Luxe Magazine - January/February 2023 Chicago

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SPOTLIGHT

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EDITOR'S LETTER Scene 62 DESIGN
74 INSPIRATION
76 INNOVATION Trailblazing companies embrace new ways of working. 78 AS TOLD TO Today’s leading designers and architects reminisce on industry legends. 84 HUE
Author Keith Recker unpacks the importance of the color red. Market 106 MATERIAL Four new wallpaper collaborations highlight out-of-the-box materials and motifs.
TREND The country’s rising design stars inspire the latest product picks.
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With the Park Avenue Armory as backdrop, avant-garde lighting pieces cast a spectacular glow. Living KITCHEN + BATH For these standout kitchens, intentional features and colorful schemes take center stage. THE REPORT Luxe raids the archives for interiors with unforgettable, artisan-crafted details.
JAN FEB Four new wallpaper collaborations The stars With the Park Avenue as + For these standout intentional features
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Page 196 196 Expect the Unexpected Classic style paired with bold accents results in an elegant yet whimsical home.
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by Ryan McDonald 208 Grand Procession To create a cool, edgy abode, a design team blends subtle color and lots of texture. Written by Liz Arnold Photography by Ryan McDonald 220 Providing a Voice Artist Ashley January examines an ongoing health crisis for Black women. Written by Mikki Brammer
by Caleb Alvarado 224 Modern Marvel A house inspired by midcentury masters embraces its natural surroundings. Written by Michelle Brunner
by Roger Davies/OTTO Special Section 161 Luxe presents a compilation of talented design professionals whose dynamic work has been featured in the pages of our magazine over the past year. LU X E S O U R C E C O M CONTENTS
FEATURES ON THE COVER: For this Gold Coast townhouse, designer Michael Abrams blended textures, such
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prints, like the early-20th century screen
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I specialize in Chicago’s core luxury neighborhoods, including Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, River North, Lakeview, Bucktown and Wicker Park. Having lived

in Lincoln Park with my family for over 20 years, I understand and know the city, and most importantly I know the luxury homes intimately. Almost all of my business is based entirely on referrals and repeat clients. Having worked in a variety of Chicago’s varied market conditions throughout my career, I am well-versed in the nuances of how to get your home sold in any market, or get you the best price when you buy. With my extensive print marketing, social media and online exposure, as well as my exclusive network and authentic personal relationships, I am able to provide an unparalleled real estate experience for all of my clients.

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Making the List

Welcome to our annual GOLD LIST issue, where we recognize design talents from across the country who have had homes featured in our pages throughout the past year. With the pandemic in our rear view, I am back to traveling across the country to connect with the incredible folks who create these stunning projects. Their gift lies in knowing how to be imaginative and inventive, source the most beautiful products and materials, and bring it all together for their clients.

Our editors and I are awed by the scope and style of projects that we publish, and we greatly admire the design teams behind them. Check out who made this year’s list. They are some of the best in design.

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ON VIEW

BLACK CREATIVITY JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Opening on Martin Luther King Jr. Day—this year on January 16—the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry is the longest continuously running showcase of African American art in the United States. That’s over 50 years of celebrating Black artists and creators. “The Juried Art Exhibition is at the heart of MSI’s Black Creativity program,” says Deputy Director of Communications and Engagement Peter Vega. “It’s part of our mission to celebrate the contributions of pioneers in the arts, science and technology.” This year’s exhibition includes more than 100 works by professional artists from across the nation, including a healthy selection of Chicagoland-based creatives. While the program has grown since its inception in 1970 when it was organized by local artists and staffers of the African American newspaper Chicago Defender , it remains true to its mission to present and celebrate beautiful art made by Black creators. msichicago.org

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WHO: Ceramic artist Aron Fischer, founder of Facture Goods, who produces handmade, small batch kitchenwares, utensils and more with what he describes as a “primitive modern” type of aesthetic.

WHAT: Fischer got his start on Instagram in 2014 while he was in his last year of graduate school at the University of Missouri with a goal of posting 100 creative works in 100 days. Mostly through tags and shares (IG’s equivalent of word of mouth), his following grew.

WHY: His foray into custom service pieces for chefs and restaurants emerged organically. As chefs began

using Instagram to post dishes and recipes, Fischer found they wanted something beautiful to plate them on. Along with this custom work, Fischer still offers pieces for sale to the public on his website. Note: They sell out very quickly—yet another reason to follow him!

IN HIS WORDS: “I enjoy working alone, but it does get lonely at times. When I work with a chef, often what I make is completely custom for their needs. Some chefs, like Jenner Tomaska (executive chef and owner of Esmé), are very specific with what they’re looking for, but some just give me the feeling of what they want, and I’ll create around that idea. I love collaborating and feeling like I’m the in-house potter for a restaurant.”

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WRITTEN on view photo: 2021 black creativity exhibition, heidi peters/museum of science and industry, chicago. post master photos: aron fischer.

GIVING BACK

STUDIO GILD Gild Foundation

The foundation that Studio Gild’s three partners—Jennie Bishop, Melissa Benham and Kristen Ekeland—started in 2016 doesn’t exclusively support charities that fight cancer, but because of personal and family battles with the disease, it is the primary emphasis. “We’ve had far too many encounters with cancer in our own lives and those of our dearest family members and friends,” notes cancer survivor Benham. In 2022, Gild Foundation was the founding sponsor for the Move IV MBC event to honor the stage 4 metastatic breast cancer patients supported by the Roots & Wings Charitable Foundation. “We know that creating beautiful environments is not saving lives,” Ekeland says, “but supporting those in need helps to move the needle.” studiogild.com/gild-foundation

AMY KARTHEISER DESIGN

Under the Same Sky

Amy Kartheiser found her mission through personal tragedy when she lost her brother and a nephew to suicide. Determined to open conversations around mental health, she started her foundation, Under the Same Sky. “When I first learned about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Healing Conversations program, I was moved to help spread the word about this life-changing support system,” she says. “This program connects loss survivors with volunteers who have also lost a loved one to suicide to support them in their grief.” Her foundation started fundraising by holding pop-up events to sell pieces collected during the designer’s travels. In the last two years, Under the Same Sky has also held the Starry Night S oiree, a night of purposeful entertainment complete with a silent auction. Thanks to generous support from artists like Matt K. Nguyen, Laurie Kwo and Eric Gushee, the 2022 benefit raised over $180,000. utsscharity.org

MORGANTE WILSON

Morgante Wilson Foundation

Architects, spouses and partners Elissa Morgante and Fred Wilson believe in the importance of home, so when they decided to form a foundation, it was natural to focus on affordable housing. “Everyone deserves a place that they can call their own and feel safe,” Wilson says. “We see sustainable, affordable models like Community Land Trusts as critical tools in building stability through home ownership.” In 2021, the foundation helped Community Partners for Affordable Housing purchase and renovate Wilmette’s first permanently affordable CLT house, and they exceeded their 2022 fundraising goals. “The CLT model provides the boost people who’ve come up against difficult circumstances need to purchase a safe and secure home in a supportive community,” Morgante says. morgantewilsonfoundation.org

THESE THREE DESIGN FIRMS HAVE ESTABLISHED FOUNDATIONS TO ADDRESS CAUSES CLOSE TO THEIR HEARTS.
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MEET THE MAKER

RHONDA BROWN

Artist Rhonda Brown grew up surrounded by art—her father was a painter, and her parents opened the first for-profit, black-owned art gallery in the country in Shaker Heights, Ohio. “I fell in love with art from the beginning,” she says. “It’s always been part of my life. Every trip we took when I was growing up was to an art show for my father to participate in.” When she started graduate school, she focused on art history and curation. A decade into her career, her mother asked her to show her paintings at the family’s gallery. She did and sold every piece. Since that show in 2005, her works have been included in exhibitions at museums and galleries, including Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the Art Center Highland Park. rkbfineart.com

Where do you find inspiration? I paint what I know, and the women I paint have a universality in that they come from my historical lineage. That doesn’t mean that all my work has a connection to a specific ethnicity, but they are all strong women.

Tell us about the settings for your portraits. Being an art historian, I’ve always been taken with royal court painters from Italy and Europe and how they created a façade of wealth and power. I applied those ideas to my community and employed the same techniques: confrontational, almost blank stares; carrying an orb or iconography connected with wealth or importance. In my portraits, I’ve created a relaxed but regal sensibility for Black women and men.

What’s next? Right now, I’m painting. I have a good problem in that when I make art, it sells. I’m working on several series so that when someone asks to see the breadth of my work, I have pieces to show them.

RAISE A GLASS

CHICAGO WINERY

In late fall, Chicago Winery—a full-scale wine-making operation with everything except vineyards—opened in River North. The designforward facility includes on-view stainless steel fermenting tanks and a barrel room, as well as an event space and Liva, a restaurant with cuisine by Chef Andrew Graves. “We created a beautiful backdrop where everything is authentic,” says First Batch Hospitality co-founder John Stires. “We like people to see what we do.” Along with the design elements demanded by a working winery, the team took inspiration from Chicago’s history as a transportation hub— especially the glamour of train travel through the area in the 1920s and ’30s. “We were also influenced by Chicago’s beautiful architecture,” Stires notes. “We wanted to reflect that in our space, so while it’s warm and chic, it also has opulent and even cheeky elements.” And while he thinks the decor will draw guests in, Stires is also excited for visitors to raise a glass of wine that’s been fermented and barreled right in the Windy City. chiwinery.com

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POIGNANT AND POETIC, A NEW FURNITURE LINE HONORS AN IRANIAN DESIGNER’S FAMILIAL ROOTS.

Culture and design have always felt entwined for Iranian-born architect and furniture designer Saba Yazdjerdi. She honed her skills developing cultural venues in her native Tehran, including the award-winning Argo Factory, a century-old defunct brewery reimagined as a contemporary art museum. Now based in San Francisco, Yazdjerdi’s work continues to explore Iran’s heritage through the lens of modern day design. Her recently released furniture line, Pahlevoon Series, inspired by the millennium-old Persian martial art of Pahlevan, reinterprets the sport’s traditional training gear still in use by practitioners today.

Equipment like the mil wooden clubs originally used to strengthen bygone mace-wielding warriors—were a familiar sight at her beloved grandfather’s house. “We were not supposed to touch them,” laughs the designer. “But I would

sneak in with my cousins and try to lift them.” She retained her childhood fascination with the sport that her grandfather helped revive, drawn to its sculptural paraphernalia and chivalric ethos. “Pahlevan means ‘hero’ in Farsi,” she explains. “The title is only given to someone with modesty, strength, respect and selflessness.”

Each piece in the collection subtly underscores these heroic principles. For her Mil-stone bench, the bleached-ash wood mil supports a delicate jewel slab of orange onyx. “Choosing a material that was beautiful and elegant, but also heavy was really important to convey that sense of vigor,” she says. Yazdjerdi also sees her work as a tribute to her grandfather and a way of continuing his legacy. “As a designer, it’s important to reclaim our Iranian identity, and introduce the culture, poetry and thousands of years of history to the world.” sabayazdjerdi.com

Below: Mil-stone, the latest piece created by designer Saba Yazdjerdi for the Pahlevoon Series, symbolizes the strength and spirit of the Iranian community. The bench is composed of bleached-ash wood, orange onyx and bouclé. portrait
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Avezou and founders of French creative studio La describe themselves as “curators and Avezou says. The duo work artists and and it into she continues. A recent collaboration with artist Côme Di the root-like structure of fungi, which was used as an architectural material to build a domed pavilion at Milan Week last year. “A experience that

Week last year. “A physical experience that calls on our senses may have a higher impact on our psyche and understanding of a topic,” Avezou notes. la-succulente.com

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make pieces that create radical Phillip Raub, CEO of furniture Model No. Following the farm-to-table concept, the Oaklandcompany focuses on domestic, local sourcing and production. approach is intentional, of a compostable nature,” Raub explains, their use of reclaimed woods a supplier outside the city and 3D-printed designs featuring a plant resin made from agricultural waste. Model No.’s product line wide ranging, in addition to custom projects with architects and designers looking for an alternative traditional methodology. “Our is set up to move quickly— we don’t keep stock; we’re made which also minimizes our footprint.” model-no.com

“It’s time to make pieces that create radical change,” says Raub, CEO of furniture manufacturer Model No. the farm-to-table concept, the Oaklandbased company focuses on domestic, hyper local and “Our is intentional, of a nature,” Raub noting their use of reclaimed woods from a outside the and a resin made from waste. Model No.’s line is wide ranging, in addition to custom with architects and for an alternative to traditional “Our model is set up to move we don’t we’re made to order minimizes our carbon

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Third-generation textile maker Kathryn Sanders is revolutionizing digital printing from her Missoula, Montana, studio. “Whatever idea you have about digital printing will vanish when you hold our textiles,” she says. Sanders has reimagined performance fabrics—utilizing water-based, non-toxic inks and techniques requiring less electricity. “If used correctly, digital textile printing can be as powerful a tool as the loom,” adds Chief Creative O cer Leana Becker, who is overseeing a new bespoke program for interior designers. The studio works with artists (especially those from underrepresented communities) and established brands like Philomela to bring unique designs to life. “We have unlimited colors and the ability to change scale at the touch of a button, plus digital printing is the most sustainable way to print textiles today,” Sanders explains. westernsensibility.com

Magali Avezou and François Maugin, founders of French creative studio La Succulente, describe themselves as “curators and engineers,” Avezou says. The duo champions work by emerging artists “researching durability, diversity and migration, and translating it into aesthetic, tangible forms,” she continues. A recent collaboration with artist Côme Di Meglio explored mycelium, the root-like structure of fungi, which was used as an architectural material to build a pavilion at Milan Design
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Cathy Kincaid on Robert Kime

Antique fabrics and furnishings bring history and gravitas to a room. No one knew that better than Robert Kime. He was really one of the first designers to incorporate antique textiles into his work and to use an ottoman as a coffee table, which is something we take for granted now because we see it so often. His rooms are relaxed—that’s the key. They are a true English-country look; soft, relaxed, elegant and classic at the same time.

I’ve always admired the drawing room he designed for Swangrove at Badminton Estate. The walls are painted a very

pale gray. There’s a soft floral linen on the drapery and an antique oriental rug with faded warm colors. In photographs, even the cosmos appear at ease—they’re starting to droop just a bit in their vases. It’s so inviting; it makes you want to pull up a chair and Robert truly believed that rooms should be so comfortable, you don’t want to get up and leave.

The first time I met Robert was with John Rosselli at the Decoration & Design Building in New York City. He was a typical charming Englishman. Then at my London book signing in 2019, who shows up but Robert! We had the best time. We visited and chatted about books, and what was new in his shop—the usual things you talk about with a friend.

Storytelling through objects gives a room meaning and history, and Robert was such a gifted storyteller. I think that’s what antique fabrics, furnishings and accessories do to a room—they make it more interesting and also give the space a sense of timelessness.

When I look at Robert’s work, all of the different types of decorators come to mind. Some are like set designers, looking to create a totally new experience with dramatic transformations. Others work with things the client loves to conceive a room that is constantly evolving and changing. Robert was the latter. It’s been said that he always thought of himself as more of a collector than a designer, and I think that’s because deep down he was a curator at heart.

A cheerful bedroom at The Gunton Arms in Norfolk, England, decorated by Robert Kime with wallpaper and textiles from his line. photo: simon brown.
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Carleton Varney was a real magician when it came to color; he understood its intensity and lasting power. Whether we want to admit it or not, pattern and color are stimulating. Carleton knew that. It’s what spoke to him, and—through the rooms he created—it’s what is still speaking to us today, in everything from his residential projects to resorts like The Greenbrier and The Colony Palm Beach.

