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Color of the Year inspires use of other deep, dark colors
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DESIGN CENTER at THE MART and LUXEHOME速 Katherine M. Flaherty VICE PRESIDENT, LEASING
Julia Chappell MANAGING DIRECTOR, MARKETING RESIDENTIAL AND CASUAL INDUSTRIES
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Jigna Patel PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM STRINGER FROM DREAMHOME 2014
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MARKETING COORDINATOR, CASUAL INDUSTRY
INRESIDENCE PUBLISHER Barbara Kay CEO
Eric Jacobson VICE PRESIDENT, MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
Rhonda Wickham VICE PRESIDENT, CONTENT
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Cannon Frank offers out-of-the-box predictions about the future of outdoor living and design PAGE 8
Dee Busby ADVERTISING
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MART AND DESIGN CENTER NEWS PAGE 4
Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL/LAYOUT
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(HOT PRODUCTS LEFT TO RIGHT): ROBERT ALLEN | BEACON HILL, SUITE 633; HICKORY CHAIR/PEARSON, SUITE 1477; SCOTT GROUP CUSTOM CARPETS, SUITE 1424A; KENNETH LUDWIG HOME FURNISHINGS, SUITE 1445; ANN SACKS, SUITE 100A; COWTAN & TOUT SHOWROOM, SUITE 638; MONOGRAM DESIGN CENTER, SUITE 124
NEWS THE MART AND DESIGN CENTER
DREAMHOME – INSPIRED DESIGN LIVES HERE Grand Opening Party April 16, 2015
The Design Center at the Mart is proud to host the 11th annual DreamHome. This annual installation brings to life the amazing talents of six of Chicago’s top interior design firms as they each curate a room in the home using the luxury home furnishings resources only available at the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart’s showrooms on floor 1, 6, 14, 15 and 16. Six of the industry’s top interior design firms will lend their expertise and signature style to create their DreamHome room. 2015 Designers Include: • Marshall Erb, Marshall Morgan Erb Design Inc. (Foyer) • David Kaufman & Tom Segal, Kaufman Segal Design (Study) • Frank Fontana, Frank Fontana Home Solutions Inc. (Bedroom) • Eva Quateman, Eva Quateman Interiors (Living Room) • Anne Coyle, Anne Coyle Interiors (Dining Room) • John Cannon & Cary Frank, Cannon Frank (Outdoor Dining Room) 4
DreamHome’s Grand Opening Celebration will take place April 16, 2015, 6-8p, $75 ticket price. DreamHome is open to the public Monday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm, April 17 through December 6, 2015. Admission is free however donations are accepted on behalf of Almost Home Kids www.almosthomekids.org.
MAYA ROMANOFF UPDATES LOGO Suite 6-167 The January 15 launch date marks the oneyear anniversary of the passing of founder, namesake, and creative force, Maya Romanoff. Joyce Romanoff, Maya’s wife and the company’s president, was intent to meet this significant anniversary with momentum and a thoughtful evaluation of Maya’s history and the company’s future. “Maya taught us so much!” said Joyce Romanoff, “In honor of his spirit and his legacy, we made the decision to change the company’s logo to just MAYA. At the 45th anniversary of our company, we are forging ahead with strength and a lawless sense of play worthy of our namesake — he would be thrilled to see us continue his legacy of creating beautiful, innovative materials.” The new MAYA logo is de-
signed to resemble dimensional planes, referring to the surfaces upon which Maya Romanoff installs their diverse collection of materials. This deliberate rebranding was developed collaboratively with Thirst, a communication design firm in Chicago led by principal Rick Valicenti, a significant presence in the global graphic design world and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award recipient.
HOMECREST OUTDOOR LIVING UNVEILS WEB SITE UPDATES AND INTERACTIVE DESIGN CENTER Suite 1518 Homecrest Outdoor Living launched a new website update for 2015 (www. homecrest.com) that allows users to easily navigate the site and gather useful information, design, advise and the ability to personalize their outdoor space using both the Interactive Design Center for both seating and fire tables and the easy-touse Patio Planner powered by Homecrest. In enhancing the website for 2015 traﬃc, Homecrest used a variety of search engine optimization techniques to help generate increased traﬃc to the site and to its retailer network. Several Social Networking applications were created and added to the website, such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, to educate the dealers and consumers of Homecrest products. Homecrest’s Interactive Design Center was originally launched in 2009, and is updated annually, to allow consumers to not only create, but print and save the Homecrest product that they have personalized online
using Homecrest’s most current fabric, finish and frame selections. The Homecrest Interactive Design Center is a great way to put consumers in the driver seat when it comes to applying their individual style to the furniture for their outdoor space. www. homecrest.com/DesignCenter/
ROBERT ALLEN WELCOMES BRIAN WILSON Suite 633 We are happy to announce a new member of the Chicago Robert Allen Team, Brian Wilson. Brian is a seasoned veteran in the interior design industry with two decades of history in both residential design and the wholesale side of the design industry. Brian is ready to resource for any design project — residential and contract! Please come and visit him in his new home in Suite 633.
OW LEE SAMPLE SALE Suite 1598 OW Lee one of the world’s premiere casual furniture companies is pleased to announce they are refreshing their showroom and will be offering select Floor Samples for sale. OW Lee is dedicated to the design and production of fine, handcrafted wrought iron, wrought aluminum and fire pits. You’ll find dining for entertaining, deep seating to relax by a fire pit or chaises to lounge by your pool. Shop early for the best selection. Contact us at 312-467-9788.
