelling in Westport, Connecticut—when the country went into lockdown. Instead of using that time to slow down and feather his nest, the Project Runway star immediately shifted into superhero mode, rallying his atelier to sew thousands of masks for health care workers. Then, in the months following, he presented a new ready-towear collection, whipped up Covid red carpet looks for Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga and introduced a bridal line. Perhaps most surprisingly, Siriano announced his entry into the home space, launching an interior design studio and debuting a glamorous collection of geometric Postmodern furniture on 1stdibs—all this before wrapping up season 19 of Project Runway. “Yeah, I’m keeping busy,” laughed Siriano when Luxe checked in on the designer at his home in Connecticut.

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You’ve said that if you hadn’t gone into fashion, you might have become an interior designer—and now you have. Did this affection for interiors begin when you were a child in Annapolis, Maryland? My mom was really into interior design and as a kid I always visited antiques shops with her. Even though our house had a sort of nautical, Nantucket feel that’s more traditional than my taste now, I have to say, I still love a beachy, coastal room. What did your room look like? I had a lot of stripes and plaids because I was into the Ralph Lauren look. My walls were a bright cobalt blue and filled with paintings from the flea market. I had a picture of Alicia Silverstone from Clueless up too, which is hilarious because now Alicia and I are close friends. Your furniture collection doesn’t play it safe. Share the inspiration. I made

pieces that I wanted. I think the chairs almost look like little people in dresses. They’re modern and neutral in color, but they have warmth and texture. The million-dollar question: How are you doing all this? Running an interiors firm on top of a fashion company is no easy feat. I have two full-time people working with me on interiors. But I’m literally the most insane multitasker there is. Juggling and taking on different types of projects is what I’ve always done. One of my strengths is that I’m not an overthinker. I make decisions very quickly. What’s your secret for working with clients? Projects can take years in highend interior design. We may be a new interiors firm, but I have dealt with some of the most unbelievable, challenging, famous and insane fashion clients in the world. Believe me, I can deal with an indecisive or difficult personality. That, I’m good at.



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IDLEWOOD ELECTRIC Idlewood Electric is Chicagoland’s premier lighting showroom and electrical supply distributor. With every project, Idlewood takes a customerfirst approach for custom results. idlewoodelectric.com

LINDSAY LAUSCH INTERIOR DESIGN Specializing in new home design and renovations, Lindsay Lausch transforms spaces with the client’s needs and style in mind. With unique design elements and furnishings, she creates a personal experience, making houses into homes. lindsaylausch.com

DECOR ATORS SUPPLY Decorators Supply is a third-generation family business employing master artisans to create bespoke plaster, composition and wood ornamentation. decoratorssupply.com

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From concept to completion, Studio W works collaboratively with clients and trade pros to create beautifully designed homes that transcend trends.

A leather showroom like no other in the heart of Chicago, The Tannery Row features premium Arazzo upholstery leather from Europe. Stored in the U.S., it can be available in as little as one week.

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s homeowners across the country continue to spend more and more time at home, they are rediscovering a deep appreciation for the great outdoors nestled in their own backyards. Alongside this truth, it would seem that a return to simplicity; cherishing the act of “stopping to smell the roses” is growing, too. And people are taking a liking to the concept of cultivating once more. Just ask Frank Mariani, the principal and owner of Chicago’s Mariani Landscape. “We’ve seen an increased

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interest in outdoor dining and entertaining areas, kitchens, pools, spas and tennis courts, but also things like vegetable and herb gardens, and butterfly gardens,” he shares. In addition to these recently favored features, Frank points to porches, pergolas, heaters, screening, fireplaces and fire pits as great ways to support all-season enjoyment of one’s land. While features to delight the user are top of mind, the pursuit of healthy environments is where it all begins at Mariani Landscape.

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SUSTAINABLE FOR PEOPLE + PLANET “There are many professional landscaping firms that can make something pretty, but that’s simply not enough,”

Frank says. “We believe it is critical to not only imagine and create sensational outdoor living environments, but to do so in a sustainable manner.” While he recognizes the shift of the past decades toward classical landscape designs, Frank points out

the time and money they take to maintain. “We’ve been moving to architecture that requires less maintenance, celebrates native plants, and flourishes and grows more beautiful year after year with organic treatments rather than harsh chemicals.”

“ Our level of customer care has been the hallmark of Mariani Landscape for more than 60 years.”




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ASK JANET What color trends are designers loving? Neutrals are shifting to warmer tones, and bold colors are having a moment! We’re seeing a resurgence of blues and greens especially. How does your role as a Design Account Executive bring designers’ visions to life? The precise details of a project are critical to success. By assisting them with paint specifications, we improve communication between the designer, their client and the contractor. What are the best ways to keep on top of color trends? Attending design shows like NeoCon and Design Chicago, of course!

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... and bold can be classic While the all-white kitchen is still a favorite for many, designers throughout the country are noticing an uptick in requests for colorful kitchens. But this return of more saturated hues is accompanied by a desire to keep things timeless. This is especially true in Chicago, where longevity of aesthetic has long been a principle of design. Inspired by this moment of classicism meets color, Sherwin-Williams® has created an exclusive palette with Chi-Town in mind: The North Shore. “My specialty is to assist designers with product knowledge, paint specifications and color direction,” says Janet Miller, the Design Account Executive dedicated to the Chicago area. “They were the inspiration behind this new collection.”

JEWEL IN THE CROWN Crafted with the expert eyes of designers in mind, SherwinWilliams’® Emerald® Designer Edition™ is a self-priming paint with excellent application qualities, it requires less effort to achieve the best hide yet. The collection offers 200 exclusive colors, including brighter, purer whites.

Explore the Emerald® Designer Edition™ collection at emeralddesigner.com, and for dedicated support, contact Janet Miller at janet.r.miller@sherwin.com.


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LIAIGRE Arpège, Liaigre’s first modular sofa, is the perfect answer to an essential need for comfort and flexibility. With its timeless design, clean lines and the comfort Liaigre sofas are known for, the Arpège invites you to relax. 212.210.6264

BROWN SAFE Brown Safe is the premier builder of high-security luxury safes. It specializes in creating one-of-a-kind safes and vaults designed to fit any need and decor. brownsafe.com

INCEPTION SHADES BY J GEIGER From the makers of J Geiger, Inception Shades feature premium aluminum hardware, versatile automation options and a sleek profile without visible wires or screws. Shades install in minutes, saving time and money without sacrificing style. Pro and DIY options are available. inceptionshades.com

SUN VALLEY BRONZE The Flush Edge Pull series by Sun Valley Bronze includes double-sided pulls for sliding doors and single-sided pulls for cabinet doors and drawers. The series is available in all 12 bronze and brass finishes. Made in the U.S. Price upon request. sunvalleybronze.com


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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HARDWARE Featuring a linen drum shade suspended within the frame of a modern rectangular bronze lantern, the Madison pendant by Rocky Mountain Hardware is available in a wide assortment of finish options. Priced at $9,596. rockymountainhardware.com

CHRISTOPHER PEACOCK Christopher Peacock introduces his Hudson Collection. A clean aesthetic with special details, hardware and material selections, this more modern style is perfect for an urban apartment or a large contemporary, suburban home. Custom colors and hardware finishes available. peacockhome.com

VANGUARD FURNITURE Clean lines, gentle organic curves and a midcentury modern design aesthetic make the Cove dining table a true statement piece. It features a mix of brushed, quartered oak and maple in earthy hues, and extends from 84 to 120 inches. vanguardfurniture.com

WEATHEREND ESTATE FURNITURE The Penobscot swivel chair by Weatherend is generously proportioned and topped with plush cushions for extra comfort. Durable and beautiful, it is shown with the Weatherend Yacht finish but available in any color or natural wood. weatherend.com


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Clarence House creative director Kazumi Yoshida wraps himself in the vibrant Blooming Jungle, a new fabric. Below, the Vietri motif is offered in five colorways.

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A PARTICULAR PARTNERSHIP Kazumi Yoshida, Clarence House

When one door closes, another door opens— or so they say. For longtime Clarence House creative director and visionary artist Kazumi Yoshida that time came in 2019 when, after nearly 40 years at the legendary textile company and several owners in between, Fabricut acquired the brand making Yoshida’s retirement seem inevitable. Yet instead, the creative director was so touched by the enthusiasm of his new employers that he decided to stay on and begin a new chapter. With the Fabricut partnership in place, Yoshida thought the 60 th anniversary of Clarence House would be the perfect opportunity to pay homage to his original collaborator, Robin Roberts, who founded the brand in 1961.

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With Champagne taste and an eye for glamour, Roberts’ atelier quickly became the destination for something unique during the ’60s—gorgeous bolts were coveted by New York society, and the rest of the country soon caught on. As appetite increased for original motifs, Yoshida was hired and his first assignment was to transform an old document from India into a new pattern that eventually became Papiers Japonais, still currently one of the bestselling

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Clarence House designs. The dynamic alliance between the two creatives allowed the business to flourish. Today, Yoshida’s 60 th anniversary collection brings to life an opulent time in history that Roberts was particularly fond of: the grand yet bizarre period of the early 18 th century, which the creative director describes as “Oscar Wilde with a twist.” Impressively, Yoshida still paints each design by hand—a rarity in the world of fabrics and wallpapers. clarencehouse.com


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Sumitra Mattai, Scalamandré Early on, Sumitra Mattai realized that everything around her was designed and created by someone, and she indeed wanted to be that someone. “I always knew I loved textiles, and when I doodled, I doodled in pattern,” says Mattai, now Scalamandré’s senior design director. Growing up in suburban New Jersey with influences from her Guyanese and Indian heritage, Mattai says she couldn’t deny the creative pull. Founded in 1929 by Franco Scalamandré, an Italian immigrant with an engineering background, Scalamandré saw an opportunity for creating silks domestically in lieu of importing them from abroad. Success swiftly followed. From famous estates to the White House to one particular Wes Anderson film, the brand’s designs have made their mark on American culture.

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Three years into the role, Mattai is off and running with her natural gift for product design—fashion, fine art and the brand’s archives all inform her ideas. And she has acknowledged that the fabric house means different things to different people, whether it’s a loyal client of 50 years or someone who has recently discovered the company by way of their new partnership with The Inside. As for what’s next, the Sahara collection will debut later this year. Inspired by North Africa, the line boasts large-scale patterns and rich colors. Plus, there’s a new Leaping Cheetah design—a play on the infamous Zebra wallpaper. Surely, this is just the beginning for Mattai. “The magic of seeing something I draw or paint come back as a beautiful design…it never gets old,” she says. scalamandre.com

Scalamandré’s senior design director, Sumitra Mattai, shown with the Leaping Cheetah design from the new Sahara collection. Above are sketches and trims from the recent Folklore collection.


Apollo Faucet Set A stunning example of modern design, the Apollo Faucet Set was created by Sherle Wagner himself in the mid-twentieth century and continues to be a focal point in bathrooms across the globe. Shown here in High Polish Platinum with Lapis Lazuli, it is available with a range of semiprecious stones or in all metal. Choose from nineteen metal finishes, or even two-tone. Produced according to the highest standards at Sherle Wagner International’s dedicated Massachusetts factory.