The Greenbrier has such a majestic scale; Carleton really respected the bones of the resort. At the same time, he made it feel intimate through his use of saturated hues and vivid patterns. He once said that he hoped people would someday want hotels to be more than just lodging, that staying at one should be an event.

I think he would be happy to see the direction in which design is moving. There’s a resurgence of traditional motifs, fanciful prints and bold colors. You can even trace his influence to some of the newer talent today. They’re taking risks and stepping out with a little more flamboyance, which takes great confidence and panache, all qualities which Carleton had in spades. For someone like me who’s been in the business for 40 years, witnessing that continuum in design is wonderful. It’s exciting for our whole industry. There’s exuberance and good energy that you can trace back to designers like Carleton. He would have been thrilled knowing he laid the groundwork for that.

Not only was Carleton a man of style, but he was also known for his graciousness. It was that charisma that added to his ability to enliven rooms with such personality. He once said, ‘There’s so much ugliness in the world. If I can inspire people to look at their environment and help them to make it prettier, then I have succeeded.’ I love that sentiment.

In a Palm Beach villa designed by Carleton Varney, a bright rug mimics the waves of the ocean, while the painted mural includes one of the decorator’s favorite motifs: palm trees.

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Robert A.M. Stern on James Polshek

When Jim Polshek became dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 1972, I was already teaching on the faculty. Jim had accomplished a lot as an architect and had a good sense of what the school needed after the student protests of the late ’60s.

When you’re the dean of a school, and good at the job, you should not only be a curator of talent, but also of diverse points of view. Right away, Jim did just that. He had a sense, perhaps coming from his days as a student at Yale, that an architecture school was an important part of a university. He had studied under George Howe, Eugene Nalle, Louis Kahn and Philip Johnson. When Jim arrived at Columbia, with the exception of

Romaldo Giurgola, the school did not have architects of the same high caliber. But he brought in different talents, like Kenneth Frampton and Mary McLeod, and put the school back on the map.

Later, Jim acquired a reputation as a preservation architect. He always said he didn’t believe in preservation architecture because he felt any good architect should be able to build sympathetically onto an older building. He had some interesting ideas, and with the support of James Marston Fitch, who started the preservation program at Columbia, Jim formally added “Preservation” to the school’s name. Before that, it had just been the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning—this helped Columbia become something important, especially in New York City.

Jim’s impact on the profession can be traced to one of his earliest projects: the

Teijin Institute for Biomedical Research in Japan—his first big commission. In those days, the connections between Japan and the United States were very slender. The war was still fresh in everyone’s memory. But Jim went with it and designed this extraordinary series of buildings, meticulously crafted in reinforced concrete. It was quite sophisticated architecture. To this day, it is one of his best buildings.

It can be difficult when you start out so strong, but not for Jim. He made his mark with many memorable projects like the planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and a tower above 500 Park Avenue, which again, was a good example of a new building marrying itself to an older one. I studied many of his projects carefully, and while I may have taken a different direction, I always learned from them and from him.

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Red is a kiss, a caress, a loving embrace. Red is also a warning and sometimes a welcome. It is a symbol of power and a badge of shame. Red is deeply personal, drawing us into the sensations of our own body as well as toward our attraction to others. It stands for the warmth of the hearth and the scornful flame of vanity. It is beauty. It is violence.

When we “see red,” the flush of anger pushes us to charge like a raging bull and yet bashful blushes are signs of modesty or shyness. On the other hand, the red-blooded among us bravely wade into danger in the name of love, duty and justice. And when those fires burn too hot, red can become a smoldering signal of transgression and decadence, like

A recent study suggesting that athletes wearing red win more often helps explain why, for many centuries, it is the color of kings and captains. Charlemagne even wore red from head to foot to underscore his new authority when crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 CE.

Red is also a sign of luxury and until the development of synthetic dyes in the late 19th century, saturated red textiles required great expense and effort, often set aside for the richest members of society. And designers of every era have harnessed its power in dozens of ways to bring the color of human life into the home. Billy Baldwin created a luxurious, immersive garden of

reds for Diana Vreeland’s living room and David Easton deeply infused his adaptation of historical styles with red’s heat.

In a more intimate context, red kindles our passions; think crimson dresses and lipstick. Recent branding for fashion labels like Valentino and Louboutin have used the color to evoke sex and power. In red’s seductive and warming embrace, we revel in its sensuality and potency, and in full doses or as a strategically deployed accent, red awakens the senses and makes us feel alive. cueva de las manos photo: javier etcheverry, alamy stock photo. textile phot o: keith recker. john william godward photo: roy miles fine paintings, bridgeman images. mark rothko photo: national gallery of victoria, melbourne. © 1998 kate rothko prizel & christopher rothko / artists rights society (ars), new york. bridgeman images.

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NATALIA MIYAR X FROMENTAL

Tell us about the inspiration behind Ambia. I was commissioned by the Masterpiece London art fair to design a dining room. Knowing my heritage, they asked me to do something with Cuban influence. Soon after, Tim Butcher, Fromental’s co-founder and creative director, approached me and said, “I’d love to do a wallpaper together.” So, I started creating this idea in my mind to have an enormous artwork on the walls inspired by Cuban painter Wifredo Lam’s work. And that is how this abstracted, curvilinear design came to be. It’s not a flat print—it’s got raised elements with buckskin textures and hand-foiling. There’s a rich depth to the colors.

What makes Fromental a unique partner? Their enthusiasm for craft. My mother instilled a desire to not do what everybody else is doing, and Fromental is willing to be adventurous and elevate ideas. Tim even refers to himself as a weaver. There’s a handmade quality to Fromental’s work as if it came from the earth. Plus, there’s something fun about collaborating on a paper that’s different than anything either of us could do on our own.

How is designing a wallpaper and interior similar? It always starts with the brief—a combination of client, geography, architecture, history of place—and the context that I’m working in. From there, it’s about how I express that in the most elevated way that makes sense for everyone. nataliamiyar.com, fromental.co.uk

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Interior designer Natalia Miyar conceived the Ambia wallcovering in collaboration with Fromental’s co-founders Tim Butcher and Lizzie Deshayes. The immersive design is available in four colorways and handmade by artisans in the UK.
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What was the process like for this collection? I was beyond excited to collaborate with Calico because we have worked together many times over the years. They have set a high bar for designing wallpaper that evokes a presence beyond materiality—like a grass cloth or silk that just adds texture. When bringing a pattern and story to a room, it’s hard to come up with a concept that feels like the right scale and won’t overpower the space. I didn’t realize how difficult it is to do that well, and I have a newfound respect for those who do.

The designs are largely inspired by light. Did a certain place or time inspire you? I’m really drawn to shadows created in unexpected ways. With Bask, I had

this idea of being outside in the sun and feeling the warmth suffusing you, like being under a pergola. It’s not a specific place as it is a vibe. Then with Sylvan, it was more specific to skiing over the years and loving the view of the landscape, and bare birch trees, from the chairlift. You have the most beautiful shadows playing on the snow’s surface that are so pure.

Where do you envision these wallcoverings being used? I’m always looking for wallcoverings with color schemes, patterning and scale that can work in a myriad of spaces from a bedroom, even if it’s a feature wall, to a powder room where you might want something bolder, overscale and unexpected, to a kid’s room. I try to think of different contexts and settings for wallcoverings. kellybehun.com, calicowallpaper.com

Sylvan, shown in Shadow, covers the walls of a light-filled living space. Designer Kelly Behun stands before samples of the two designs that make up the collection with Calico Wallpaper (right). Bask in Nocturne (below). photos: william jess laird.
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ILLUMINARE STUDIO X LONDUBH STUDIO

Talk to us about your studio. Brynn Gelbard: Londubh Studio specializes in surface design. My co-founder Lisa Donohoe has been in the decorative arts for a long time, originally working at a high-end New York studio doing work for designers like Ken Fulk and Peter Marino. I worked in independent film production, and we met on a project.

Lisa Donohoe: When we started the company, we wanted to push the envelope and keep experimenting with decorative applications—the potential is truly endless.

Tell us about your friendship and collaboration with Illuminare Studio. Brynn: Yes! Judy Amicangelo of Illuminare Studio has been designing car interiors since the ’80s, working with Mercedes, BMW and Porsche. She swims against the tide and is a real force. She taught us a lot when we launched our first collection of wallpaper, but this new release is all leather which is her specialty. We worked with a 130-yearold factory in upstate New York on the production. Lisa: When we got the first samples back, they took our breath away. Our work is very maximalist, and with these leathers we had an opportunity to explore something new.

And the designs? Lisa: The Greased Lightning pattern feels rock-and-roll, but there is a lot of architectural influence as well. For example, Neowise was inspired by a comet that was photographed over Newgrange, a 5,000-year-old Stone Age monument in my native Ireland. Brynn: Each pattern is created from steel plates engraved with motifs and then embossed onto leather. We started with two designs because they work best with the intricate process and hope to reach a different audience than perhaps our work has thus far. illuminarestudio.com, londubhstudio.com

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The leather wallcovering Greased Lightning in Black. Neowise in Tan and Greige (top and right). Londubh Studio co-founders Lisa Donohoe and Brynn Gelbard (above). portrait photo: aaron snyder, other photos: courtesy londubh studio.
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Tell us about your background and how it influenced this collection. I grew up in Montana, but I knew there was more out there. I went to school on the East Coast, spent time in Florida, and now I live in New York. I was exposed to natural elements growing up on a ranch, but I didn’t embrace it at the time. Then once I started working as an interior designer in places like Telluride and Jackson Hole, I was able to appreciate the natural environment and the beautiful views of my clients’ homes. I’ve always been one to believe that your interior should reflect your locale.

And then Hartmann & Forbes called to collaborate. What are some of the materials and techniques at play? They’re not just printed designs—they are textural. Hartmann & Forbes’ materials were exactly what I was looking for in my projects. Our collaboration is a natural pairing. Sycamore, for example, is layered with laser-cut cork, sisal, silverpainted paper and metallic embroidery, while Rocks is made with faux suede and stitching that creates a three-dimensional

trompe l’oeil effect. And because the wallcoverings have reflective materials, the light hits it in a way that changes the colors and patterns throughout the day.

While inspired by the outdoors, these designs aren’t limited to country settings, right? This collection allows for a largescale installation of mother nature’s patterns anywhere! We took some of the rusticity out of the materials, which people tend to associate using in mountain regions, and added sophisticated elements like foils and shiny threads. These natural patterns would lend themselves beautifully to a more elegant, refined interior. lkid.com, hartmannforbes.com

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Lisa Kanning’s collection for Hartmann & Forbes consists of four wallcoverings and three window treatments. Pictured here is Birch and below is Marsh and Rocks.
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Introducing Whitney Walker, founder of Austin design firm Farrington Lane and creative mastermind behind this 100-yearold Dutch colonial entryway in nearby Waco. Walker transitioned from working as a buyer and merchandiser for One Kings Lane in Los Angeles to interior design in Charleston before setting up shop in Texas. A natural treasure hunter with a love of color, Walker’s work is marked by an English-meetsSouthwest sensibility. farringtonlane.com

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California interior designer Meghan Eisenberg’s timeless yet playful style is on full-display in this 1920s Los Angeles Tudor-style home’s cozy breakfast nook, and it’s the clients’ most-loved room to boot. With design prowess in her DNA—she’s the granddaughter of a mid-century architect and daughter of an interior designer— Eisenberg was destined for a career in decorating, founding her eponymous company in 2019 after stints at residential and commercial firms. meghaneisenberg.com

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Byron Risdon started his career in New working for a number of prominent designers before starting his own firm in Washington, in 2016. A self-described ‘feeling designer,’ Risdon believes in creating comfortable, spaces that are always aesthetically Case in point: this apartment’s living true pandemic project for a teacher looking downsize—where work-from-home versatility meets a modern mix of materials. byronrisdon.com

Risdon started his career in New York City for a number of prominent before starting his own firm in D.C. in 2016. A self-described Risdon believes in creating comfortable, livable spaces that are pleasing. Case in point: this living room—a true for a teacher to downsize—where work-from-home

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Modern Relics

CONTEMPORARY LIGHTING MADE OF NATURAL MATERIALS ILLUMINATES THE STORIED INTERIORS OF THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY KATHRYN GIVEN AND SARAH SHELTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY PATRICIA HEAL

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Brent Warr’s Katie table lamp is compact enough to work in a range of environments while remaining functional. Shown atop the wood Paleta pedestal from Arhaus, both the shade and base are made of cast plaster and punctuated by playful semi-spheres for added dimension. When illuminated, the natural imperfections of its uneven surface reveal arresting shadows and color variations. Warr, an Auburn University graduate who is based in Atlanta, also offers the design in custom colorways. objectivegallery.com , arhaus.com

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Porcelain’s materiality is reimagined with Polish-born interior designer-cum-ceramicist Natalia Landowska’s Cashew Cream wall sconce. The fixture is covered in multiple layers of glaze resulting in a delicate flaky texture that gives the piece an organic, earthen quality. At her circa-1900s Brooklyn studio, each thin, shell-like form morphs in the kiln and no two glazes appear the same after firing, ensuring that each design is a unique creation. natalialandowska.com
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Behold the Helena Floor lamp by Brooklyn-based ceramicist Danny Kaplan in collaboration with In Common With. A study in aesthetic purity, the fixture’s seductive form is achieved through coil-building, whereby rings of clay are stacked and then smoothed before firing. The matching shade conceals seven light bulbs, which can be dimmed by turning the brass knob crowning the top. Shown here in Stone, the lamp is available in six colorways and three brass hardware finishes. incommonwith.com

CLASSICAL NOTE

Designer Ryan Korban’s much-anticipated debut collection for RH Contemporary consists of five lighting pieces, including the Garonne Grand sconce. Pictured here against the layered walls of the historical Park Avenue Armory, the stately fixture channels traditional 1930s French silhouettes, while its sleek lines and matte finish echo a modernized, minimalist sensibility. The sconce is handcrafted with steal and finished in a smooth plaster. rh.com
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Old meets new in Barbara Palatin-Doyle’s Charta Alba I table lamp. For the sculpted base, the Studio Palatin founder was inspired by 17th- and 18th-century designs as well as humble brown wrapping paper from an Amazon box. Palatin-Doyle, who splits time between New York City and her native Austria, worked said paper into unique crinkled forms before enlisting Augarten Wien, a 300-year-old porcelain factory, to bring the stunning white shape to life, which is topped with a handmade Japanese Hosho paper shade. lizobrien.com

TACTILE FORMS

The White Fins pendant is handmade by Atlanta maker Dana Castle of Crosland + Emmons. Each piece is composed of white stoneware and threaded through a brass stem that can be adjusted to the desired position, encouraging one to engage with the light like an evolving piece of art. Castle avoids color as not to distract from the raw beauty of her material, and finishes each design in a chalky white glaze that “adds a softness without hiding the evidence of the hands that made it.” croslandandemmons.com
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Planning your new kitchen can take time. But once you’re ready to commit, you shouldn’t have to wait an eternity for your kitchen to arrive. At Starved Rock Wood Products, we manufacture our cabinets here in the Midwest and ship them straight from our factory to your home; no ‘middlemen’, no extended supply chain. So typically, we can get your new kitchen installed within weeks of your approved design, not months. If you like quality, but don’t like waiting, hurry along to our new showroom at 1170 Milwaukee in Glenview (next to Abt) to find out more.