SCOTT GROUP CUSTOM CARPETS PURCHASES HOKANSON CARPETS Scott Group Custom Carpets, Suite 1424A and Hokanson Carpets, Suite 14-129 In a transaction designed to accelerate growth, Michigan-based Scott Group Custom Carpets, LLC has acquired Texas-based Hokanson Carpets, Inc. It’s a partnership they welcome, as it joins two firms equally committed to innovative design, exquisite craftsmanship and unequalled customer service. Beyond the broader reach it gives both companies, Hokanson customers will notice no real change. The same artists, account executives and designers still await you at your local Hokanson showroom to interpret your wishes and deliver the world’s most beautiful custom rugs. Stop by the showroom today to say hello!
MIKE BELL, INC. & WESTWATER PATTERSON LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE Suite 613 Mike Bell, Inc. & Westwater Patterson are excited to announce the launch of a brand new website. Their new site features high resolution images of their products, detail photos, the ability to easily print tear sheets, request a quote, save favorites and more. Check it out at www. mikebellonline.com.
THIS YEAR MARKS INNOVATIONS 40TH ANNIVERSARY! Suite 6-130 In 1974, Rudy Mayer was a store designer creating patterns for walls and textiles for the iconic Raymond Leowy. This experience inspired him to develop his own line of exciting wallcoverings. Demonstrating a commitment to innovation and creativity, he called his new company Innovations. Today Mayer and the Innovations design studio continue to develop unique and original materials for walls.
LUXEHOME SHOWROOM NEWS Please join us in welcoming our newest LuxeHome tenants on the first floor. Please stop in to say hello and explore all of the amazing products and services these Boutiques have to offer.
ration, knowledge, and personal assistance that will help you bring your design visions to life. Amiel.US, Design Resource Center, Suite 163 Opened October 2014 Amiel.US is now open in the Design Resource Center. Come and explore their brand new kitchen displays. Discover their high-end appliances of the reputable US brand, American Range and well established European companies, Bertazzoni, Fulgor and Fhiaba. Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, Suite 119 Opened February 2015 The Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center opened in February 2015. The Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center is the premier showroom featuring custom cabinetry inspirations for
homeowners, interior designers, architects and luxury home builders. Each display showcases the latest product releases and Wood-Mode lifestyle design themes presenting styles ranging from traditional to transitional and contemporary for the kitchen, bath and beyond. SMEG USA, Design Resource Center, Suite 163 Opened February 2015 SMEG USA is now open in the Design Resource Center. SMEG is an Italian domestic appliances brand, producing distinctive, beautiful products that combine technology and style for consumers who follow design and its evolution. SMEG expresses “Made in Italy” style by flawlessly combining design, performance, and attention to detail.
Miele Center at Chicago, Suite 133 Opened August 2014 The Miele Center at Chicago Opened in Early Fall 2014. Founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, a phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company. As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards. Sherwin Williams Color Studio, Design Resource Center, Suite 163 Opened September 2014 Sherwin-Williams Color Studio is now open in the Design Resource Center. Visit the Sherwin-Williams Color Studio for the inspi-
Visit us at showroom 15-105, and enter to win our Kids Collection picnic table during the Outdoor Design Conference, March 19. 3-10 DAY
breaking out with
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“sophisticated, natural earthiness” that “translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.” Since the announcement, darker, more saturated colors are all the rage. So what is behind the trend? “It’s not just a color, it’s the depth of color,” Balsam said. “It’s more that designers and clients are embracing getting away from ‘neutral land’ and bringing in more color and coziness. Have a little more fun. Take a few more risks. Marsala, they were saying, represents food, wine, entertaining and enjoying life. I think it is symbolic of that.” Designers believe there’s a larger reason for the trend other than simply being bored with neutral colors: the improving economy. “In bad times, people pick neutrals because they’re afraid of investing in something that’s not going to be lasting so everybody picks beige, oatmeal, tan or pale gray because they’re safe,” Stringer said. “Then, as we come out of bad economic times and we’re feeling flush again, we’re like ‘Hey, I want to bust out. I’m tired of wearing gray pants and white shirts. I want to go for some color.” Though they may not always follow the trends, designers are ex-
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cited about the current movement in color because it opens up more possibilities than what has generally been acceptable in previous years. “I think the design community is thinking, ‘Let’s not play it safe anymore. Let’s go back to color,’” Balsam said. “Everything’s starting to look so duplicitous, and the economy is doing better, clients are feeling better, and they really felt that it was a time to embrace the energy that color brings to a space. Is it a little bit ‘riskier’? I guess it appears that way, in particular when it’s paint, but it is just paint. “I would really encourage people to try more color and bring more color into their homes in larger doses when possible. Just enjoy it.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM STRINGER FROM DREAMHOME 2014
ong before Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2015, multiple designers participating in the 2014 DreamHome design at Merchandise Mart were coincidentally moved to use similar deep, rich colors for cozier spaces. Tom Stringer with Tom Stringer Design Partners used Benjamin Moore’s Dark Walnut on the living room, while Jeannie Balsam with Jeannie Balsam LLC used a Candy Apple Red on the foyer. Jessica Lagrange with Jessica Lagrange Interiors used a deep, dark blue for the study. “Everybody seemed to be channeling these saturated tones, and I think we started doing it to be unusual and original, but we all seemed to be on the same wavelength,” Stringer said. “What I said to my designers when I was conceptualizing it was I wanted to create a space that was overtly decorative, that harkened back to the highly decorative spaces of a different era. I’ve gotten really bored with a modern obsession with neutrality.” Then in December 2014, Pantone declared Marsala to be the color for the new year due to its
PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM STRINGER FROM DREAMHOME 2014
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OUTDOOR INSIGHTS FROM COASTAL LIVING’S ANTONIA VAN DER MEER
utdoor spaces are booming right now. It seems everyone has or wants a porch, deck or patio. The interesting thing is how similar today’s outdoor spaces look to our indoor spaces. Outdoor furniture and fabrics are more creative and versatile than ever before. These days, porches often have everything a living room has: rugs, lamps, coffee tables, throw pillows, even accessories like mirrors and more. We’re also seeing more innovative choices in outdoor lighting. In the bright sun of the great outdoors, strong colors are popular and fun. That’s because hot hues stand up well to the intense light of the outdoors. Outdoor kitchens rival their indoor counterparts with plenty of counter space, storage space, fun bars, grills and more. On the coast, outdoor spaces have heightened significance because people really want to embrace nature. They are happy to blur the lines between inside and out. And these days, they can!