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FORWARD LOOKING Mickey Riad, Fortuny

“We are here for a short amount of time, but Fortuny deserves to be here forever,” observes Mickey Riad, artistic director of the inspirational Italian textile house. With the 100-year anniversary of Fortuny’s Venice factory on the horizon, it’s a time of reflection for the brand. The story begins in the early 1900s when Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny created silk dresses and textiles in Venice. After making a name for himself, the company was lovingly placed in the hands of designer Elsie McNeill Lee in 1949, who, 20 years prior, brought Fortuny to New York’s Madison Avenue and established the brand’s position in the U.S. market. In 1988, Maged Riad bought the company from Lee, and eventually his sons, Mickey and Maury, began working for the new family business. Fast-forward 23 years and Mickey Riad is designing collections and shepherding the brand into the future. But no matter what direction the designs take, Venice, “the fountain of inspiration,” is always at the core. The latest collection, Imago, celebrates not only Venice but its supporting characters— local places and things are woven into the literal and

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Above, sumptuous textiles from the Imago collection provide a luxe backdrop for Fortuny’s artistic director, Mickey Riad. The rich green Barberini design is shown top left.

metaphorical fabric of the company. Barberini (above, top left) is named after the noble Roman family whose Palazzo featured a lush secret garden; the reintroduced Simboli (shown to Riad’s right in portrait above) was used on early notebooks for the brand. The magic is in embracing the originality of Fortuny, while still looking ahead. For the artistic director, the longer he continues at the Italian fabric house, the more relevance he sees in founder Mariano Fortuny, and his lasting influence. fortuny.com


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Dreamy nights and bright mornings. matouk.com


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At the Manuel Canovas studio, design director Olivia Deruelle poses with some of her latest designs including Pondicherry and Bengale. Below is the embroidered fabric Ango.

COLLECTED APPROACH Olivia Deruelle, Manuel Canovas

“I am always looking for treasures,” says Olivia Deruelle, design director at Manuel Canovas, of sourcing inspiration for upcoming collections at the famed French fabric house. Growing up in Brittany, a charming region dotting the coast of France, this idea of collecting pieces from nature and the sea was embedded at an early age and continues to be a common theme in her current role. Coincidently, Monsieur Manuel Canovas, who founded his namesake brand in 1963, was also an incredible collector of art, crafts and antiques, and eventually grew the company internationally to encompass fabrics, wallpapers and carpets. It is this collectors’ sensibility, both from the past and present, that has curated beautiful designs that feel at once au courant and incredibly refined. While color continues to be at the heart of the brand, Deruelle focuses on maximalist, narrative-driven patterns; the result is an eclectic mix infused with happiness and joy. It was fitting then for her first collection released this year, that the focus was on French joie de vivre and exploring the modern interpretation of Toile de Jouy fabrics and wallcoverings. Classic Canovas motifs including Bengale and La Musardiere were recolored in vivid hues, and introductions like Pondicherry and Nara have farther flung influences including Japanese architecture and an Indian palace. Finding joy in the process of textile making is important to the design director as she considers Manuel Canovas’ honored heritage and gently steers the company into the future. Whether delving into the archives or working with contemporary artists and her team to develop original patterns, the guiding principle is to stay true to a brand that has created so much happiness and exuberance through the language of fabrics. cowtan.com

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nebula ¨ Intersecting stems form clusters of illuminated glass spheres in a dance-like rhythm. Mounted in precisely poised positions along rectangular beams in linear and rectilinear configurations of expansive scale, these Nebula constructions form illuminating sculptures of joyous activity in dramatic scale and proportion. Explore the possibilities at sonnemanlight.com.

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Distinct style and thoughtful ideas unite this season’s design tomes. W R I T T E N A N D P R O D U C E D BY S A R A H S H E LT O N

Inspiration Found REVEL IN PETER PENNOYER’S LATEST BOOK CELEBRATING A CZECH CUBIST-INSPIRED HOME. Go-to source for inspiration: Our office library. Favorite room in a house: The living room. Design bucket list: To design a garden pavilion on a Nordic island. I can become consumed with… curiosity. I love when a client says: “Show me your best idea.” I always come back to… the fundamentals. What’s up next: Reclaimed building materials. If not a designer, I’d be… a poet.

Clockwise from top right: Corfu Fabric in Aubergine by Ferran / Price upon request / supplyshowroom.com. District Tile in Fig / Price upon request / waterworks.com. Gathered Bedwyn Lampshade in Suede Shoes / $352 / fermoie.com. Orion Demilune Chest in Emerald / $3,750 / ambellahome.com. Jodhpur Wood Inlay Tray in Teak Brown / $199 / gaurikohli.com. Dayak Armchair in Honey & Black by Paolo Moschino / $669 / nicholashaslam.com. Rowdy Meadow: House – Land – Art by Anne Walker and Peter Pennoyer Architects / $70 / vendomepress.com. Talia Bangles / $8,350 each / markdavis.com.

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Inspiration isn’t always obvious, but the right partner should be. View our entire line of porcelain tile and countertops at CrossvilleInc.com and create a digital account to order complimentary samples. Countertop: State of Grace by Crossville Project and Photography by The OAK Design Project

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Master Craftsmen ARCHITECTS KEN PURSLEY AND CRAIG DIXON CHRONICLE THE PROJECTS THAT DEFINE THEM.

Clockwise from top right: Calvino Mini 3-Light Chandelier by Ian K. Fowler / $999 / circalighting.com. Finding Home: The Houses of Pursley Dixon by Ken Pursley and Jacqueline Terrebonne / $55 / rizzoliusa.com. Arlington Sofa / Price upon request / granttrick.com. Bronze Trépied Side Table / Price upon request / liaigre.com. Alden 8637F in Multi / Price upon request / feizy.com. Gallatin Dinnerware / From $59 / arhaus.com. Classic Throw in Herringbone Cognac / $445 / aliciaadamsalpaca.com.

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Best tip to keep ideas flowing: (CD) Experiential learning. Underrated material: (KP) Veneered plywood. Dream project location: (CD) Remote places. I obsess over… (KP) the perfect gimlet. I wish clients would embrace… (CD) not stylistically labeling architecture. It’s all about… (KP) surrounding yourself with people you enjoy. Up next: (KP) The book tour—to meet new friends and reunite with old ones as we share our story. If not an architect, I would… (CD) partner up with Ken to conquer the corn hole world.


Form and function converge in Vincent Van Duysen’s Franck Modular Seating and performance fabrics, pillows and rugs for Sutherland and Perennials. I perennialsfabrics.com I sutherlandfurniture.com


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Pretty In Pink A CELEBRATION OF JANIE MOLSTER’S 25 YEARS OF VIBRANT, FUN DESIGN.

Clockwise from top right: Margaux Key Tassel in Hydrengia Antique / Price upon request / samuelandsons.com. Hamburg Rug in Flamingo / Price upon request / starkcarpet.com. House Dressing: Interiors for Colorful Living by Janie Molster / $50 / monacellipress.com. Madame Stationery Set / From $210 / shop.casafelix.com. Hosios Embellished Mules in Dark Red Satin / $1,075 / manoloblahnik.com. Brighton Octagonal Ottoman in Mini Branca Stripe Cerise / $7,100 / casabranca.com. Claydon House Linen Press by Jamie Merida / Price upon request / chelseahouseinc.com. Tulip Contemporary Wall Sconce by Hannah Woodhouse / $1,619 / 1stdibs.com.

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Daily dose of inspiration: Downtime near the water. Favorite item to source: Original artwork. Dream collaboration: Collector and designer Furlow Gatewood. I always think about: Longevity. I pray for a client… who wants to travel the world with me finding treasures for their home. When in doubt… I collaborate. In the works: A family compound in Captiva, Florida. If not a designer, I’d be… an antiques dealer.





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THE RUG COMPANY X MARTIN BRUDNIZKI A dream partnership between two British powerhouses, Martin Brudnizki’s New Romantic collection of rugs is a celebration of some of the designer’s favorite motifs, like architectural patterns, linear stripes and painterly animal prints. The Folly Rug, shown here and described as exuding “joyful hedonism,” is woven of luxurious Tibetan wool and silk and flaunts a gold leopard and balustrade design. therugcompany.com

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POLTRONA FRAU X GAMFRATESI In the recent collection between the Italian leather house and design duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, the Plot leather and metal modular room dividers offer both a retro reference along with a newfound, modern-day functionality. Available in six colors, the weaving technique allows both transparency and pattern while creating “an awareness and curiosity of space and time.” poltronafrau.com

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HOLLY HUNT X ATELIER ALAIN ELLOUZ Alabaster and rock crystal are the materials of choice for French lighting studio Atelier Alain Ellouz, and it’s those features that caught the attention of Holly Hunt. On display in a number of showrooms, the partnership is sure to shepherd alabaster into America’s design vernacular. All handmade, the Camille Pendant Light’s simple, sculptural form is reminiscent of Greco-Roman architecture and allows for the natural material to shine. hollyhunt.com

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NIERMANN WEEKS X KATALIN FARNADY Old-world architectural details, Art Deco influences and geometric forms are the reference points for Katalin Farnady’s first-time collaboration with furniture manufacturer (and fellow Marylander) Niermann Weeks. The flat-backed wood Adele Console table flaunts a glossy finish, and the piece’s three distinct curves represents each of the designer’s three daughters. niermannweeks.com

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INDUSTRY WEST X UNITED STRANGERS Petite, yet impactful, the Malibu Side Table embodies Australian-based United Strangers’ design ethos of bringing together different materials and cultures to create pieces that are fresh, exciting and sustainable. Designed exclusively for U.S. retailer Industry West’s discerning clientele, the versatile side table is situated on a polished stainless-steel base and topped with a green and orange Turkish marble. industrywest.com

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ROLL & HILL X LARA BOHINC Staying true to the belief that lighting is jewelry for a room, it was natural for the Brooklyn-based Roll & Hill to tap Lara Bohinc, a London designer with a degree in metalwork and jewelry, to create a line of exquisite lighting pieces. The brushed-brass design of the Moonrise Chandelier—inspired by the many phases of the moon—is wired with LED cables to allow the acrylic spheres to glow. rollandhill.com

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911 Green Bay Road 847.716.7385 · munder-skiles.com 6. ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE specializes in designing warm and livable modern homes. Founded by Celeste Robbins and located in Chicago’s North Shore, the firm is recognized for homes that connect seamlessly to the outdoors, bringing the timeless beauty of nature into the home. 976 Green Bay Road 847.446.8001 · robbins-architecture.com 7. V IVID ART GALLERY is an exciting North Shore art resource featuring works by more than 25 artists on display every day. New exhibits monthly. Shown is A Pink Umbrella by Larry Simon.

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“I love the challenge of putting together kitchens and baths, and I really interrogate my clients about how they live in these functional rooms,” says New York-based designer Lilse McKenna, who explains that a lot of wasted space can accumulate if the needs and wants of clients are ignored. For a home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that dates to 1750, investing in the details—everything from the materials and hardware to the finishes and fittings—allowed the renovated kitchen and bath to maintain its historic feel while still embracing a new and elevated scheme. lilsemckenna.com Where did you start? It was very important to the clients that when embarking upon this renovation, we paid homage to the heritage of the home and brought in elements that felt authentic and even patinated. Cue the tongue-and-groove walls, antique ceiling beams, butcher-block style countertop and pine flooring that we dyed instead of stained in keeping with 18th-century ethos. The kitchen island (previous page) is beautiful! We hung the custom Ann-Morris pot rack to make it feel like an older kitchen, but it really grounds the entire space and balances out the massive island. I also like the collected feel of mixing metals; here we used antique copper pots, brass lighting and fittings, and a treated stainless-steel hood. Some may have rules about finishes but I always just go with what feels right in the space. Talk to us about this extra sink (right)? The homeowners cook and entertain constantly and needed two sinks and dishwashers, so we added a prep area with a charming, hammered copper sink and painted cabinetry. This allows for a bit more storage, so things feel less cluttered. Everyone always ends up in the kitchen and I strive to make sure the details here are just as beautiful as in the rest of the house. In a Maryland home by Lilse McKenna, shown here and on previous page, the kitchen features custom cabinetry painted in Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue and Benjamin Moore’s Ivory White. A House of Rohl pot filler sits above a Lacanche range while Hickory Chair stools upholstered in Holly Hunt leather round out the decoration. Waterworks’ copper sink and fittings adorn the prep area. The architectural scheme is by Michael Elfenbein Design.