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When designer Bradley Odom was tasked with renovating this Atlanta kitchen for a chef and his young family, he played into the European sensibility of the residence, a Spanish Revival built in 1903. “We wanted to stay true to the home’s architecture,” says

Odom, who reworked the space to include a new pantry, more storage and larger w indows that bring in light and take advantage of backyard views. With function top of mind, Odom arranged the long, narrow room with two movable islands—one for prep and one for serving—and a layout that provides easy access to the refrigerator, range, sink and dishwashers. Glass cabinetry replaced a cluttered desk area, providing display space for the homeowners’ collection of Astier de Villatte ceramics, durable bluestone flooring stands up to the wear of family life and a

backsplash of uneven tile lends texture. Meanwhile, a former laundry room was transformed into the new pantry, complete with a hidden door concealed within a wall of cabinetry painted a dramatic shade of aubergine that complements the kitchen’s greenish-gray cabinetry. “The clients were adamant about not wanting a white space and they set the tone, which is sophisticated and moody,” Odom says. Art also played a critical role, with two wooden game plaques-turnedsconces acting as the starting point for the entire scheme. bradleyodom.com

Previous page: In an Atlanta kitchen by designer Bradley Odom, Visual Comfort & Co. pendants illuminate movable islands for prep and serving. The cabinetry is painted Benjamin Moore’s Kitty Gray, while the backsplash tile is from Renaissance Tile & Bath. A hidden door reveals a jewel box pantry donning Dark Walnut by Benjamin Moore. photo: mali azima.
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COLOR STORY

Fora Marina del Rey, California, kitchen, the pièce de résistance happens to be an appliance: a beautiful, blue range and coordinating vent hood by L’Atelier Paris Haute Design. The homeowner worked with the company, who specializes in bespoke ranges, cabinetry and fixtures, on the bold selection. “We landed on a custom 95-inch range with a 63-inch vent hood in Brilliant Blue that includes drawers for utensils and spice storage,” explains co-founder and creative director Maria Moraes. In addition to four gas burners, the range features a coup de feu for simmering and slow-cooking, a lava-stone barbecue and two ovens—not to mention stainless-steel countertops extending beyond the appliance for added prep space. According to Moraes, the finish color required much deliberation, and several di erent tones of blue were considered while the rest of the palette, including a brick backsplash and oak cabinetry and flooring, were kept neutral to let the range shine. Recently, the brand’s options became even more diverse: Their spectrum of colors has expanded to include five more shades (including Gossamer Pink, below), all of which is inspired by Parisian style. leatelierparis.com

“ We considered about 10 different shades of blue. The homeowner wanted something bold yet timeless and I love the nal hue we landed on.”
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WHILE LOCATED IN THE SAME HOUSE, EACH OF THESE COOKING SPACES HAS ITS OWN DISTINCT FLAIR.

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The entertaining kitchen in a GordonDunning project is inspired by a cozy English bar. The space is enveloped in Benjamin Moore’s Boreal Forest and illuminated by an RH light fixture (this page and opposite). Meanwhile, in the main kitchen, an antiqued-mirror backsplash and artwork found at a Paris flea market dresses up the area surrounding a Lacanche range. The cabinetry is painted Benjamin Moore’s Gray Mist and Circa Lighting pendants hang above the island (following page).

As part of the renovation of a Tudor-style residence in Atlanta, Lathem Gordon and Cate Dunning of design firm GordonDunning imagined not one, but two kitchens for a couple with a young child. The initial plan was to simply relocate the space—situated near the pool area—to a more central, family-friendly area of the home, but, in the end, the couple decided that having a second kitchen and bar area for entertaining better suited their lifestyle. As such, the

designers reconfigured the layout, added paneling and painted the cabinetry, walls and ceiling a deep green shade. “This cozy English bar moment is an homage to the home’s architecture,” Gordon says. “There’s a den and fireplace nearby, so it feels like the right part of the house to give you a hug before going out into the sunshine.” Meanwhile, the original living area was reworked to seamlessly flow into a new main kitchen. “Because you can see the space

from the living room, we wanted it to be clean and beautiful,” Gordon explains, adding, “the wife is very chic, and the barstools are a nod to her love of French style.” In fact, the client’s main requirement was a Lacanche range from France. Allowing it to take center stage, all other appliances are paneled, including the vent hood and walk-in pantry hidden behind what appears to be cabinet doors, making for an airy, streamlined aesthetic. gordondunning.com

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Finer Points

A SALUTE TO THE ARTISANS TURNING DESIGN DREAMS INTO REALITY.

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY GRACE BEULEY HUNT

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s famous dictum, “God is in the details,” is one we happen to agree with at Luxe We could fill a small library with the exquisite custom creations we’ve had the pleasure of publishing over the years. Allow us to start here—by plucking fantastic spaces from our archives and hearing from the craftspeople behind their defining features.

Caroline Lizarraga began her painter’s journey in college, flipping flea market finds for resale. After studying decorative arts, she founded her eponymous Bay Area studio. Here, Lizarraga’s one-of-a-kind art takes the form of classic harlequin-style, painted-and-glazed floors in a San Francisco home designed by Lynn Kloythanomsup of Landed Interiors & Homes. carolinelizarraga.com photos: haris kenjar.
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PATRICIA ARNILLAS, CONTRAPOSTO ART STUDIO

Tricks of the trade: I studied Fine Arts in Lima, Peru, where I was born. Incidentally, my professors were from Italy, Austria and Germany, and I learned 15th -century techniques, such as creating tempera using natural pigments mixed with egg yolk. This training made me resourceful and proved useful when I moved to New York City in the 1980s and discovered decorative painting. Secret sauce: I have become renown among my clients for creating murals on fabric and burlap to which I apply my own concoction of pliable plaster in layers. It strikes the viewer as mildly rustic and organic, yet contemporary. On view: This mural was inspired by the vegetation surrounding a residence in Greenwich, Connecticut, by designer Erik R. Smith and architect Eric J. Smith. The homeowner wanted to bring the forest into her dining room, so I spent time on the property observing, taking photos and drafting the landscape. patriciaarnillas.com

ART OF ILLUSION

Custom fix: Clients often come to me for stencil work. Other times, they want a painted scene on grass-cloth, or maybe they can’t find the perfect color or wallpaper. That’s where I come in! Arts evolution: While painting cabinets for a construction company in Palm Beach, I was exposed to murals, gilding and other decorative techniques. On one project, I remember walking through the living room and seeing artisans painting the walls like an Arabian tent. There were folds in the corners, drapings and tassels—all trompe-l’oeil. I was amazed. That was the moment I decided to step it up. Constant muse: The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami. Each room h as layers of hand-crafted details. My dream project would be working with a team to restore that building. On view: This dining room designed by Caroline Rafferty was a favorite project. The floor’s colors, sheen and tessellated pattern were a stunning design choice. @amelia.rossi.llc

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Mission statement: We are a metal fabricating company specializing in everything from doors and windows to railings, gates, range hoods and specialty items.

Origin story: I went to college for theater design; my studies included set design and metalwork. After graduating, I moved to Atlanta to work in film and started making furniture for friends on the side. My business grew out of a garage 27 years ago into the organization we have now.

On view: This railing is part of a project on Sea Island, Georgia, with Thad Truett and Suzanne Kasler. We worked to develop a design to follow the flowing structure of the compound curving staircase. Road ahead: I’m inspired by my talented employees, who are the future of this craft. I think everyone in design recognizes that artisans are harder to find these days. We have to find ways to inspire young people to continue these traditions. calhounmetalworks.com

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MILLWORK

In-house specialties: Custom doors, windows, moldings, shutters, gates, light posts, stairs, paneling and any other type of architectural millwork. Family affair: My great grandfather started this company in

a small town in Mississippi, but a mass fire destroyed everything. He packed up his family, and what little they had left, onto a horse and wagon, and moved operations to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1918, to start over. We’ve been here honing this craft ever since. Day in the life: We never know what’s coming next, which keeps things exciting. One day we’re making custom wine racks and the next, we’re building 18-foot-tall mahogany shutters. On view: So many amazing wood pieces were fabricated for this project with Phillip Sides, including the living room’s beautiful white oak-paneled walls. marshallmillwork.com

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JOHN OPELLA, MINIUM DECORATIVE ARTS & DESIGN

Sweet spot: Murals incorporating gold, plaster and lacquer on wall surfaces, furniture and glass. Road map: I’ve studied fine art, architecture and interiors over the years. First, while working for artists and later, working at design studios. My craft combines these experiences, from collaborating with designers at the early stages of a project to executing them on-site or in-studio. Inspired by: 20 th -century design, from the Art Deco of Dunand and Catteau to the modern movement of Le Corbusier and Eileen Gray. On view: This home bar mural was commissioned by designer Marie Flanigan for a client who collects tequilas. It is a moody evening l andscape with gilt agave plants. My business has offices in Brooklyn and Portland, but I love getting to work with Marie because she is based in Houston, where I grew up. Plus, it’s fun to see how she transforms spaces in new and interesting ways. miniumdesign.com photos:

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KIRBY SINCLAIR, SEGRETO FINISHES

Next generation: My mom, Leslie Sinclair, started Segreto Finishes about 30 years ago, so I grew up surrounded by art. When I was in school, I worked on the different teams within our company to learn more about various finish techniques. Before we opened our showrooms, our house was a revolving door of design and experimentation. Top line: We are a decorative arts and architectural finishes company, with a team of design, operations and artistic personnel, who work together to create beautiful surroundings for residential and commercial projects. We install different types of plasters depending on what our clients are looking for aesthetically, and how the plaster will be used. Material love: I’ve become addicted to plaster over the years. I love the organic feeling it provides; even our whitest plasters feel warm and inviting. On view: This image shows a bathroom of black tadelakt plaster, which is an all-natural, water-resistant lime plaster that can hold darker pigments. We loved collaborating with general contractor DJ Palmore and designer Ashton Taylor on this project. Talk about two inspiring people! segretofinishes.com

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Alabama

I HUNDLEY HILTON INTERIORS Birmingham, AL hundleyhiltoniteriors.com

A JAMES B. LAUGHLIN RESIDENTIAL DESIGN Birmingham, AL jamesblaughlin.com

I MARY MCBRIDE INTERIORS Birmingham, AL marymcbrideinteriors.com

L ROB GARRARD LANDSCAPE DESIGN Crane Hill, AL robgarrard.com

H LEGACY NEW HOMES, LLC Montgomery, AL legacynewhomes.com

A I PHILLIP STUDIO Montgomery, AL 334.240.3333

A TIPPETT SEASE BAKER ARCHITECTURE Montgomery, AL tsbarchitecture.com

I DANA WOLTER INTERIORS, INC. Mountain Brook, AL danawolterinteriors.com

H FRY CONSTRUCTION, INC. Mountain Brook, AL fryjones.com

L TROY RHONE GARDEN DESIGN Mountain Brook, AL troyrhone.com

H FRANCIS BRYANT CONSTRUCTION

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Arizona

H H2 VIEW AZ Cave Creek, AZ 425.330.8499

I DECESARE DESIGN GROUP, INC. Mesa, AZ decesaredesigngroup.com

H BEDBROCK DEVELOPERS Paradise Valley, AZ bedbrock.com

L BEDBROCK LANDSCAPING Paradise Valley, AZ bedbrock.com

H TINKER DEVELOPMENT Paradise Valley, AZ tinkerdevelopment.com

A AJ DESIGN STUDIO Phoenix, AZ ajdesignstudio.com

H AMKOZ BUILDERS Phoenix, AZ amkozbuilders.com

H ARCADIA CUSTOM BUILDERS, LLC Phoenix, AZ arcadiabuildersllc.com

A BIEGNER-MURFF ARCHITECTS Phoenix, AZ biegnermurff.com

A DLR GROUP Phoenix, AZ dlrgroup.com

L FLO DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION Phoenix, AZ 480.227.7980

I JAIMEE ROSE INTERIORS Phoenix, AZ jaimeerose.com

A LEA ARCHITECTS Phoenix, AZ lea-architects.com

I MARA INTERIOR DESIGN Phoenix, AZ marainteriordesign.com

H MONDRAGON DESIGN + BUILD Phoenix, AZ mondragondesign.com

H PRINCETON CONSTRUCTION, LLC Phoenix, AZ princetonaz.com

H STARION CUSTOM RESIDENCES Phoenix, AZ starioncustomresidences.com

A TAMMEN + ROSE ARCHITECTURE Phoenix, AZ tammenrosearchitecture.com

A H THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE Phoenix, AZ czphx.com

A I THE RANCH MINE Phoenix, AZ theranchmine.com

I THELIFESTYLEDCO Phoenix, AZ thelifestyledco.com

H VISTA GENERAL CONSTRUCTION Phoenix, AZ vistageneral.com

I WOLFE STUDIOS Phoenix, AZ wolfestudios.design

H A FINER TOUCH CONSTRUCTION Scottsdale, AZ aftconstruction.com

H ALLHAUS Scottsdale, AZ allhaus.com

L BERGHOFF DESIGN GROUP Scottsdale, AZ berghoffdesign.com

H BLACKHAWK BUILDING COMPANY, LLC Scottsdale, AZ blackhawkbuildingco.com

I BRITANY SIMON DESIGN HOUSE Scottsdale, AZ britanysimon.com

H CATALYST VENTURES Scottsdale, AZ gaineyfinancial.com

L CFDESIGN Scottsdale, AZ cfdesignaz.com

A DALE GARDON DESIGN Scottsdale, AZ dalegardondesign.com

I DAVID MICHAEL MILLER ASSOCIATES Scottsdale, AZ davidmichaelmiller.com

H DESERT STAR CONSTRUCTION Scottsdale, AZ desertstarconstruction.com

A DREWETT WORKS Scottsdale, AZ drewettworks.com

I GUIDED HOME DESIGN Scottsdale, AZ guidedhomedesign.com

I HOLLY WRIGHT DESIGN Scottsdale, AZ hollywrightdesign.com

I ICONIC DESIGN + BUILD Scottsdale, AZ iconicdesignbuild.com

L LANDSCAPE RESOURCES Scottsdale, AZ landscape-resources.com

A MATTHEW THOMAS ARCHITECTURE, LLC Scottsdale, AZ mtarchitecture.com

I MODERN NEST Scottsdale, AZ modernnesthomes.com

I NOMAD DESIGN Scottsdale, AZ nomaddesignaz.com

L ON SITE LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION Scottsdale, AZ onsitebuilds.com

H R.J. GURLEY CONSTRUCTION Scottsdale, AZ rjgurley.com

L REFINED GARDENS Scottsdale, AZ refinedgardens.com

H SALCITO CUSTOM HOMES Scottsdale, AZ salcito.com

I SALCITO DESIGN GROUP Scottsdale, AZ salcito.com

I THE REFINED GROUP Scottsdale, AZ therefinedgroup.com

A TSONTAKIS ARCHITECTURE Scottsdale, AZ tsontakisarchitecture.com

L VAN WYCK PROJECTS Scottsdale, AZ vanwyckprojects.com

A GANSLINE & ASSOC; ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS Tucson, AZ gansline.com

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H CENTRIC GENERAL CONTRACTORS Brisbane, CA centricconst.centricgc.com

L SCOTT MENZEL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Carpinteria, CA scottmenzel.com

I FIORELLA DESIGN, LLC Castro Valley, CA fiorelladesign.com

I RAILI CA DESIGN Corona del Mar, CA railicadesign.com

H CAVANAUGH CONSTRUCTION CORP. Coronado, CA cavanaughconstruct.com

A CHRISTIAN RICE ARCHITECTS, INC. Coronado, CA christianrice.com

H BENBURB CONSTRUCTION Corte Madera, CA benburbconstruction.com

I MORRISON INTERIORS Costa Mesa, CA dminteriors.net

H SC HOMES, INC. Costa Mesa, CA schomes.com

A TEALE ARCHITECTURE Costa Mesa, CA tealearchitecture.com

A SHUBIN DONALDSON Culver City, CA shubindonaldson.com

L KLP GARDEN PARTNERSHIP Cupertino, CA klpgardenpartnership.com

A HAYER ARCHITECTURE Del Mar, CA hayerarchitecture.com

L CLEAVER DESIGN ASSOCIATES Lafayette, CA cleaverdesign.com

L LANDCRAFTERS, INC. Laguna Niguel, CA landcrafters.com

H THE FARRELL COMPANY Los Altos, CA thefarrellco.com

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I ANNETTE ENGLISH + ASSOCIATES Los Angeles, CA annetteenglish.com

