Luxe Magazine May/June 2019 Chicago

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CONTENTS

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EDITOR’S LETTER INSPIRATION FOUND Go green with a look at upcycled plastic designs that have a positive impact on our environment.

RADAR

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ARCHITECTURALLY SPEAKING Architects from around the country provide insight on what defines residential spaces right now.

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HERITAGE An ancient building material makes a comeback as a colorful medium for today’s makers and artists.

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JEWEL BOX Tour the globe with sculptural pieces inspired by architectural wonders.

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ROUNDUP The latest in melamine plates will put you in the mood for a picnic. SCENE Our cheat sheet to all things new and fabulous in the local design community.

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MATERIAL Within two distinct settings, architectural elements take center stage.

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TREND Spring’s hottest accessories inspire a full on floral frenzy.

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SPOTLIGHT One-of-a-kind lighting illuminates a starry scene.

KITCHEN + BATH The pros discuss the evolution of the home’s hardest working spaces. THE REPORT Bold color combinations and playful patterns define this season’s maximalist approach to interiors.


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OPEN TO CHANGE Inspired by their vacation house, a couple taps a design team to create a lighter, airier home in Winnetka. Written by Liz Arnold / Photography by Michael Robinson

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FAMILY PORTRAIT Cultural heirlooms and travel mementos in a Lincoln Park abode tell the story of lives well lived. Written by Mikki Brammer / Photography by Dustin Halleck

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TRUE COLORS An artist trained in economics discovers the release that comes with painting. Written by Blake Miller / Photography by Frank Ishman

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JOINT VENTURE A pair of up-and-coming design firms completes a family-friendly North Shore residence on a tight timeline. Written by Tate Gunnerson / Photography by Mike Schwartz

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THE FIRST DISRUPTORS IN THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY TURN THIRTY. ICONIC LUXURY HOME FURNISHINGS BRAND MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION

Thirty years ago, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams set out to make the world a more comfortable place. With a shared belief that comfort has the power to change lives, they created a home furnishings brand unlike any other. Disruptors in the furniture industry long before it was fashionable, Mitchell and Bob broke barriers from the start. Not only were they introducing bold new designs, they were also offering lifetime warranties on products and delivering goods within 30 days. Throughout their 30 years in business together, Mitchell and Bob have never been afraid to push boundaries and take creative risks, especially in their ad campaigns. While some have been more risqué than others, many of the brand’s ads have helped shape opinions about equality, in addition to selling furniture.

Other ads featured the late great Lulu, Mitchell and Bob’s beloved bulldog mascot. Lulu was (and still is) the company’s muse, especially when it comes to designing family- and pet-friendly furnishings. Lulu’s memory is honored in other ways at the company’s factory and corporate headquarters in North Carolina. Employees can enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch at Café Lulu, the on-site, chef-run cafeteria. And there’s Mitchell and Bob’s proudest accomplishment: Lulu’s Child Enrichment Center, a non-profit, 5-star daycare, which was the first of its kind in the furniture industry. Thirty years later, Mitchell and Bob are still shaking things up. While their signature modern style has evolved over the past three decades,, their iconic designs still reflect early aspirations to elevate entertaining and help others create a comfortable home.

With the Spring 2019 Collection, Mitchell and Bob introduce their anniversary line of Les Petite Seats. Chicly styled for cozy nooks or larger conversation areas, these versatile, small-scale accent chairs offer the brand’s trademark comfort in a compact footprint. Choose from in-stock options, or customize in 300-plus fabrics and leathers (including C.O.M). Experience Les Petite Seats and the new Spring Collection in comfort at one of 30-plus Signature Stores, or explore the entire collection at mgbwhome.com.


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Much like a fashion show, design is about storytelling; creating a fantasy. Yet in reality, the process is equal parts imagination and hard work, all in preparation for show time. The final reveal and wow-factor moments don’t necessarily reflect the hours of decisionmaking; the emails, phone calls and installs; the headboard that doesn’t fit through the front door (and had to be craned-in through a second-story terrace); the crack in the poured concrete that needs to be reset. However, when it’s pencils down time, architects, designers and contractors pull it together and get it done. I love hearing behind-the-scenes stories about the design process; both the bloopers and the wins. Shortly before press time, I attended the Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House where many designer-friends had fabulous rooms. Each of them had a vision of what they would conjure for their space. They upholstered and wallpapered, carpeted and plastered; moved things in, out and around until opening day when the dream went on display. Every home undergoes a dress rehearsal of sorts. We certainly hope that you enjoy the show!

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Boulder | rdg-architecture.com BACK TO BASICS: I look deeply into the climate, landscape and history of a place for design inspiration. I can arrive at an authentic design only after integrating these elements. You know a building connects to its location when you could not imagine it anywhere else. HISTORY LESSON: The ancient Greeks taught us the importance of harmonizing different components of a structure and creating right-size buildings in proportion and scale. We often forget those lessons in 21st-century architecture. LASTING IMPRESSION: I traveled a long way to see Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s thermal baths at Vals, and it was one of the most memorable architectural moments of my life. It is all about the human sensory experience: visual, olfactory, auditory and tactile.

⊳ MARK JENSEN

San Francisco | jensen-architects.com UNSUNG HERO: Rebar is a material that you don’t actually see, but it miraculously allows lumbering concrete to become a light and graceful dancer. ACOUSTICS MATTER: It's important to consider the properties of sound—you can’t see it in photographs, but you feel it when you are in a space. Through the magic of synesthesia, you can almost see sound qualities while in an acoustically well-considered place. WISH LIST: I long for a return to less-smart homes. I sense many of my clients feel that connectivity has reached a saturation point and the well-designed space will be one that abstains from distractions in favor of mindful connection to place.

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⊳ RENE GONZALEZ

Miami | renegonzalezarchitects.com NATURE AND NURTURE: Every project begins with understanding the location and a site’s unique qualities. This also applies to cultural conditions, as was the case with a house we designed in Key Biscayne that depicts its Latin setting with the inclusion of patios, portales (porches) and persianas (louvered screens). FORWARD THINKING: Modernism will always be popular in architecture, but I wish nostalgia would fall out of style. Contemporary design, which still adheres to many of the tenets of modernism, is timeless. Some people find comfort in nostalgia and pastiches of historical styles, but the end result never feels authentic to me. LIVING IN HARMONY: Our design for the Prairie Avenue house in Miami Beach, a luxury residence elevated in response to the environmental threat of sea-level rise, acknowledges traditional precedents such as native American Chickee huts and the community of Stiltsville. It is adapted to contemporary living in sync with the changing environment.

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SPLURGE-WORTHY: The best quality windows are the first indication of thoughtfulness in a design, and they can by far make or break the final outcome of a project. PROUD MOMENT: For a home in Southampton, New York, the client was excited to approach the architecture, landscape and interior decoration of the home in a comprehensive way. It was a rare and enjoyable occurrence to have oversight on every aspect of the residence. EARLY INSPIRATION: I saw The Sound of Music at the age of 4 and was so impressed by the Von Trapp’s baroque classical villa. Since then, I have been inspired by grand ballrooms, which is a space sadly lost to history for most elevated clients. To have a grandly scaled and ornate room sparsely furnished so that a special event may take place truly makes the space extraordinary.

⊳ JILL RERUCHA

Seattle | reruchastudio.com CLASSIC VS. TRENDY: When a client is focused on a trend, they’re often missing the bigger picture of permanence and place. Natural light, however, will always be in fashion. We have an innate attachment to the sun here in Seattle. The projects that harness this best are the ones that feel eternal. INFLUENTIAL BUILDING: I traveled to France on a tour of Le Corbusier’s architecture and Villa Savoye really resonated with me. The curved ramps take you from one space to another culminating in a rooftop garden filled with sunlight and stillness. It taught me spaces don’t have to be perfect. UNTAPPED MATERIAL: Brick has a sense of permanence. I'm dreaming of the right client, budget and site to use it.

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SPOTLIGHT: In our projects, we deliberately study the effects of the sun on a space, yet there are moments when a sunbeam, calculated for arrival in a specific room, offers an even greater result. Those are the best happy accidents. CASE STUDY: We're designing a home in Tucson that embodies our passion for framing views, capturing light and revealing spatial character. The site has a stellar visual and physical connection to an iconic mountain range. With its well-positioned sight lines, the home showcases the essence of its setting. BIGGER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER: We strive for cozy, comfortable spaces regardless of the square footage. High ceilings will always be popular but it’s better to focus on proportion rather than height.



RADAR / ARCHITECTURALLY SPEAKING RYAN BOLLOM AND DK OSSEO-ASARE

SOUTHERN CHARM: The South is full of inspiration. Perhaps the most celebrated house in all of Atlanta is known as Swan House. Built in 1928 by one of the country's preeminent architects, Philip Shutze, it’s an icon of classic design. Charleston is also one of the most magical places. Its casual sophistication, haunting presence of history among a bustling modern city, and its quintessential Southern feeling are unparalleled. My favorites are the Miles Brewton House and Drayton Hall. IN THE WORKS: We are in the midst of a large new estate in the Georgia Low Country, based on precedents from some of my favorite South Carolina houses. I’m taking inspiration from the past, but making it new and relevant in a way that doesn’t feel like a museum. BIDDING ADIEU: Openconcept floor plans are on their way out. People are returning to the notion of rooms being rooms. Intimacy and coziness are hallmarks of great living spaces.

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WANDERLUST: I love Barcelona for its sheer variety of buildings—from Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà and Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish to Richard Meier’s Museum of Contemporary Art and EMBT’s Santa Caterina Market. But my favorite is the Barcelona Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the International Exposition. Its sleek, elegant design combined with rich natural materials is a study in simplicity; it’s the essence of architectural modernism. HEART OF THE HOME: Invest in a high-quality kitchen countertop. Kitchens are the focal point for family life. A good countertop should be durable, tell a story and stand the test of time. The island we designed for our Manhattan Beach Bowen house (shown) is custom terrazzo inspired by a handful of pebbles our client found on the beach. We blended a mix of colored stones in a sandy matrix to achieve the natural look. HAVING A MOMENT: Seventies-style chic décor is back en vogue—think velvets, geometric patterns, warm palettes, funky textures and abstract silhouettes.

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Our goal is to maximize design impact while keeping resource consumption and environmental impact to a minimum, so we prefer to work with natural and renewable materials like wood and bamboo, and metals like steel and copper, that can be recycled. SUCCESSFUL ARCHITECTURE: The best spaces offer unexpected moments, new forms of interaction, and ultimately challenge us to engage with life, the environment and each other in different ways. DREAM BUILDERS: We both started out as engineers but realized we wanted to pursue architecture after we finished our undergraduate degrees. We have a natural attraction to rigorous technical precision, while also feeling a need to solve open-ended problems that require creative solutions. Aiming to make the world more beautiful, we find that architecture ultimately becomes about building physical harmony.