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The primary bathroom follows the same guiding principles as the kitchen. Vaulted ceilings and antique wide-plank flooring throughout connect the spaces. In the water closet, McKenna added paneling painted in Benjamin Moore’s Silken Blue to complement Bennison Fabrics’ showstopping Wheat Flower. To create the feeling of an old historic bedroom that had been converted into a bath, the designer included antique etched hurricanes with custom brass and mahogany backplates.

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As much as the designer wanted to fabricate a new vanity for the bath, nothing was turning out quite as well as the 18th-century chest she had found, which fit snuggly into the footprint of the room. She added a marble countertop and backsplash, along with fittings and a sink. The chest’s beautiful original finish was kept as is.

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An old-fashioned copper Waterworks tub adds to the narrative that this was once a small bedroom original to the home that had been adopted as a bath over time. Placing the piece away from the wall and installing the fittings directly into the floor contributes to the authentic feel.


ANN SACKS CURATED BATH COLLECTION The Ann Sacks Curated Bath Collection unites many of Kohler’s luxury bath brands into a beautiful, design-driven presentation featuring seven fully appointed vignettes. Ranging from modern to traditional, the varying interiors nod to pivotal and influential style eras throughout the decades such as Rosebrook, shown, which was inspired by elegant Parisian architecture and features Celano lighting and a hand-stained oak vanity. Customers can purchase the entire look or select from individual items, many new and exclusively designed for this collection from Robern, Kohler Lighting, Ann Sacks and Kallista. annsacks.com

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Suzanne Tucker’s recent line of hardware with The Nanz Company includes the fluid and spherical Tiburon collection inspired by the concentric circles formed by a single drop of water. Shown here are lever Nº 2932, knob Nº 1932 and pull Nº 8608; all available in Nanz’s 30-plus finishes. nanz.com

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Talk about a focal point. Wrapped in handpolished brass, Waterworks’ Emile Freestanding Oval Cast Iron Bathtub is as classic as it is eye-catching and versatile. Curved lines nod to vintage tubs while the “of-the-moment” finish effortlessly complements both a clean and crisp backdrop or a more maximalist, patterned surrounding. waterworks.com

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For designer Liz Caan’s own 1920s Georgian-style home in Boston’s Chestnut Hill, it was without question that when it came to aesthetics, her choices would be ultra-personal—inspired by the work of trusted vendors and objects collected from travels. “The powder room is a play of opposites,” says Caan, “old and new, classic and industrial.” This charming sink vignette is comprised of a Watermark faucet, Soane sconces and Antoinette Poisson wallpaper. Best of all, the designer notes, “It’s constructed of truly natural and solid materials that will age beautifully.” lizcaan.com


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The custom kitchen purveyor’s cofounder and senior design director Maria Moraes walks us through a Pawleys Island, South Carolina, project that’s thought out to a T. leatelierparis.com

The range is a stunning statement piece. Tell us about it. It’s a custom Le Classique style La Provençale 2100 range in the exclusive Blanc de Blancs colorway. It includes 82.5 inches of prime cooking space with two large convection ovens, 4 gas burners, a smooth griddle and a coup de feu. Polished brass trim complements the stainless-steel powder-coated base, and the surrounding cabinetry is wire-brushed oak. Share any other noteworthy elements. We always include thoughtful details in our L’Atelier kitchens. On this island, the sink’s faucet sits just below the countertop on a small ledge so when people sit at the island, they don’t have to look at sponges, dish soap or collected water. These nuances make all the difference.

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What did the homeowners request? The clients were building their forever home by the beach and asked for a fresh, clean look. However, after we installed the brass finishes, they realized the space was really more like a jewel box! The range fit right in with the custom metalwork and bright brass accents. Plus, the couple loves to cook, so this was an important feature.


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Exemplary of lighting’s sleek and elegant mood, the Script collection (chandelier shown this page) by artist Bodo Sperlein for Viennese glass manufacturer J.& L. Lobmeyr debuts stateside this fall at the New York-based design gallery, Les Ateliers Courbet. Shown opposite, a swatch of Polonium 037 wallpaper from Milanese studio Misha adds light via reflective metal leaf applied by hand to a fine paper surface. ateliercourbet.com; mishawallcoverings.com


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A charismatic companion for desk or table, the Tableton lamp from Melbourne-based Volker Haug Studio touts sculptural heft, a tactile finish and a soft, diffuse glow. Crafted from a single piece of cast metal, it’s available in two sizes, and in either gunmetal or aluminum. (One is a statement, a pair is a party.) volkerhaug.com

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The Wells Sconce from More Classics—Mark D. Sikes’ latest collection with Hudson Valley Lighting—offers a lighthearted spin on tradition. An aged brass base pairs with either a black or white plaster shade, and, in a fun twist, can be positioned facing up or down, depending on the mood of the room. hudsonvalleylighting.hvlgroup.com

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Exploring architectural concepts in physical form is a passion for Brooklyn designer and architect, Douglas Fanning, as seen in his Till chandelier, available exclusively through Maison Gerard. With blades of slender brass finished in a smoky, oil-rubbed bronze polished back in a spotted effect, it’s both strong and delicate—a chic study in balance. maisongerard.com

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With a view to designing a fixture as beautiful off as on, Jonathan Browning debuts the Tourville table lamp. Comprised of hand-polished and patinated solid brass, and featuring a long, slim Edison bulb in its rotating head, it’s a dynamic desktop addition from every angle. jonathanbrowninginc.com


PHOTOS: THIS PAGE: ADAM MACCHIA. OPPOSITE: GLOW UP: HAYDN CATTACH. SHAPE SHIFTER: COURTESY MAISON GERARD. SMOOTH OPERATOR: COURTESY JONATHAN BROWNING. TURNING CIRCLES: COURTESY HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING.

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A MANHATTAN DINING ROOM MAKES MAGIC OF ITS INWARD CONFINES.

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a classic six apartment had just one dark quality: its courtyard-facing dining room, which called for a thoughtful lighting program. Enter New York and Miami-based designer Elizabeth Bolognino, who, alongside Anderson Kenny Architecture, installed a fresh fenestration, including a matching window connecting to the kitchen to borrow its sunlight. In addition to a 12-headed Gabriel Scott chandelier (“I really wanted it to look like an anthropomorphic jewel;” she says), Bolognino commissioned decorative artist Dean Barger to paint a pale pink lacquered ceiling to mimic the surface of a calm lake. “Any time you bring in reflection, it makes a room feel bigger,” she says, adding, “Any time you can utilize light as art, you should do it.” elizabethbolognino.com


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ALL ANGLES A NAPA ENTERTAINING BARN CONDUCTS A GRAND LIGHTING EXPERIMENT.

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“The very essence of this project was about exploring the play of light,” shares architect William Duff of the century-old Wine Country hay barn he reconceived. Set amidst his clients’ lush vineyard and impressive modern sculpture gardens, the crisp California sun played muse to Duff’s proposed reincarnation of the outbuilding as an entertaining pavilion with a contemporary spirit. “The first time I walked the existing barn, I was struck by the way sunlight filtered through the gaps in the wood siding and thought that light, and the different ways it can illuminate

space, could be the guiding design theme for the project,” he explains. In turn, the original wood-slatted shell was maintained as a screen to splash abstract patterns across the floor by daylight. By evening, the structure then casts beams across the grounds like a glowing lantern. Joined by two new opposing glass volumes with mirrored walls, and a discreet lighting program, the project perfectly synthesizes how artificial and natural light, along with clever visual illusion, can elevate a humble structure to something extraordinary. wdarch.com


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For designer and entrepreneur Rocky Rochon, solving the problem of how paint color is affected by shifting light sources prompted the birth of The Paint Laboratory, a custom paint company governed by metamerism: the science of light reflection. While all specialty paints are developed to troubleshoot specific design woes, Rochon’s metallic special finishes—available in any Rocky Rochon paint color—aim to brighten even the darkest corners via pearlescent additives designed to refract and create a luminous shimmer. thepaintlaboratory.com

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Good things happen when Brooklyn creatives collide. Take Patina Studies, a mesmeric line of wallcoverings from the boutique wallpaper studio Wallpaper Projects in collaboration with design practice Kin & Company. Admiring Kin & Company’s arresting metal patinas— the result of chemical experiments on bronze— at a shared trade show, Wallpaper Projects’ husband-and-wife owners, David Jimenez and Amanda Dandeneau, saw an exciting opportunity to develop an atmospheric wallpaper. Printed on gleaming mylar, the patterns— seen here in Patina Studies 1, Patina Studies 2 and Patina Studies 3 installed by Ellis Design Studio at London venue Electric Shuffle—are designed as an experience unto themselves. Fluctuating sunbeams, shadows and artificial light sources pick up on different nuanced metallic reflections, creating a dynamic, ever-changing canvas. wallpaperprojects.com



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“Chicago designers push boundaries, but in a classy way that pays tribute to those who came before.”

CHI-TOWN TRENDS Tracey shares the latest and greatest of Chicago design loves. •B lack and brushed-gold finishes are popular on everything, from faucets and hardware, to light fixtures and appliances. • Texture is trending; think knurling on faucets, terrazzo in cabinet hardware and lighting made of unexpected materials like jute, concrete and wood. •E arthy tones are pairing with classic whites, grays and marbles for an overall neutral palette. Still, we are also seeing more clients choose to pop some color in through cabinetry—lots of blues and greens.

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There must be something in the water (or maybe the gorgeous faucets it’s flowing from) at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery’s new South Side showroom, because no one seems able to stop talking about it—manager Mack Tracey included. “Our brand has showrooms all around the country, but as a Chicagoland native, I was especially excited to take part in opening this one,” he says. “It enables us to serve clients on the side opposite the city, for whom a one-stop shop like this is a novelty.” That’s a game changer, especially since the state of the market is, Tracey says, “Busy!” “Everyone is looking to build, remodel or ‘freshen up,’” he continues. “The kitchen and bathroom are receiving overhauls, entertainment is a focus and outdoor living is a must.” With a robust brand offering and expert consultants, Ferguson aims to help designers and their homeowners do it all.

Asked about the product releases he’s looking forward to, Tracey enthuses, “I am super excited for the new Lentz faucet by Signature Hardware. It just arrived in our showroom and is gorgeous. It’s luxurious, but at an incredible price point—sure to be a top seller in Chicagoland.”


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Top Signature Hardware’s Lentz faucet proves the perfect partner to a simple white tub and lush green accents. Left One could certainly argue that Ferguson’s Tinley Park showroom has it all. Right The Lentz collection from Signature Hardware, which is available in four finishes, features a sleek design and knurled knobs. Opposite Lighting from Park Harbor’s Stanburn collection is the perfect fit in this eclectic space.