A ASSEMBLEDGE+ Los Angeles, CA assembledge.com

L BENNER LANDSCAPE DESIGN Los Angeles, CA benner-design.com

I DISC INTERIORS Los Angeles, CA discinteriors.com

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H DOBKIN CONSTRUCTION Los Angeles, CA dobkinconstruction.com

L FIORE LANDSCAPE DESIGN Los Angeles, CA fiorelandscapedesign.com

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I MAGNI KALMAN DESIGN Los Angeles, CA magnikalman.com

I MASSUCCO WARNER INTERIOR DESIGN Los Angeles, CA massuccowarner.com

L STEPHEN BILLINGS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Los Angeles, CA sblastudio.com

I SUSAN MITNICK DESIGN STUDIO Los Angeles, CA susanmitnick.com

A TIMOTHY JOSLIN ARCHITECT PC Los Angeles, CA timothyjoslin.com

H TYLER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Los Angeles, CA tylerdev.com

H TODD TURLEY CONSTRUCTION Los Gatos, CA toddturleyconstruction.com

I ANDRIKA KING DESIGN Manhattan Beach, CA andrikaking.com

H ELITE DESIGN BUILDERS, INC. Manhattan Beach, CA elitedesignbuilders.com

A TOMARO ARCHITECTURE, INC. Manhattan Beach, CA tomaro.com

L KEITH WILLIG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Menlo Park, CA keithwilliglandscape.com

I SULLIVAN DESIGN STUDIO Menlo Park, CA sullivandesignstudio.com

L NATIVE VALLEY LANDSCAPE DESIGN Napa, CA nativevalleydesign.com

A CYNTHIA CHILDS ARCHITECT, UNIQUE CUSTOM HOMES Newport Beach, CA ccarchitect.com

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I FLINN DESIGNS

Newport Beach, CA flinndesigns.com

H LEGACY CDM INC. Newport Beach, CA legacycdm.com

H MN BUILDERS Oakland, CA mnbuilders.com

A BAY AREA DESIGNS Palo Alto, CA jenniferleedesigns.com

H CLARUM HOMES Palo Alto, CA clarum.com

A DAHLIN Pleasanton, CA dahlingroup.com

L AHLES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 858.756.8963

H MARK V. AGEE CONSTRUCTION

Rancho Santa Fe, CA markvagee.com

H MUNSCH HOMES

Rancho Santa Fe, CA munschhomes.com

L JONES LANDSCAPES Redondo Beach, CA joneslandscapesla.com

A SDG ARCHITECTURE Redwood City, CA sdgarchitecture.com

I SHELLEY & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN Ross, CA shelleyandcompany.com

I JENNIFER ROBIN INTERIORS San Anselmo, CA jrobininteriors.com

I LAUREN NELSON DESIGN San Anselmo, CA laurennelsondesign.com

L STUDIO GREEN San Anselmo, CA studiogreen.com

I MCCORMICK & WRIGHT San Diego, CA mccormickandwright.com

I STUDIO H DESIGN GROUP San Diego, CA studioh-int.com

A ARCANUM ARCHITECTURE, INC. San Francisco, CA arcanumarchitecture.com

H BRUNNER CONSTRUCTION San Francisco, CA brunnerco.com

H CAIRN CONSTRUCTION INC. San Francisco, CA cairnconstruction.com

I CATHERINE KWONG DESIGN San Francisco, CA catherinekwong.com

H CLAYTON TIMBRELL & COMPANY INC. San Francisco, CA claytontimbrell.com

A DAVID BUERGLER ARCHITECT San Francisco, CA davidbuergler.com

I FISHER WEISMAN BRUGIONI San Francisco, CA fwb-sf.com

I JAY JEFFERS San Francisco, CA jayjeffers.com

H JEFF KING & COMPANY San Francisco, CA jeffkingandco.com

A JILL LEWIS ARCHITECTURE San Francisco, CA jilllewisarchitecture.com

I KELLY HOHLA INTERIORS San Francisco, CA kellyhohlainteriors.com

I KENDALL WILKINSON DESIGN San Francisco, CA kendallwilkinson.com

I MAREA CLARK INTERIORS San Francisco, CA mareaclarkinteriors.com

A H NOVA DESIGNS + BUILDS San Francisco, CA novadesignsbuilds.com

A RED DOT STUDIO ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN San Francisco, CA reddotstudio.com

I REGAN BAKER DESIGN San Francisco, CA reganbakerdesign.com

A RICHARD BEARD ARCHITECTS San Francisco, CA richard-beard.com

L SCULPT GARDENS San Francisco, CA sculptgardens.com

A SUTRO ARCHITECTS San Francisco, CA sutroarchitects.com

I TUCKER & MARKS San Francisco, CA tuckerandmarks.com

H PALMER CONSTRUCTION San Juan Capistrano, CA palmerconstruction.com

H BRELLIN COMPANY San Rafael, CA brellinco.com

A WILKINSON ARCHITECTURAL GROUP San Rafael, CA wilkarchitect.com

H NEW WEST BUILDERS Santa Ana, CA 714.412.5263

L BOSKY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Santa Barbara, CA boskyland.com

H LEONARD UNANDER ASSOCIATES, INC. Santa Barbara, CA unanderconstruction.com

I CHRISTINE MARKATOS DESIGN Santa Monica, CA markatosdesign.com

H WRIGHT CONTRACTING, LLC Santa Rosa, CA wrightcontracting.com

H BK CUSTOM BUILDERS Saratoga, CA 408.690.5313

A MEMARIE ASSOCIATES Saratoga, CA memarie.com

I SARAHLIZ LAWSON DESIGN, INC. Saratoga, CA sarahlizlawson.com

I KOBUS INTERIORS Sausalito, CA martinkobushome.com

H HERBST CONSTRUCTION, INC. Solana Beach, CA herbstconstruction.com

I INTIMATE LIVING INTERIORS Solana Beach, CA intimatelivinginteriors.com

A JOHN P. JENSEN ARCHITECT Solana Beach, CA johnjensenarchitect.com

I KERN & CO. SUSAN SPATH INTERIOR DESIGN Solana Beach, CA kerncodesigns.com

I 22 INTERIORS Studio City, CA 22interiors.com

H ROBERT MORKEN CONSTRUCTION Tahoe Vista, CA 530.386.1512

H MARTIN-STEPHAN BUILDERS, INC. Thousand Oaks, CA martin-stephanbuilders.com

I BAYON DESIGN STUDIO Tiburon, CA bayondesignstudio.com

L ROCK & ROSE NURSERY + LANDSCAPE Truckee, CA rocknrose.com

L VANDERTOOLEN ASSOCIATES Walnut Creek, CA vandertoolen.com

I JESS DIAB STUDIO West Hollywood, CA jessdiabstudio.com

I STUDIO LIFE/STYLE West Hollywood, CA studio-lifestyle.com

L NICK DEAN LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC. Woodland Hills, CA nickdeanlandscapedesign.com

I DEL GAVIO GROUP Woodside, CA delgaviogroup.com

H MARK KELLEY CONSTRUCTION CO, INC. Woodside, CA kelleycustomhomes.com

Colorado

L DESIGN WORKSHOP Aspen, CO designworkshop.com

A I FORUM PHI Aspen, CO forumphi.com

L LIFT STUDIO Aspen, CO liftstudiolandscape.net

A I MENENDEZ ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS Aspen, CO menendezarchitects.com

A I ROWLAND+BROUGHTON Aspen, CO rowlandbroughton.com

H BECK BUILDING COMPANY Avon, CO beckbuilds.com

I CASEY & COMPANY INTERIOR DESIGN Avon, CO caseyco-id.com

H SHAEFFER HYDE CONSTRUCTION Avon, CO shaefferhyde.com

A CCY ARCHITECTS Basalt, CO ccyarchitects.com

L MARPA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + CONSTRUCTION Boulder, CO marpa.com

A MOSAIC ARCHITECTS & INTERIORS Boulder, CO mosaicarchitects.com

A BHH PARTNERS, PLANNERS AND ARCHITECTS Breckenridge, CO bhhpartnersco.com

H KORU LTD. Carbondale, CO korultd.com

H 5280 CONTRACTING Castle Rock, CO 5280contracting.com

A H I CHALET Denver, CO chaletcolorado.com

L DAVE JOHNSON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Denver, CO johnsonlandart.com

H DOMANI HOMES, INC. Denver, CO domanihomes.com

I DUET DESIGN GROUP Denver, CO duetdesigngroup.com

I KALEIDOSCOPE DESIGN Denver, CO kaleidoscopedesigndenver.com

I NOBLE DESIGN GROUP Denver, CO nobledesigngroup.com

H PURE CONSTRUCTION Denver, CO pureconstructiondenver.com

A SALTED: ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN Denver, CO saltedarch.com

A STUDIOHOFF ARCHITECTURE Denver, CO studiohoff.com

A S3 ARCHITECTURAL GROUP, LLC Eagle, CO s3ag.com

A BERGLUND ARCHITECTS Edwards, CO berglundarchitects.com

L DENNIS ANDERSON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Edwards, CO 970.390.3745

I JACOBS + INTERIORS Edwards, CO jacobsinteriors.com

I COLLECTIVE DESIGN Frisco, CO collectivedg.com

H PINNACLE MOUNTAIN HOMES Frisco, CO pinnaclemtnhomes.com

H OLD GREENWICH BUILDERS Glendale, CO oldgreenwichbuilders.com

A MITCHELL ARCHITECTURE Greenwood Village, CO

I STUDIO THOMAS Greenwood Village, CO studio-thomas.com

L DESIGNS BY SUNDOWN Littleton, CO designsbysundown.com

I INSIDE STORIES, LLC Littleton, CO insidestories.com

H METERMATTERS, INC. Littleton, CO

L CERES+ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Silverthorne, CO ceres-plus.com

A E CUMMINGS ARCHITECT Telluride, CO ecummingsarchitect.com

H FORTENBERRY & RICKS, LLC Telluride, CO 970.728.4321

I KIMILLE TAYLOR, INC. Telluride, CO kimilletaylor.com

A MORTON ARCHITECTS, INC. Telluride, CO mortonarchitects.com

A KH WEBB ARCHITECTS Vail, CO khwebb.com

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Connecticut

I MCGRATH II Greenwich, CT mcgrath2.com

I ATELIER ROAN Westport, CT atelierroan.co

Delaware

A LESLIE KELLY ARCHITECTURE Wilmington, DE 302.777.3335

Florida

H ROSS BUILT CONSTRUCTION

Bradenton, FL rossbuilt.com

A STRANG DESIGN Coconut Grove, FL strang.design

I ASSURE INTERIORS

Coral Gables, FL assureinteriors.com

A CARLOS PALMER

ARCHITECTURE

Coral Gables, FL 786.218.6602

I CAROLINA DESIGN LLC

Coral Gables, FL carolinafreyre.com

A CMA DESIGN STUDIO INC.

Coral Gables, FL cma.design

I CALIMIA HOME Doral, FL calimiahome.com

H HCD GROUP CORP Fort Lauderdale, FL hcdgroupcorp.com

L R.S. WALSH LANDSCAPING Fort Myers, FL rswalsh.com

L NIELSEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Jupiter, FL nielsenlandarch.com

H WILLOUGHBY CONSTRUCTION Jupiter, FL willoughbyconstruction.com

I 10.STUDIO

Key Biscayne, FL tendotstudio.com

L EXOTICSCAPE LANDSCAPE

ARCHITECTURE

Key Biscayne, FL exoticscape.com

I WILLIAM B. SCARBROUGH DESIGNS Lakeland, FL 863.205.6738

A AJ/A Miami, FL alfonsojurado.com

A H ARAGON CONSTRUCTION Miami, FL aragonconstruction.net

I B. PILA DESIGN STUDIO Miami, FL bpiladesign.com

H CDC BUILDERS, INC. Miami, FL cdcbuilders.com

L CHRISTOPHER CAWLEY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Miami, FL christophercawley.com

A I EOLO DESIGN ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS Miami, FL eolodesigns.com

H JOMED CONSTRUCTION Miami, FL jomedconstruction.com

H MOCCA GROUP Miami, FL moccagroup.com

I MONIOMI DESIGN Miami, FL moniomi.com

A PORTUONDO PEROTTI ARCHITECTS Miami, FL portuondo-perotti.com

I ROBERT RIONDA INTERIORS Miami, FL robertrionda.com

A H SA BUILDERS, LLC Miami, FL sabuilders.us

H SANANDRES CONSTRUCTION & CONSULTING GROUP Miami, FL sanandrescg.com

H CGU HOMES Naples, FL cgunlimited.com

H KURTZ HOMES NAPLES Naples, FL kurtzhomes.com

H MARK HICKMAN HOMES Naples, FL 630.915.2487

I MEGAN HICKMAN DESIGN Naples, FL meganhickmandesign.com

A I SDH STUDIO ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN North Miami Beach, FL sdhstudio.com

H TREO CONSTRUCTION North Miami Beach, FL treoconstruction.com

I DAVID MITCHELL BROWN Palm Beach, FL dmitchbrown.com

I ELLEN KAVANAUGH INTERIORS Palm Beach, FL ellenkavanaugh.com

L ENVIRONMENT DESIGN GROUP Palm Beach, FL environmentdesigngroup.com

H ISLAND CONSTRUCTION Palm Beach, FL islandconstructionpb.com

I SCOTT SANDERS LLC Palm Beach, FL scottsandersllc.com

L TODD MACLEAN OUTDOORS Palm Beach, FL toddmacleanoutdoors.com

I BLU INTERIORS Sarasota, FL bluinteriors.com

L BORDEN LANDSCAPE DESIGN Sarasota, FL bordenlandscape.com

H BOSTON LIGHT DEVELOPERS, LLC Sarasota, FL 617.901.4121

L MULLET BROTHERS INC. LANDSCAPING AND BRICK PAVING Sarasota, FL mullettbrothers.com

A PHIPPS HOME DESIGN Sarasota, FL phippshomedesign.com

L RIGHTWAY DESIGN Sarasota, FL 941.809.2806

A I TROP ARCHITECTURE Sarasota, FL troparchitecture.com

H VOIGT BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION Sarasota, FL voigtbrothers.com

I ACCENTRICS INTERIORS Tampa, FL accentricsinteriors.com

A COOPER JOHNSON SMITH PETERSON ARCHITECTS & TOWN PLANNERS Tampa, FL cjsarch.com

A BRENNER AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTURE, INC. Vero Beach, FL brennerarchitect.com

H HURYN CONSTRUCTION Vero Beach, FL hurynconstruction.com

I ROD MICKLEY INTERIORS Vero Beach, FL rodmickley.com

I DANIELLE ROLLINS INTERIORS West Palm Beach, FL danielledrollins.com

A LABERGE AND MÉNARD West Palm Beach, FL labergeandmenard.com

Georgia

I DANA LYNCH DESIGN Atlanta, GA danalynchdesign.com

H DERAZI HOMES Atlanta, GA derazihomes.com

H DOGWOOD HOMES, LLC Atlanta, GA 770.231.7668

L HOWARD DESIGN STUDIO Atlanta, GA howarddesignstudio.com

I SUSAN B. BOZEMAN DESIGNS, INC. Atlanta, GA susanbozemandesigns.com

A WILLIAM T. BAKER & ASSOCIATES Atlanta, GA wtbaker.com

I WOLF DESIGN GROUP, INC. Atlanta, GA wolfdesigngroup.com

H KIM L. WOODS CONSTRUCTION INC. Dalton, GA klwconstruction.weebly.com

A H I TERRACOTTA DESIGN BUILD CO. Decatur, GA terracottadesignbuild.com

H COLE CONSTRUCTION Milton, GA coleconstructionga.com

H HENRY COLE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Newnan, GA 770.755.4051