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Both made of scagliola, Moss & Lam’s W1 Mount table and artist Melissa Vogley Woods’ Untitled Form 4 sculpture celebrates this historic medium by incorporating sculptural forms and modern lines.

create elaborate inlays. “A liquid mix of scagliola is inserted into engravings that have been made with hammer and chisel in a slab of marble or stone,” he says. “When dry, it is rubbed smooth with water and pumice and polished with wax, oil, lacquers and stone.” The process sounds relatively simple, yet learning how to make scagliola involves years of study and practice. Woods, for example, spent time traveling around Europe and learning from experts there. “It’s not like there is one way or one recipe,” she says. “And in Italy, the scagliola is like pasta—every region has a slightly different way of making it.” The material’s unique, moldable nature attracted artist Deborah Moss, co-founder of Moss & Lam in Canada. Moss, who learned about scagliola as an art history student, started

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Looking at the majestic domed ceilings, ornate paneled walls and stately colonnades of 17th-century Italian basilicas, many people marvel at what seems to be colorful marble in the architecture. They might be surprised to know that what looks like natural stone is actually a hardened mixture of gypsum or plaster, pigments and sometimes glue. It’s a material called scagliola, a decorative surface that’s been fooling the eye for centuries. Though celebrated as an art today, scagliola started as a way to save time and money. “Artisans began using it to solve logistical problems,” explains Melissa Vogley Woods, an Ohio artist who creates scagliola sculptures. “Real marble was costly, heavy and hard to install. It was easier to use scagliola to create the same effect.” Scagliola specialist Mark Burston of Hayles & Howe, a British firm specializing in the material, says the use of the material as we know it today began in Munich in 1603 and spread across Europe, arriving in Britain in the early 1800s and then the United States in the 19th century. Although not quarried from the earth like marble, the creation of scagliola is not without effort. “You begin with some pigments, water and plaster, mix them into a dough-like consistency and press into molds to attain the shapes required,” Burston says. “After demolding, its then infilled and sanded several times to achieve a lustrous finish.” Alessandro Bianchi—whose family’s business, Bianco Bianchi in Florence, Italy, has been producing scagliola works since the 1960s—says the material can also be used to


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using it in furniture design to create an element of surprise. “I love the classic feeling it gives our contemporary pieces,” she says. In her studio, artisans use silicone molds and traditional scagliola methods to achieve the geometric shapes and marble-like surfaces found in the Playtime Series, a set of colorful modern tables. British interior designer Francis Sultana also uses the material to add an enduring nature to his work. “My clients require pieces of furniture that stand the test of time,” he says. “They want looks that will work in 10, 20 and 50 years and, for me, scagliola has proved that it remains en vogue from one century to the next.” The designer also uses scagliola for one of the reasons early craftspeople did—noting that its lightweight nature is a technical plus. Though its use waned for a time in the 19th century, Moss predicts the look of scagliola has legs in the 21st century and beyond as a new generation rediscovers the ancient practice. And though many are experimenting with boldly hued pigments, Moss believes the way scagliola is created will likely remain the same. “It’s not a process that can really be automated—it requires a lot of hand mixing and hand sanding to achieve the best results,” she says. “It gives me goosebumps to think of how the process remains unchanged; to be part of that unbroken lineage is humbling.”

“Scagliola is having a new impulse in design,” says Alessandro Bianchi of Bianco Bianchi. “Its gradations of colors and it plasticity are very suitable for contemporary drawings and shapes, and it works well with metal.” An interior vignette of scagliola work in Italy (top right) and a set of trays of scagliola and brass (top left) made in collaboration with Studio Blanco, both by Bianco Bianchi, show the continued relevance of this durable material. The Charles console and Venise side table by Francis Sultana also exhibit a playful, yet chic approach to designing furnishings made of scagliola.

VIGNETTE PHOTO: COURTESY BIANCO BIANCHI. CHARLES CONSOLE AND VENISE SIDE TABLE PHOTO: COURTESY FRANCIS SULTANA. TRAY PHOTO: LAILA POZZO.

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nspired by the cast-iron birds that sit atop Grand Central Station, Harry Winston’s recent New York Collection, which includes diamond-andplatinum Eagle earrings, pays homage to the city’s built environment, where Winston lived, worked and fell in love. Similar to Winston’s creative team, other jewelry designers are following suit and finding inspiration in notable international architectural structures. The artistic forces behind the ancient Egyptian faience emerald-and-sapphire Hemmerle necklace looked to the exterior forms and interior drawings of Egyptian temples. And Jean Prounis and Temple St. Clair both turned to Buddhist stupas, or meditation structures, as architectural muses. “I was inspired by my visit to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an China,” says Prounis of her Pagoda earrings with South Sea Pearl bases and multi-story domes of granulated 22-karat gold. The Taj Mahal, perhaps the greatest example of India’s chhatris architecture, played a large role in the vision for both Sanjay Kasliwal’s Jaali cuff and Surendra Saboo’s sapphire, opal and diamond Aura ring. “I wanted this piece to look like the night sky above the Taj Mahal with a blue moon center punctuated by brilliant stars in the distance,” says Saboo. The ornate nature of these exquisite creations proves that incorporating traditional design elements, especially ones from significant and timeworn structures, will most certainly never go out of style.


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TALKING SHOP KNEEN & CO.

Mary Jeanne Kneen first discovered her love for fine home products while living in Germany. When she moved to Chicago and opened Kneen & Co. in 2008, it was her way of carrying on the European tradition. After working out of a small location in Lincoln Park for over a decade, Kneen relocated to a bright new space on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street this year, where she is able to carry a higher volume of product and samples. New to Kneen & Co. are such brands as Vis-a-Vis and Michaël Verheyden. Clients and designers frequently visit together, which works out well for all parties. “It’s like being in a candy store, because there’s always something to find,” says Kneen. “It lets the homeowner be part of the creative process.” kneenandco.com

THE INSIDER NICOLE ALEXANDER

Nicole Alexander used to work behind the bar; now, she designs them—among other things. That’s the abbreviated version of her resounding success as owner of Siren Betty Design, a firm of seven women offering concept ideation, art curation, procurement, purchasing, fabrication and more. Luxe talked with her about her company as well as what’s in (and what’s out) this year. sirenbetty.com

Describe Siren Betty’s signature style. We really like making a place feel somewhat lived in. We’re into accessorizing—the whole maximalist movement. I love the hunt, searching for unique things. I recently drove a 26-foot U-Haul across the country collecting pieces for a client. That’s the fun of it. What’s your take on current trends? I think jewel tones will continue to play a big part in design. People are going to be more playful, incorporating personal trinkets and decorative pieces. Kitsch is going out the door, but color is coming back. Terra cotta is still playing a part, too, in terms of color, tone and texture. We’re seeing a lot of handmade tiles that look a little more organic. 108 / luxesource.com

SAVE THE DATE NEOCON 2019

One of the world’s leading events for the commercial design industry will gather 50,000 design professionals for three days of networking and learning when it descends on theMart June 10-12. Human-centered design is set to be a key focus of NeoCon 2019, along with outdoor workplaces and the intersection of hospitality and the office. “There has been so much discussion on wellness and the human experience becoming the focus of built environments, and this year we are really going to see it come to life,” says Lindsey Martin, NeoCon’s director of marketing. New this year, NeoCon is collaborating with IIDA to produce curated tours of the latest design and architecture projects throughout the city. neocon.com

WRITTEN BY KELSEY OGLETREE

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How did you learn design? My background is in 3D studio art and history. I decided to launch Siren Betty Design in 2009, and it’s just worked out. I feel very lucky we’ve gotten this far in such a big city.


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ON the HUNT BETSY NATHAN

Betsy Nathan has always been a collector. The daughter of a renowned Chicago gallerist, she grew up surrounded by an eclectic mix of fine and folk art and objects curated from around the world. After a stint in Beijing in the 1990s, where she studied Chinese craftsmanship, she returned to Chicago to open her first showroom, Pagoda Red, in 1997. Last year she moved into a vastly larger warehouse space in Bucktown, where her entire 4,000-piece collection of global fine arts and antiques is now available for designers and the public alike to browse. While there are many treasures to be discovered at Pagoda Red, we called on Nathan to share a few of her other favorite spots for sourcing goods around the city. pagodared.com

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Following the huge success of its pop-up over the holidays, home essentials brand Parachute (above) debuted a permanent shop in Lincoln Park (837 W. Armitage Ave.) stocking its well-loved luxurious bedding and bath collections. Montauk Sofa, known for its modern and organic furniture, relocated from its former River North digs to a two-story former carriage house in Fulton Market (1229 W. Lake St.), complete with a gated courtyard. TheMart is home to upscale appliance brand Dacor’s second-ever Dacor Kitchen Theater (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, #142), which shows off innovative technology in products such as a 100-bottle integrated wine cellar, wall ovens, microwaves-in-a-drawer, and steam and gas ranges (below). Recently opened in the River North Design District, Calia Stone (154 W. Hubbard St.) is a go-to resource for natural stone, quartz and porcelain. It also has a fullservice digital warehouse in Elk Grove Village and can create custom surfaces. 110 / LUXESOURCE.COM

LE LABO WICKER PARK “In China, I had an otherworldly experience when a friend introduced me to traditional incense—the kind that oozes from trees. It’s impossible to find locally, but it turned me on to rich, gentle, moody fragrances and beautiful incense burners to disperse them. I recently purchased Le Labo’s amulet (a portable diffuser) as a gift for a friend. It becomes very personal when you infuse the stone within with a hand-blended fragrance specially made for the person you are giving it to.” lelabofragrances.com

ASRAI GARDEN WICKER PARK “Pagoda Red and Asrai Garden opened around the same time. We grew up together, so the designers understand our objects and containers. They know how to marry nature’s shapes and colors in fresh, modern ways. They use flowers and greens to frame, rather than overpower, a select object.” asraigarden.com

INTERIOR DEFINE LINCOLN PARK “If you don’t want to wait months for a sofa, this is a great choice. They feel custom, the process is easy and the price can’t be beat. I’m working with a client now who wants her place finished fast, so we just ordered the Sloan Sectional (right) in a plush onyx fabric.” interiordefine.com

OPEN HOUSE PHOTOS: TOP, AIMEE MAZZENGA; BOTTOM, COURTESY DACOR. ON THE HUNT PHOTOS: ROBIN RICHMAN, ROBIN RICHMAN; LE LABO, COURTESY LE LABO; ASRAI GARDEN, LUCY HEWETT; INTERIOR DEFINE, CAROLINA MARIANA RODRÍGUEZ.

“Robin is amazing at creating interesting juxtapositions between clothes, jewelry and accessories. I go here to buy Mad et Len Lava Rocks, which are infused with perfume. They release an earthy spirit when you burn them, and I like to use them in the powder room.” robinrichman.com


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THESE FOUR HOTELS FEATURE STUNNING FIXTURES INSPIRED BY THE CITY THEY HELP TO ILLUMINATE.

▲ SOPHY HYDE PARK Made from 1-inch-diameter aluminum tubes hand-finished in satin nickel with stainless steel aircraft cables, the 1,000-pound chandelier inside the lobby is one of many features representing a musical theme throughout this property. Meant to symbolize the improvisational nature of jazz music, it evokes the spirit of American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, once a resident of the Hyde Park neighborhood. Stonehill Taylor, the New York-based firm behind the hotel’s design, used the chandelier as a grounding element in the lobby. “You can almost hear her music as you look at it,” says Nikoletta Stagias, interiors associate at Stonehill Taylor. sophyhotel.com

▼ FIELDHOUSE JONES Sports and design lovers alike will revel in the interiors of this River North hotel, where accommodations include custom-forged bunk beds in select rooms, a communal kitchen and a slot car racetrack downstairs. Influenced by Chicago’s many fieldhouses, like the Seward Fieldhouse just up the street, owner and designer Robby Baum sourced the vintage 1950s lights adorning the main entrance, lobby lounge and first-floor hallway from local antique warehouse Architectural Artifacts to create an upscale look with an athletic spin. fieldhousejones.com

▲ LONDONHOUSE CHICAGO Located on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, this luxury hotel’s roots run deep. On the fourth floor, a hallway pays homage to individuals who helped shape Chicago’s history via lighted doorframes bearing names like George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., creator of the Ferris wheel (which debuted in Chicago) and Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Jackson and Washington parks. Elsewhere, pendant light fixtures inspired by Jazz Age jewelry twinkle with cut crystal— evidence of the 1920s influence drawn on by Simeone Deary Design Group, designers of the property’s interiors. londonhousechicago.com

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▲ JW MARRIOTT CHICAGO The grand staircase just inside the entrance to this Loop hotel makes quite a statement, but it’s the lighting fixture overhead that takes a design cue from the city in which it’s hung. Designed by Savoy Studios out of Portland, Oregon, the chandelier is made from blown glass meant to mimic the water flow of Buckingham Fountain, shown in a painting behind it, as an ode to the fountain’s architect, Daniel Burnham—who happened to be the architect of the original hotel building. marriott.com

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Lewis Miller’s trademarked Flower Flashes pop up in the streets of Manhattan like a whimsical gift from Mother Nature. Miller and his studio produce massive installations for fashion shows and events that are often displayed for only a few hours. The next morning, they’ll take to the streets to give the blooms new life by transforming monuments, statues and even trash cans (shown above) into floral displays for the general public. Inspiring movements around the world, Flower Flashes celebrate the simple and pure gifts of nature.