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“Exciting, energetic and ever-evolving, Chicago has a personality all its own.”

EVENT EPICENTER Many of Chicago’s best fall design events call theMART home. Here’s your itinerary: • I n September, make your way to Casual Market Chicago to explore the newest in casual living and outdoor products. • I n October, NeoCon is the leading annual platform for the commercial design industry. • I n October, Design Chicago will shine as the Midwest’s largest residential design conference. • I n November, CHILL invites you to experience the best of Chicago’s food, drink and design with the LuxeHome boutiques.

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In the skyline of the Windy City, there is perhaps no building more iconic than theMART. A fixture on the banks of the Chicago River for nearly a century, it represents the heart of the downtown design district and still fulfills the original purpose developer Marshall Field & Company had in mind: to create a central marketplace where retailers could buy all their wares under one gorgeous roof. Today, the world’s latest and greatest brands offer impressive product diversity in the building, and it’s all anchored by two illustrious institutions within: LuxeHome and the Design Center. At LuxeHome, designers and homeowners alike can explore more than 45 boutiques spanning over 125,000 square feet featuring the best brands in kitchen, bath and building products. At the Design Center, four floors, 750,000 square feet, 125 showrooms and 1,000s of product lines provide the finest indoor and outdoor furnishings for Chicago’s design community. Beautiful Homes Start at theMART.

Envisioned by architect Alfred Shaw in 1928, theMART’s legendary facade reflects the glamorous, effervescent aesthetics of its time. Its chambered corners, minimal rooflines and corner pavilions give way to windows that glitter like jewels in the nighttime. Inside, buff, bronze and a terrazzo floor of pale green and orange welcome guests into the lobby with understated elegance.


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Top Elegance and comfort combine in an opulent dining room from Century. Left In its recently expanded showroom, The Bright Group has an array of stunning vignettes. Right Appliances from Miele make this modern kitchen as functional as it is beautiful. Opposite Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, projecting artwork that illuminates the 2.5 acre river-façade of theMART.


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“Chicago radiates vibrancy, and it fits with my work’s heavy color, contemporary lines and energetic movement.”

COLLABS + ETHOS •T he like-minded: “I love to work with other artists,” Dillon says. “I look for an emotional availability and willingness to share; to be seen and see me. This can bring about transformative thinking.” •A pproach to evolution: Thought limitations can be overcome by asking hard questions—this is the perspective that guides Dillon. “I think we need to be brave every day and practice vulnerability for the sake of exploring.”

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Chicago is undoubtedly a design industry destination, with its robust network of creatives and ample opportunities to explore something new—skyscraper to lake retreat. This makes it one of the places where Stephanie Dillon Art most thrives. A studio known for crafting one-of-a-kind pieces that resonate with and help to define interior designs, it has become a staple in the community. “I have some repeat collectors in the city and surrounding region,” says Stephanie Dillon, the namesake artist behind the brand. From her Minneapolis location, tucked into a hip district, she conveys meaning in bold, expressive, oftentimes colorful paintings. “I paint what I feel,” Dillon says. “That often manifests in abstract canvas pieces that reflect socially conscious issues.” This balance of beauty and thought-provoking inspiration feels right at home in the forward-thinking, ever-evolving Chicago.

Upon being asked to share a favorite local spot, Dillon points to Lake Shore Drive. “The shoreline on one side mixes with skyscrapers, condominiums and individual homes and the river that meanders throughout the city,” Dillon says. “It’s an amazing cityscape; there is nowhere else quite like it. It also embodies the hardworking and creative Midwestern sensibilities of its inhabitants.”


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Top Abstract #119, 2021, has modernist undertones in a warm, muted palette. Left Abstract #99, 2020, is a mulitdirectional action painting in monotone. Center A dynamic statement piece, Abstract #117, 2021, will infuse a space with intense color. Right Patriotic #13, 2021, is meant to be a reflection of lyrics from the song “Cage of Freedom.” Opposite top Abstract #120, 2021, features contrasting hues. Opposite left Abstract #121, 2021, nods to the 2021 and 2022 Pantone Colors of the Year. Opposite right Some art is about what’s happening around the artist in the moment—music, feelings, weather. Such was the case with this abstract. Photography Top & Opposite top by Linnea Maas; Right by Morgan Kelly


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“I have been to many places, and they’re all amazing in their own way. But, there is no place like Chicago.”

BEING BOLD REIGNS What’s the read on Chicago’s design market? Schloemer’s take is this: “It is on fire! I feel it moves so fast. It also seems that all different styles and levels of imagination are trending, which is exciting. Maximalism is in!” While the Midwest is sometimes known for a more reserved approach, Schloemer notes that more clients are breaking the mold with color and pattern. “Rich tones and textures are overtaking our warehouse.”

WHERE TO START “That is a hard one to answer,” Schloemer muses, upon being asked to share her favorite designcentric local activities. Still, she does have an unmissable recommendation: “A must-do every time you visit Chicago is the architectural tour. The growth, the history, the future—it’s a beautiful cycle to observe.”

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In many ways, Calia Stone Boutique is the epitome of a passion-fueled, highly professional business with a touch of grit. That’s just how Chicago likes her staple institutions, and the stone purveyor is definitely that. Owned and operated by Kristin Cali Schloemer, who grew up in the west suburbs of the city, Calia’s showroom sits in River North on Hubbard, just one block from the Merchandise Mart. With more than 210 different natural stone offerings coming out of its Elk Grove Village warehouse nearby, it has become an invaluable resource for design industry pros throughout the Midwest—and beyond. Later this year, Schloemer will open a new location in Naples, Florida. “We strive to raise the bar by combining unmatched variety of selection with experience to streamline the process,” she says. “Our stone is an art all its own, and we’re excited to bring this perspective to a new market.”

Above Calia stocks more than 50 varieties of classic white marble. Top Breccia Capraia is a unique marble that comes from Italy. Calia stocks it in 2 millimeter thickness. Bottom A longtime classic, Rosso Levanto is making a comeback. Schloemer recommends it for fireplace surrounds.


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“In Chicago, cultural experiences are always available, allowing us to tap the well whenever we want a change of pace.”

THE MUSTS Bergmann shares the events he’s sure not to miss and the natural places he recommends. •T he ICAA Acanthus Awards and Lake Forest Open Lands’ Bagpipes and Bonfire event are always worth attending. hen I need inspiration, I like •W to visit Forest Park Beach, Middlefork Savanna Trail, Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners and the gardens of good friends.

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Asked what distinguishes Chicago from other wellknown places, Bergmann points to its reverence for the past. “We have so much historic architecture,” he says. “It creates a basis for diversity and the groundwork for restoration of elements worth remembering.” He notes too that the metropolitan area’s interface between urban and suburban is “enviable.”

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Given its unique combination of city and suburbs, the Chicago area and its surrounding towns have a lot going on in the realm of design. But according to Craig Bergmann, who grew up in Glen Ellyn and now runs his eponymous landscape architecture firm from Lake Forest, there are some trends that carry from skyscraper to Shingle-style manse. “We are noticing a renewed appreciation of green spaces among our clients,” he says. “Generally, there is attention on outdoor cooking and entertainment areas, and actual planting design requests have been more simplistic with emphasis on lower maintenance.” Following in the footsteps of such masters as Jens Jensen, Gertrude Kuh and Ferruccio Vitale (all favored influences for Bergmann), he and his team achieve just that—elegant, inspiring outdoor spaces that also offer function and channel nature’s resilience.

Top This guesthouse is comfortably tucked into its lush surroundings. Left Sinuous heated-gravel paths connect the main house to the guesthouse. Right Organic Pennsylvania fieldstone walls provide a counterpoint to the wooded background. Photography Scott Shigley


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“Our favorite building is our own: theMart. Its striking architecture is synonymous with Chicago.”

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This nickname was given to Chicago in the early 1900s, as its many architectural marvels had begun to give it a reputation on the world stage. “This city is truly unique in North America and beyond,” Dunwiddie says. “I recommend that all visitors try the architecture river tour at least once, to discover the most noteworthy buildings and how they shaped Chicago. Many of them were designed by Mies van der Rohe. It’s fun to see how his more modern and industrial high-rises contrast with the city’s gargoyles and other gothic touches.”

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When a Chicagoan needs to find the perfect finishes and furnishings for the home, you’re likely to find them at the Merchandise Mart. If they need gorgeous flooring inspiration and options, that’s certainly where they’ll be—in suite 105-B to be exact. Although based in Canada, Divine Flooring opened its U.S. showroom in theMart in 2015, and it has since become a staple for the local design community. “We work directly with Chicago’s brightest and best interior designers,” says sales manager Justin Dunwiddie. “They specify our floors for their unique projects, and we love seeing how the same product can be used in so many different and diverse palettes and styles.” The Divine Flooring team enjoys exploring the happenings of the design industry in other ways, too. Asked about the local events they attend, Dunwiddie points to NeoCon and Design Chicago. “We are excited to see them in full swing this fall.”

Although, as Dunwiddie says, “there are too many to list in full,” the Instagram accounts of some of Divine Flooring’s repeat interior designer clients offer a glimpse into the power of beautiful floors. • • • • • •

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Top The owner of this new build wanted a modern, serene space with classic details. Devon Grace Interiors made it happen with warm wood floors. Far Left Inside an Indiana remodel, this dining room by Devon Grace Interiors boasts gorgeous deep wood floors. Center Upon entering this home, guests are greeted by a subtle herringbone pattern on the floor, created using Gold Coast from the Motown collection. Left The Frances Chicago is a photography studio and creative space located in the West Loop. Chateau engineered white oak from the Cosmopolitan collection perfectly suits its character. Photography Top, Far left & Center by Dustin Halleck; Left by John Stoffer


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“Chicago has never been on the ‘trend wagon.’ We’re focused on raising the bar through innovative designs.”

WINDY CITY SECRET What makes Chicago’s design scene so unique? According to Harting, Gensburg and Toniolo, it’s variety and cooperation. •S tyles: So many moments of design, from Victorian, Prairie and Beaux Arts, to Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, modern and contemporary, coexist here peacefully.

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In a place known for its diversity of aesthetics, one wonders how an expert might define

pproach: •A There is a mutual appreciation for the talents of every vibrant creative in our local industry, from textile artisans to wall treatment artists, wood craftspeople to masons to landscape architects. We work together to achieve beauty for our clients.

Chicago’s architectural landscape. The visionaries at Northfield-based Gensburg Toniolo Harting Architects offer up their take: “What is Chicago’s dominant style? Well, eclectic, innovative and creative, with influences from past and present,” says president and creative director Jeff Harting, who runs the firm alongside Betsy Gensburg and John Toniolo. Although GTH Architects completes projects in locations throughout the country, from Florida to California and beyond, its home base reflects a true passion for place. “We do most of our projects in North Shore, Wisconsin and Michigan,” Harting says. “Over and over again, we fall in love with this region’s quest for excellence and originality in design. It inspires us to create thoughtful solutions with every detail for our clients.”

INGENUITY ETHOS “I feel that Chicago has always pushed the limits and boundaries of technology and creativity, melding them into a cohesive coexistence of beauty and innovation,” Harting says. “This city is a laboratory of self-expression, but also technology. Chicago’s history of and respect for both has placed it on the global design scene.”