I AMTOWER INTERIOR + DESIGN Roswell, GA amtowerdesign.com

H BROOKS CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC Savannah, GA brooksconstruct.com

H WATERS BUILDING + DESIGN, LLC Savannah, GA watersbuild.com

Idaho

A BRUNELLE ARCHITECTS, INC. Hailey, ID brunellearchitects.com

H MAGLEBY CONSTRUCTIONSUN VALLEY Ketchum, ID maglebyconstruction.com

Illinois

H HOMES BY JAMES, INC. Arlington Heights, IL homesbyjamesinc.com

I AMY KARTHEISER DESIGN Chicago, IL amykartheiserdesign.com

H ATHENS CONSTRUCTION CO, INC. Chicago, IL athensconstruction.com

I BRUCE FOX DESIGN Chicago, IL brucefoxdesign.com

I BRYNN OLSON DESIGN GROUP Chicago, IL brynnolson.com

L CHICAGO ROOF DECK + GARDEN Chicago, IL chicagoroofdeck.com

L CHICAGO SPECIALTY GARDENS Chicago, IL chicagogardens.com

A I CRAIG & COMPANY Chicago, IL craigandco.com

I DEVON GRACE INTERIORS Chicago, IL devongraceinteriors.com

A FILORAMO TALSMA ARCHITECTURE Chicago, IL filoramotalsma.com

I JAMES THOMAS INTERIORS Chicago, IL jamesthomaschicago.com

L JAYSON DEGEETER LLC Chicago, IL jaysondegeeter.com

I JESSICA LAGRANGE INTERIORS Chicago, IL jessicalagrange.com

H LUXURY RESIDENCE GROUP BY POWER CONSTRUCTION Chicago, IL luxuryresidencegroupbypower.net

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I MICHAEL DEL PIERO GOOD DESIGN Chicago, IL michaeldelpiero.com

I PAM MAHER DESIGN Chicago, IL pammaherdesign.com

I STEVE + FILIP DESIGN Chicago, IL steveandfilipdesign.com

I STUDIO GILD Chicago, IL studiogild.com

I SUZANNE LOVELL INC. Chicago, IL suzannelovellinc.com

I TOM STRINGER DESIGN PARTNERS Chicago, IL tomstringer.com

A WHEELER KEARNS ARCHITECTS Chicago, IL wkarch.com

A MICHAEL ABRAHAM ARCHITECTURE Clarendon Hills, IL michael-abraham.com

A JMSTUDIO Evanston, IL jmsperti.com

A I MORGANTE WILSON ARCHITECTS Evanston, IL morgantewilson.com

I ANDREA GOLDMAN DESIGN Glencoe, IL andreagoldmandesign.com

A MUNSON ARCHITECTS Highland Park, IL 847.212.7005

I AXB INTERIORS Hinsdale, IL axbinteriors.com

H MG CUSTOM INC. Johnsburg, IL 847.951.4153

H LEGACY CUSTOM HOMES, LLC Lake Bluff, IL legacych.com

L MARIANI LANDSCAPE Lake Bluff, IL marianilandscape.com

I LYNNE BEYER DESIGN Lake Forest, IL lynnebeyer.com

I MEGAN WINTERS DESIGN Lake Forest, IL meganwinters.com

I LAUREN COLLANDER INTERIORS Naperville, IL laurencollanderinteriors.com

H EIGHTY-EIGHT DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION Oak Park, IL eightyeightinc.com

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H VON DREELE-FREERKSEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Oak Park, IL vdfconstruction.com

H TRI-K DEVELOPMENT Palos Park, IL tri-kdev.com

H WUJCIK CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC. Skokie, IL wujcik.com

L MIDWEST ARBOR CORPORATION Spring Grove, IL midwestarborcorp.com

Louisiana

A JEREMY CORKERN STUDIO New Orleans, LA jeremycorkernstudio.com

Maryland

I JAMIE MERIDA INTERIORS Easton, MD jamiemerida.com

Massachusetts

L REED HILDERBRAND Cambridge, MA reedhilderbrand.com

Michigan

I BONNIE WU DESIGN Ann Arbor, MI bonniewudesign.com

H COOLEY CONTRACTING Traverse City, MI cooleycontracting.com

L KTLA-DESIGNS Traverse City, MI ktla-designs.com

Missouri

I ANNIE KERN INTERIORS Kansas City, MO anniekerninteriors.com

Montana

H HIGHLINE PARTNERS Big Sky, MT highline-partners.com

H THE PRG GROUP Big Sky, MT theprggroup.com

A I CLB ARCHITECTS Bozeman, MT clbarchitects.com

L DESIGN 5 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Bozeman, MT design5la.com

L FIELD STUDIO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Bozeman, MT fieldstudiola.com

A REID SMITH ARCHITECTS Bozeman, MT reidsmitharchitects.com

A STUDIO H DESIGN Bozeman, MT studiohdesigninc.com

H LOHSS CONSTRUCTION Gallatin Gateway, MT lohssconstruction.com

A WORKADAY DESIGN Kalispell, MT workadaydesign.com

I COOKE INTERIORS STUDIO Whitefish, MT 406.471.8679

L FORESTORATION Whitefish, MT forestoration.com

H MINDFUL DESIGNS Whitefish, MT mindfuldesignsinc.com

New Jersey

H BEACH CRAFT CONSTRUCTION LLC Allenwood, NJ 908.675.6326

A RICHARD GRAHAM ARCHITECTS Brielle, NJ grahamarchitect.com

I J. PATRYCE DESIGN & COMPANY Hoboken, NJ jpatrycedesign.com

A ANDREW FETHES ARCHITECTS, PA Oradell, NJ af-arch.com

A H STONEWATER ARCHITECTURE Summit, NJ stonewaterarch.com

New York

L JOSEPH W. TYREE LANDSCAPE DESIGN INC. Bridgehampton, NY josephwtyree.com

I RAJNI ALEX DESIGN Bronxville, NY rajnialexdesign.com

H RDM RENOVATION Brooklyn, NY rdmrenovation.com

H RENOVATION PARTNERS Brooklyn, NY 917.460.8080

H EASTERN CHATEAU East Hampton, NY easternchateau.com

A JOSEPH CERAMI & ASSOCIATES Hampton Bays, NY josephcerami.com

H TRUE NORTH DEVELOPMENT Huntington, NY truenorthli.com

I A.A. BAKER DESIGN Locust Valley, NY aabakerdesign.com

I TIMOTHY GODBOLD LTD. Long Island, NY timothygodbold.com

I BECKY SHEA DESIGN (BS/D) Long Island City, NY beckyshea.com

L MARSHALL PAETZEL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Mattituck, NY mplastudio.com

I AUGUSTA HOFFMAN STUDIO New York, NY augustahoffman.com

I CARLYLE DESIGNS New York, NY carlyledesigns.com

I DENISE KURIGER DESIGN New York, NY dkdltd.com

A DJ ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT, PC New York, NY djapc.com

I FOLEY&COX New York, NY foleyandcox.com

I GARROW KEDIGIAN INTERIOR DESIGN New York, NY garrowkedigian.com

I GNE ARCHITECTURE New York, NY gnearchitecture.com

A I IKE KLIGERMAN BARKLEY New York, NY ikba.com

I JESSICA SCHUSTER DESIGN New York, NY jessicaschuster.com

I KA DESIGN GROUP New York, NY kadesigngroup.com

I KATIE RIDDER INC. New York, NY katieridder.com

A KAY LEONG, ARCHITECT New York, NY

A I MARIO EGOZI ARCHITECT New York, NY marioegoziarchitect.com

I NICOLE FULLER INTERIORS New York, NY nicolefullerinteriors.com

I RAYCHEL WADE DESIGN New York, NY raychelwadedesign.com

I RYAN LAWSON, LLC New York, NY ryanlawson.com

I SARA STORY DESIGN New York, NY sarastorydesign.com

I SASHA BIKOFF INTERIOR DESIGN New York, NY sashabikoff.com

I THOM FILICIA INC. New York, NY thomfilicia.com

H J&J JOHNSON Queens, NY 718.392.3033

H NEW YORK RESIDENTIAL GROUP, INC. Ridgewood, NY 917.603.1414

H FORDEN & CO. BUILDERS Sag Harbor, NY fordenandco.com

L SUMMERHILL LANDSCAPES Sag Harbor, NY summerhilllandscapes.com

A VAL FLORIO ARCHITECT PLLC Sag Harbor, NY valflorioarchitect.com

I WINTER MCDERMOTT DESIGN Sag Harbor, NY wintermcdermott.com

I MONICA FRIED DESIGN Scarsdale, NY monicafrieddesign.com

H BK KUCK CONSTRUCTION Southampton, NY bkkuckconstruction.com

North Carolina

I KATHY SMITH INTERIORS Belmont, NC kathysmithinteriors.com

L FREEMAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Charlotte, NC freemanlandscapearchitecture.com

I J LAYTON INTERIORS Charlotte, NC jlaytoninteriors.com

A PURSLEY DIXON ARCHITECTURE Charlotte, NC pursleydixon.com

H I KINGSWOOD CUSTOM HOMES Pineville, NC kingswoodhomes.com

Oregon

I HARPER HOUSE DESIGN Bend, OR harperhousedesign.com

A KAREN SMULAND ARCHITECT Bend, OR ksmulandarchitect.com

L SZABO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Bend, OR szabo-la.com

H TREVIN DUEY CONSTRUCTION Sisters, OR trevindueyconstruction.com

South Carolina

I ALLISON ELEBASH INTERIOR DESIGN Mount Pleasant, SC allisonelebash.com

H CLINE HOMES Mount Pleasant, SC cline-homes.com

L NAVY YARD CHARLESTON DEVELOPMENT CO. Mount Pleasant, SC navyyardcharleston.com

A RUSH DIXON ARCHITECTS, LLC North Charleston, SC rushdixon.com

Tennessee

H MONTGOMERY CLASSIC CONSTRUCTION Brentwood, TN montgomeryccllc.com

A I LAUREL POWELL DESIGNS Chattanooga, TN laurelpowell.com

H WATERS-HOLLAND RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS Chattanooga, TN watersholland.com

A P. SHEA DESIGN Franklin, TN pshea.com

L U X E S O U R C E C O M

L DUKE DESIGN GROUP, LLC Nashville, TN dukedesigngroup.com

A DURDEN ARCHITECTURE Nashville, TN durdenarchitecture.com

H M. P. DANIEL CONSTRUCTION Nashville, TN 615.430.6696

I MCALPINE Nashville, TN mcalpinehouse.com

I NATALIE HAGER INTERIORS Nashville, TN nataliehagerinteriors.com

I R. HIGGINS INTERIORS Nashville, TN rhigginsinteriors.com

Texas

A I ALEX ROBINETTE, ARCHITECT Austin, TX alexrobinette.com

H ARROWHEAD CONSTRUCTION Austin, TX arrowhdtx.com

I FERN SANTINI, INC. Austin, TX fernsantini.com

I J.FISHER INTERIORS Austin, TX jfisherinteriors.com

L LANDWEST DESIGN GROUP Austin, TX landwest.com

A LARUE ARCHITECTS Austin, TX larue-architects.com

I LIZ MACPHAIL INTERIORS Austin, TX lizmacphailinteriors.com

H RB CUSTOM HOMES, LTD Austin, TX 512.791.2800

H RED TAIL CONSTRUCTION Austin, TX 310.962.5784

H REYNOLDS CUSTOM HOMES, INC. Austin, TX reynoldshomes.com

I SCW INTERIORS, LLC Austin, TX scwinteriors.com

L SITIO DESIGN Austin, TX sitiodesign.com

A I BODRON/FRUIT Dallas, TX bodronfruit.com

A C A NELSON ARCHITECTURE GROUP LLC Dallas, TX canelsonarchitects.com

I CHILDRESS INTERIORS, INC. Dallas, TX childressinteriors.com

A H L COLE & CO. CUSTOM HOMES Dallas, TX colehomes.com

I EMILY SUMMERS DESIGN ASSOCIATES Dallas, TX emilysummers.com

I LAURA LEE CLARK INTERIOR DESIGN, INC. Dallas, TX lauraleeclark.com

I MORGAN FARROW INTERIORS Dallas, TX morganfarrow.com

H NIXON CUSTOM HOMES Dallas, TX nixoncustomhomes.com

H ROBERT CLARK AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Dallas, TX rhclark.com

I S.B. LONG INTERIORS Dallas, TX sblonginteriors.com

A WILLIAM S. BRIGGS, ARCHITECT Dallas, TX williamsbriggs.com

H BROOKS CUSTOM HOMES Fort Worth, TX brookscustomhomes.com

I TORI RUBINSON INTERIORS Fort Worth, TX torirubinsoninteriors.com

I ASHTON TAYLOR INTERIORS Houston, TX ashtontaylorinteriors.com

A BRICKMOON DESIGN Houston, TX brickmoondesign.com

H BUSTER & COGDELL BUILDERS, LLC Houston, TX busterandcogdellbuilders.com

A COLBYDESIGN Houston, TX colbydesign.net

H DAVID JAMES CUSTOM BUILDER Houston, TX davidjamescustombuilder.com

I ECCO DESIGN Houston, TX eccodesigntexas.com

A H FRANKEL BUILDING GROUP Houston, TX frankeldesignbuild.com

A GORDON PARTNERS DESIGN Houston, TX gordonpartnersdesign.com

I INDIGO INTERIOR DESIGN Houston, TX 713.524.8868

I LAURA U DESIGN COLLECTIVE Houston, TX laurau.com

I LAUREN HASKETT DESIGN Houston, TX houstoninteriordesign.co

I LINDA EYLES DESIGN Houston, TX lindaeylesdesign.com

I NEST DESIGN GROUP Houston, TX nestinteriordesigngroup.com

A ROC-QI-TECTURI RESIDENTIAL DESIGN STUDIO Houston, TX 832.537.3770

A H STUDIOMET Houston, TX studiomet.com

A SUBURB CONCEPT LLC Houston, TX 713.584.8523

H TEXAS FINE HOME BUILDERS LLC Houston, TX texasfinehomes.net

H TINCHER’S CUSTOM HOMES & REMODELING INC. Mineral Wells, TX tincherscustomhomes.com

H MAUZÉ CONSTRUCTION CORP. San Antonio, TX 210.826.1813

A MICHAEL G. IMBER, ARCHITECTS San Antonio, TX michaelgimber.com

I PARS DESIGN STUDIO San Antonio, TX parsdesignstudio.com

A BLAKE ARCHITECTS Southlake, TX blakearchitects.net

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A JAFFA GROUP ARCHITECTS Park City, UT jaffagroup.com

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I LISA STATON DESIGN Bellingham, WA lisastaton.com