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CANNON FRANK OFFERS OUT-OF-THE-BOX PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUTDOOR LIVING AND DESIGN
othing should stand between you and your love of being outdoors, not even the walls of your home. As consumers place a higher priority on outdoor living spaces, we seem to be edging closer to
round-the-clock living on the outside, even for areas without ideal climates. In fact, with manufacturers making furnishings more durable and adaptable than ever, outside is truly beginning to feel more like home. While the origins of outdoor living relied on a pool and a barbecue as an excuse to gather
OUTDOORS outside, its evolution into a true extension of the home began with the idea of adding a kitchen, a couch, a living room complete with fireplace and big screen television. And it’s not likely to stop there. In fact, outdoor living is poised to become an even bigger part of the home as we find more excuses to stay outdoors.
On the horizon will very likely be options for adding full bathrooms and bedrooms to your already functional outdoor lifestyle, according to John Cannon, principal, Cannon Frank A Design Corporation PC, who designs high-end living spaces, indoor and out. “We have done so many out-
door kitchens with bars, grills, large-screen televisions and outdoor fireplaces. The next thing I would love to see is outdoor sleeping,” Cannon said. “We’ve done outdoor showers, so why not outdoor bathrooms as well? We are headed to full outdoor living without the camping.” Cannon, who calls the many
years spent on his family’s screened porch in Michigan some of the happiest times of his life, says that products have helped redefine what is possible outdoors, and as designers look to extend outdoor living, the products will continue to progress. “I think we’re very close to full-blown living outdoors,” CanSPRING 2015
non said. “We have so many outdoor materials and fabrics, ceiling fans and heaters. You can even get whole sound systems that work outdoors — even underwater speakers. We have the climate control with heaters and fans. It’s just a matter of someone taking the last step and creating outdoor sleeping. We’re that close.” Cannon and his business partner Cary Frank have already begun presenting outdoor sleeping options to clients, but they said they would love to see a manufacturer offer mattress options suitable for outdoors. Something that would not mildew and that is truly representative of the mattress in your bedroom. “An outdoor bed would really knock consumers off their feet,” Cannon said. “If you had an outdoor bed complete with dust ruffle and headboard that was impervious to weather, complete with covers — all things that could be watered and cleaned. That would bring this to a whole new level.” Until then, Cannon and Frank will continue to make outdoor living and entertaining an essential part of your home. As the 2015 DreamHome outdoor room designers, they offer their expertise on what life on the outside will look like in the coming years.
BLURRED LINES The outdoor space around your home should feel like an extension of your home, which means it should be designed accordingly. “I would suggest that if you agree to do an outdoor space, follow the interior of your home. I love a contemporary feel, and my outdoor space would look contemporary,” Cannon said. “It should look something like your house. You have to follow your tradition of your home. If you have French country indoors, you can easily extend that out10
doors. In fact, we just did a Louis XIV outdoor area complete with chandeliers, sconces and fabric curtains. Nothing is off limits.”
COLOR CODING Even though you want your outdoor area to be an extension or interpretation of your indoor design, you don’t have to stay with the same color scheme, according to Frank. “Outdoors could be neutral or bright colors. If your design is contemporary, your outdoor area could be all white,” Frank said. “There is no reason it can’t be. We have done outdoor sheers that have been up for two years. Just dry clean them in the fall, and they’re good to go. Or, you could gear color toward a festive color palate to go with the pool. If you chose neutral inside, you may want to express color outside.” You can definitely be more daring outside. “Don’t make it a riot of color. Keep in mind that you’ll be sitting inside looking at outside, so it has to work, but it can be almost a fantasy version of what you have inside,” Frank said. “In my early days, a lot of clients did summer/winter looks for their homes,” added Cannon. “If that’s not trend inside, you can do that outside and make it more incredible.”