1. Double Bubble Light Fixture / $340 for small / michelevarian.com 2. London Star Magnolia Cologne / $140 / jomalone.com 3. Custom Venezia Terrazzo in Verde (left) and Marina / $16 per square foot / artistictile.com 4. Prada Floral-Appliquéd PatentLeather Sandals / $1,050 / modaoperandi.com

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VIGNETTE PHOTO: LEWIS MILLER, NEW YORK : TRASH CAN FLOWER FLASH™, UPPER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN, NYC; COURTESY LEWIS MILLER; PHOTO BY IRINI ARAKAS GREENBAUM.

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Artist Amber Cowan uses by-product of industry to produce her wild and wonderful glass sculptures. The Philadelphiabased creative, whose works are exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, employs flameworking techniques to fashion recycled glass and pressed glassware giving new life to otherwise wasted materials. These finds are inspired by Cowan’s high-gloss, high-glamour sculptures that are delicate, yet powerful, like Rouge Flambe,, shown above.

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1. Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Lynn Earrings / $2,650 / tiffany.com

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2. Paradiso in Blood Olive / Price upon request / fromental.co.uk 3. Worlds Away Morgan Table Lamp in Red / $488 / claytongrayhome.com 4. Red Lacquer Bench / $2,600 / 1stdibs.com 5. Baroque Glass Red Bowl / $60 (large); $52 (medium) / vietri.com

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Long before Banksy began using stencils to create his street art, Michael De Feo’s iconic illustration of a single flower appeared on the streets of more than 60 cities worldwide in its stenciled graffiti form in the early 1990s. Throughout the decades, De Feo’s work has spanned medium and style, and is now featured in a new book Michael de Feo: Flowers,, released by Abrams in April. De Feo’s painting (shown above) over an image of Julia Cumming by Silvia Piantadosi for Another Man magazine, inspires a fashionable, bold selection of items.

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7 1. The Heavens in Dondi Colorscape Mural / $350 per roll / flatvernacular.com 2. Meander Chandelier in Ultramarine Blue / $2,400 / avantgardenltd.com 3. Chloé Tally Sunglasses / $400 / barneys.com

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INTOXICATING BLOOMS Delectable florals are the subject of Cassie Winslow’s latest book, Floral Libations,, released in April by Chronicle Books. Winslow, the founder of lifestyle website Deco Tartelette, teamed up with photographer Doan Ly to produce pages of fragrant cocktails that are as delicious as they are beautiful. The ethereal nature of these floral creations inspires a dreamy and pale rose-colored ambience.

4 1. Bokeh I / Price upon request / houseoftaiping.com 2. Rosie Li Inez Floor Lamp in Alabaster, Copper and Brass / $9,300 / salondesign.us 3. Koket Bloom Sofa / Price upon request / covethouse.eu 4. Diana Upholstered Screen by Patrick Mele for Voutsa / $5,400 / voutsa.com

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TURKISH DELIGHT Brooklyn-based designer Feyza Kemahlioglu drew from her Turkish heritage to conceptualize her Pillars of Meerschaum collection, including this fixture dubbed Amber Treasure. Crafted from meerschaum—a soft white clay material found in Eskisehir, a small city in Turkey—the intricately detailed piece is perforated, allowing tiny beams of light to emanate through it. Gold leaf is applied to the glass of the bulb as it is handblown, producing a mesmerizing one-ofa-kind pattern. wexlergallery.com WALLPAPER THROUGHOUT: COURTESY SARKOS, SARKOS.NYC FABRIC THROUGHOUT: COURTESY DE LE CUONA, DELECUONA.COM


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IN THE ABSTRACT Inspired by the work of the late artist Piet Mondrian, the Mondrian Floor Lamp pays tribute to abstract geometric art with its use of a simple rectangular frame and handmade Murano glass spheres sculpted by the team at the Italian design firm VeniceM. hollyhunt.com


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CELESTIAL BEAUTIES Brooklyn-based artisan Katie Stout designs home furnishings with an imaginative and often subversive approach, creating pieces that whimsically play with form and function. Her handbuilt, glazed and lustered ceramic lamps are as playful as they are stylish. r-and-company.com


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HANGING THE MOON A weighty marble wheel suspends from neon and brass in Farrah Sit’s Pingala. The pendant plays with gravity to produce a fixture that appears to float in the sky. Sit’s signature is both effortless and highly conceptual, producing boldly minimalist pieces for the home. farrahsit.com


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WRITTEN IN THE STARS Softly colored glass rondels mounted on brushed brass mimic the formations of constellations in the sky on the aptly named Constellation Wall Sconce. Configured in unlimited ways and colors, the light can be affixed to the ceiling as well for a truly starlit sensation. tracygloverstudio.com



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ALIEN TERRITORY Inspired by Plasterglass, a unique fiberglass resin born out of the Ralph Pucci mannequin factory, sculptor John Koga created these lighting fixtures by first molding them with clay. Koga, who typically works with marble and plaster, was fascinated with how Plasterglass imitates those materials resulting in his distinct Aluala (Sunset Glow) Table Lamp and Hoku (Star) Floor Lamp. ralphpucci.net


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“Mixing finishes is a timeless trend! Brass and bronze have been industry favorites for quite some time, but I can’t get enough of the latest additions, including texture-rich plaster, matte black, cement and antiqued silver.” WHAT TO SEE “Cirque du Soleil and live music performances always top the list, but you’re even more likely to find me donning a robe in The Spa at Encore.”

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“From the runway to interiors, designers are bringing the ’70s back. I am seeing warm hues, vibrant colors, and the mix of bold patterns with geometrics, animal prints, checkers, and plaids being used in textiles. I also anticipate more creativity with shape and form across all market categories—something I’ve been craving for a while!”

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“It was inevitable, but the glamour of polished brass is slowly being surpassed by a raw and less refined, honed-bronze finish. It’s a stronger, more confident look. We think it looks amazing on everything, from the plane of a coffee table, to a crisp-edge millwork detail and decorative home accessory.” WHAT TO SEE “I’m looking forward to exploring the food, drink and design scene that’s exploded in the last decade. And maybe book an Elvis brunch—the proper thing to do, right?”

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“I’m seeing a movement toward statement pieces that singularly carry a space. As we are craving softer living and clean, chic interiors, peaceful art that does not overwhelm a room is trending. These pieces possess organic appeal and naturally spark intrigue—making them both meaningful, focal point accessories in the home.”

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Waterworks’ Architectonics tile lines this Southport, Connecticut, kitchen and adjacent dining area designed by Barbara Sallick and her team. A Wolf range sits below a Henry Pot Filler and Pullman hood with Whisper Hardware by Waterworks.


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“I never ever thought I would move,” Barbara Sallick explains, but within 30 seconds of walking in the front door of her new home in Southport, Connecticut, she fell in love. Soon, Sallick and her husband, who co-founded the luxury kitchen and bath company Waterworks 40 years ago, were bidding adieu to the address they had lived at for half a century and contemplating a kitchen remodel opportunity that looked much different from the one they had undertaken as a young family. “When it came down to it, it just seemed like the right thing to do,” Barbara notes of her new kitchen, “and what’s more, over time, I’ve learned a thing or two.” waterworks.com What was important to you when designing this kitchen? The overriding conversation I had with myself was about how I would feel in the space and how I would create a kitchen I loved. To achieve this, I knew it had to be warm, friendly, easy and accessible. I feel privileged to live this more casual lifestyle, which is really the way many of us operate in the kitchen today. Your treatment of the wall tile is so striking. I love tile and it’s my thing, so I wasn’t going to just put up a backsplash! I tiled the entire kitchen because I like the idea of grids and how they add a textural component but can also make a room feel larger when a wider format style is used. Because this entire area isn’t too big, I wanted to make sure the dining and operational spaces were tied together in some way and the tile achieved this. 178 / luxesource.com

How did you choose the hardware? This was a very difficult, deliberate decision and you can see that all of the pulls and lights are unlacquered brass. Yet, I chose matte nickel for the faucet because it aligns visually with the stainless steel sink and stove. This gave me a chance to mix metals in places that felt logical. Clockwise from top: Belden cabinetry by Waterworks is hand-painted in Whisper, a pale gray that creates an airy aesthetic at the top while the lower cabinetry is done in Midnight to anchor the space. Waterworks’ Cushing and Portsmouth Pulls in unlacquered brass pop against the navy cabinetry and drawer dividers help organize essentials.


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Sallick chose marble brackets instead of the usual metal to continue the beauitful Arabescato veining in all aspects of the space. A small painting provides an unexpected dose of pretty while a Marvel wine refrigerator, Henry Bar Faucet and Normandy Copper Bar Sink complete the nook.



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Known for its customization, Monogram worked with designer Richard Anuszkiewicz to create an opulent bar space where the appliances are clad in EcoDomo’s rich chocolate brown embossed croc patent leather. The Circuit Chef kitchen sink from Elkay features multiple sizes, several accessories and two tiers that allow for everything from washing and drying to cutting and straining to be personalized to how you like to work in the kitchen.

Launched earlier this year by the brains behind La Cornue, new luxury bath company Bassines drew inspiration from traditional French copper cookware and the art of metalwork design when creating these sleek stainless steel washbasins (above). Handcrafted in British Columbia by sculptor Christopher Shannon, the Vettis Concrete faucet by Brizo (right) has a wonderful, tactile feel and is a true work of art with a limited production run of 500.

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Some may think the openkitchen concept is about to expire, but I believe the informal layout of this plan reflects the way we live and entertain today, so it’s not going away anytime soon. Try as you might, you’ll never get your guests out of the kitchen so it’s best to make the space more inclusive and open. Panel-ready integrated appliances are a clever way to improve optics and also create a quiet backdrop to let the kitchen design take center stage.

Color is in! While timelessness can be a valuable component of kitchen design, bright shades can certainly be brought into this space without painting the cabinetry the color of the year. I like to use bold hues in pantries or sculleries which can include wallpapering or painting inside glass cabinets as well as on the ceiling. Don’t forget about adding a pop of color with a beautiful range, too! It all just makes life in the kitchen more fun.

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If you know me, you know I love to cook and entertain. So one of my favorite trends in the kitchen is that people are now cooking together; it’s all about being social! It used to be that guests would come over for a dinner party and stand around while you entertain but now everyone is involved. With more people jockeying for the same space, I think a corner sink is smart, efficient and a total no-brainer for incorporating into a more social kitchen.

While white and gray kitchens are still quite popular, we’re going to see a movement toward color and texture in cabinetry, surfaces and tile, all while continuing the ideas of seamless integration and architectural minimalism. Induction cooktops are also becoming more popular because they not only cut cooking times and emissions, but they look perfect in integrated spaces. The seamless effect of an induction cooktop flush with the countertop really lets the clean lines of the kitchen sing.