H EMERALD BUILDERS Ferndale, WA emeraldbuildersinc.com

H HEGGENES CONSTRUCTION INC. Freeland, WA heggenesconstruction.com

A ESG DESIGN Issaquah, WA esg-design.com

L OHASHI LANDSCAPE SERVICES Issaquah, WA ohashilandscape.com

H ESMB INC. Kirkland, WA esmbinc.com

A SOUNDESIGN GROUP ARCHITECTS, PLLC Langley, WA sdg.build

I SHANNON ADAMSON INTERIOR DESIGN Lynwood, WA adamsondesignstudio.com

L SANDER GROVES LANDSCAPING, INC. Redmond, WA sandergroves.com

I BRIO INTERIOR DESIGN Seattle, WA briointeriordesign.com

L BROADHURST + ASSOCIATES Seattle, WA broadhurstassociates.com

I CHARLIE HELLSTERN INTERIOR DESIGN Seattle, WA charliehellstern.com

A DEFOREST ARCHITECTS Seattle, WA deforestarchitects.com

H DOVETAIL GENERAL CONTRACTORS Seattle, WA dovetailgc.com

H DOWBUILT Seattle, WA dowbuilt.com

I HEIDI CAILLIER DESIGN Seattle, WA heidicaillierdesign.com

A HELIOTROPE ARCHITECTS Seattle, WA heliotropearchitects.com

A I HOEDEMAKER PFEIFFER Seattle, WA hoedemakerpfeiffer.com

I INFORM INTERIORS Seattle, WA informinteriors.design

L KENNETH PHILP LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Seattle, WA kennethphilp.com

A LANE WILLIAMS ARCHITECTS Seattle, WA lanewilliams.com

A MCCLELLAN ARCHITECTS Seattle, WA mccarch.com

H MCKINNEY GROUP INC. Seattle, WA mckinneyinc.com

I NB DESIGN GROUP Seattle, WA nbdesigngroup.net

H SCHULTZ MILLER Seattle, WA schultzmiller.com

A STUART SILK ARCHITECTS Seattle, WA stuartsilk.com

A I STUDIO AM Seattle, WA studioamarchitects.com

I SUSAN MARINELLO INTERIORS Seattle, WA susanmarinello.com

I THE PAVILION COMPANY Seattle, WA pavilionco.com

H TOTH CONSTRUCTION, INC. Seattle, WA tothconstruction.com

H HOLBECK CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, INC. Stanwood, WA holbeckconstruction.com

H VANGUARD CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, LLC Stanwood, WA vanguardnow.com

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I SOLÍS BETANCOURT & SHERRILL Washington, D.C. solisbetancourt.com

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MORGANTE WILSON ARCHITECTS

No two exemplify the phrase, “teamwork makes the dream work,” quite like Elissa Morgante and Fred Wilson. Architects with a shared love for all things design, Morgante and Wilson recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of their firm, Morgante Wilson Architects. It’s a milestone the duo attributes not only to their partnership, but to those they develop with clients, consultants and their team. “It’s the reason so many of our clients work with us time and again,” Morgante says. Regarded for their wholehome approach, Morgante and Wilson draw from clients’ goals, but always with respect for the wider world in which we live. Hence, ecologically friendly building and energy-efficient options are often on the table. “We take a multifaceted approach to design, capturing our clients’ aesthetic and enhancing the way they live,” Wilson says Not surprisingly, they accomplish this through a collaborative effort: Morgante thinks of a home from the inside out, while Wilson looks at it from the outside in. “It’s an approach

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that allows simultaneous contribution to each layer of the project and delivers a unified look,” he continues. Both work comfortably in a multitude of styles, but if they had to name just one, “It would be transitional,” they say. A perfect blend; just like this husband-and-wife team.

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What specific elements characterize your work?

Light, balance and texture.

Can you give me some key milestones in the way of your company’s success?

Our interior design division has grown to become a huge part of our business, expanding the richness and scope of the firm’s portfolio, while providing a valuable add-on service to clients. In addition to residences, it now encompasses hospitality and commercial interiors, as well as the interior design of high-end model apartments, consulting on unit finish packages, and overseeing the interior architecture and design of common areas and amenity spaces.

What do you feel has been your greatest success?

35 years in practice; 35 years of marriage; and three great kids.

“We love engaging with people who think about design in a holistic sense, resulting in the most beautiful and functional home possible.”
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Top The rear of this lakefront home is composed of floor-to-ceiling windows that take advantage of the views and creates a unique composition. Right A cleverlydesigned kitchen island conceals a hidden bench for extra seating that can be stored out of sight when not in use. Opposite left The rhythmic order of organizing elements for this multipurpose dining and sitting room are playfully contrasted with a Mondrian-like composition of open shelving and small windows. Opposite right This family room is amazingly functional with a central wall that is a unique blend of materials and finishes, including sable marble, distressed leather, metal and linen.

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When exceptional style is combined with eclectic taste, a passion for artistry and a collaborative spirit, outstanding design is the result. Since launching GL Home Décor in 2018, business and life partners Matthew Gibbs and Chris Le Beau have made it their mission to work hand in hand with each client to help them create environments that are sophisticated, comfortable, functional and a true reflection of who they are and how they want to live. “We started small and used GL Home Décor’s early days to build our customer base,” Le Beau says. “Very quickly, we learned that true success is not about making a sale, it’s about establishing strong relationships with our clients and our community.” That simple principle allowed the partners to gain testimonials, feedback and real life experience that gave them a better understanding of their clients’ tastes and lifestyles and inspired their unique approach to their work. “To make our clients happy and ensure a successful outcome, it’s important that we

understand their desires and their challenges upfront,” Gibbs adds. “To accomplish this, we give each client a questionnaire at our first meeting. This allows them to articulate their needs, goals and visions thoughtfully and thoroughly, which we then use as a road map for our design journey.”

What project put you on the map?

It was our own wedding reception. We’d rented a huge event venue that had a lot of small, unfurnished spaces, so we created a cohesive design concept that gave each area its own distinct personality. The result was a number of guests asking us to work that same magic on their homes and GL Home Décor was born.

Talk about your new location.

In the spring of 2021 we relocated to the Andersonville neighborhood where the knowledge we’d already gained, incredible foot traffic and an enthusiastic community allowed our business to take off!

What types of projects would you love to take on?

Common areas and public spaces in high-rises and office buildings that inspire a sense of community.

“We offer an unintimidating, affordable boutique experience that includes exceptional furniture, unique décor and original works by local artists.”
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Top Le Beau and Gibbs’ home in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is an extension of their design philosophy, which is to create warm, clean spaces that are authentic to their clients. Left GL Home Décor’s accents and accessories are perfect for any style or occasion. Right Clean lines, modern sophistication and lush textures define the design aesthetic of GL Home Décor. Opposite left The GL Home Décor showroom features original works of art by local artists. Opposite right GL Home Décor’s inviting showroom allows clients and customers to easily visualize how furniture and furnishings will look in their homes.
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TIP TOP BUILDERS

While there’s no one defining element that characterizes the work of Tip Top Builders, there are many standout traits of the company on the whole. “We help keep projects on track, on schedule and on budget. We also work with the best architects and designers throughout Chicago. Their expertise helps guide our clients through a painless design process,” says vice president Adam Masters. “We are all about creating the right team early in the project to ensure the entire process runs smoothly.”

Sixty years ago, Tip Top Builders got its start in the residential market after completing a small residential project for a commercial client. “The home was completed on time and under budget, and our president, Howard Dardick, had a blast doing it,” Masters says. From one home to thousands, Tip Top Builders has never looked back. “We love our niche,” Masters says. “You see and experience unique qualities on a project that you don’t see every day, and every project is different.” To bring all the facets of a remodel together, Masters encourages

clients to join Tip Top’s weekly OAC (owner, architect, contractor) meetings. “Our clients lay out the pieces of the puzzle, and we take those pieces and put them together to create an overall inspiration picture,” he says. “The team takes our clients’ dreams and makes them a reality, with the client along every step of the way.”

Please name influences and inspirations that inform your work and approach to it. The talented architects and designers with whom we work; their creative process drives the way Tip Top runs projects.

To this point, what do you feel has been your greatest success?

My path to becoming vice president. I started working for Tip Top 21 years ago, during my summers in high school. Growing up in the business has helped me understand each position, so the day I became vice president was a true reflection of the amount of hard work I have put in.

Can you elaborate a bit on the kinds of communities you work in?

Tip Top’s main focus has always been Chicago and the North Shore suburbs. We do everything from ground-up homes and residential remodels, to condominium and co-op remodels.

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Top This custom rooftop deck is made entirely out of ipe with integrated lighting. Left Tip Top created this custom cabinetry shelving unit in a remodel for a Lakeshore Drive co-op. Right Custom installed backsplash tile provided by Artistic Tile gives this kitchen a fresh feel. Opposite left Beautiful custom metal doors separate this cozy office from the living room. Architecture by Mike Shively Architecture and interiors by steve + filip design. Opposite right This dream closet features fully custom millwork with integrated LED lighting at all shelving and drawer locations.

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AMY CARMAN DESIGN

Sometimes seeing something in a new light can bring about a vast change. For Amy Carman Design, an early project that put them on the map was reimagining a white clapboard building that dated back to the 1880s in Delafield, Wisconsin. The space had been a church, a gift shop, a bridal store and more. Carman redesigned it as an elegant neighborhood restaurant, and the thriving Belfrē Kitchen emerged. Steady growth driven by return clients and word-of-mouth expanded the firm’s business, and they are now in year 13 with a team of designers, coordinators, project managers and procurement staff. Two years ago they added Carman Made, a general contracting arm that specializes in high-end renovations. Carman’s favorite part of the job is the variety of projects. “We are proud of a portfolio that shows creative and stylistic range,” she says. “We love a challenge—whether a beautiful detailed home or a minimalistic modern new build, we thrive on incorporating each client’s personal style into the design.” What’s next for the Gold List

honoree? “We’ve been taking on out-ofstate work and are also continuing with select boutique retail projects,” Carman says. “We just designed a retail chocolate shop for a family-owned business in its fourth generation. It’s been received incredibly well in the community.”

How can clients work with trade professionals to ensure a painless design process?

Communication is key. It’s important for the client to share feedback with the design team throughout the process and to openly discuss budget and timeframe. It’s also important to trust your design team. We live and breathe design, and can bring in ideas and solutions that may not be a client’s first instinct, but will elevate their space in an unexpected way.

How has digital media changed your business?

Our Instagram following has led to nationwide referrals and expanded our opportunities beyond the Chicago region.

Social media connects us to new ideas, trends, products and clients. And we’ve been hired by clients who have quietly followed us for years.

“We really get to know our clients—and that connection enables us to create a home that accurately reflects who they are and what they care about most.”
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Top Bold modern lines mixed with organic shapes and natural finishes create a relaxed, cool vibe at the firm’s North Beech project. Left A combination of new and vintage pieces come together in the firm’s design for this Olive Park residence’s sitting room. Right This chic navy home office with a stocked bookshelf and vintage magazine cover art on display was created for an entrepreneur. Opposite left The firm’s Camp Spirit Lake project was honored with a regional Luxe RED award for best modern interior. Opposite right A timeless approach was taken for this recent kitchen, designed in an array of white shades and adorned with brass detailing.

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GTH ARCHITECTS

Enduring skills and expertise combined with a client-focused approach to architecture is the key to creating highly-personal homes, spaces and environments that are transcendent and timeless. That is an ideal that Jeffry Harting and the visionary team at GTH (Gensburg Toniolo Harting) Architects understand and apply to their award-winning work.

“Our success has always hinged upon our ability to listen to our clients and to be adaptable in our approach to each individual project, both architecturally and aesthetically,” Harting says.

“Continuing to build on that mission over the past 15 years has allowed us to expand our creative reach throughout the United States, and now to the United Kingdom.” That broadmindedness and collaborative spirit has been the catalyst for a wide variety of unique and noteworthy projects, all of which elevate GTH’s clients’ lives in surprising and delightful ways. “From the initial meeting to the end creation, the client is the most important aspect of our work,”

Harting explains. “Each project is a journey that we share with the client, so it is imperative that we listen carefully to their wants, needs and desires and include them in every decision so that we deliver both a home and a lifestyle that exceeds their expectations today and for years to come.”

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Please share influences that inspire you. We have always admired the works of other notable architects like Edwin Lutyens, Andrea Palladio, David Adler and Frank Lloyd Wright.

What style are you most known for? We take pride in the fact that we don’t have or promote any particular style.

Like artists, we enjoy working with different media, materials and palettes on a wide array of projects that share one thing, thoughtful and cohesive plans, and details that perfectly suit each design and client.

How is your expansion to the U.K. energizing your work?

It has allowed us to take a slightly different cultural approach to design and given us a deeper appreciation for blending historical architecture with more contemporary aspects and applications.

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ARCHITECTS JEFFRY HARTING, CREATIVE DIRECTOR gtharchitects.com 847.772.9679 gtharchitects Left When the backside is as important as the front this custom home’s stunning garden blends seamlessly with the terraces and landscape beyond. Right Sight lines, balance and order take the heart of this home and thoughtfully connect it to a sun room, family room and rear garden.
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AMY KARTHEISER DESIGN

One beautiful aspect of interior design is how it brings together many forms of creativity. From the careful craftsmanship of millwork to the objets d’art sourced while traveling to the exquisite and thoughtful perspective art brings to the walls, every step of designing a space brings with it boundless inspiration. This is what captivated Amy Kartheiser about the trade. “Looking back, it was clear I’d probably end up in a creative space,” she shares. “My whole family loved art growing up. My mom was an interior designer herself, and two of my brothers are artists.” It comes as little surprise, perhaps, to learn that one of her greatest influences in her design work is art. In fact, alongside the portfolio of her firm, Amy Kartheiser Design, she is also known for her Meet the Maker video series on Instagram, in which she shares the stories of talented artists and artisans she has encountered. And they come from near and far. “I’m incredibly inspired by my travels as well,”

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Kartheiser adds. “I love to source artwork and decor from all over the world.” This passion plays a role in her outlook on client involvement, too. “I always begin by learning about their own interests in art, travel, entertaining and whatever else excites them,” she says. “That answer is a grounding point for the design.”

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Up to this point, what has been your greatest success and why?

Creating a positive impact on others’ lives and the way they live will always be my goal and biggest achievement. I always want to create spaces that prioritize wellness and sanctuary, using design as a bridge to mental health. In many ways, mental health is a key area of my focus—so much so that I launched my charity, Under the Same Sky, in an effort to raise awareness and open conversations around mental health and suicide awareness.

What type of project would you love to take on?

Abroad! I love Mexico and its endless sources for rich textiles and beautiful art. It’d be a dream to design a boutique hotel there one day.

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Left The use of a cooler palette combined with reflective, intricate lighting that just so subtly sparkles provides a moment of sophistication. Right Inspired by the lakefront’s blue waters and sandy shores, Kartheiser and team created this pastel wonder of a living room. Photography Mike Schwartz
“We focus on creating layered spaces that are imbued with depth, detail and texture, while truly speaking to the homeowner’s preferences and lifestyle.”
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LYNNE BEYER DESIGN

Sometimes, one is practically destined for their field. For Lynne Beyer of Lynne Beyer Design, the appreciation and love of design and guiding her clients to create inspiring and nurturing spaces is in her blood. Beyer was inspired by her mother, who was an accomplished interior designer. She shares, “My mother was ahead of her time in her vibrant design practice. As early as the 70s she was featured on TV and radio, sharing her expertise.” Beyer has been recognized for her excellence in creating beautiful spaces with many repeat clients, awards, television appearances and various media features. Along with her clients, she also works closely and collaborates with architects, contractors, builders and design-build networks. One favorite project collaborator and fellow visionary is her husband, R. Nicholas Loope, FAIA. She says, “Ryc’s work and his architecture practice is a constant source of inspiration, and we have great respect for each other and each of our firm’s goals and dreams.” Today, the Gold List honoree

is thrilled to have returned to her Midwest roots due to her firm’s studio relocation to a new base in Chicago. Beyer says: “I love Chicago and find so much inspiration in the architecture, the landscape, the community and the amazing people. I believe I have been led here to continue to do my best work and look forward to helping guide clients to create truly inspiring and nurturing interiors.”