Top Sight lines from the pond to the pier and beyond create a sense of greater expansiveness. Far left Blended woods, stone and texture create a warm family kitchen. Left Ship-inspired berth beds add to this fishing-themed bedroom’s vibe. Photography Wittefini


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LEGACY + LEGENDS Ask any visitor or local what they love about Chicago, and the architecture is sure to be mentioned. The city is overflowing with iconic buildings featuring historic architecture vernaculars beloved by fans the world over. “This place has a tradition of inspiring the greats of the trade,” Chase says. Indeed, the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe once lived and worked here, and one can see their imprints throughout our beautiful city.

DOORWAY TO DESIGN In the digital age, Instagram plays a key role in the inspirational musings of many. Chase shares her favorite accounts.

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• I have a passion for doors and make sure to take pictures of them whenever I travel. @doorwaysofchicago is my ultimate go-to account! •F or more design, art and Chicago visuals, I enjoy @artinstitutechi, @luxehome_chi and @chicagoismyboyfriend.

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How would Ilene Chase describe Chicago? “Passionate, cultural, industrial, historic, friendly, energetic, honest, sporty”—the list goes on. The designer grew up in the South Side and Highland Park. Today, she runs her namesake firm, Ilene Chase Design, from the latter, which she finds a perfect fit for her love of midcentury homes. “This is one of my favorite styles to remodel and design,” she shares. “I’ve also had a chance to design some of the homes I spent time in as a child, which is so fun.” Those, and many more. Chase and her team have become known for their ability to achieve the needs and wants of each client in high-end, customized spaces. Among their sources of inspiration, the city’s rivers and bridges stand out, as do the Art Institute and other famous local museums. “I grew up going to these magnificent buildings, and the treasures they hold still influence me.”

“Without a doubt, Chicago has one of the world’s greatest design communities. We support local artists and help one another create.”

Above This beautiful antique desk nestled in a historic Old Town remodel prompted Kathryn Zeta-Jones to say “thank you for creating a space where one can still write a letter” Mohair drapes-fabric by Great Plains-Holly Hunt. Top Chase rejuvenated this midcentury home with a dramatic two-story fireplace, wood floor from Divine Flooring and her signature custom furniture including an ottoman with a walnut tray and sectionals with Romo fabric. Rug: Oscar Isberian. Left This dramatic dining space features a Julian Chichester buffet and a custom 12-foot smoked glass table that moves with the serene visage of a Phillip Jeffries mural and the stunning views of Lake Michigan beyond.


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“In Chicago, modern design, historic preservation and diverse cultural influences combine to create infinite iterations of design.”

GIANTS OF INSPIRATION “The Cyrus McCormick Mansion will forever be dear to me,” says Dardick, when asked to share a favorite project. “In 1978, I was truly honored to be a part of the process in turning the mansion into six condominiums. I worked with interior designer Ann Milligan Gray, and even after her passing, she has continued to inspire me.”

THINKING DIFFERENTLY When clients want something a little unusual, JMD Builders relishes the opportunity. “We love to execute unique concepts, from art murals to hidden rooms or even personal recording studios,” Jors says. “Here at JMD, we think outside the box.”

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JMD Builders’ roots run deep within Chicago. Jerry Dardick, the firm’s president, grew up in the city and its surrounding suburbs. Today, he and his team’s projects are inspired by the local architecture. “Our journey in construction and design is full of lessons and triumphs that coincide with the city’s development history,” says Dardick, who alongside vice president Jason Jors leads a team of passionate and expert professionals specializing in luxury building and construction. At the moment, that luxury-centered niche is amply relevant, as many high-end homeowners seek to undergo design projects. “Chicago is trending also toward a more contemporary genre,” Jors says. “You can see this in many of the sleek new cutting-edge buildings going up.” But parallel to this modern penchant comes another common desire. Jors shares, “Clients want to incorporate natural materials and elements.”

Top Yes, this is Chicago! A custom cabana, fully functional kitchen, television, infrared heat lamps, ceiling fans, motorized bug screens— this space has it all. Left Warm walnut floors, a floating mitered stone wall system and flush recessed can lighting combine for the ultimate kitchen entrance. Right This lakeside property has an exterior of meticulously crafted burnt accoya wood tied together with custom aluminum composite.


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If any city embodies the phrase “design community,” it’s Chicago. From collaborating on projects to exploring new products together at its many annual industry events, the design pros on these windy streets possess a joy for experiencing their trade and exercising their talents in the company of the like-minded. Enter, Lusso Design Resource. Founded by Tim Palmer and Laura Nagel, the showroom and studio was imagined as a home base for Chicago’s design dialogues. “We offer a welcoming setting to create and collaborate, with inspiration to boot,” Palmer says. Indeed, from case goods to upholstery, lighting and rugs, there are countless samples at one’s fingertips inside the LDR space. “We help our design clients best use their precious time in the midst of ever-demanding schedules,” Nagel says. “It’s wonderful when we get to see how their hard work pays off in their own clients’ breathtaking environments.”

Top With the help of LDR’s selection and space to work, Elizabeth Scott Design Group created this gorgeous concept, which features Alfonso Marina furniture. Right This installation by Susie Goldstein of Design Perspectives Interiors features a custom rug by Lusso Design Resource.

“We chose a lovely timber loft building with pull-up parking in West Town,” Nagel says of Lusso Design Resource’s location. “We pride ourselves in being a part of this up-and-coming community. We have seen such incredible growth and progress in the neighborhood—it feels like this is transforming into the new design district! We love to walk around and drop in for hellos with nearby design clients who have become our good friends.”

COMMUNITY OF CULTURE Asked to explain what is so special about Chicago, Nagel points to its diversity. “We have such a unique and rich history, architecturally and otherwise,” she says. “Not only is the skyline and lakefront impressive, but discovering the neighborhoods is like traveling the world. You can be exposed to so many wonderful cultural influences from one area to the next.”


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“So much has changed, and while a few treasured resources are no longer available, our go-tos are still thriving,” Brian says of design in Chicago. “It’s wonderful to see established showrooms and galleries spread out into emerging neighborhoods.” He also notes that everyone is awaiting fall’s events, from SOFA at Navy Pier, which attracts dealers from all over the world, to NeoCon and Chicago Architectural Biennial’s “The Available City.”

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For Brian Snow, it was always Chicago. After growing up in the north suburbs, he and his family moved to South Florida when he was a teenager. But he couldn’t wait to get back to the Windy City. “I turned around as soon as I finished college, and I’ve been here ever since,” he says. His company, SemelSnow Interior Design, has been creating gorgeous interiors almost ever since, too. In business for 45 years, it has spent the better part of five decades in its current River North location. As for Brian himself, he resides in one of the iconic Mies van der Rohe buildings in Streeterville. “I love living on the lake, right in the heart of it all. I can walk to the office, to many of my clients’ homes and to museums, restaurants and shopping.” This is what Brian points to when musing on what it is that makes Chicago so special: “the intimacy.” “You have a sense of that here, despite everything going on, that I don’t feel elsewhere.”

A WALK CHICAGO SIDE When inspiration needs to strike, Brian might be found in any of a few local places. He shares his favorite methods and spots. • I love walking through various neighborhoods and taking photos of eye-catching details. •S ometimes, I’ll escape the city on my bike and ride through one of the wonderful parks we have in the nearby suburbs. • A day at the Art Institute always provides inspiration.

Top Designed not only for cooking, but also to house the homeowner’s massive cookbook collection, this suburban kitchen is large, yet feels personal. Below This modern bedroom in a midcentury masterpiece exudes warmth and relaxation. Photography Top by Illuminarts; Below by Hedrich Blessing Photographers


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For Adam Masters and his team at Tip Top Builders, Chicago represents endless opportunity to explore something new. “The architecture here is unbelievable, and it is so much fun working in new and older buildings alike, watching the creative designers and architects pull the landscape of the site and spaces into their concept,” Masters shares. “We get to bring these ideas to life, and each one is unique. Every project has its own beauty, challenges, design and culture.” Located in Skokie, Tip Top Builders is so versed in the special aspects of Chicago design because it’s a firm built on three generations of principals native to the area. “As Chicago has evolved, so have we,” Masters says. “Within the perimeter of the city proper and throughout the surrounding suburbs, we cater to the particular needs of each client, building and neighborhood.”

Top An “X” on the ceiling of this residence alludes to the X motif running along the iconic John Hancock Center across the street. Interior design by Castle Design. Right Steel and glass doors frame a freestanding Victoria + Albert tub from Studio 41. Architecture by Mike Shively Architecture; interior design by Steve Somogyi and Filip Malyszko. Far right Brass counter stools complete the effect of this custom, curved walnut island. Architecture by Mike Shively Architecture; interior design by Steve Somogyi and Filip Malyszko. Photography Top by Alise O’Brien; Left & Right by Mike Schwartz

Known for its diverse neighborhoods and cultural communities, Chicago is a place abundant with renowned and emerging artists alike. In the design world, that means bespoke-crafted everything. “Often, our clients want something faux-finished, painted custom by hand, etc.,” Masters says. “We have the ability to bring in local subcontractors who create works of art. I feel there is a pool of talent here that you can’t find in many other places. When we do work outside of Chicago, we bring our craftspeople with us. They are unmatched.”

SUBURBS SUBLIME “A unique aspect of Chicago is how close and connected our suburbs are to the city,” Masters says. “I can’t tell you the number of families, and multiple generations of them, we’ve built homes for and serviced throughout the years. It makes working here very personable.”


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HAPPILY EVER AFTER Ebullient pattern and color enliven a family’s beloved 19th-century abode. 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 A N N I E S C H L E C H T E R S T Y L I N G BY M I E K E T E N H AV E

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few years back, designer Summer Thornton noticed some exciting developments coming from across the pond—the U.K., to be exact. So, she hopped on a plane. She and her team visited stalwarts like Sir John Soane’s Museum and the V&A, stayed in a Kit Kemp hotel, and checked out Annabel’s (a personal highlight). “We came back, and our joke was no more white,” she laughs. As luck would have it, Thornton was starting a project with her “design soul sister”—a client with a love for homey spaces, who wanted to bring some color and pattern into her life. The client was embarking on a next-phase renovation of her 1896 abode. Some 15 years before, she and her husband had purchased the place and called on architects Jeff Harting and John Toniolo to renovate. “A lot of people had lived there, and everyone had done something to it,” the wife recalls. “The living room had Roman columns and a dropped ceiling with fluorescent lighting, there was a Southwest motif in the family room and the kitchen was encased in a glass cage.” Harting says he and Toniolo “approached the structure as a blank slate, gutting the interior and restoring the historic shell.” Adding a bit of splendor, they opened rooms to one another, installed large, cased openings, recreated the staircase and crafted “bigger, more voluptuous” moldings and millwork. Three children later, the owners turned to Harting and Toniolo once again. The plan was to keep much of the past renovation intact but make a few changes based on their current lifestyle. An expanded mudroom accommodates the gear a family of five accumulates. In the kitchen, a few savvy moves made the space seem larger, although the square footage stayed the same. New cabinets and crown moldings run up to the ceiling, giving the illusion of greater height. Removing a nook made things feel more spacious, while widening the opening between the kitchen and the family room enhanced the connection between the two spaces. “They’re still separate,” says the wife,

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“but they talk to each other better.” Finally, the architects crafted an sun room addition that serves as a study. “We did a skylight, so it’s lighter and airier than the main structure,” explains Harting. “It feels like a conservatory.” It wasn’t just the family’s functional needs that had evolved. “When we first did the house, I was going to be a new mom, so it was quiet, neutral, soothing with lots of sisal, texture and art versus color,” says the client. “Now I wanted it to be fun, eclectic and cool.” Enter Thornton. “Summer can mix things, and they just work. Sometimes I don’t think she’s consciously doing it. It’s just part of her natural process,” the client explains, pointing to the blue-and-white wallcovering in a tight pattern in her bedroom. The design plays off the blue floral print visible in the bathroom. Nearby, in the dressing room, is “a complete Madeleine Castaing moment,” says Thornton— complete with wallpaper and a vanity chair in gold coverings festooned with ribbons, feathers and bouquets of flowers. “It’s so tiny it doesn’t seem ostentatious,” says the designer. “There’s a 1940s glamour to it.” Thornton’s skill in tying pattern and color together is perhaps clearest in the family room and study. “Because the family room is a connection point, we wanted the main portions to feel neutral, so the walls are white and we made bigger statements in the upholstery,” she says. There’s a tiger-print couch—a request from the client who admired one Thornton had in her office—a sofa in goldenrod and a plum-toned rug. The blue and gold hues (the client’s favorite colors) link the space to the new study, which sports a wallcovering of deep blue, hand-applied burlap. “It ties the room together and gives it a textural depth,” says Thornton. “I like a darker endpoint to draw you in the space. It’s a bold statement that, when paired correctly, feels effortless.” Working with the client resonated with Thornton beyond just their shared aesthetic sensibility. “We were making this nostalgic family home, and that’s something I wanted to put in my own home as well,” she says. “She set me on the path of creating these charming, rambling family spaces full of joy and life.”