MADE IN THE SHADE Being able to add shade outside has opened up options for outdoor living where, before, there were none. “We have done so much with Tucci umbrellas, draw shades, pergolas and gazebos,” Cannon said. “We can permanently install these 10’ x 14’ cantilevered umbrellas and they give you so many incredible options for shade, even in a massive area. I don’t like to get so much sun, but I do love being outdoors, so it has to have some shade.”
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TAKE COVER Fabrics have come a long way and are perhaps the products to thank the most for the leap from outdoor entertaining to outdoor living. There are even options for using velvet and chenille. Outdoor fabric has become so good, in fact, that Cannon and Frank are even using it indoors. “They are also perfect for family room groups and children’s rooms — anywhere that fabric might get stained,” Cannon said. “Just yesterday I was at a house where we had done the breakfast room chairs in a pale aqua herringbone. The client was asking if there was anything she could do about some stains. I told her all she needed was soap and water. We scrubbed it out and let it dry. The stains were gone. That’s the real beauty of indoor/outdoor fabric.”
KEEPING IT LIGHT Outdoor lighting has come a long way since the simplicity of a porch light. With boundless options, you can go bright and bold or soft and sexy. “I love low, soft ambient lighting outdoors that allows you to still see the stars in the night sky,” Frank said. “And now there are so many LED lighting options, you can use lighting candles to light the pool. The best outdoor
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lighting should include multiple sources of low, warm lighting that’s inviting. Everyone looks good in that kind of light.”
GET MOVING Being outside gives you room to move, so why not take advantage of this with your furniture? Outside furniture should be anything but static, according to Cannon. “Rocking chairs. Chairs that bounce and swivel. Outdoor seating should be animated, have movement,” Cannon said. “On our porch, we had a swing, two bouncing chairs and two rocking chairs. Keep things moving — and make sure it’s comfortable. It has to be comfortable. If you love
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how something looks but it’s not comfortable, why bother?” Among his favorite outdoor things: swings. “Swings are the best,” added Cannon. “That’ something that most showrooms don’t have. No one has swings anymore. We would love to see a great line of outdoor swings. And they are real gift-y.”
MAKE IT YOURS What you can do with your outdoor living space is really only limited by your own imagination. Come up with a wish list, suggested Cannon. “Think of all possibilities of things you’d love to do inside and do them outside,” he said. “If you can dream it, you can get it done.”
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OUTDOOR LIVING Anacara Co., Suite 16-130 The Aria armchair from Nardi is perfect for indoor and outdoor installations.The geometric play of the slats, their varying tilt and spacing and the “embossed” effect of the various joints all give the chair a lightweight and slender appearance.The Aria Collection also includes a coffee table in various sizes, designed to match the styling silhouette of the chair to perfection.Visit the Anacara showroom to see the Aria chair in person.
Homecrest Outdoor Living, Suite 1518 Embrace artful luxury with a Sephora fire table from Homecrest. This low, 19” table with powerful burner will extend your outdoor season while Sephora’s beauty will create an atmosphere of relaxation and conversation. Sephora showcases a breathtaking raised fire bowl and Icon top. Homecrest fire tables, distinctively elegant and invitingly intimate.
Lane Venture, Suite 1548 Celerie Kemble introduced four new collections this past market for Lane Venture.These new outdoor collections feature a variety of weather-resistant materials from synthetic wicker to aluminum that can stand up to the heat and humidity at an estate in Palm Beach or the drizzle raining down at a Block Island beach retreat. Characteristic of her quirky, whimsical designs, many of the pieces are inspired from one-of-a-kind vintage finds along with the lure of dreamy locales such as Palm Beach, the Hamptons, Beverly Hills and Morocco.
Lloyd Flanders, Suite 1650 This exquisite dining chair blends distressed teak with Lloyd Flanders original Lloyd loom material. The loom is available in any of our 20 finishes to create your customized look. Dining tables to accompany the chair are available in teak and loom in a variety of sizes. Come to Lloyd Flanders to see our new teak/loom chair and the entire Lloyd Flanders collection.
Mallin Casual Furniture, Suite 1525 Mallin Casual Furniture and Pastel Furniture offers timeless and polished, terraza deep seating and dining, a substantial cast frame with a nuanced, airy back. Terraza brings regal presence to your backyard oasis. Visit Mallin Casual Showroom or visit mallinfurniture.com. Phone 312-836-0375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasure Garden, Suite 1655 New to the popular cantilever collection from Treasure Garden is the 10’ x 13’ rectangle model. It is built to shade any seating, dining, lounging or outdoor gathering space with a full 360-degree rotation from a single installation point made possible with a foot pedal control. Protection from the sun is further created with the umbrella’s 18-, 36- and 54-degree left or right locking tilts. The mast on each unit can retract into a compact space when not in use. An adapter is built into the umbrellas to accommodate the Vega L light, sold separately.
Robert Allen | Beacon Hill, Suite 633 Robert Allen launches outdoor performance textiles with Open Air, a collection of patterns in Sunbrella yarns. Flaunting motifs inspired by those found in the exotic markets of distant locales, the collection emphasizes today’s style direction of bold pattern layering, where batiks in saturated indigo can be mixed with oversized botanicals in fuchsia or classic geometrics in fresh green.