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How do you include the client in your creative process?

Our clients have said I guide them to their own truth on projects. We discuss soul spaces, their non-negotiables, hopes, dreams and investments. I strive to understand the personal needs of each of our clients through discovery, asking questions and truly listening.

Tell us about your new Chicago location. We were fortunate to acquire the historic 1902 Westmoreland Farm in Lake Forest. Our office is sublimely situated on the estate, along with two residences and an 8,000-square-foot two-story carriage house and stables that are being reimagined for future use.

What are your current capabilities?

We are thought partners and guides, and are flexible depending on our client’s needs. We really roll up our sleeves, listen and dig in to help bring our clients’ dreams to fruition.

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Left A basic rectangular room was transformed with a custom-designed loft space at one end, complete with ladder and bookcase below. Right The client’s love of Asian art inspired the designer to include a 35-foot de Gournay mural with beautiful details. Holly Hunt furnishings are in the foreground.
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The tree-lined avenues of the Gold Coast are eye candy for anyone with a passion for vintage Chicago architecture. It was on one of these historic streets that a Michigan resident seeking an in-town abode discovered a late-1800s row house with endless charm. Because the client was already impressed with designer Michael Abrams’ work on her son’s nearby residence, she invited him to take on her own dwelling. “He has an incredible eye,” she says. “I let myself be guided by him because of that.”

Abrams, who is well known for his contemporary designs, knew he needed to take a different approach to this historical project. With its original moldings and handsome built-ins, the architecture called for interiors that nodded to a bygone era. “We embellished and enhanced those details,” Abrams says, who also brought on Adam Masters of Tip Top Builders, Inc. to refinish the floors and renovate two bathrooms. “We wanted to make it an elegant city home.”

Wallcoverings played a key role in that endeavor. Surrounding a gilded niche in the entry, an energetic floral print on a black background immediately conveys the sense of color and fun that Abrams carefully threaded throughout the design. “It’s bright, playful and whimsical,” he says. The designer then took advantage of the existing neutral grass-cloth wallcovering in the adjacent living room, a salon-style space with three distinct seating areas anchored by antique area rugs. This multizone layout was chosen due to the room size—“these turn-of-the-century homes aren’t very wide,” Abrams notes—but it serves the dual purpose of creating intimate spaces. Cocktails and coffee can be enjoyed in front of the fireplace on the blue velvet sofa or one of the curvaceous bouclé armchairs. And when the sun streams in through the front window, the homeowner curls up with a book in the cozy builtin banquette that’s paired with two navy leather chairs. “There’s a real mix of pieces, but they all complement each other,” Abrams says.

“We wanted it to feel collected over time.”

As a counterpoint to the living room, Abrams chose a grass cloth with a traditional botanical

motif for the dining room. “It gives the space a real punch,” the designer notes. A dazzling brassand-rock-crystal chandelier that walks the line between classic and contemporary illuminates a circular dining table surrounded by channel-back chairs. In response to the room’s lack of windows, Abrams once again used the home’s architectural challenges to his advantage and lacquered the ceiling in a terra-cotta hue that reflects the light.

Thanks to a prominent atrium-style skylight, natural illumination was not an issue in the family room addition, where a sky-blue wallcovering fosters a serene backdrop for a pair of cozy ochre-colored velvet sofas and navy tufted-leather ottomans. Over the sofas, two abstract pieces by fine art photographer Michael T. Noonan contribute to the room’s more modern milieu— “They are so perfect for the room,” the owner notes. Adds Abrams, “This is the only part of the entire dwelling that sets itself apart from the traditional row house architecture, and therefore the photography feels very much at home.”

On the second floor, the designer carried on the use of blue, turning to the color for both classic touches and unexpected moments. In a guest bedroom inspired by Ralph Lauren, a bed upholstered in a navy tartan plays off a subdued plaid wallcovering while the original built-in cabinetry is painted in a warm neutral. In another guest suite, a cobalt chair coexists with burgundy-and-white draperies. And in the study, azure walls, moldings and a fireplace mantel are accented by red patterned draperies and a woodveneer paper on the ceiling. “It’s a subtle visual surprise that adds a layer of interest and elevates it to another level,” Abrams explains.

For the homeowner’s bedroom, the designer brought the unexpected up another notch. A curvaceous, salmon-colored, velvet-upholstered bed paired with a textured striped wallcovering softens the black built-ins and fireplace mantel. Shades of gold and touches of aquamarine create an elevated, feminine setting. As Abrams notes, “We wanted her to feel special.”

It is, the designer says, one of his favorite projects to date. “It has a formality, but it’s very livable and approachable,” he explains. “Each space is a little bit of a surprise, and there isn’t one room that I wouldn’t want to spend time in.”

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Installed by New Order Decorating, a dramatic Pierre Frey wallcovering from Holly Hunt complements gold-leaf detailing in the entry foyer. New Ravenna marble mosaic tiles from The Fine Line create an unexpected mix of patterns in the space.

Texture abounds in the living room, starting with the Phillip Jeffries grass-cloth wallcovering. A Barron Custom Furniture sofa upholstered in a Pollack velvet, bouclé-covered Jean de Merry chair and early-20th century screen from Chairish create a warm atmosphere.

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Right: Walls coated in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue foster a cozy vibe in the study, which includes a Hickory Chair secretary paired with a McGuire Furniture chair. Curtains in a red Schumacher print provide an unexpected contrast.

Opposite: In the dining room, a Lee Jofa wallcovering is a whimsical backdrop for an Alfonso Marina table and chairs by Barron Custom Furniture. The Iatesta Studio chandelier is from John Rosselli & Associates.

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Above: An abstract photograph by Michael T. Noonan establishes a more contemporary scene in the family room. It hangs above a custom sofa covered in camel-colored mohair by Taffard Fabrics. Opposite: Shades of blue dominate the family room, where a broadloom Nourison rug from Rexx Rug plays to the sky-hued wallcovering. Ottomans in an azure leather by Jerry Pair are topped by a Hickory Chair waterfall coffee table.
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Right: In a guest bedroom, a Ferrell Mittman side table and a Chaddock chair upholstered in Classic Cloth velvet make for an ideal place to enjoy a spot of tea. The lamp, which sits on a Century Furniture chest, is from Circa Lighting.

Opposite: Inspired by menswear, a Holland & Sherry wallcovering and a bed upholstered in a plaid fabric by the same brand give this guest bedroom a masculine air. A Roman shade in a Loro Piana textile hangs behind the Hickory Chair seat.

GRAND PROCESSION

High-contrast interiors play up architectural elements in a dramatic Hinsdale home.

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Architecture: Michael Abraham, Michael Abraham Architecture Interior Design: Lauren Warnock and Aimee Wertepny, Project. Home Builder: Bruce Ritter and Linda Ritter, Tiburon Homes LLC

I’ve always been drawn to a sophisticated and modern but cozy style,” Seema Sheth says of her new Hinsdale abode, noting Michael Abraham’s striking architecture and bold interiors by Lauren Warnock and Aimee Wertepny. “But first and foremost, I wanted to make sure our house was functional for our needs as a busy family of five.” When she came across the designers’ work, she felt “immediately drawn to their cool and edgy style, how they mix textures, finishes and layers, creating really sophisticated but unique spaces,” Seema recalls.

This is, in fact, exactly what the firm is known for. As Wertepny notes, “We see contrasts— light and dark, subtle and bold, textured and glamorous—as our color palette.” The pairing was perfect. Warnock remembers Seema sharing a collection of design ideas—a lot of “texture and materiality,” the designer says. “It was all very much in our genre.”

Given the owners’ aesthetic leanings, it’s no surprise that Seema and her husband, Anish, wanted to work with Abraham on the architecture; his modern, minimal approach suited the direction of both the interiors and their lifestyle. The couple loves to entertain groups small and large, so flow was important. Hence, the first floor is an open plan with varying ceiling heights to define spaces and dramatic portals between rooms that help delineate functions with appropriate scale. “The smaller arches introduce more intimate areas, such as the one going into the bedroom or primary bath,” Abraham says, “whereas a large, square opening leads from the foyer to the dining area.”

The interiors were inspired by these moments of contraction and expansion, Warnock explains. “Michael created these interesting moves and design elements, and that’s where this idea of high-contrast interiors came into play,” she says. Working with builders Bruce and Linda Ritter, the designers played up the portals with dark, slatted-wood paneling. Meanwhile, the team installed wide-plank wood flooring in warm taupe to serve as the ideal grounding element. Not only did it set the stage for layers of neutral furnishings, but its diagonal installation on the

main floor created intersections that look like arrows or pathways that change orientation from room to room.

Warnock deployed a warm greige palette throughout, mixing textures to lend a feel— literally—of modernism. Case in point: the family room’s clean-lined, leather-framed sectional with bouclé cushions, paired with a faux-leather chaise, marble-base side table and sheer, double-height draperies. Beneath a lowered ceiling is the fireplace, surrounded by dark-stained, rift-sawn oak panels.

Material interest continues across the abode. “Some of the walls and partitions are like pieces of furniture,” Abraham says, pointing to the floating mirrored-tile bar in the dining area as well as the wood enclosure, detached from the walls and ceiling, that elegantly conceals the refrigerator, freezer and oven. Looking at the kitchen from the living room, “rather than seeing drywall, you see the back of this piece of furniture,” Warnock notes. In the cooking space, which was planned with a large island so the family can chat over breakfast, honed, marble-like black porcelain tops the island while the backsplash features a white polished variety, its reflective quality echoing the highgloss white cabinets. Sculptural pendants over a wood-topped table further play with the theme of juxtaposition, as do the adjoining keeping room’s white linen curtains and coffee table paired with black shelving and metal accents.

Upstairs in the primary suite, the bedroom’s high volume is tempered with dark wood beams and softened with a channel-tufted headboard in an ivory upholstery. Velvet swivel chairs and luxe bedding in soothing neutrals invite rest. “The idea here was just to put all of these kinds of really lush, yummy textures together,” Warnock says.

The effect exemplifies the perfect balance of design elements, ones that Warnock credits her clients for daring to try. “It was so refreshing how open they were to collaborating and doing things that some consider risky,” she says. But for Seema, it resulted in exactly the kind of chic warmth she’d envisioned, and the family loves it. “Ever since I can remember, it’s been a dream of mine to build a house,” she says. “They understood our vision and over delivered in every way. It’s a dreamy and peaceful vibe.”

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At the base of the floating stair, a glass rail disappears behind a black Venetian plaster accent wall, in front of which hangs an Il Pezzo Mancante chandelier. A matte-black steel table by Noir anchors the space. Modern, minimalist furnishings in the family room continue the monochromatic palette. The custom bouclé-and-leather sofa, Rove Concepts daybed upholstered in Holly Hunt’s Great Plains faux leather and Interlude Home lounge chair put the emphasis on texture.
“ WE SEE CONTRAS TS— LIGHT AND DARK, SUBTLE AND BOLD, TEXTURED AND GLAMOROUS AS OUR COLOR PALETTE.” –AIMEE WERTEPNY L U X E S O U R C E C O M 213
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A deep, wood-paneled portal by builders Bruce and Linda Ritter creates a dramatic transition between the entry and dining area. The bar, clad in Ann Sacks tile, serves as a backdrop for a custom dining table, Holly Hunt chandelier and chairs from Casa Spazio.

Opposite:

Above: Mixed materials in contrasting finishes continue into the kitchen. There, cabinetry by New Style Cabinets and brass ring pendants by Resident Lighting from Lightology pair with a porcelain island and walnut-topped table from Casa Spazio. Adjacent to the kitchen, the keeping room serves as a hangout for the kids. Accordingly, it was furnished with durable pieces, like the custom sofa covered in a Pollack Hospitality fabric and stonecast table by Bernhardt. The Koen Lybaert artwork is from RH.
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Above: The primary bedroom exudes quiet elegance. A tufted headboard, fabricated by C Sanchez Upholstery, dramatically mirrors the height of the windows, while a pyrite table by Bernhardt between two Interlude Home velvet lounge chairs invites intimate conversation. The artworks are from RH. Opposite: Designed with spa-like serenity in mind, the primary bathroom showcases white oak flooring and walls coated in Benjamin Moore’s Intense White, with cabinetry fabricated by New Style Cabinets painted to match. They are finished with leathered quartzite countertops from Sprovieri’s Custom Counters.
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PROVIDING A VOICE

Painter Ashley January spotlights an oft-ignored subject. WRITTEN BY MIKKI BRAMMER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CALEB ALVARADO

Ashley January’s oil portraits capture women who, like her, faced pregnancyrelated health complications. Paintings such as Amber (right), Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) (below, left), Rainbow Baby (below, right) and A Saving Grace (opposite) are a call to action to prevent Black maternal mortality and morbidity.

In the United States, Black maternal mortality and morbidity is a systemic issue that is rarely discussed. Ashley January, a survivor of a traumatic delivery resulting from preeclampsia, wants to change that. Through her oil paintings, she is bringing much-needed attention to the health crisis.

January’s artistic path has traversed many media—photography, collage, sketching, acrylic and watercolor painting—but when she started working with oils, “it was like a lightbulb clicked,” she muses. “The medium represents the figure and the flesh so beautifully.”

In her oil portraits, January depicts fellow survivors of traumatic delivery, yet her process begins long before she picks up a brush. She meets her subjects in their homes, where she photographs and interviews them. Back in her Pilsen studio, the artist begins a set of sketches based on the photographs, then creates a series of studies—often in acrylic, graphite, chalk or oil stick. From there, she starts on the painting itself, with the photos taped on a nearby wall. “I’ll use them as an initial reference but also as a point of departure,” January says. “My paintings aren’t photorealistic. I’d describe them as portraits that are a bit more dreamlike and ethereal.”

The recorded interviews aren’t just for her own inspiration. As part of her exhibitions and installations, January pairs the audio and corresponding artwork. “It’s important that when people see these paintings, they also hear the voices of those being depicted,” January explains. “A lot of the participants want to help other mothers and families who are embarking on their maternal journeys and create awareness around the issue of the Black maternal mortality and morbidity rate in America.”

January uses light and bright colors to balance the heavy topic. “I want the viewer to see all of the complexities of what’s going on but not be overwhelmed,” she says. “I’m depicting transcendence after going through adversity. This imagery shows joy, even though there has been lived trauma and sadness.”

For those encountering the issue for the first time through her works, January, who was recently awarded the inaugural Women’s Caucus for Art Emerging Artist Award, has one particular hope. “I want people to see the humanity in others. The title of my solo show is ‘Human | Mother | Black,’ ” she says. “It has to be in that order because humanity is the first and foremost thing. We’re all humans on this earth. We are more alike than we are different.”

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Modern Marvel

Mother Nature serves as the muse for a pair of empty nesters’ new streamlined abode.
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Architecture: Celeste Robbins, Robbins Architecture Inc. Interior Design: Janet McCann, McCann Associates, Inc. Home Builder: Rocco DeFilippis, Legacy Custom Homes, LLC Landscape Architecture: Sara Furlan, Colleen Barkley and Jim Osborne, Mariani Landscape
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The homeowners’ treasured midcentury Ribbon Chair by Pierre Paulin takes pride of place in a sunlit corridor. It overlooks a beloved piece of art by Jane Waterous acquired on a trip to the Bahamas, where the artist is based.

It’s not unusual for a gentleman’s handshake to seal a business deal during a round of golf. Less common is the scenario where a player finds the site of his future dream home right on the 18 th hole. “The lot is attached to the golf course I belong to, so I’ve long admired the setting,” says the husband, who, along with his wife, snatched up the lush Deerfield property. As empty nesters who winter in Arizona, the couple thought it would be the perfect spot for their family to decamp in the warm summer months.