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Right: The architects’ scope of work included an addition that looks out to the garden and serves as study, complete with an ebonized Louis XVI-style desk acquired via 1stdibs and balloonback chair. Artist Anna Wolfson applied burlap to the walls by hand for a dynamic textural finish. Opposite: Hanging from the skylight above, a chandelier from Artisan Lamp (based in Washington, D.C.) illuminates a Sally King Benedict painting in the study. The Nobilis fabric on the pair of custom ottomans pops against Schumacher’s Carlotta velvet damask on the custom sofa and the Moore & Giles leather on the armchair.


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Above: Rather than completely rethinking the kitchen, the architects retained some of the layout and cabinetry while tweaking certain elements such as the island, which is now topped with butcher block. “There’s a new, fresher life breathed into it,” says Harting. A custom RangeCraft hood is mounted above the Viking range. Opposite: “We added the Michael S. Smith wallpaper to give the kitchen some depth,” says Thornton. The client appreciates modern touches, so Thornton incorporated barstools from Haute Living with chrome details and white patent leather Fabricut upholstery. Shining from above is a fixture by The Urban Electric Co.


Left: “The fabric makes the room,” Thornton says of Métaphores’ Madeleine covering the walls and vanity seat in the wife’s dressing room. “It’s a jewel-box moment.” The mirror is from John Rosselli & Associates and underfoot is an antique Chinese zodiac rug. Opposite: “You can live with young kids, teens and dogs and still make it chic, happy and pretty,” notes Thornton, who ensured even the home’s less visible spaces brimmed with vibrant personality. For the back stair hall, she selected an Ottoline wallcovering to complement the clients’ runner.


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Above: A pair of Vaughan mirrors hang against Chambord Place’s delicate Bengal Rose wallcovering in the main bath, which the designer describes as fun and lighthearted with a British quirkiness. “It was all white before, so we flipped the script with the blue trim and gave it a lot of energy,” she observes. Opposite: Thanks in large part to the wallcovering from Anthony Inc. Design Solutions and a headboard by Barron Custom Furniture, the client calls her bedroom a “completely enveloping space.” Thornton used a silk velvet on the Bunny Williams Home sofa specifically since it would crush and wear with time and use, creating a charming patina.


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Finding Balance

Organic restraint meets sophistication in this California-inspired lake house. 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 A I M É E M A Z Z E N G A

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magine a lake house in Wisconsin. Maybe you’ve conjured up a rustic farmhouse—something that would make a charming setting for a romance novel or, depending on how your mind works, a thriller. Either way, chances are a sleek specimen of California modernism wasn’t the first thing that came to mind. But take a boat trip along the edges of Lake Mendota and you’ll spot just that. The pared-back residence, distinguished by its mostly limestoneand-glass façade, evokes the essence of California cool—thanks to its architect, Ron Radziner. The homeowners’ previous dwelling, located just down the road, leaned much more traditional. But for their new lakeside abode, on a unique site that sloped gently down to the water, they wanted something special. “We were interested in very simple forms, sort of hovering above this amazing setting,” says Radziner, who worked with landscape architect Lindsay Buck to ensure the environment was cohesive with the structure. “Something where you would come into the home and move through these sculptural forms and then take in beautiful vistas to the lake. We saw the landscape as an opportunity to really create this sort of native prairie with wildflowers and grasses, then slowly work our way down to the house where it would become more open and architectural.” The streamlined rectilinear design of the residence—built by general contractor Joe Sagona and project manager Aaron Combs—creates a minimalist vibe, as does the restrained palette of limestone and stained-gray oak. But a twostory white circular staircase set against a glass backdrop provides a dramatic visual counter to the straight lines. It’s an unexpected but welcome architectural touch that sets the tone for the interiors created by designers Aimee Wertepny and Jennifer Kranitz. The task, the pair explains, was to create spaces that merge the home’s minimalism with the wife’s taste for polish and sophistication. “There’s a tension between glamorous and organic,” Wertepny says. “The wife really resonates with things that are a bit shiny, reflective and pretty.” Working with the natural tones of the dwelling’s contextual shell, the designers opted

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for furnishings in black and white and highercontrast decor, including a polished hood and full-height hardware on the refrigerators in the kitchen. “There are a lot of moments of reflective elements that felt a bit more glamorous for the wife,” Kranitz says. “We wanted both of these points of view to be really married and feel super seamless and intentional.” Since the soaring windows brought hues of nature into the home, the designers chose not to introduce more color. “We have a lot of green and blue, so there’s a really colorful backdrop,” Kranitz notes. “It made sense to let it be a little easier on the eyes so that we could let some of those other elements shine.” Mixing finishes—antique brass, polished nickel, and matte black and bronze—throughout the space helped add textural intrigue, as did using materials in unique ways. In the dining room, the custom 17-foot table features Lucite-and-steel legs and the surrounding sculptural dining chairs are embellished with zippers. Upstairs in the main bedroom, an alpaca rug adorns the wall behind the bed, serving as a headboard of sorts. “We’re known for that element of surprise—and we’re always looking for opportunities to put a rug on a wall!” Wertepny laughs. “Could we have had an upholstered king-sized headboard there? Sure, but this is so much more dramatic and customized and really spoke to what the client was looking for—very soft, feminine and glamorous without having a specific sparkle to it.” To add further coziness to the home, the designers introduced custom millwork and built-ins throughout. Most notable is the display behind the bar for the owners’ extensive tequila collection that also incorporates a series of protruding beams with crystalline pendant lights. “We inherited beautiful bones and a gorgeous set of floor plans,” says Wertepny. “But that was our moment to interject with detailing—something that was very simple and quiet and adds a little nod to the bling.” The chance to turn tradition on its head made the project all the more fun for the designers. “When people think of a lake house it’s typically not this really sharp, tasteful modern glass box,” Kranitz says. “I’m just always struck by how cool it was that we were able to do this modern spin on a lake home—it feels so good.”


Designers Aimee Wertepny and Jennifer Kranitz introduced the palette and materiality of this Middleton, Wisconsin, home in the entry, highlighting the architectural detailing of the sandblasted limestone and rift-sawn white oak veneer walls, while also drawing the eye up to the cedar ceilings and mixed-metal Apparatus light fixtures.


Above: To ensure the focus stays on the lake view, the furnishings in the living room—like the Rodolfo Dordoni sectional and Apparatus blackened-ash cocktail table—act to soften the space and merge with the architecture. Opposite: The Lindsey Adelman Branching Bubble chandelier above the custom Modern Industry table (which is topped with a Daniela Bustos Maya fiber tassel) brings a sculptural touch to the dining room without distracting from the views. “The organic lines of it are a nice juxtaposition to the architecture, and there’s a bit of emerald tone that shines through with the sky,” says Kranitz.


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The custom mirror-polished hood in the kitchen reflects its surroundings, while the high-gloss white wall of Armazem cabinetry is flanked by a textured plaster surround. Black-stained oak cabinets, also by Armazem, make the appliances recede so that the focus is on the Caste light fixture and the Powell & Bonnell barstools upholstered in an overscale houndstooth from James Malone Fabrics. The owners’ dog, Otis, enjoys the view.


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“One of the goals of this house was to be able to live both indoors and out as seamlessly as possible in that very California way,” says architect Ron Radziner. A Gloster sectional wraps around the fire pit in the backyard, accompanied by Artiture woven silicone mushroom stools and RH Modern swivel lounge chairs.


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Above: Textures abound in the main bedroom, where an Organic Looms alpaca fur hangs on the wall above the custom rift-cut oak headboard by Grommes Millwork. A cloud-like Apparatus fixture hangs overhead, while a custom designed Lucite bench sits at the foot of the bed. Opposite: The hallway to the owners’ suite, which is lined with cabinetry by Grommes Millwork, provides a peek into the main bedroom where a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams chair upholstered in Pollack fabric entertains lake vistas.


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SHAPE SHIFTER Form and color invite a deeper look at artist Jan Christopher-Berkson’s other-worldly paintings. W R I T T E N BY M A I L E P I N G E L P H O T O G R A P H Y BY P E T R A F O R D

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y work is about control,” says Jan ChristopherBerkson from her meticulously tidy art studio at Mana Contemporary in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. “I can’t function in chaos.” The artist’s workspaces have always reflected her approach to painting, even in graduate school, where one professor wondered how she could be creative in the space, suggesting that she “make it messier and loosen up a bit.” That didn’t happen. Her process is as orderly as her studio, beginning with a sketch where she plays with shapes before applying paint to canvas. “I use hard, organized lines,” she says, noting the rectangles and triangles that fill her work. But there are softer forms too, shapes from nature like the silhouette of a tree, that come together in what she calls

“alternative landforms.” These imagined places are a means of processing anxiety, especially feelings sparked by political events of recent years and the reversal of so many environmental protections. By using prismatic colors against more muted hues—“I mix all my colors before I begin,” she notes—her often untethered objects induce feelings of instability. The hard edges of her shapes speak to a false sense of security, which goes hand in hand with how dependent we’ve become on things that damage the environment. “I have grown children and I worry about them and their children,” she continues. By “recontextualizing fears into an alternative view on the reality we face,” she is able to find a sense of order. Taught to respect nature by her parents and grandparents—she comes from a family of avid gardeners—ChristopherBerkson is also keenly interested in indigenous cultures and looks to the Seventh Generation Principle first penned

by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. “It’s a practice that states whatever decisions you make shouldn’t be just for your generation or your children’s generation, but for the seventh generation beyond yours,” she says. “You can’t just live for the present. I keep thinking about ways to be a better steward of the land, beyond recycling and getting away from plastics.” And while her paintings are meant to disrupt complacency and raise questions of responsibility on both a personal and societal scale, she also wants viewers “to find a sense of hope through color, and a feeling of balance along with the disequilibrium,” she says. Ultimately, Christopher-Berkson wants viewers to find their own meaning. “The paintings are open to interpretation with no prescribed ways of thinking about them,” the artist notes. But if they give a viewer pause and inspire just a bit more care for our surroundings, Christopher-Berkson will feel that she has done her part.