OUTDOOR LIVING HOT PRODUCTS Skyline Design, Suite 15-110 Rest assuredly on the Topaz chaise lounger with its multiposition back adjustments on comfy cushions covered in Sunbrella outdoor fabric. Purchase as a standalone piece or coordinate with other items in the Topaz Collection such as the auxiliary end table, sold separately. Kettler International Suite 1661 Kettler International invites you to visit its suite for the U.S. debut of its all-weather wicker collection. With Kettler’s casual dining and deep seating wicker collections, you can enjoy outdoor living at its best. Relax with family and friends in any casual or formal setting.
TUUCI - The Ultimate Umbrella Company, Suite 1507 Sweeping curves of the Plantation MAX Crescent parasol capture the eye and reach farther than ever before. This contemporary interpretation of a classic French Riviera outdoor parasol is highlighted with the exclusive aluma-TEAK finish and classic TUUCI canopy tailoring to create a luxurious shade oasis in any environment. Innovation at every curve.
Paragon Casual, Suite 1545 Paragon Casual introduces the Villa Rosa Collection constructed of cast aluminum. This collection is designed to meet the needs of all commercial use. The casual elegance of the Villa Rosa is ideal for use in cafés, restaurants and hotel environments as well as residential. The Villa Rosa dining chair is designed to compliment any of the Paragon stone or cast table collections, with unique looks for your garden, patio or outdoor living areas. Villa Rosa Collection is available in dining and deep seating.
Winston Furniture, Suite15-100 Winston Furniture is proud to present its new Lantana Collection. Stop in to see the four new collections and two new finishes for 2015. With a host of finish colors and hundreds of fabrics to choose from, the possibilities are limitless.
Brown Jordan, Suite 1510 Brown Jordan, the distinguished legacy brand, celebrates 70 years of design leadership with a paint box of fresh, new colors for its Tamiami collection. A marvel of simplicity and grace, the Tamiami lounge chair designed by Hall Bradley made its debut in 1961 and immediately struck a chord with mid-century interior designers and the public alike. In honor of the company’s 70th anniversary in 2015, Brown Jordan introduces an updated edition of its iconic collection with mix-and-match frame finishes and 1” vinyl strap offered in 12 vivid colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, forest green, blue, marine, hot pink, white lite, coffee, mica and night. JANUS et Cie, Suites 1420 and 3-107 Intriguing, inviting and chic, it is easy to see why the Tosca Collection is turning heads. Tosca’s innovative braided straps, surrounding a sturdy powder-coated aluminum frame, and plush cushions offer the utmost level of comfort. Designed for the most sophisticated environments, Tosca is engineered for the outdoors and ideal for high traffic indoor areas. The collection includes lounge and dining elements in a mixed material, tone-on-tone linen finish.
OUTDOOR LIVING NorthCape International, Suite 16-112 NorthCape’s Florentine Collection features durable, beautiful HDPE woven resin in a luxurious Aspen finish over a commercial-grade aluminum frame. The fully skirted, traditional design includes contrasting scrolled weaving around the arms and back and is available in seating or dining configurations. This collection also pairs nicely with fire tables, teak or Durawood.
OW Lee, Suite 1598 New from OW Lee, the St. Charles Collection delivers a hint of old Southern charm matched with exceptional comfort. Decorative rivets, traditional collar embellishments and a cast aluminum button make it a standout in outdoor entertainment.
CabanaCoast Patio Furniture, Suite1585 A huge variety of beautiful luxury patio furniture is on display in the CabanaCoast Patio Furniture showroom, including new collections, finishes and fabrics. With many great options in all-weather outdoor wicker, cast aluminum, stainless steel and teak-look aluminum, you are sure to find what you need.
David Sutherland Showroom, Suite 1400 David Sutherland Inc. introduces two new Sutherland collections — Lakeshore and Garden Décor — and a new collection from Perennials Fabrics, Kidding Around. Inspired by the clean, bold geometry of art deco, Lakeshore offers 17 pieces that make a statement with crisp symmetry and artfully tapered lines. Sutherland Garden Décor, handcrafted primarily by Belgian artisans, offers more than 30 garden accessories using zinc and terracotta materials that elevate the garden into an art form. Perennials’ Kidding Around features a bold look with extraordinary performance, designed especially for kids and those young at heart.
Ratana Home and Floral, Suite 1516 Featured with curved armrest profile, double-wall textured resin over heavy gauge, rust-resistant aluminum frames, Auckland Bay sets the perfect spotlight for any casual occasion. Deep, generously proportioned cushions in quick-dry, reticulated outdoor foam provide supreme comfort. Sectional pieces include the interlocking unit that helps to secure the attachment.
Poly-Wood, Inc., Suite 15-105 Poly-Wood creates products with qualities that matter to its customers — low maintenance, exceptional durability and unique style — all made in the U.S. Visit its showroom to experience the elegant Harbour Collection, which combines sleek lines, plush cushions and all-weather material for a look of elegance and lasting comfort. Pride Family Brands, Suite 1576 Within the Bellagio Collection, intricate details incorporated by the Pride designers include cast legs and hammered curving arms. The simple, yet classical, cast seat back includes intersecting curving lines grouped into a central design element. The tailored cushions include Pride’s signature cast button tufting and decorative welting. Each cushioned piece is available in quality solution-dyed acrylic fabrics crafted to withstand the elements. A four-stage finishing process and hand-applied antiquing are featured with hundreds of options for creating one-of-a kind-outdoor décor.
Paul Ferrante, Inc., Suite 1459 The #6250 Sunrise/ Sunset Bench by Paul Ferrante is an authentic reproduction of the classic benches of the early 20th century. Its charm lies in the uniquely adjustable back rest, which allows you to face either direction in one easy step.