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“It’s a cornucopia of visual delights,” says designer Amanda Nisbet of the deep peacock-blue living room she created for her New York clients. “Like installation art, the lacquer changes during the day, making things even more interesting.”


MAX IMPACT Color trends come and go, but the most recent approach to enlivening our homes has taken on a defiant spirit that has us reconsidering familiar, everyday norms. These highly considered spaces are shaped as much by personality as they are by beauty and function. Challenging preconceived notions of color and employing a new approach is what makes this kaleidoscopic trend so stimulating. Suddenly, a world with endless possibilities has opened. Now, go explore.


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Amanda Nisbet doesn’t shy away from bold ideas, so when New York art collector-clients said, “More is more is more,” she ran with it. “We couldn’t be wishy-washy in holding eclectic pieces together,” says the designer. Nisbet upholstered the entryway with shimmering leather embellished with drips of gold by Christianson Lee Studios. “Everything had to stand its ground, so we did a lavender ottoman and a purple Kyle Bunting carpet. And I couldn’t have a white ceiling!” she says. “The room is majestic, sumptuous and lures you in.” amandanisbetdesign.com

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“Specific colors and patterns weren’t important, but creating the emotional response was,” says Dane Pressner, director of design for D’Aquino Monaco, of a cottage he designed in Snedens Landing, New York. The turquoise Elitis bamboo wallcovering was the starting point, with a Josef Frank floral chair fabric inspiring the rest of the palette, which Pressner used to color block the space. “We love when wild elements get paired together; instead of becoming crazier, they find harmony with one another,” he says. daquinomonaco.com

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Italian company Illulian was founded in Milan in 1959 and has been producing some of the world’s most luxurious, handmade rugs available. Recent designs include dramatic wool-and-silk patterns with electric color. Roy (far left), created in collaboration with Emtivi Studio as part of the Limited Edition collection, is an Art Deco motif made contemporary with a vibrant palette of pink, green and black. Skyla (left), from the company’s Design Collection, contrasts equally dynamic colors in overlaying geometric forms. illulian.com


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“Our observation over the last few years is that there has been a move away from hard silver finishes and clear glass toward more natural finishes such as antique brass,” says Emma Finch, director of London-based lighting firm Hector Finch. “The emerald glass gives the Sophie chandelier a warmth and glamour that can be used in contemporary or traditional interiors,” she adds. Inspired by an original 1920s design, the chandelier is a nod to the English company’s early history as antiques dealers. hectorfinch.com

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When designer Christine Markatos Lowe was asked to transform a masculine library into a feminine space for a fashion-forward client in Santa Monica, California, she went right to a sunny de Gournay wallpaper she had spotted on a trip to New York. “The gilt paper really sets a formal tone,” she says. “This is a room meant purely for entertaining, often where dessert is served or for intimate parties hosted by the wife.” Decorative accents highlight the chinoiserie scene’s jewel tones, while neutral furnishings keep it fresh and ethereal. “As a room for special occasions, the space called for special-occasion wallpaper!” remarks the designer. markatosdesign.com


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Farrow & Ball has updated its palette with nine new hues including an olive-green, an earthy blue, and the richest red they have ever produced. As always, the British firm’s paints are high-performance, water-based and low-odor. farrow-ball.com

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Pattern Play “My client likes cheery colors,” says designer Kirill Istomin of a home in Moscow. “She’d say, ‘As the weather isn’t great here, it’s a way of bringing sunshine into your life.’ ” For the family room, Istomin chose a Clarence House sofa fabric, repeating its circular pattern in the rug and the vintage wicker mirrors that “absorb and balance the colors.” Echoing the rectilinear forms of the mirrored bookcase is a colorful custom media cabinet that Istomin playfully calls “an homage to Mondrian.” kirillistomin.com


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“It serves as a practical yet treasured space,” says Jon Kastl of Champalimaud, who oversaw the design of this Manhattan study with colleague Elisabeth Rogoff. “The sense of intimacy was delivered in the color,” Kastl notes. Adds Rogoff: “We loved the idea of a reflective finish. It elevated the space.” A neutral sofa and rug let the Milton Avery painting and red accents shine. champalimauddesign.com

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“Cozy and quiet” was the ultimate direction for the library-bar Oliver M. Furth designed for a couple’s new Los Angeles pied-à-terre. “They aren’t afraid of color, so this was an opportunity to push things,” says Furth, who painted the Phillip Jeffries grass cloth a rich teal while extending it to the ceiling. “It unexpectedly becomes a neutral,” he adds. An oak cabinet with chartreuse Edelman leather panels hides a refrigerator and a “healthy dose of black” grounds the entertaining space. A statement painting by Delphine Courtillot adds the final touch that effortlessly ties all vibrant hues together. Color us impressed. olivermfurth.com



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NEW ENERGY + DESIGN IN NAPA VALLEY THE GATHERING PLACE FOR WINE COUNTRY’S CREATIVE AND CULINARY COMMUNITIES. Thanks to Signature Kitchen Suite, we don’t have to rely on our imagination to envision the kitchen of the future. The design community will get a firsthand preview at the Experience & Design Center in Napa Valley, a groundbreaking, experiential space with more than 200 premium appliances and 21 kitchen vignettes. The 23,000square-foot luxury showroom will host an ongoing, robust calendar of enlightening, brand-immersive events designed to cultivate a new generation of forward-thinking cooks, defined as Technicurean™. This informed approach to cooking combines a passion for food with an appreciation for innovation. The showroom’s arrival underscores both the enduring strength of the design sector and trailblazing culinary scene in Northern California. The showroom’s Napa location was selected for the region’s commitment to supporting great design, technology and culinary talent.


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“ The state-of-the-art Experience & Design Center explores the intersection between technology and culinary innovation and helps bring to life our commitment to stay True to Food™.”


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WINE STORAGE, PERFECTED SIGNATURE KITCHEN SUITE UNVEILS THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE- AND HUMIDITY-CONTROLLED SPACE. Whether you’re a sommelier or the only thing you know about wine is that you love to drink it, you’ll want a dedicated space for your wine collection. Signature Kitchen Suite’s new collection of integrated column wine refrigerators pays deference to their subject’s earth-cooled subterranean origins with Wine Cave Technology™, designed for precise wine preservation. Carefully tailored to mimic the ideal environment of historic wine caves, the exclusive design reduces vibration, minimizes temperature fluctuations, limits light passing through and locks in humidity. Key features include Wi-Fi monitoring, providing owners peace of mind that their wine collection is in its set storage settings; touch display lighting (LED lights activated by tapping the door or with a mobile app); independent temperature zones, which can be set between 41° F and 64° F; dark-tinted, triple-pane glass for protection against damaging UV light; and the integration of another Signature Kitchen Suite innovation: the True Sommelier™ app. Powered by Wine Ringʼs patented machine learning, this is the first software that learns preferences and makes wine recommendations.

FOR THE OENOPHILE, NO VIBRATIONS ARE GOOD VIBRATIONS. Vibration is a primary impediment to wine storage and preservation, causing chemical imbalances that affect the quality, flavors, aromas and texture. In addition to causing wine to lose its flavor, new undesirable qualities are added to a wine when it’s shaken. Signature Kitchen Suite has designed their wine column refrigerators with a major emphasis on reducing vibration. An inverter linear compressor and metal interior help minimize the vibration to less than 2 gal (cm/s²) and precise temperature controls to maintain the lowest fluctuations among leading brands.

The NEW MINIMALIST INFORMED CONSUMERS AND A NEW CONSCIOUSNESS ARE CULTIVATING A LESS-IS-MORE, STREAMLINED KITCHEN. The kitchen of the future is a microcosm of the new age of minimalism. Essentially, people just want less stuff, giving rise to multidisciplinary products in multifunctional spaces. Kitchen shelves, cabinets and work stations packed with elaborate, redundant and bulky appliances are being replaced with drawers of fresh vegetables, bowls of organic fruit and natural ingredients for easy-to-prepare meals, while built-in cooking equipment is increasingly more flexible to prepare food in the best possible way, with numerous functions that eliminate unnecessary appliances. The pioneers at Signature Kitchen Suite are at the forefront of this paradigm shift. Their 48-inch dual-fuel pro range, for example, is the answer to greater flexibility and precision in cooking, with built-in sous vide, induction and gas all on the cooktop—a first of its kind.


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SOUS VIDING YOUR WAY TO STEAK MASTERY THE SECRET TO PERFECTLY COOKED STEAK IS FINALLY WITHIN THE REACH OF HOME COOKS. For curious cooks who ever have wondered how high-end restaurants get every steak right, every time, it is most likely because they cook sous vide. Thanks to Signature Kitchen Suite—whose dual-fuel pro range features the industry’s first built-in sous vide and whose partnerships with the Culinary Research and Education Academy (CREA) and Cuisine Solutions are promoting the everyday use of this culinary method—home chefs can elevate their perfectly cooked proteins to another level. To simplify this versatile technique, we asked sous vide expert AJ Schaller, Executive Chef at CREA, to break down what it takes to cook a great steak at home.

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Where to start. As with any other sous vide food, be sure to start with quality ingredients. Searing the steak in advance helps the flavor reach the core of the meat and requires less time to sear when you are done cooking sous vide.

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What to use. Spices and marinades are great, and you only need a fraction of the amount used in traditional cooking. Keep in mind that ingredients such as tomato, ginger or any acids in your pouch will continue to soften the texture of proteins, raw or cooked.

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How long. Time has an important effect on texture and flavor when cooking sous vide. Lean meats such as steaks are done cooking once the desired core temperature is reached, which can take around 30 minutes.

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While entertaining. If you know how your guests prefer their steak, consider cooking them in advance, then chill and reheat when you are ready. This helps retain flavor and juiciness.

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Why the chefs love it. Sous vide takes the guesswork out of cooking items to the proper temperature for best quality and flavor.


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INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS THAT EMBRACE TRUE TO FOOD™ FEAST YOUR EYES ON THESE FLAWLESSLY CURATED (AND COOKED) FOOD INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS THAT BRING TO LIFE THE TRUE TO FOOD PHILOSOPHY.

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From using the best ingredients to the right equipment, Signature Kitchen Suite’s True to Food vision is centered on authenticity and respect for food on every level. This uniquely Signature Kitchen Suite ethos has resulted in more than the creation of leading-edge technologies that fulfill a cook’s actual needs—but an important movement toward knowledge-based cooking and eating, with food sources, food quality, health and nourishment in mind. Here, in no particular order, are the local and international foodies who inspire a True to Food lifestyle.

BRANDON / KITCHEN KONFIDENCE

@coopercairns

@luisegreenkitchenstories

@pinchofyum

@ameliafreer

MARIAN COOPER CAIRNS

LUISE VINDAHL

PINCH OF YUM

AMELIA FREER

Redefining wholesome comfort food, one herb-encrusted corn on the cob at a time.

The best of the best—from the freshest ingredients to inventive recipes to a can-do cooking spirit.

Making sweet and savory dishes accessible to even the most unseasoned of home cooks.

Healthy eating expert and gourmand shares what she grows, loves, cooks and eats.

@nelrestaurant

@davehagerman

@markbittman

@cookrepublic

NEL RESTAURANT

DAVE HAGERMAN

MARK BITTMAN

SNEH ROY

Inspiration abounds from the land down under at one of Sydney’s top restaurants, with a focus on fresh, local produce and jaw-dropping protein.

An unequivocally raw collection of unedited ingredients, centered on local markets and farmers and fishermen in action from around the world.