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efore we bought the house, my mom was like, ‘You have to paint the whole thing,’ ” says designer Michael Del Piero’s daughter about the home that she and her husband purchased in 2019. The Lakeview house was lovely and well built, but what Del Piero’s designer’s eye couldn’t get beyond were the white walls, white trim, white cabinets and white built-ins. “She would have rather we bought an old house or built one from the ground up, but once we agreed to paint everything, we were in business,” the daughter explains. The familial relationship provided a major advantage from the get-go, thanks to the couple’s intimate knowledge—and long-held admiration— of Del Piero’s design prowess. “We’ve spent enough time in Michael Del Piero creations in Chicago and the Hamptons to know that we like what she does,” says her son-in-law. “She treated us like real clients. Each proposal became more and more tailored to us.” Del Piero went beyond simply painting the interiors. That was just one part of the personalization campaign she undertook for the couple. “There was certainly less to do than ground-up construction,” Del Piero says; however she admits that the work was still extensive. “It needed more character. We ripped out some builtins in the family room and replaced them with the concrete fireplace,” she explains. “We completely changed the fireplace in the living room.” In the kitchen, she used the existing cabinets and millwork, but the room had to be pulled apart, repainted and put back together. Once all the painting and structural changes were complete, it was time for furnishings and art. “We began from scratch,” the daughter notes, “which was really nice because we could make them work perfectly with the house.” The living room started with a large painting by William McLure, an artist whom Del Piero exhibits in her Hamptons gallery, and whom her daughter follows on Instagram. “My daughter

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was like, ‘Mom, you sell his work?’ ” Del Piero says, laughing at the coincidence. “She saw that painting and we built the living room around it. She’s really got a great eye for art.” In addition to taking the lead on finding most of the art for the home, Del Piero’s daughter also joined her mom to shop for accessories and vintage pieces. “They were fun mother-daughter excursions,” says the designer. In the dining area just off the kitchen, Del Piero’s daughter helped with another find: the vintage table that looks custom made for the space. “I used to work in personal shopping at Barneys and they called me because this table was broken and they were throwing it away,” she says. “But they knew my mom’s line of business and thought she might want it.” The broken table leg was an easy fix, and then Del Piero turned to local restoration company Kristopher’s Furniture Services, who matched the original wood exactly to give it a more dining-friendly width. Above the table hangs a custom light fixture by found-metal artist Lucy Slivinski. The couple knew Slivinski’s work from other Del Piero projects that feature her showstopping chandeliers. “It’s really special. Lucy made it just for them and it makes the space,” says the designer. While the majority of the furnishings were new to the couple, Del Piero didn’t forget that this project was all about family. She incorporated two of her son-in-law’s heirlooms—an armoire in the nursery that’s now painted a glossy blue and a chandelier in the main suite’s bathroom—into the decor. It didn’t hurt that her son-in-law has a natural eye for design. “He is incredibly interested in all of it,” Del Piero says. “We have an ongoing family joke that he’s really a designer. He’s going to leave his law practice and come work with me.” Though that’s not likely to happen any time soon, the couple have only happy memories of the process. They were so delighted with the result that when they learned they were expecting a second child, they called Del Piero to help them finish a playroom and nursery, just in time to welcome her new grandson.


To transform this Lakeview home into one full of character, designer Michael Del Piero incorporated vintage pieces in the living room, such as the bronze Tom Greene chandelier and Pierre Paulin Groovy Chairs (both from 1stdibs), as well as the art above the fireplace from Redefined Decor.


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Right: Del Piero coated the kitchen cabinetry, which was originally all white, in Benjamin Moore’s Sparrow to add warmth to the space. A runner she found on a buying trip to Turkey ups the cozy factor. Opposite: The breakfast nook off of the kitchen replaces a formal dining room for the young family. Local found-metal artist Lucy Slivinski created the dramatic chandelier, which hangs above vintage Danish modern chairs upholstered in bouclé and an antique table that Del Piero’s daughter rescued from Barneys New York before it could be thrown away.


Above: “I fell in love with the outdoor area because it’s a great space with a wood-burning fireplace,” Del Piero says. She relandscaped it, and then added seating by RH with side tables from CB2. Opposite: Texture reigns supreme in the main bedroom where a custom upholstered bed designed by Del Piero is topped with a mix of linens from CB2 and vintage textiles from Mexico. A lamp from Lightology sits upon a custom nightstand.


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Right: Del Piero embraced Mangan Builders’ classic white cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops in the main bathroom, adding small, personalized touches such as the painting she found at Broadway Antique Market reflected in the mirror. Opposite: “We wanted their son to grow into his room,” Del Piero says. So, she installed a fun patterned Schumacher wallpaper in the space. Artwork acquired through Rider for Life, a vintage stool and an Oscar Isberian rug keep the room young but sophisticated.


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Today’s kitchen is the primary gathering spot for family and friends to share great food, conversation and company, while the modern bath is a solitary haven for relaxing and rejuvenating the body, mind and soul. Despite their different functions, these two all-important spaces share one thing in common: they are oases of great design. In this special section, you will explore the latest in high-tech features and appliances, color palettes, materials and textures, distinctive furnishings, lighting, hardware and more—it all comes together in kitchens and baths that are the design pioneers of the cutting-edge home.


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K I TCH E N + BAT H | CHICAGO “The modern kitchen has become the home’s Grand Central Station.”

TRENDS WITH STAYING POWER Among the features homeowners are prioritizing as of late, two stand out. •V oice activation: Control the lighting, window treatments, speakers, audio and even the faucet when hands are full or messy, with a quick command. •H ygienic surfaces: “Swap the high-maintenance and porous marble or quartz with a surface from Cambria,” Markoutsas says. “It’ll look like marble but have the durability and hygienic qualities of stainless steel.”

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: PULLMAN ESTATE In the historic Pullman estate, ABL reimagined the kitchen and breakfast room. “Built in 1906, the 23-room manor had undergone a few remodels over the years, but the kitchen remained confined to a tight and enclosed floor plan,” Markoutsas says. “We opened it up, with fewer upper cabinets in a style that suited the home’s original character. Then, we integrated smart home automation.”

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Asked how he would describe the ultimate kitchen space, George Markoutsas says, “We want everyone who steps into the space to feel like they could live there. To that end, we create places with functionality for the way modern families live, but also with the charm, sophistication, comfort and luxury that was standard in the past.” No wonder the kitchen design firm is known for its historic renovations. But it’s also beloved for its bespoke thinking. Markoutsas shows this off in his explanation of a recent project feature: “We commissioned a custom wall mural from Street Level Studio that used digital technology to reinterpret the Asian-inspired artistry of this home’s historic, hand-painted wallpaper.” Matching form with function and making the trend something timeless is the essence of The ABL Group. “We want these spaces to function beautifully for the home chef and their family’s daily needs.”

Above The style of the home guided the design of this kitchen, right down to the color of the cabinetry matching the foyer’s wallpaper. Top An antique mirror, glossy cabinetry and gold hardware lend this breakfast room a hint of glam. Photography Ryan McDonald


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DESIGN ESSENTIALS What features are a must-have in kitchen and bath redesigns? •A mple lighting: It not only brightens the space, but also makes a design statement. •O versize kitchen islands: They provide ample storage and space for entertaining. •T op-of-the-line appliances: They turn any cook into a chef! •O versize mirrors in bathrooms: They are a great way to brighten the space and make the room look larger. soaking tub: •A They are perfect for relaxation, and they provide a chic and elegant feel.

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Of all the design rules in the book, knowing the client is the most important to design-duo Andrea Fripp and Paulina Cervantes. In fact, this rule is the grounding philosophy of their residential interiors firm, Dual Concept Design. “Each project is different, and it is essential to know how clients live and how they are planning on

BREAKING BARRIERS Fripp and Cervantes often find themselves assisting clients whose homes need remodeling. “We work with many clients who purchase older homes with the intention of renovating them and making them their own,” Fripp says. “Often, one of the first inquiries we get is to create an open concept and make the kitchen the center of the home.”

using the space in order to create a design that is both beautiful and functional,” Fripp says. The full-service design firm specializes in creating impactful, elegant spaces that are perfectly suited to their clients’ tastes, needs and lifestyles. Delivering on this promise means being involved in every phase and every decision throughout the process, start to finish. “Once the design has been developed, we take care of the implementation and project management, providing peace of mind and enhancing clients’ overall experience,” Cervantes says.

“Our mission is to transform and create beautiful homes, while making the process fun and enjoyable.”

Above This classic white kitchen is accented by brass touches throughout, from the hardware and decorative strips on the hood to the sink faucet and three stately pendants hanging above the island. Top A custom, warm-gray vanity with flanking towers provides more than enough storage, both open and hidden, in this polished bathroom. Left A luxurious soaking tub, with polished nickel finishes, takes center stage in this warm-gray bathroom. Photography Ryan McDonald



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MATERIAL MUSTS •M osaics are highly customizable and offer the flexibility to create one-of-a-kind designs. On a functional level, mosaic tile has high traction and slip-resistant properties. • Large-format stone and porcelain provides high impact with less grout, resulting in a seamless installation and a high-end, finished look. •A rtisan ceramic and natural stone can elevate the interest and focus of a space by providing a unique touch and perspective you won’t see in every home.

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The Fine Line was established by Kim Preis in 1991 as the first tile-only showroom outside of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. For 30 years since, she and her team have

Tile has the ability to visually impact and subconsciously drive the feeling of a space. In the bath, aesthetically pleasing finishes can help jump-start your day or decompress at the end of a long one. Changing the backsplash in a kitchen provides an instant, inspiring facelift. A quick floor tile swap in a powder room can turn it into the jewel box of your home. Lastly, upgrading the tile in your children’s bath can easily transform this space into an enviable guest retreat.

served the architectural and design community, attributing “amazing persistence” as the driving force behind the one-of-a-kind spaces 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,” she says. 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.

“Carefully selected patterns and materials, along with responsive changes, are part of our enduring legacy.”

Above For this organic-feeling kitchen, designer Sarah Dippold chose an eye-catching backsplash tile. Top Designed by James Thomas Interiors, this highly unique kitchen space features tiles neutral and colorful, in a variety of sizes. Left Depth of tone and a texture that creates the illusion of movement make for a moody powder bath, designed by Steve Bouwman. Photography Above by Mike Schwartz; Top by Trevor Tondro; Left by Lance Gerber


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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO •T he 45-plus LuxeHome boutiques are open to both design professionals and the public. •A ll of a homeowner’s kitchen and bath needs can be addressed by shopping the LuxeHome boutiques, making sourcing less stressful and designs more cohesive. •T he LuxeHome Concierge is the ultimate resource for navigating the boutiques. Contact the LuxeHome Concierge by emailing luxehome@themart.com.

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In the great debate between open and closed floor plans, LuxeHome sits somewhere in the middle. Across its expansive collection of showrooms, homeowners can find materials, products and design concepts that suit their particular taste and needs, whether that’s a large, open gathering space, or more defined zones for work, exercise and play. Both options have their benefits, so LuxeHome provides the expert advice to help homeowners find the ideal balance best suited for their lifestyles.

renovation, where homeowners and trade professionals alike can find everything they could dream of for the kitchen, bath and beyond. The more than 45-plus boutiques span over 125,000 square feet of space across the entire first floor of theMART, the legendary destination in the heart of downtown Chicago for all things design. Appliances, cabinetry, countertops, tile and a variety of other kitchen and bath necessities—find it all from respected global manufacturers. LuxeHome redefines the one-stop shop. What’s more, customers can maximize their time and create a personalized shopping experience with the help of the LuxeHome Concierge. Equipped with design expertise and in-depth knowledge of the products, the concierge is available to help interior designers, architects, builders, contractors, business owners, buyers and homeowners, alike.