MARSALA+DEEP COLORS HOT PRODUCTS Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Suite 6-187 Laura Kirar’s most recent furniture collection for Baker invites us into her personal journey of travel and collecting. The stylish pieces are emblematic of passionate commitment to discovery and her evolving art and design. Visit Baker and discover Laura Kirar’s new collection of relaxed and elegant designs. Atelier Gary Lee, Suite 1419 Introducing Andrianna Shamaris, a collection of modern organic furniture derived from natural forms of aged and reclaimed wood. Ironwood, teak, tamarind and sono wood are sourced from all over the world and transformed into tables and seating comprising four distinct product lines: cracked resin, St. Barts, high quality petrified wood and the latest, triple burnt. Visit the showroom or view pieces at ateliergarylee.com. ateliergarylee.com
Kravet, Suite 6-121 Kravet presents a capsule collection of perfectly paired fabrics in honor of the Pantone Color of the Year 2015 — Pantone 18-1438 Marsala. From wonderfully textured neutrals to vibrant patterns and prints, this collection offers immediate options for interior designers interested in incorporating the Pantone Color of the Year 2015 into current and future design projects.
Farrow & Ball, Suite 105B British craftsmen in paint and paper, Farrow & Ball has launched three French-inspired designs to its collection of handcrafted wallpapers. Pictured is Feuille, a largescale leaf pattern that flows organically across the paper creating an almost forest-like impression. Available in seven colourways, this combination of Brinjal and Eating Room Red is perfect for this year’s Marsala trend.
Benjamin Moore & Co., Suite 6-131 Benjamin Moore announces Natura® has been named Product of the Year 2015 in the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Natura is the company’s most eco-friendly product with zero-VOCs and zero emissions that provides a beautiful finish. It’s available in flat, eggshell or semi-gloss finishes.
Hickory Chair/Pearson, Suite 1477 Inspired by Hickory Chair’s rich archive and by the spirit of American craftsmanship that the company has upheld throughout the 20th century, these new upholstery and wood products pay tribute to the quintessential styles, classic genres and striking forms handcrafted by the company’s talented artisans during its first 100 years. Edited and envisioned by Hickory Chair’s own design team and brought to life by the craftspeople in the company’s Hickory, North Carolina, workroom, the 1911 Collection is a true continuum of style and heritage — translating the continental influences and uncommon craftsmanship of the last century for new audiences and a new century.
LIGHTING Lalique Interiors Showroom, Suite 6-129 Lalique boldly transforms decorative panels and iconic motifs from its timeless heritage into a new contemporary lighting collection Serene. In a partnership with the dynamic crystal chandelier brand Windfall, crystal prisms are illuminated by innovations in technology — the approach casts the classic creations in a new light, uncompromising in modernity.
Nancy Corzine, Suite 622 The Niermann Weeks Rennes chandelier features a classic Greek key motif on a grand scale, with lights staggered at alternating heights around the perimeter. Visit the Nancy Corzine Showroom to view the Niermann Weeks lighting and furniture line.
FLOOR COVERINGS Hokanson Custom Rugs and Carpets, Suite 14-129 Part of our Artist Collection series, AC236 draws inspiration from natural elements. Crafted from the finest wool and silk, this is just one of many inspirational designs to get you started with a custom rug. All of the collections focus on visionary designs, interpreted in weaves, textures and fibers uniquely crafted by the artisans of Hokanson.
Tufenkian Carpets, Suite 14-119 Retro Trace Charcoal by Tufenkian Artisan Carpets features an intricately sketched pattern with contoured lines in contrasting natural hues. A classic, timeless design for modern interiors. Handcrafted in the finest Tibetan wool and bamboo silk.
Pouya Antique Rug Gallery | Direct Rug Import, Suite 1485 Amir Pouya travels the world with one passion: Source the world’s finest rugs. His keen sense of what designers are searching for is evident in his latest import, a fresh assortment of traditional, transitional and modern styles. Experience the design, richness and lasting quality of our rugs. Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Suite 131 Carlisle Wide Plank Floors introduced Carlisle Collections, 12 new collections that represent the best of the brand’s 48 years of innovation, tradition, and leadership in luxury flooring design. Carlisle Collections feature an extensive array of wood types, vibrant hues and handcrafted textures, with each collection telling a unique story.
Atelier Lapchi, Suite 6-160 Shale, one of 12 new designs from Lapchi, is a handsome 80-knot modern carpet, hand-woven in fine silk and wool. Developed in three colorways, Shale may be custom colored or sized. Refresh your springtime interiors with new rugs designed by Atelier Lapchi. Call 312-321-0090 or visit Lapchi.com.
Scott Group Custom Carpets, Suite 1424A Scott Group Custom Carpets is drawing on classical elements with a contemporary perspective for the debut of its new Vienna Collection. Using asymmetrical shapes, mosaics and stained glass, along with abstract shapes based on botanicals, the collection ranges from soft textures to artistically distressed looking patterns. The collection consists of an elegant palette of winter white, blush taupes, wheat and warm browns, with lustrous metallic silk accents.