Journalist and author Mark Bittman delivers a dynamic and delectable assemblage of recipes that honor his cookbook, How to Cook Everything.

Created in the comfort of her own kitchen, Sneh Roy’s Cook Republic is a beautiful and honest portrayal of food that she feeds her family and friends.

Founder of Kitchen Konfidence, Brandon Matzek aims to enthuse the home cook in every household.


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The Art of CHEESEMAKING THE ALCHEMIC, ARTISANAL JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION. The countless cheeses—each made with only milk, rennet, bacterial cultures and salt—reflect the diversity of the contexts in which they are produced. Cheese offers a rich, “living” connection to the world. An English cheesemaker might make a firm-bodied, mild-flavored cheddar; whereas a cheesemaker from Italy would probably make a hard, dry parmesan, requiring two years to develop its sharp flavor. A cheesemaker from Southern France may make Roquefort, a cheese with a piquant flavor and white curd speckled with bluegreen mold. Steeped in tradition and regional nuance and grounded in ecological principles and biological science—yet natural and intuitive—cheesemaking is equally technical and artistic. From culture propagation to rennet coagulation to affinage, hone your palate and expand your knowledge with these takeaway tenets.

CHEESE DOESN’T LIKE TO BE TOO COLD. The perfect temperature varies depending on whom you ask, but usually ranges between 40º F and 53º F. Most home refrigerators are colder than this. As a solution, Signature Kitchen Suite has introduced the 36-inch built-in French door refrigerator with a five-mode convertible middle drawer that has distinct temperature zones for preserving deli-worthy fare at the correct temperature. The ingenious drawer’s temperature zones also include chilled wine, meats and seafood, beverage and freezer.

THE FUNDAMENTALS: Culture. Warm your milk to the right temperature, add

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the right mix of microbes (bacteria, yeasts and molds) and let them do their thing. bonus: Sous vide the cheese for precise control of the temperature.

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Coagulate. Add rennet and wait until the milk turns into a gel-like network. Use a medicine dropper. Cut. Using a long knife, slice the firm network into morsels of the right size and shape. note: The smaller the initial pieces, the drier (and more ageable) the cheese will be. And vice versa.

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Stir. Mix the curds to expel moisture and increase firmness. A slotted spoon does the trick. Heat. If you’re making a hard, aged cheese, cook the curds to make them even sturdier. A kitchen thermometer is recommended.

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Drain. Remove the liquid whey (the watery part of milk) from the solid curd by straining. You’ll need a colander and cheesecloth.

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Form and press. Add your curds to the right type of form and, if necessary, apply weight to expel more whey. Buy cheese forms from a supplier or repurpose plastic containers. You’ll also want to get a draining mat.

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Salt. If you haven’t already mixed it into the curd before molding, rub salt on the outside of the wheel or place your cheese into a brine solution.

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Age. Manipulate the development of your final product with the right blend of temperature, moisture and time.


INTRODUCING THE 2019

LUXE RED AWARDS

HONORING EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION AND THE BEST RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE,

INTERIOR DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.


MEET THE JUDGES Luxe Interiors + Design invited design professionals from across the country to compete in the 2019 Luxe RED Awards, recognizing residential excellence in design. After receiving more than 1,000 entries, a panel of industry experts selected regional winners across eight categories. Winners then competed for national recognition, and the public’s favorite projects vied for our Readers’ Choice awards. Meet the judges below, and turn the page to view this year’s winners.

ANN SUTHERLAND

TIMOTHY CORRIGAN

BOBBY MCALPINE

With 30 years in the trade as both a product and interior designer, Ann Sutherland founded Perennials fabrics and rugs in 1997 with her husband, David Sutherland, as a partner. She is CEO of Perennials and Sutherland LLC, operating six multiline showrooms, four studios, including one in London, and operations in Mexico and India. She is active in the industry, participating as a guest speaker, panelist and advisor for numerous design industry events. She was honored by DIFFA Dallas Chapter and is a founding sponsor of Dwell with Dignity.

Timothy Corrigan is considered one of the leading interior designers in the world. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris, his firm has completed projects in Europe, the Middle East and across the United States. Timothy has designed successful licensed collections with several partners, including Schumacher, Royal Limoges, THG-Paris, Fromental and Samuel & Sons, with an upcoming collection for Perennials. His bestselling book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé, chronicles the restoration of his landmark chateau in France, and his next book, to be published by Rizzoli, will feature a number of his projects around the world.

Architect, romantic, poet and entrepreneur, Bobby McAlpine envisions home as a timeless, graceful and emotionally evocative place. He founded the firm in 1983, and has realized this ideal in a diverse array of traditional styles and regional vernaculars for clients all over the country and abroad. Today, known simply as McALPINE, the firm of architects and interior designers has offices in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and New York. Bobby’s book, The Home Within Us, remains a Rizzoli best seller, and Poetry of Place, was released in October 2017. His popular furniture line, McAlpine Home, is available nationwide.

BARCLAY BUTERA

AMY LAU

PAMELA JACCARINO

Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. The Arizona native developed a deep passion for design and honed her curatorial eye studying eminent historians. Amy has designed spaces for renowned show houses like Kips Bay in New York and has created distinctive interior installations for Kohler, Bergdorf Goodman, Lladro, Baccarat, and the Showtime television network. In 2005, Amy co-created Design.05, which later went on to become the Design Miami Fair. Amy has also collaborated on pieces with Kyle Bunting, Doris Leslie Blau, Maya Romanoff, S. Harris and Heath Ceramics.

A native New Yorker, Pamela Jaccarino is the founding editor in chief of Luxe Interiors + Design, the largest residential architecture and design brand in the country, a position she has held since 2005. Pamela has been instrumental in the growth of the brand and continues to champion its fresh vision and evolution. She also frequently lectures on design-related topics. Prior to joining Sandow in 2002, Pamela was an executive editor with the LVMH Group.

FOUNDER AND CEO, PERENNIALS AND SUTHERLAND

INTERIOR DESIGNER AND AUTHOR

Since 1994, Barclay Butera has been the creative force behind his iconic design firm and lifestyle enterprise with showrooms in Newport Beach, Corona del Mar and Park City, Utah. In addition to his thriving interior design business, Barclay’s venture into licensing has landed him respected partners including: Bradburn Home, Castelle, Eastern Accents, Kravet, Leftbank Art, Lexington Home Brands, Mirror Image Home, Napa Home & Garden, Nourison and Winfield Thybony. He is also the author of five coffee-table books: Living In Style; Living On The Coast; Getaways and Retreats; Past, Present, Inspired and Modern Living.

INTERIOR DESIGNER AND AUTHOR

INTERIOR DESIGNER AND CO-CREATOR, DESIGN.05/DESIGN MIAMI FAIR

ARCHITECT AND AUTHOR

VICE PRESIDENT AND EDITOR IN CHIEF, LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN


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SLIC DESIGN

Mixing materials in this Austin condo yielded interiors that are warm yet true to the building’s industrial roots. A white wood ceiling, installed by Foursquare Builders, adds to the airy feel.

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SLIFER DESIGNS

KADLEC ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

Nestled in the mountains, this house features an open floor plan, tall ceilings and neutral tones. An exterior foyer comprises a cantilever detail and a glass wall with custom bronze pulls and marble floors.

For this Estes Park, Colorado, residence, furnishings and other design details were carefully selected including European wood flooring and a custom Acucraft fireplace to create a contemporary and sophisticated aesthetic.

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IMI DESIGN STUDIO

JENNIFER HOEY INTERIOR DESIGN

FANNY HAIM & ASSOCIATES

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TEN PLUS THREE

Perched on a mountainside with panoramic views of the valley, this Paradise Valley, Arizona, abode’s design combines simple forms that speak to the architecture using soft, natural materials.

In Orono, Minnesota, a design team took advantage of the home’s architectural elements and used masonry stone as the foundation for the palette to bring the outside in.

With architecture by Osterhaus McCarthy, this Chicago residence features a floating central staircase, anchored by a walnut wall that extends to the skylight. Oak floors and white walls reinforce the lightness of the architecture.

For an oceanfront unit in Surfside, Florida, a design team implemented a series of architectural changes to give the space individuality. The resulting palette is restrained with unsaturated colors, rich in texture.

hoey interior design: gibeon photography. kadlec architecture

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+ design: mike schwartz. fanny haim & associates: carlos domenech.

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JAY JEFFERS

chan / fotoworks. leah muller interiors: jessica klewicki glynn photography. markzeff: eric laignel. lmk interior design: lucy call.

photos: jay jeffers: matthew millman. magni kalman design: erhard pfeiffer. willetts design & associates: sam frost. rottet studio: benny

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Designed as a year-round retreat, this Truckee, California, property displays a rustic sensibility while maintaining a polished yet practical feel, creating a fresh interpretation of mountain style. 9. LOS ANGELES

MAGNI KALMAN DESIGN

One objective of this Richard Neutra-designed residence in the Hollywood Hills was to blur the line between indoors and out. Stepping stones cross a koi pond from an entrance to the main courtyard. 10. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

WILLETTS DESIGN & ASSOCIATES

Designed as an oasis for recreation and relaxation, this Coachella, California, house was situated so each room has a view of the lake. Furnishings were carefully selected as to not disappear into the expansive rooms. 11. HOUSTON

ROTTET STUDIO

The architecture of this Santa Monica, California, home echoes Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work. The living room’s fireplace acts as a visual anchor, while a large artwork by Candida Höfer gives the room a distinctive presence.

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LEAH MULLER INTERIORS

The goal for this Vero Beach, Florida, dwelling was to create a space that enhances the natural light. Floor-toceiling window treatments are reminiscent of a nautical pattern and frame a tropical vista. 13. NEW YORK

MARKZEFF

Along with showcasing the homeowners’ diverse art collection, the designer maintained this Manhattan pied-à-terre’s distinct character while creating a livable environment. A 30-foot-long lacquered passageway makes for a dramatic entrance. 14. BEST OF THE REST

LMK INTERIOR DESIGN

In Kamas, Utah, a combination of classic materials— limestone-and-oak flooring, a custom rope-and-metal chandelier, and a metal-and-wood staircase—lend this modern-rustic ranch house a visually stunning aesthetic.

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REDMOND ALDRICH DESIGN

A young family requested their San Francisco carriage house to be fun and stylish—“like the Soho House, but kid-friendly.” That directive shines in this colorful, patterned-filled family room. 2 . PA L M B E A C H | B R O WA R D

KNOWLES DESIGN

The classic Bermuda architecture by Dailey Janssen Architects inspired this Palm Beach residence’s interiors, including a master suite with a stunning ceiling design overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

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KATI CURTIS DESIGN

Evident in the kitchen banquette area, this “vintage with a twist” 1899 New York City townhouse kitchen reflects a period era while acknowledging the hip and modern owners. 5. BEST OF THE REST

ALEXANDRA NARANJO DESIGNS

“Be bold, be daring, be different” was the owner’s design brief for this luxury residence in Toronto, as translated in this elegant parlor done in navy and gold. 6. COLORADO

TRUSS INTERIORS

Transitional and elegant describes this Denver domicile, which was brought to life with a neutral yet bright aesthetic, such as this informal dining nook with a view. 7. C H I C A G O

FRANK PONTERIO

Inspired by the client’s fond appreciation of traditional French Norman architecture, this Highland Park, Illinois, project features a modern classic approach and a balance of elegance and ease, as maintained in this library.

naranjo designs: stacey brandford. truss interiors: emily minton redfield. frank ponterio: david bader.