“We want people to make amazing design choices that reflect their style and are a worthy, timeless investment.”

Above This luxurious, freestanding tub from The House of Rohl creates a timeless, sophisticated look. Top This stunning kitchen is from BauTeam German Kitchen Tailors. Left Explore the colorful side of the culinary world with La Cornue luxury appliances.


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MATERIALS HAVING THEIR MOMENT • Wood: Orizzonti’s woodwork is made from 100-percent natural wood from renewable forests. Differences in color, grain, appearance and texture add uniqueness to each item.

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Whether for family gathering, meal making, working or schooling, today’s kitchens must be flexible by design. High-end kitchen and bath showroom Orizzonti embraces this new norm, creating and installing flexible, functional and formfitting baths, kitchens and closets in residential and commercial projects throughout Chicago and beyond. From its 6,000-square-foot showroom, a wide range of cabinetry, countertop materials, door styles, hardware, accessories and finishes complement any personal preference or interior style. “All of our custom kitchen and closet cabinetry is made in the U.S.A., with handmade construction by master craftsmen,” says Kelly Stewart, Orizzonti’s Senior Designer and Showroom Manager. In the bath, Orizzonti celebrates Italian design as the

• Solid Surface Stone: This nonporous, manmade material offers consistency throughout with the following benefits: care-free maintenance, high scratch-, heat-, stain- and impact-resistance, and resistance to surface chemicals. • Quartz: Quartz is another manufactured material that is similar in wear to solid surface stone, but more closely resembles natural stone in appearance. • Natural Stone: Natural stone is the most unique and fragile material. Its origins make each piece one-of-a-kind.

exclusive gallery of LACAVA bathrooms. To bring the look together, Orizzonti’s Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designers (CMKBD) are available to guide every step of the way.

K+B: THREE FAST FIXES • Replace decorative plumbing fixtures and choose a new finish.

Top Retro-style kitchen in warm walnut tones highlighted by brushed-brass trim. Right Custom walk-in closet with a rich blue finish and brushed-brass cabinetry hardware. Clear glass doors and a center shoe island conceal generous, dust-free storage behind. Photography courtesy of Orizzonti

• Change the style and finish of your cabinet knobs and pulls. • Add storage cabinets and accessories to reorganize and redecorate the space.


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K I TCH E N + BAT H | CHICAGO “Creative expertise, strategic thinking, innovation, enthusiasm and value—that is what you get with me.”

MAURER TALKS TECH • I n bathrooms: I love using heated floors that come with programmable settings to help save energy. For example, you can program your heated floor to turn on an hour before you wake up, so it is nice and cozy when you take a shower. Then, during the day, it powers down, so you are not heating the floor when not in use.

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Paige Maurer is a triple threat when it comes to kitchen and bath design. With a degree in interior design, the Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer brings the full suite of experience to every project. “I’m my clients’ interior designer and CKBD—focusing on kitchen and bathroom layouts/designs, while coordinating everything else for the home,” says Maurer, owner of Paige Lee Interiors. Form follows function in her approach, which is led first by how a space needs to work, then organically

• I n kitchens: I am loving all the technology being built into appliances. Many ovens are now connected to Google, which assists with the cooking process, including regulating the temperature of the oven based on the exact recipe. Other appliances, such as refrigerators, now have LCD screens connected to Wi-Fi, so you can easily pull up your favorite recipes to have on hand while preparing a meal.

takes shape in ways that best fit the client. “Your home is the only space you can call your own and make it anything you want it to be,” she says. In the kitchen and bath, “anything” means heated towel bars, large soaking tubs, steam showers and GE’s Monogram Advantium Oven. The latter, which, Maurer can’t live without. “It allows serious precision for my gourmet meals, but also comes in extremely handy when I need to cook fast!”

Top Calm, neutral hues give this master bathroom a spalike feel—a perfect retreat at the end of a busy day. Right Utilizing finishes and materials inspired by the Northern Michigan landscape is Maurer’s go-to for lake homes. Photography Kristen Turick

PALETTE PLEASERS I always love sticking with the basics—white, cream, black, taupe and gray—then adding splashes of color. Blue is always a popular color to accent with in Northern Michigan as it reflects the color of the beautiful lakes we are surrounded by. I also love incorporating wood, pebble tiles and other nature-inspired elements for textural value.


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POWER UP It’s no surprise that technology is becoming ingrained in every aspect of homeowners’ lives. Starved Rock Wood Products keeps with modern times by thoughtfully integrating technological needs into their kitchen design. “We are seeing more and more accessories being added to the cabinets,” says Dana Nielsen, general manager of retail cabinet sales. “We are frequently designing with power charging drawers, mixer lifts, and undercabinet and in-cabinet lighting.”

FAN FAVORITES •R ift-cut white oak: This selection looks great with a natural stain and has a consistent grain. • Flymoon corner cabinet solutions: That pesky corner area can become the ultimate storage addition with the installation of this cabinet system.

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• Walnut: This finish can transform an otherwise ordinary section of the kitchen into a sophisticated statement piece.

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At Starved Rock Wood Products, kitchen design is a multi-faceted and comprehensive process. Founder and CEO Keith Miller founded the company as a skilled carpenter who, time and time again, noticed a hole in the market for well-designed and longlasting cabinetry. His commitment to durable and beautiful woodworking began there. Unlike other cabinetry suppliers, Miller’s company manages the entire process, beginning to end—from the designing stage and selection of the sustainably sourced, domestically harvested lumber to manufacturing, installation and follow-up services. “We’ve found this is the only way to guarantee that our customers get a kitchen that not only looks great on the day it arrives but continues to work perfectly for years to come,” Miller says. “It’s a simple matter of accountability and we’re happy to be accountable for the successful completion of a project.”

Above In this kitchen, a continuation of the main island creates the perfect breakfast nook for small-group socializing. Top The layout of this kitchen provides the homeowner with all the necessities and more: ample counter space, intentionally arranged appliances, sleek cabinetry and a view. Bottom Wooden cabinetry in the island and hood stand in contrast to the surrounding white cabinets, creating a visually appealing and multidimensional aesthetic throughout the kitchen. Photography Phil McConville


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THE NEW NATURAL T&M has a long history of working with the most unique natural stones in the world, but in recent years, manufacturing technology has come so far that it now produces porcelain slabs that emulate the most favored natural stones. “This allows us to offer our clients a new maintenance-free solution with just as much beauty and character as our natural products,” says sales manager Kamila Pasko. Its Antolini Tech porcelain line is a perfect example. Available in 6.5mm to 20mm thick slabs, it provides versatility hard to come by with natural stones. “Our clients are using it for wall cladding, fireplaces, accent pieces and even countertops,” she says.

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Kitchen design is all about how you use the space, thus, selecting the right stone for your lifestyle is key—understanding its care, maintenance, performance and quality. Quality, perhaps, the most essential. Enter, Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

CALL IT A COMEBACK Everything old is new again. Contemporary design looks to the comfort of the classics, as more ornate, Italian and French marbles are coming back in a big way. T&M recognizes this trend, seeking tried-and-true European stones as well as those with new twists on old standards. “We’ve also noticed many of our clients are moving away from the gray and white palette, and looking to add warmth with brighter, richer colors,” both say.

(T&M), which has built a name for itself by sourcing and providing the highest quality natural stones. With relationships spanning generations with quarry owners around the world, T&M offers the widest selection of stones, from the rarest marbles to the most unique quartzites and granites. “We tirelessly search the globe for the most beautiful and best stones,” says vice president Dan Johnson. “Our team will guide you through the selection process to ensure you are getting the stone of your dreams.” What’s trending now? According to Johnson, it’s soothing, natural tones for kitchen countertops, and more dramatic color and excitement in the bath. T&M delivers on both, and beyond.

“The right stone is like a piece of art. Mother Nature’s beauty never goes out of style.”

Above This sleek powder room by PROjECT. Interiors makes a big splash with Phantom specialty stone. Top Brianne Bishop Design chose a dramatic, bespoke dining table for this edgy condo on the river, featuring Black Crocodile marble in 3cm with a satin finish. Left Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath outfitted this kitchen with 3-inch mitered-edge Iceberg Quartzite Extra countertops and a full-height backsplash. Photography Above by Aimée Mazzenga


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WORKING HAND IN HAND At Ultimate Stone, clients and the trade can expect support every step of the way. “Here, you will find people who care,” Banasik says. “We provide each of our clients with a personal account assistant who is with them, from start to finish. Getting honest help shouldn’t be that hard, and with us, it never is. Even after we complete your job, you can count on our help wherever or whenever you need.”

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Ultimate Stone fabricates natural stone, quartz and porcelain from its full-scale fabrication facility in Elk Grove Village. Whether working on the smallest bathroom job or the largest commercial project, Ultimate Stone offers a vast inventory of options in stock or works with numerous local warehouses to find the perfect color and fit. Since 2001, owner Damian Banasik has built his company’s reputation for excellence with a dedication to providing superior customer service, fair prices and the best quality products in the Chicagoland area. Banasik and his team bring their deep technical know-how and dynamic creativity to every project. “Our craftsmen guarantee a perfect and clean installation, treating every job as if their own,” he says, positioning Ultimate Stone as a leader in the fabrication and installation of natural stone and quartz countertops.

Top Three-inch mitered-edge countertops meet a full-height backsplash across from a matching waterfall island. Left This bath vanity features a 5-inch mitered quartzite countertop. Right The mitered edge is mastered in this Chicagoland bath.


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THE SMART + HEALTHY KITCHEN Providing healthy products has been a design criterion for Valcucine since the beginning. “We use materials that do not generate toxic fumes, like glass, and lacquers that are made with water-based paints, and wood veneers that have no toxic glues,” Accarino says. “We have even replaced chipboard or MDF panels with aluminum frames; a material that doesn’t add to indoor air pollution.” Valcucine’s products are also designed to do more while touching fewer surfaces, minimizing cleaning time and the chance of germs surviving on those surfaces.

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More than 20 years ago, Valcucine became a pioneer in the kitchen industry, replacing the back section of traditional wall-hung cabinetry with an innovative alternative that provides an efficient way to store small appliances, and reduces the amount of effort required to cook. The European cabinetry purveyor has been challenging the status quo ever since, with kitchen and bath cabinetry, wood flooring, lighting, interior doors and closet systems that create a highly personal home environment. In today’s kitchen, owner Robert Accarino says technology plays an integral role, like opening an entire row of cabinetry with the wave of a hand. Also trending, he says, are pantries and more defined spaces within the kitchen. “While many clients want an open design, some are requesting a space hidden from view for added storage, to clean dirty dishes and the like.”

Above Valcucine lacquer and wood-veneer cabinetry adds elegance to a new Lincoln Park townhome. Matched with Arrigoni engineered-oak flooring, the atmosphere takes on a warm, inviting feel. Top & Far left This kitchen highlights the glass, wood and lacquer finishes that blend perfectly into the interior design. The island incorporates a series of drawers finished with stone. Left Matte and gloss lacquer, Canaletto walnut and Carrara marble combine for a beautiful and functional kitchen in a River North high-rise condominium. Photography Top & Far left by Michael Alan Kaskel


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