Gallerie One Distinctive Rugs & Carpet, Suite 600 New at Gallerie One is Glyph, a true work of art in which every step in the production is done with the care and touch of the human hand. The materials are the finest that nature offers, from the lanolin-rich, hand carded, hand-spun Tibetan wool, to the small lot dying process. When weaving is completed, the rug is cut from the loom, sheared and trimmed, and given a final wash to bring out the rich hues and variations that are a hallmark of every Gallerie One carpet.
FURNITURE Martin-Wood, Inc, Suite 1461 In design, it’s all in the details. Martin-Wood is happy to display this beautifully detailed spindle bed on the its showroom floor. Available in a vast array of finishes and in all sizes, it is surely a statement piece for any bedroom project you are working on.
C.A.I. Designs, Suite 1495 Fremarc is a transitional casegoods line using undulating edges and painted finishes in standard and custom colors with ferrules to cap it off. Available through C.A.I. Designs at the Merchandise Mart. Coraggio Textiles, Suite 6-170 The Pointu Collection by Coraggio. Cast bronze legs and saddle stitching detail. Walnut tray sold separately.
Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, Suite 1483 Edward Ferrell & Lewis Mittman has launched a stunning, new Atelier Mittman Collection. The works include pieces from four major designers. Lydia and Lisa Frantz designed this wonderful swivel chair. They believe in the basic principles of good design while pushing boundaries, employing creativity and imagination to innovative solutions. A. Rudin, Suite 6-169 The collaboration of A. Rudin and celebrated interior designer Jeff Andrews has produced an original 25-piece collection of upholstery and casegoods. Andrews’s love of art deco, neoclassical and mid-century styles inspired the collection while A. Rudin, known for fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, ensures a product of the highest quality and comfort. All of the pieces can be customized. Please stop by the A. Rudin showroom and view this exciting, new collection. Kenneth Ludwig Home Furnishings, Suite 1445 Redford House delivers furniture of the finest quality. All of its furniture is “hand crafted” by experienced artisans to make each piece a unique inspiration of Old World tradition. Redford House only buys the finest materials from sustainable U.S. wood suppliers. It manufactures in North America to have as light a carbon footprint as possible. Your customers can enjoy the beautiful quality and feel good with Redford House furniture in their homes. Redford House has established a reputation in the furniture industry for customer service that is friendly and solution driven. Redford House has the passion to deliver superlative design and quality that your customers demand.
J. Robert Scott, Suite 14-135 Introducing the Ribbon coffee table designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis.This lyrical table with fluid lines and open space is accentuated by the selection of high polished, stainless steel and thick glass top. In situ, the curves in the mirror-like metal reflect random areas of the room. Mike Bell, Inc. & Westwater Patterson, Suite 613 The Gascogne skirted settee is the newest introduction to the Gascogne line.This sexy, new version has clean lines perfectly suited for today’s interiors. It has a chic washed finish on the exposed hand-carved arms, a cushy 50/50 goose down cushion and can be completely customized to your specifications. Panama Jack Outdoor & Sunroom, Suite 15-119 The Panama Jack® Bora Bora sunroom collection brings the classic look of rattan poles intricately positioned by hand to draw the natural extension for your inner space. Bora Bora offers seating, casual dining and occasional pieces for your home. Comfortable cushions are included with your choice of fabric.
FURNITURE HOT PRODUCTS Ebanista, Suite 1457 Ebanista’s glamorous Beau Ruban Bed has arrived. Featuring a beautiful, intricately hand-carved ribbon frame and weathered dove finish with antiqued 23-carat gold detailing, the Beau Ruban makes an exquisite and whimsical statement. Available in queen, California king and eastern king sizes.
Creative Visions, Suite 14-127 New for 2015, Bungalow 5 introduces the Cara 3-drawer side table in solid Cape Lilac mahogany and veneer with chrome edge pulls. The perfect bedside table with storage. Visit the Creative Visions showroom or view online at creativevisionschicago.com.
Michael-Cleary, Suite 1451 This is a custom Louis XVI Settee from MintonSpidell. Stop by the Michael-Cleary suite to see the new collection from MintonSpidell. Michael-Cleary is also excited to show new collections from Alder & Company, de Gournay, Keith Fritz Fine Furniture and R. Jones. Gensun Casual, Suite 1667 The Phoenix Chair by Gensun Casual. This transitional aluminum chair is a great addition to any outdoor setting, blending form and function. Come to Gensun Casual to see Phoenix and the entire Gensun Casual Collection.
WALL COVERINGS Innovations in Wallcoverings, Suite 6-130 This April, to celebrate their fortieth year in business, Innovations in Wallcoverings is reviving a curated selection of wallcoverings from their archive. Mesa, Lonhide, Lonrib and Lonstripe were created using an industrial material that was once used as a lining for the interiors of commuter trains in Japan. In the 1980s, their design studio developed a thinner version of this material, resulting in a groundbreaking new wallcovering.
Donghia Showroom, Suite 631 A fresh take on a Donghia wallcovering from the archives, digital printing and specialty yarns are used to make Blossom a beautiful botanical that is suitable for both indoors and out. Beloved hydrangeas are rendered in a soft watercolor effect brought to life with the subtle ribs and slubs of the textured ground textile. Available in three colorways. Ann Sacks, Suite 100B Making its Ann Sacks debut this season is Lux Decorative, an intricate marble tile inspired by the elaborate solid bronze doors that graced the entryways of ancient mosques. The exclusive 16”x16” tiles are the latest in the Ann Sacks’ Lux series, and feature three designs: Relais, Sultan, and Riad. All three designs are offered in warm metallic colorways of silver, gold and pewter.