Finding the right architect proved more challenging. High on the list for the client: having the dwelling take full advantage of that glorious green landscape. A series of unpromising interviews left them feeling dispirited—until they met Celeste Robbins, whose impressive body of work and modernist aesthetic won them over. “One of the main reasons they hired us was because we always design a house with a really strong connection to nature and the site,” Robbins says. As the wife puts it, “she checked all the boxes.”

With its uninterrupted glass walls, the ranchstyle abode recalls minimalist jewel boxes by midcentury masters Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. Robbins, who worked with builder Rocco DeFilippis on the project, employed large expanses of Jerusalem limestone as an organic antidote to the abundance of glass and steel. The result is a monument-like, H-shaped structure that rises from the land, beckoning you to come closer and explore. “I liked the idea that you could stand at the front door and see a fossil in the limestone,” Robbins says. “That ability to take in nature and see how this material came from the earth had such a nice dialogue with the modern lines of the house.”

While floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a full display of the changing seasons, they don’t offer the cloak of privacy. Enter landscape architects Sara Furlan and Colleen Barkley as well as horticulturist Jim Osborne, who were charged with shaping the grounds. “Because there is so much glass, it was important to place plants in a way that not only looked natural but also helped

direct sight lines and obscure what we didn’t want to draw attention to,” Furlan notes.

Inside, the open floor plan and mostly onelevel living make the house easily accessible, fulfilling the couple’s desire for their home to be ADA-compliant. Most of the public spaces and the primary quarters are on the main level, with secondary spaces and guest rooms below. Incorporating a series of ramps makes traversing the differences in grade on the property effortless, a feature that came in handy both when the wife had foot surgery and used a knee scooter to get around as well as when their new granddaughter would visit in a stroller. “You don’t need to be old to benefit from a ramp, an elevator or even just wider hallways,” the wife says.

To help with the furnishings, the couple called on interior designer Janet McCann, who was already well-versed in the couple’s style; they’ve known each other for nearly a quarter of a century with this being the trio’s third project together. While McCann incorporated some furniture that migrated from the clients’ previous residences, she sourced a cornucopia of new pieces to complement the soaring architecture. “The focus is on the materials, whether it’s wood or fabric,” she says. “There’s a craftsmanlike hand to everything. Nothing in this house is generic-looking. Everything has a sculptural, richly detailed quality.”

Perhaps the best display of that bespoke approach is the kitchen island, a 20-foot colossus that serves as the ideal marriage of form and function. When the couple first described their vision, Robbins wondered how they were going to pull it off. “We’re architects; the language we speak in is mostly right angles or diagonals, and the wife kept showing us pictures of complex-shaped islands,” she says. Inspired by the amoeba-like vases of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, Robbins leaned into the clients’ request for curves. “I had to let go of preconceived ideas and let the island have a more organic shape,” she explains. “It’s a much better kitchen for it.”

The couple is thrilled with the result, as they are with the rest of their striking contemporary abode. “People ask if this is our dream house, and that’s such a cliched expression, but for us it really is,” the husband says. “There’s nothing we would have done differently.”

A fireplace with a streamlined steel surround fabricated by Bader Art Metal serves as the centerpiece of the great room.

Chairs by Anees Upholstery, a pair of Holly Hunt sectionals and Formations coffee tables offer a spot to unwind.

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Above: Iceberg quartzite from Marble & Granite Supply of Illinois tops the U-shaped kitchen island. The Exclusive Woodworking plain-sawn walnut cabinetry coordinates with other built-ins throughout the abode, and the steel hood by Bader Art Metal echoes the pattern of the exterior. Opposite: the dining area, which features a Berman Rosetti table, the sloped ceilings crescendo to 16 feet. The frames of the Gulassa & Co. dining chairs complement the room’s architectural metal work. Underfoot is a rug from Scott Group Studio.
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Natural light floods this connecting hall, where custom bronze doors with fluted bronze glass pocket into the stained-walnut feature wall. The colorful painting in the foreground by artist Terence La Noue is from Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.
“We always design a house with a really strong connection to nature and the site.”
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–CELESTE ROBBINS

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Walls covered in a neutral Pindler fabric and Création Baumann drapes make for a quiet and serene owner’s suite. The bed is a custom piece conceived by designer Janet McCann, and the trio of glass pendants is by Hudson Valley Lighting. Brown Jordan chairs and bench cushions upholstered in a Holly Hunt Great Outdoors textile provide generous seating around the minimalist fire pit. Raised plantings by Mariani Landscape play to the natural surroundings.
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POWER PLAYERS: REAL ESTATE

In every market throughout the country, the act of buying and selling has become more complex than ever. With challenges like low inventory, fluctuating interest rates and increasing rate of movement among residents, competition is fierce and the details are making and breaking transactions. As such, homeowners and aspiring homeowners alike are rediscovering the invaluable resource of the real estate pro. Navigating any market has become an art form—a dance, one might say—in which the perfect series of steps must take place for a painless process and ideal result. For the experts on the following pages, it’s all informed by decades of experience and a passion for the trade. Introducing, the Power Players of real estate today.

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COMPASS/KRIS BERGER GROUP

Asked to give her take on the state of the real estate market in Chicagoland, Kris Berger says, “Hinsdale is a sought-after town with the best of the best, so it continues to be a steady market.” As a local with more than 25 years of experience practicing her hand at buying and selling in the western suburbs, she would know. Berger specializes in Hinsdale, which she says is, “your quintessential small town, but actually home to approximately 20,000 people.” Owing to its 100-plus-year-old history, the area is also home to exquisite architecture, mature trees and a charming downtown. But her most recent property undertaking is located in nearby Oak Brook. “The Butler will be the most amazing building in the suburbs,” Berger says of the development. “Oak Brook has become a new go-to, with flagship designer stores and more than 40 top restaurants, and The Butler will be like living in the Waldorf Astoria.” Indeed, it was designed by Lucien Lagrange and will boast everything from an amenity floor complete with a golf simulator to a library with bespoke finishes elegance abounds.

NOTABLE LISTING

The Butler at 1900 Spring Road in Oak Brook has quickly become one of Chicago’s most sought-after residential communities. Comprising 90 residences across 21 stories, it provides unprecedented luxury condominium living with elevated design and nuanced attention to detail. Estimated 2025 delivery. Offered from $799,000-$3,550,000.

YEAR-ROUND DIVERSIONS

Although she says her ideal Saturday would consist of “sitting by our pool playing backgammon with my husband in the company of our two golden retrievers, Gordy and Gus,” Berger has a few other must-dos to recommend, too. “We have great farmer’s markets here in Hinsdale, live music in the parks in the summer, a Christmas wonderland in December (complete with horse-drawn sleigh rides) and a variety of kitchen walks, garden walks, historical house walks and designer showcases throughout the year.”

Top Exceptionally beautiful, dramatically styled and timelessly appealing, this awe-inspiring 2017 custom-built masterpiece offers a grand sense of space and accessible elegance for joyful everyday living. Left This family room feels spacious, yet comfortable. It is anchored by a stone fireplace, has 10-foot ceilings and ample windows and opens to the breakfast room and kitchen.

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“Whether new construction or a fully remodeled vintage number, updated and clean is what everyone seems to be seeking.”
Looking to relocate? Reach out today to learn about my Private Client Network within Compass! Compass | A Fortune 500 Company Over half a billion in sales* • Top 10 Agent in DuPage County* • Compass | #1 Brokerage in the U.S** • Member of the Private Client Network with $7B in 2022 Sales and REALM Over $70M in Sales in 2022** Sold nearly 600 properties to happy clients 01/01/22-10/23/22: All closed and pending MRED, Private Exclusive and Off Market transactions Kris Berger 630.975.0088 kris.berger@compass.com Lifetime Stats Looking to buy or sell? Work with Kris Berger! Kris Berger is a Real Estate agent affiliated with Compass. Compass is a licensed Real Estate broker with a principal office in Chicago, IL and abides by all applicable Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only, is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, and changes without notice. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of Real Estate brokerage. Grant Square, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Source, Real Trends 500, as of 2021 based on closed sales volume.” A Western Suburbs specialist with a Nationwide network to connect you wherever you want to go! *Chicago Agent Magazine: DuPage County Top 20 Agents by Total Sales Volume Lifetime closed and pending MRED, Private Exclusive and Off Market transactions

THE JULIE SUTTON GROUP

In the world of home sales, local expertise matters. The Julie Sutton Group is staffed by seasoned professionals with experience in Chicago’s western suburbs and neighborhood know-how. As the company’s lead broker, Julie Sutton, says: “It’s more important than ever to take advantage of the many off-market listings that only local agents know about. In 2022 many of our contracts were signed before the listings even hit the MLS!” Sutton credits the train lines from Chicago as the lure for many residents, with the tremendous upside that these towns have great walkability, vibrant retail areas and bustling restaurants. She has been a broker for nearly a decade after falling in love with the business during her own home search. Sutton says, “I love guiding clients through house transformations—every home can be a showstopper!”

“When closing a sale, an expert’s guidance— plus collaboration and respect —makes for the most pain-free, seamless transactions.”

NOTABLE LISTING

“The home at 320 East 4th Street in Hinsdale was a notable 2022 sale for our team,” Sutton shares. “We are thrilled for our clients as they now embark on a major renovation of this timeless Hinsdale icon. The best news? Their team is comprised of McNaughton Brothers Construction along with interior designer Sarah Vaile. Dream team!”

Price upon request.

AREA INSIGHTS

Lead broker Julie Sutton shares some of her Chicagoland secrets.

• What communities do you represent most often? We specialize in Hinsdale, Western Springs, La Grange, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst and Clarendon Hills.

• What are today’s buyers looking for? Buyers are still loving open floor plans, comfortable home offices, fabulous outdoor spaces and being able to walk to town.

• Can you share a few of your favorite local shops and restaurants? I have too many favorites to name them all! But that said, I just popped into Hinsdale’s Yankee Peddler for a gift, La Fortuna for coffee and The Virgil Catherine Gallery to swoon over her gorgeous art.

Top Located on one of the most desirable blocks in Clarendon Hills, this stunning, custom Colonial masterpiece has been meticulously cared for and updated. Left Hinsdale is located just 20 miles west of downtown Chicago. The quaint suburb is known for an abundance of restaurants, great retail and highly-rated schools.

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Local Knowledge. Access to Off-Market Listings. Concierge Level Service. The Julie Sutton Group: Partner with the best in the Western Suburbs Lisa O’Brien, Lauren Gehlmann, Lisa Read, Laura Glosniak, Anne Otzen, William Sutton, Julie Sutton, Nicole Pearl, Melissa Montanye, Erin Cavanah Experts in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills,
Springs, LaGrange, Burr Ridge and Elmhurst Julie Sutton is a Real Estate broker affiliated with Compass. Compass is a licensed Real Estate broker with a principal office in Chicago, IL and abides by all applicable Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of Real Estate brokerage.*Compass ranks as the #1 independent brokerage by sales volume (Real Trends 2021). *Statistics compiled by BrokerMetrics, derived from MRED 7/1/2020-7/31/2021. ***Infosparks 7/1/2020-7/31/2021. 1 Grant Square, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521 Julie Sutton Principal | Lead Broker 312.909.9561 julie.sutton@compass.com thejuliesuttongroup.com
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PAIGE DOOLEY

With an easy smile and inherent passion, Paige Dooley can be found walking her dog to Hometown Coffee or riding her bike to meetings, peppering conversations with relevant local market data—blending both current and historical insights. For a period spanning 15 years, Paige has the most transactions in Winnetka and New Trier— comprising Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Glencoe and Northfield. Her success is due, as she says, to “my commitment to my clients and mastery of the nuances of our specific luxury market.” With a love of history, architecture and lakefront homes, she is uniquely well-versed in the region. Her clients, she explains, are drawn to the area due to the exceptional quality of life and lifestyle. “The school district is nationally recognized,” Paige enthuses. “Our towns are walking communities where kids can ride their bikes and enjoy beaches, trails, golf courses and much more.”

NOTABLE LISTING

This extraordinary and private 1.25-acre retreat is reminiscent of country life in Provence in an idyllic, walkable setting with gardens, a pool and spa. Melanie Wegner for VHT Studios.

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Dooley shares her favorite events and go-to spots.

• Winnetka Children’s Fair at the Village Green, Winnetka Music Festival, First Friday art night and outdoor concerts in Hubbard Woods, The Antiques + Modernism Show at the Community House and the Saturday farmers’ market are all must-dos.

• I love to eat at 501 Local, Mino’s, Tocco, Spirit Elephant, Avli and Fred’s.

• The Grand is a local grocery store that miraculously carries all the specialty items you could want.

• Chestnut Street Flowers features the most beautiful blooms and artistic arrangements.

• For our furry best friends, we can’t say enough about the amazing team at the Winnetka Animal Hospital.

team for high-end buyers who care about both aesthetics and data. We help our clients navigate the art and science of real estate.”

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Top & Left This stylized Belgian farmhouse in Winnetka was designed by Caladrius Studio, with a kitchen by De Giulio and architecture by Michael Abraham Architecture. Photography Belen Aquino

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It’s All About Home Market Leader for Over a Decade Winnetka 2007 to 2021 Market Share* New Trier 2007 to 2021 Market Share* Paige Dooley 847.609.0963 paige.dooley@compass.com 851 Spruce Street Winnetka, IL 60093 #1 #1 Paige Dooley is a Real Estate broker affiliated with Compass. Compass is a licensed Real Estate broker and abides by federal, state and local Equal Housing Opportunity laws. Stats Source: *MRED LLC, Market share report based on total number of transactions from 1/1/07-12/31/21.

After leaving her career as an attorney to stay home with her three small children, Tracy Anderson found herself in want of something new when those little ones grew older. Her husband floated the idea of real estate, she quickly earned her license thereafter and the rest is a history of big transactions and thrilled clients. An affiliate with Compass, Anderson uses the brand’s proprietary platform and other resources to make the most of what she brings to the table: a fierce work ethic, integral sense of urgency, empathy and a keen eye. As for where she’s putting her skills to work, Anderson points to the suburbs. “I live in Hinsdale and mostly focus on the neighborhoods around here,” she says. “People are drawn to this area due to its proximity to the city and both airports, combined with the excellent schools. There is also definitely a sense of community here.”

NOTABLE LISTING

At 202 East 4th Street, historic details merge with modern luxuries and upgrades to create the most charming, yet practical and convenient environment. The main home features more than 8,000 square feet of living space, and you’ll feel welcome before you even enter it, thanks to a stunning wraparound porch.

Price upon request.

THE EXPERT TAKE

Anderson gives us a digest on the market and its movers.

• The market is balancing out—a bit. Inventory remains low, but it is shifting to make for a more balanced market. That said, the increasing interest rates have been a challenge.

• Buyers need space. They want a home office, a flexible space for another office, a place to work out and outdoor space. Pools are also on everyone’s list nowadays.

Top Gorgeous for both historical influences and polished modernity, this elegant home is a Hinsdale treasure.

Bottom This magnificent home is set apart by a spacious 2-story coach house, which boasts more than 2,000 square feet of additional living and playing space for weekends and holidays.

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“With the solutions-driven mindset of a startup and the sophistication of a luxury brand, we here at Compass aim to be the future of real estate.”
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VIVID ART GALLERY

Vivid Art Gallery in Winnetka specializes in contemporary fine art, with a focus on local and Midwest artists. Curating bold works that bring vibrant color to any space, Vivid provides a full range of services from house-call consultations to installation. Seen here, artwork by Dorothy Alig in a design by Jen-Marie Interiors.

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