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dunagan diverio design group: troy campbell. kati curtis design: courtesy kati curtis design. alexandra

The owners of this Coral Gables abode requested a Key West-style home blending traditional design with modern elements—all the way down to this comfortable yet elegant bar.

photos: redmond aldrich design: laure joliet. knowles design: jessica klewicki glynn photography.

DUNAGAN DIVERIO DESIGN GROUP


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vonetta baldwin. laura lee clark interior design, inc.: stephen karlisch. chapman design: jim westphalen. ohara davies-gaetano interiors: richard powers.

photos: david michael miller associates: werner segarra photography. marcus mohon interiors: casey dunn. nb design group: haris kenjar. mlk studio inc:

DAVID MICHAEL MILLER ASSOCIATES

This Scottsdale project, brought to life in collaboration with Biegner-Murff Architects and Stonecreek Building Co., features clean lines and details juxtaposed with the rich textures and subtle color of the building materials. 9. AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

MARCUS MOHON INTERIORS

This San Antonio house was freshened up in part by reupholstering original pieces with lighter fabrics and adding some new furnishings with crisper profiles—as seen in this warm seating area. 1 0 . PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

NB DESIGN GROUP

A custom rug and darker finishes lend to an intimate atmosphere in this luxuriously contemporary Seattle penthouse designed in collaboration with Suyama Peterson Deguchi.

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MLK STUDIO INC.

This Los Angeles home moves beyond a monochromaticleaning interior to embrace a classic, eclectic vibe, such as in this spacious bedroom.

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LAURA LEE CLARK INTERIOR DESIGN, INC.

This grand yet inviting living room hints at the Dallas abode’s mix of museum-quality antique and vintage pieces, exquisite custom furniture with clean lines, and textiles rich in color and texture. 13. HOUSTON

CHAPMAN DESIGN

For owners who fell in love with remote farmland on Lake Champlain in Vermont, their home’s interiors—including this dining room—remain understated with ample views of the surroundings. 14. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

OHARA DAVIES-GAETANO INTERIORS

Classic Italian architecture, contemporary refinement and a predominantly white color palette combine in this Newport Beach project, which features this engaging take on a grand staircase.

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AIDLIN DARLING DESIGN

Situated on a sloping site, this Carmel Valley, California, home is respectful to its surroundings. Wooden decks project from the house, taking advantage of the shelter provided by the eaves.

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RICHARD DRUMMOND DAVIS ARCHITECTS

A main objective of this dwelling was to capture views of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas from the front faรงade. The outdoor living space features a covered porch with a built-in fireplace. 4 . PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

SUYAMA PETERSON DEGUCHI

Conceived as a 21st-century retreat, a Seattle lake house is an escape from the expectations of modern life. Concrete and subdued materials create a natural connection to the site. 5. CHICAGO

UNITED CHICAGO BUILDERS

A Chicago residence stands out with tapered stucco walls, oversize black windows and a concrete front porch. Inside, a bright, open floor plan with custom-designed cabinetry and millwork add to the modern feel. 6. MIAMI

BORGES + ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

With views of Biscayne Bay, this Miami Beach abode was designed to blur the lines between the indoors and out. The exterior wood screen was added to minimize direct sunlight entering the space.

united chicago builders: positive image. borges + associates architects: elevate italkraft.

In Park City, Utah, modern architecture and elegant materials combine to create a residence that embraces the outdoors. A large living area with floor-to-ceiling windows furthers the connection.

richard drummond davis architects: dave shafer. suyama peterson deguchi: kevin scott.

RKD ARCHITECTS

photos: aidlin darling design: matthew millman. rkd architects: david o. marlow photography.

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MCCLEAN DESIGN

The main living space of this Los Angeles home connects seamlessly to the gardens and pool terrace with tilting walls of glass that create a series of canopies when open. 8. LOS ANGELES

+ architects. b1 architect: andy frame. alexander vertikoff. larue architects: dror baldinger. bates masi + architects: courtesy bates masi

photos: mcclean design: jim bartsch. kaa design: manolo langis. hutker architects: peter vanderwarker. kendle design collaborative:

KAA DESIGN

With space for both entertaining and intimate soirées, this Manhattan Beach, California, retreat features striking nautical elements, grand living and public spaces and enviable ocean views. 9. BEST OF THE REST

HUTKER ARCHITECTS

For this Falmouth, Massachusetts, property, Hutker Architects embarked on an ambitious scheme that would allow the home to embrace water views. A frosted glass floor provides light and a sense of movement without sacrificing privacy.

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KENDLE DESIGN COLLABORATIVE

Inspired by surrounding indigenous materials, natural light and mountain views, the exterior of this Paradise Valley, Arizona, dwelling features a soaring roof canopy and walls of rammed earth, textured metal, concrete and glass.

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LARUE ARCHITECTS

A beautiful courtyard welcomes guests into this Dallas residence, while limestone, metal wall panels and roofing, and Western red cedar adorn the exterior. 12. NEW YORK

BATES MASI + ARCHITECTS

The design for this Sagaponack, New York, house overlooking a pond and the ocean, celebrates rising water levels. The structure is elevated and broken apart to let flood waters flow through, while board-and-batten wood siding is reminiscent of vernacular structures. 1 3 . PA L M B E A C H | B R O WA R D

B1 ARCHITECT

In the foyer of a Lantana, Florida, home, floating staircases—with quartersawn oak steps and varnished-mahogany railings—as well as floor-to-ceiling windows add a feeling of tranquility and sophistication.

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SMITH AND MOORE ARCHITECTS

STUART SILK ARCHITECTS

MARK P. FINLAY ARCHITECTS

As displayed in this grand gallery featuring a groined vault ceiling, this classical Italian villa in Palm Beach pays homage to quality materials and incredible craftsmanship. 2. HOUSTON

CUSIMANO ARCHITECT

With English influences, this graceful L-shaped Houston home is cloaked in brick and features stained cedar timbers, crafted paneled siding along with copper gutters and downspouts.

Located on Lake Sammamish in Issaquah, Washington, this shoreside domicile built by Bender Custom Construction introduces guests to its timeless yet relaxed interiors with a sinuous stairway in the entry. 4. AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

CORNERSTONE ARCHITECTS, LLP

The design for this new Austin residence was inspired by the client’s fascination with the classic forms: traditional shapes and proportions, yet simple, clean and elegant presentation.

A stone-and-wood barn on this Ridgefield, Connecticut, compound houses a main living area with exposed timberframed ceilings and serves as a rustic-meets-modern retreat. 6. CHICAGO

MORGANTE-WILSON ARCHITECTS

The center of this Chicago dwelling contains an elegant 4-story elliptical staircase, above which is a skylight that floods the interior with natural sun supplemented with light from the perimeter rooms.

morgante-wilson architects: michael robinson photography.

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architects: john granen. cornerstone architects, llp: buff strickland. mark p. finlay architects: michael partenio.

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CANDELARIA DESIGN ASSOCIATES

EVENS ARCHITECTS

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WILLIAM S. BRIGGS, ARCHITECT

CROSSMAN ARCHITECTURE

In Phoenix, this French Chateau Revival house features authentic French details including flat terracotta shingles, pre-cast decorative detailing, copper chimney pots and European-inspired landscaping.

A silver-leaf vault connects this Dallas project’s arcuated entry space with the owner’s fine collection of paintings displayed in the intimate gallery visible beyond. brady. geoff chick and associates: jack gardner.

richard beard architects: matthew millman. evens architects: erhard pfeiffer. crossman architecture: james

photos: candelaria design associates: pearl blossom photography. william s. briggs, architect: stephen reed.

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RICHARD BEARD ARCHITECTS

Guests experience a sequence of outdoor rooms at this Malibu, California, family home, which engages the landscape in ways that encourage daily living outdoors.

A cluster of bamboo thrusts through the oculuspunctured roof of this Coronado, California, abode’s private suite court, which is enclosed by the master bedroom, bathroom, meditation area and office. 12. BEST OF THE REST

Located in Geyserville, California, this rural residence draws inspiration from the wine country vernacular, the restrained and elegant work of Kengo Kuma and the client’s welltraveled and multicultural background.

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This house appears to have emerged from the surrounding dunes in Miramar Beach, Florida; its massings are broken down into smaller elements to engage with the scale of the site.


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ROBBINS ARCHITECTURE

DOUGLAS C. WRIGHT ARCHITECTS

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SMITHARC ARCHITECTS

ANDREA SCHUMACHER INTERIORS

MARIE FLANIGAN INTERIORS

One of the most visually pleasing aspects of this Malibu, California, oceanfront home’s streamlined kitchen is its marble waterfall island with a custom solid teak wood bar top that cantilevers asymmetrically.

A study in contrasts, this Dallas kitchen features a limited yet rich palette of marble and glass set against a background of warm, tactile oak planking.

Located on Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, this home’s kitchen combines a livable modern feel with the charm of the lake vernacular; expansive windows capture the surrounding views.

Designed to celebrate the joys of travel, family and artful living, this kitchen is one of two—one for entertaining and one for working—located in a midcentury modern Denver home.

This Short Hills, New Jersey, kitchen with a generous island at its center features a mix of raw-wood cabinet fronts, thick glass counters, tile and traditional glass-andwood upper cabinets.

Loved ones easily gather at this Bellaire, Texas, kitchen’s double islands and dining table; custom iron cabinets pair with Neolith counters, while sconces layer over a backsplash of hand-molded subway tile.

douglas c. wright architects: richard powers. marie flanigan interiors: julie soefer photography.

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HAEFELE DESIGN, INC.

architecture: steve hall, hall+ merrick photographers. andrea schumacher interiors: emily minton redfield.

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Designed to reflect the client’s experiences in the European countryside, this sophisticated Phoenix kitchen is awash in sage green and features custom lanterns, Calacatta countertops and reclaimed beams. 8 . PA L M B E A C H | B R O WA R D

JMA INTERIOR DESIGN, INC.

Pale green subway tile sets the tone for this soft Jupiter, Florida, space, while rift-cut oak on the ceiling beams and vent hood surround adds visual interest and texture. 9 . PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

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In Mercer Island, Washington, a home’s black, white and brass color scheme was woven into the kitchen to help it blend seamlessly with the elegance of the surrounding living spaces. 10. AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

HAVEN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

This San Antonio kitchen answered the clients’ request for a light and airy space with white walls, sleek finishes and a transitional-to-modern style; European white-oak flooring adds warmth. 11. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

BLACKBAND DESIGN

Designed in collaboration with architect Robert Sinclair and builder Andrew Patterson, this modern Newport Beach, California, kitchen blends beauty and functionality with high-gloss white lacquered cabinetry and a spacious marble waterfall island. 12. SAN FRANCISCO

JENNIFER ROBIN INTERIORS

A neutral palette gives this Lake Tahoe, California, kitchen year-round suitability, while expansive pivot windows create a breathtaking connection with the outdoors. 13. BEST OF THE REST

GEOFF CHICK AND ASSOCIATES In Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, this kitchen features a striking wall clad in marble tile surrounding a custom stainless vent hood fabricated by Saltwater Steel.