Maya Romanoff, Suite 6-167 Suzette is a ruched fabric wallcovering that catches light like a classic silk textile. Romantic and refined, paper-backed polyester installs easily, and, because of the pleating and wide roll, seams beautifully.
FABRICS+LINENS Dessin Fournir Companies, Suite 1411 Rugged Elegance is de Le Cuona’s most epic collection to date, comprising 11 new fabrics in more than 50 new colorways. Adventurer-designer Bernie de Le Cuona continues to explore cultural crossovers, bringing her unique visual language of mixed metaphors to the most beautiful textiles. Cowtan & Tout showroom, Suite 638 Take a journey through time across the globe. Manuel Canovas introduces an enchanting collection of exotic motifs, charming florals and vibrant upholstery plains. Stop by the Cowtan & Tout showroom to view these designs.
Edelman Leather, Suite Suite 6-128 and 1119A The new, embossed collection, Raw Diamond, is filled with stories. Start with the trusty new “vintage” look, emboss and wax only. Sure, a hint of dye here and there, but not much. A rustic base, purest in form. What sets this product apart is the handwork. After it is pulled from the mill where it softens the look and feel, these hides are sent to be hand tipped. Rustic and refined. These diamonds are your best friend. Scalamandre, Suite 626 This spring, Scalamandre introduces an array of colorful fabrics and wallcoverings that take a new look at classic design, from timeless checks, stripes, textures and geometric weaves to finely detailed paisleys and chinoiserie, all interpreted anew through current colorations and up-to-date qualities.
Designers Linen Source, Suite 1487 Patricia J. Kha is an exquisite line of hand-embroidered bed and table linens from France. Her collections represent a modern vision of the ancestral art of embroidery. The “needle virtuosos” hand-embroided classic and contemporary patterns on the finest European fabrics, including Swiss Organdy and Italian linen.
Bradley, Suite 6-157 Bradley introduces Bradley Elements, a collection of curated fabrics. The Bradley Elements Collection features quality fabrics and leathers that every designer needs. Stop by to see its assortment of brushed velvets, upholstery weight linens, linen sheers, rich mohairs, silks, cottons and more. While you’re there, make sure to pick up memos for your next project. Bradley-usa.com.
Duralee, Suite 624 Understanding the need for the designer to source from all areas of the design spectrum, Duralee is pleased to introduce HC Monogram, a new brand umbrella created to house their most exceptional product offerings. Represented under the new HC Monogram canopy are Highland Court, Bailey & Griffin, and Clarke & Clarke, as well as their newest addition, Lulu DK. J. Rosselli, Suite 6-158 “Persia” from the Elizabeth Hamilton Collection is inspired by Hamilton’s love of things near and far. This collection of richly saturated hues, printed on linen and hemp, is available in a beautiful array of coordinating colorways and wallcoverings, too. Available through John Rosselli & Associates.
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Poggenpohl, Suite 138 Visit the Poggenpohl Showroom to see its latest kitchen display from its sister brand, Goldreif. Goldreif offers a large variety of front finishes and materials. The display in the LuxeHome Poggenpohl Showroom is in Archaic Spruce — the hottest new color in cabinetry.
Miele Center at Chicago, Suite 133 Miele introduces the world’s most sophisticated range series: ranges, rangetops and range hoods to ensure consistent and professional results. Allow the Miele Range to guide you to extraordinary culinary adventures. Only through Miele’s intuitive functionality and impeccable design, can the sanctuary of your kitchen become a world of exploration night after night.
Waterworks Kitchen, Suite 136 Waterworks is reimagining the kitchen. With more than three decades of expertise in authentic design, quality craftsmanship and advanced engineering for the bath and kitchen, Waterworks introduces a complete design experience for our favorite gathering place in the home. Waterworks Kitchen provides a comprehensive, one-stop design destination through an offering of timeless, modern and original options for the evolving kitchen: cabinetry, hardware, lighting, surfaces, sinks, fittings, furniture, flooring and accessories.
Monogram Design Center, Suite 124 The 5.0 cubic foot capacity Monogram French-door wall oven is designed with two doors opening in the middle with one-handed operation. It offers connected technology, with functions that can be controlled from a smartphone; GE’s True European Convection with Direct Air system, enveloping food for evenly cooked results; and theater-style LED interior lighting.
DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES Richard Norton Gallery, LLC, Suite 612 Frank Peyraud (Am. 18581948) “Untitled (Landscape with Poplars)” oil on canvas, 14” x 16”. Signed lower right. Richard Norton Gallery specializes in late 19th and early 20th century works of art. Visit the gallery 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday though Friday, or online at Richardnortongallery.com. Romo, Suite 6-152 Romo introduces Tivoli, a beautiful, new trimmings collection that includes two tie backs, an innovative two color fringe along with pompoms, beads and lip cord that complement and coordinate perfectly with all new and existing Romo collections.
Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, Suite 119 With unobstructed views and an open floor plan, Wood-Mode’s newest lifestyle concept, Oceanside incorporates creative storage solutions such as pullout drawers disguised as cabinets, seasonal overhead storage and 84” pullout towers. Shown here, a full kitchen storage wall with Vanguard backpainted glass in bronze.
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