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This modern and sophisticated master bathroom in La Cañada Flintridge, California, designed in collaboration with Denise Bosley Interiors, incorporates marble, limestone and a steelframed shower enclosure to form a serene retreat. 2. SAN FRANCISCO

MT DEVELOPMENT

A freestanding tub set in front of a wax-coated Venetian plaster wall is the centerpiece of this room in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights; various textures and a neutral color palette add depth. 3. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

HUMA SULAIMAN DESIGN

Redesigned to evoke the feeling of Argentina, this master bathroom in San Juan Capistrano, California, includes custom details including a black-and-white marble floor, brass accents and cabinetry with a faux finish. 4. MIAMI

EOLO A&I DESIGN

The owners of this Palmetto Bay, Florida, home requested a bathroom that was dramatic yet luxurious. Clean lines and unobstructed pathways lend a chic, compelling edge to the space’s functionality and flow. 5 . PA L M B E A C H | B R O WA R D

JMA INTERIOR DESIGN

This Jupiter, Florida, space was designed for a discerning client who loves color. Custom vanities in pale lilac flank either side of a custom soaking tub with a matching lilac cradle. 6. AUSTIN + SAN ANTONIO

KELLE CONTINE INTERIOR DESIGN

A dark and dramatic shower, with a peek of the hillside view, provides a sense of personal space in the master bath of an Austin home, designed in collaboration with Cornerstone Architects. 7. C O L O R A D O

CHARLES CUNNIFFE ARCHITECTS & STERLING MCDAVID

In an Aspen bathroom, a Waterworks soaking tub sits next to glass doors that open to a deck with mountain views. Calacatta Vagli marble was selected for the floors, countertops and shower bench.

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dirkse interior design: alex hayden. jamesthomas interiors: richard powers. catherine m. austin interior

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FORSYTHE + HALL HOMES

The design team of this Dallas home wanted to promote a light and airy aesthetic in the master bath. In front of a large floor-to-ceiling window is a freestanding cast-iron tub with bronze fixtures. 9. NEW YORK

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STELLE LOMONT ROUHANI ARCHITECTS

JAMESTHOMAS INTERIORS

This Long Island, New York, bathroom is an extension of the master bedroom. Materials are a study in restraint with sand-colored stone in various textures; a soaking tub sits on an elevated stone plinth. 1 0 . PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

MICHELLE DIRKSE INTERIOR DESIGN

In Bellevue, Washington, this bathroom remodel combines classic touches with modern conveniences, such as hidden storage behind Robern medicine cabinets with added storage in the custom walnut surround.

The master bath of this Glencoe, Illinois, residence was inspired by the clients’ love of vintage bathrooms. Custom details including marble flooring, a settee and light fixtures add to the uniqueness of this space. 12. BEST OF THE REST

CATHERINE M. AUSTIN INTERIOR DESIGN

This master bathroom was part of a renovation to a 1930s Washington, D.C., home. Organic wallpaper provides juxtaposition to the linear cabinets and marble floor, while a porcelain tub acts as a sculptural anchor.

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LAUREN HASKETT FINE DESIGN

A reclaimed European stone sink—found at a local antique store—is the anchor of this Houston powder room. Wall sconces and a small antique mirror show off the mural wallcovering. 14. ARIZONA

LISSA LEE HICKMAN

Luxurious etched marble flooring surrounds a soaking tub with a floor-mounted faucet in a Paradise Valley, Arizona, bathroom. Dramatic steel doors are emphasized as a focal point, incorporating the beauty of the surrounding landscape.


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ARENTZ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, LLC

This Easton, Maryland, abode’s landscape architecture follows suit with the home’s traditional residence; in the pool and terrace area overlooking the Miles River, Tennessee sandstone adds soft tan, buff and gray tones.

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KATHARINE WEBSTER INC

Lush planting and pavers lend softness and variation to this San Francisco abode’s landscaping, which was designed to create a sense of living on the edge of nature. 4. LOS ANGELES

MARK LANGOS INTERIOR DESIGN

Well suited for Southern California weather, this Los Angeles pool house offers a relaxing year-round respite and gathering place with help from custom furnishings in a serene color palette. 5. DALLAS + FORT WORTH

HOCKER DESIGN GROUP

For this Sonoma, California, weekend and work retreat, the outdoor spaces were carefully planned for entertaining, relaxation and functionality—and include a custom steel grill station and adjacent dining area. 6. ARIZONA

REFINED GARDENS

This charming European country-inspired estate in Phoenix capitalized on a challenging wedge-shaped property to include purposeful spaces and beautiful garden transitions that guide visitors throughout. 7. A U S T I N + S A N A N T O N I O

AUSTIN OUTDOOR DESIGN

From the agaves to its rectilinear hardscape, clean lines define the look of this Austin home’s exterior spaces, which juxtapose the natural landscape visible just beyond.

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katharine webster inc.: caitlin atkinson. mark langos interior design: meghan beierle-o’brien. hocker design group:

A seating area featuring all-white furniture located in the contemporary art garden of this Houston property abuts a fountain that brings an organic feel to the more modern space.

photos: arentz landscape architects, llc: roger foley. lanson b. jones & co. landscape architecture: kelli durham.

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FERNANDO WONG OUTDOOR LIVING DESIGN

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HOLLANDER DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS craig bergmann landscape design: scott shigley. orlando comas, asla, landscape architect: lifestyle production group.

hyde evans design: rigoberto moreno. design workshop: d.a. horchner/design workshop, inc. molly wood garden design: lane dittoe.

photos: fernando wong outdoor living design: carmel brantley. hollander design landscape architects: charles mayer photography.

A renovated pool nestles into this Palm Beach landscape inspired by Nicole de Vésian’s famous Provence garden; hardscape materials include antique Italian terra-cotta bricks, limestone and Dominican coral stone.

Stone stairs with creeping thyme growing in the loose joints lead through a classic kitchen garden planted with herbs and small vegetables at this Long Island, New York, domicile designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. 1 0 . PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

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HYDE EVANS DESIGN

The master bedroom of this San José del Cabo, Mexico, house opens to a private plunge pool and a teak pergola that houses a hanging daybed; pillows add vibrancy to the serene space.

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Sight lines were carefully considered to connect this Aspen residential garden with distant natural features, the intent being to minimize intrusion while engaging with all the elements of the surrounding landscape. 12. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

MOLLY WOOD GARDEN DESIGN

The architecture of the Newport Beach home by Brandon Architects helped influence its landscaping, which features contemporary-leaning white plaster walls, blue stone with little color variation and a limited plant palette. 13. CHICAGO

CRAIG BERGMANN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

In Winnetka, Illinois, a pergola constructed from repurposed clay roof tiles adds interest to the existing pool and terrace while perennial borders offer an abundance of color visible from both inside and outside the residence. 14. MIAMI

ORLANDO COMAS, ASLA, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

The outdoor spaces were of utmost importance to this Coral Gables house, where the owners requested a tropical landscape achieved in part through a water feature with plantings at the front entry.

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Reclaimed materials, including Canadian barn beams, were brought together in a minimalist way to create a crisp Spanish hacienda-style look in a Paradise Valley, Arizona, residence. 6. LOS ANGELES

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FURMAN + KEIL ARCHITECTS

CHADBOURNE + DOSS ARCHITECTS

For a brick Tudor in Seattle, an extensive new conservatory does double duty by adding a master bedroom and plenty of family living space while also connecting the house to the lush rear garden.

A new all-glass vestibule is one of several interventions that allowed more light into a modern home in Playa del Rey, California, which is now all about views and openness.

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PLATT DANA ARCHITECTS

OLSSON-FERNANDEZ DESIGN

LIEDERBACH & GRAHAM, ARCHITECTS LLP

A custom Shou Sugi Ban front door opens to the reworked foyer of a house in Austin; slate floors, white walls and walnut casework within all contribute to the dwelling’s fresh material clarity.

Beyond the staircase, an open kitchen/family room overlooking the garden is part of 1,600 square feet of additions to a postwar Brooklyn brownstone that was updated for a family of five.

Transforming a dated Bal Harbour, Florida, condo with stunning ocean views involved raising ceilings, adding drapery pockets, updating lighting and installing creamy marble floors. The result is sleekly modern.

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Two large sheds—the last buildings on a Lake Forest, Illinois, estate by architect Charles Platt—were transformed into living spaces inspired by small villas in the south of France, complete with pigment for the stucco sourced in Roussillon.

kevin scott. olsson-fernandez design: steve sanacore. harrison design: trevor tondro. liederbach & graham architects llp: tony soluri.

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27 DIAMONDS INTERIOR DESIGN

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LABERGE AND MENARD INC.

ROWLAND + BROUGHTON ARCHITECTURE / URBAN DESIGN / INTERIOR DESIGN

Opening up walls to frame mountain views allowed architects to incorporate natural materials, including wood and stone, into a midcentury home in Kentfield, California, with landscaping by Erica Timbrell. urban design / interior design: brent moss photography. william s. briggs, architect: costa christ.

photography. platt architecture: david dietrich. 27 diamonds interior design: jeri koegel. rowland

photos: sutro architects: aaron leitz. laberge and menard inc.: tria giovan. lucas/eilers design associates, llp: julie soefer

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Along with interior designer David Kleinberg and general contractor Jeff Wildes, the architects restored a Palm Beach home’s historical grandeur while revitalizing its interiors to give it a contemporary sensibility. 10. HOUSTON

LUCAS/EILERS DESIGN ASSOCIATES, LLP

Antique pieces furnish the elegant dining room of a Houston house that was reconfigured to accommodate large groups for entertaining; the new open concept allows for both improved light and circulation. 11. BEST OF THE REST

Marble walls with elaborate charcoal veining, glittering gold fixtures, a classic freestanding tub and plenty of windows transform a bathroom in Irvine, California, into a luxurious modern retreat.

Honoring the rich history of the original house, designed in 1968 by Colorado’s first female architect, Ellie Brickham, was a main goal for this Aspen house, as was using materials that patina with age. 14. DALLAS + FORT WORTH

WILLIAM S. BRIGGS, ARCHITECT

For a 1938 estate in Austin with more than 28,000 square feet, a clean aesthetic acknowledges the past while remaining fresh; new museum-grade lighting strikes a traditional note in the hallway, as throughout.

PLATT ARCHITECTURE

Enlarging, updating and brightening a home and guest house in Cashiers, North Carolina, entailed adding skylights and opening spaces between rooms, as with this kitchen that looks out to the stairwell.

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CAROL KURTH ARCHITECTURE, PC

Readers’ Choice, Contemporary Architecture Double-height cathedral spaces, grand scissor trusses and floor-to-ceiling glazing all contribute to the dramatic look of a living room in a Gallatin, New York, house that celebrates its lakefront views. 2. SAN FRANCISCO

KRISTE MICHELINI INTERIORS

Readers’ Choice, Classic Interior Design A concrete fireplace in the living room establishes a tone of low-key elegance in a home with a neutral palette and modern furnishings—the perfect backdrop for a newly blended family of six in Danville, California. 3. BEST OF THE REST

KEN TATE ARCHITECT

Readers’ Choice, Classic Architecture Designed to pay homage to the streetscape of Saint Charles Avenue, a Mediterranean Revival villa in New Orleans features a spacious rear courtyard that makes the most of water features, with a deep swimming pool and a Roman-style fountain. 4. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ESTUDIO FRISCH INC.

Readers’ Choice, Bathroom With marble tile walls and natural Jatoba wood ceilings, a master bathroom in Coronado, California, is an inviting and versatile retreat. In the adjacent courtyard, bamboo grows through a skylight, filtering natural light.

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DAUN CURRY DESIGN STUDIO

REBECCA WINN, WHIMSICAL GARDENS

This dining room’s wall of Calacatta gold marble provides a warm background for modern art and furnishings in the chic Rye, New York, home of an art collecting young family. 6. NEW YORK

DOUGLAS C. WRIGHT ARCHITECTS

rebecca winn, whimsical gardens: stephen karlisch. leann baker interiors ltd.: sozinho imagery.

photos: daun curry design studio: emily gilbert photography. douglas c. wright architects: costas picadas.

Readers’ Choice, Contemporary Interior Design

Readers’ Choice, Major Restoration or Renovation For the striking renovation of an 1830s farmhouse in Cornwall, Connecticut, many of the original details were preserved—as with the door and baseboards in this living room—while generous new room configurations allow for the ascendance of natural light.

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Readers’ Choice, Landscape Design/Outdoor Living A labyrinthine theme and exclusively white blooms unify three distinct outdoor spaces that range from classic to modern in the calming geometric garden of a historic Dallas abode. 8 . PA C I F I C N O R T H W E S T

LEEANN BAKER INTERIORS LTD.

Readers’ Choice, Kitchen A kitchen for a Mercer Island, Washington, dwelling was opened up to sun and views with higher ceilings and larger windows; the white marble tile backsplash contributes to the light and bright look.


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SMITHARC ARCHITECTS National Winner, Kitchen

The clean geometry of this Dallas house is underscored by white-oak planking that wraps around the dining and cooking areas, where traditional cabinetry was replaced by a ribbon window to welcome sunlight.

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MARK P. FINLAY ARCHITECTS

National Winner, Classic Architecture In keeping with the historic nature of this Ridgefield, Connecticut, property, a barn-like retreat for the owner—including a living area, wine cellar and gym—was designed with sleek vertical wood siding juxtaposed with stone.


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MARKZEFF

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AIDLIN DARLING DESIGN National Winner, Contemporary Architecture

Cantilevered over a sloping site, a modern house built from boardform concrete walls, integrated plaster and walnut floors gracefully responds to its wooded site, an ecological preserve in Carmel Valley, California.

For this dazzling blue study in an 1871 landmarked building in lower Manhattan, a ribbed-glass-and-steel wall delineates a private space while also preserving the loft’s open character. The grand 20-foot kitchen was designed with entertaining in mind.


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JAMESTHOMAS INTERIORS National Winner, Bathroom

This luxurious bathroom in a Glencoe, Illinois, house was reimagined with marble flooring and a large copper tub to evoke the vintage glamour of bathrooms in historic London hotels.

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REDMOND ALDRICH DESIGN

National Winner, Classic Interior Design Playful sophistication reigns in the dining room and living room of an updated carriage house in San Francisco, where an eclectic mix of vintage and custom pieces and a range of color and patterns creates a one-of-a-kind dwelling.

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FURMAN + KEIL ARCHITECTS National Winner, Major Restoration or Renovation

Removing gables, covering brick with stucco and installing a standing-seam metal roof and siding resulted in a streamlined, modern look for a family’s house in Austin.

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CRAIG BERGMANN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

National Winner, Landscape Design/Outdoor Living

A new garden design allows for additional outdoor entertaining space in the rear of a 1930 house on Chicago’s North Shore, where a window of the historic pool house is framed in green by an espaliered pear tree.


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What inspires the modern-day homeowner to embark on a renovation project? The design industry’s foremost experts have the answer to this and more—and on the following pages, they’re an open book. Whether improving a floor plan’s flow, integrating high-tech features or reinventing material palettes, they pursue one overarching goal: the optimization of daily life through the personalization of every detail. Join these local pros as they discuss their observations, insights and favorite new lifestyle movements.


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TRIM + OTHER TOP TRENDS TRIM. Architectural trim and millwork can define the style, livability and function of a room. Clean lines with hidden built-ins are indicative of contemporary homes. Casual, modest trim details are often seen in transitional homes. Wainscoting, beamed ceilings and crown details often grace traditional homes.

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A. PERRY HOMES 847.549.0668 | aperryhomes.com | @home_builder

The team at A. Perry Homes notes the recent trend toward whole house makeovers with little to no additions; moving a few interior walls and updating kitchens, trim, paint and flooring to dramatically change a home’s livability, aesthetics and value. Case in point, a recent remodel the firm completed, where the client had an extensive wish list and the existing shell presented some challenges. “We responded to unexpected issues and quickly developed solutions that improved the original concept,” CEO Tony Perry says. “We gave the exterior a fresh look and the result was magical.” And “magic” is what the award-winning architectural, build and remodeling firm is known for creating. “Most often our clients trust us to approach a project with minimal restrictions,” president Kent DeReus says. “They have seen our work and know the magic we create.”

GARAGE CONVERSIONS. Due to the increasing options for commuting, people are converting garage space into living space. FLEXIBLE SPACES. Since people are living more minimalistic lives, they are reducing their storage needs and making spaces much more flexible. ROOMS BY INTEREST. Homeowners are building spaces to serve their interests, like wine or entertaining rooms.

“ Elevating a client’s look to a truly integrated design solution is what our firm brings to a project.”

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QUIET TIME “We think it’s important to have a quiet, safe haven for every family,” says Anthony Perry, vice president of sales and marketing. “A quiet space that is a bit separate and equipped with a door. Often, these spaces evolve as the family dynamic changes. It may start out as a study, evolve to a nanny’s room and morph into a first-floor guest bedroom. A good design professional will know to ask the right questions to determine a family’s needs and create a space that will best serve a family for a long time.”

1. This whole-house remodel includes a reconfigured kitchen island and a wall of black-framed patio doors overlooking the rear yard. 2. Natural light floods this home through floor-toceiling windows, with “fin” trim, that surround a stair tower. 3. Simple ceiling trim details and high transom windows provide outstanding views of the veranda and lake beyond.



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DRURY ON … FINDING WARMTH + EASY WEAR Q: What role does region play in the top-ranking renovation requests you receive? Gail: Being in the Chicagoland area, we are faced with harsh winter months. When designing spaces, bathrooms especially, it is important to incorporate ways to make the room warm and welcoming. This typically includes heated floors, heated towel racks and fireplaces. These requests are very typical for our region.

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DRURY DESIGN 630.469.4980 | drurydesigns.com | @drurydesignkb

Q: Can you think of an example of a ‘trending’ material turned ‘must-have’ for every home? Jim: Easy-to-maintain materials: porcelain tile and countertops for both bath and kitchen, quartz countertops, and high-quality European laminates for cabinetry.

For most professional designers, the goal of any project is to help guide clients to the best possible design based on their ideas and goals. “We use extensive questionnaires for each room of the house to fully understand our client’s daily lifestyle and design preferences,” says Gail Drury, president and creative director of Drury Design. “Like art, it takes deliberate study and understanding the subject first.” In addition to taking the homeowners’ likes and dislikes into careful consideration, special attention is given to the most prominent views inside the house. “Vistas are integral to the architectural continuity of a home,” says Jim Drury, vice president and studio manager. When it comes to renovations, Gail and Jim agree they take extensive planning and experience; both of which Drury Design delivers with ease given its 30 years of business success.

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1. A family-focused kitchen incorporates multiple work areas; perfect for large gatherings. Brass accents in the hardware, hood and light fixtures add unexpected flair. 2. This organic, spa-like master bath with oversized vanity and unique floor tile sets the stage for a wet room, complete with a curbless shower and picture window. 3. Gray-stained lower cabinets offer a warm contrast to high-gloss white upper cabinets in this contemporary kitchen. Clean lines and no hardware enhance the streamlined look.

“ Homeowners, today, have any and every possibility at their fingertips.”


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Repurposing of spaces is popular in renovation projects. Many historic homes have rooms and square footages that reflect a different era and lifestyle. To survive the next century, they need reimagining without losing their character or style. “We are currently working on a grand Tudor in the North Shore, where the dining room is becoming the kitchen and the expansive living room is becoming a dining room with lounge area,” Toniolo says. “The former kitchen is being transformed into a side entry with a proper family room and space to eat.”

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MILLWORK, MATERIALS Clients are asking for new and renovated spaces filled with character. Thoughtful details and less space are valued more than size. “These are being applied to almost every area, from mudrooms to master baths and everything in between,” Toniolo says. 1

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GTH ARCHITECTS 847.772.9679 | gtharchitects.com | @gtharchitects

As an architectural firm with projects across the country, GTH Architects knows all too well the correlation between renovations and regions, especially in exterior spaces. “These become more distinct depending on the region, architectural character of the home, neighborhood and period of the home,” president and creative director Jeff Harting says. For instance, more historic, coastal homes and Southern-style homes beg for a social front porch suitable for warmer climates, while shelter from tropical rainfall and direct sunlight expand on these outdoor renovations. Outside or in, Harting, along with vice president Betsy Gensburg and project architect John Toniolo, approach each project with a thoughtful nod of respect to the home, while recreating key features that add cohesiveness and allowing spaces to function and flow individually, yet collectively.

1. Transoms above and framing the entry doors create a screen between the exterior and interior. 2. In renovations and new construction, focal points can be interior architecture, cabinetry, furniture or a light fixture. 3. Built-ins always add personality, while maintaining architectural integrity. Well-placed objects can tell a client’s story—their interests, hobbies and passions. 4. Proper scale and details become an extension of the home’s architecture, such as the fireplace here.


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4-SEASON DESIGN The Midwest is a familyoriented place, as well as an all-seasons region. Chase’s clients spend their time both indoors and outdoors. Homeowners are constantly updating their interiors—due to wear and tear and due to the typical life expectancy of appliances. Keeping up with new trends is always a reason for new design. “We take into consideration what it means to live in an all-seasons environment when renovating homes by providing functional and beautiful spaces that can transition between indoors and out,” Chase says. 1

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I like to use a functional material, like a porcelain tile, and transform it into a unique design. I thoroughly embrace personalizing something that speaks to the individuality of each client. I also love creating furniture, whether by reupholstering pieces with gorgeous fabric or designing a completely new piece through my own design.

“We take every project and the satisfaction of every client very seriously,” says Ilene Chase, principal designer of Ilene Chase Design, when referring to her unique proprietary design and sales process. Take a recent historic city remodel, where her client came with a specific vision in mind, and Chase took the time to listen and jot down every idea. “As a result, each selection was customized and presented in great detail, working within certain limitations, delivering our trademark service and capturing our design approach,” she says. Chicago’s urban environ and smaller-scale residences require a keen understanding of space planning with a strong emphasis on function. Chase’s sweet spot to a tee. “We take great joy in meeting the functional requirements needed to run a family in a small space, while creating a beautifully aesthetic design,” she says.

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1. This exceptional Abruzzo kitchen is the jewelry box of this historic remodel, utilizing a mixture of brass, polished nickel, and an antique printers table. 2. A picturesque formal living room takes on a French flair, pairing vintage pieces with a gorgeous true-blue wool rug and brass detailing. Custom detail moldings add the finishing touch. 3. A custom cerused-oak bar designed with Adler silver cremone bolts and an antique mirror customized to showcase the Baccarat crystal glasses. All photography by Cynthia Lynn

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“ I encourage my clients to take design risks in lesser-used rooms to bring their unique style to life.”



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“ Our approach is to make a renovation look as though it was always there; we’re not just renovating a home, we’re creating environments and experiences.”

FINDING THE PERFECT FIT

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KITCHENLAB | REBEKAH ZAVELOFF INTERIORS TRENDS IN RENOVATION

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Homeowners who are embarking on a renovation should take the time to interview multiple firms before hiring. There are many great companies working in our space, however, having a personality and style fit are extremely important, and trust is imperative. We bring the collective experience of well over 100 renovation projects to each client and our relationships with our clients and vendors continue with our clients long after the project ends, many times to other homes or renovations. For us, experience and relationships are the backbone of our firm.

Founders of KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors, Rebekah Zaveloff and John “Nick” Nichols met in the restaurant business 20 years ago, and for them, hospitality is still at the core of every renovation and design project. “We continue to work in the hospitality business, helping our clients create spaces where they will welcome friends and family,” says Zaveloff, director of design of KitchenLab. “For us, the kitchen is our lab, our true living room, where we break bread, pour wine, laugh, plan and dream.” The design team at KitchenLab strives to create spaces that make people feel welcome. “We listen to our clients and to the home itself, looking for details, proportions and other cues that help direct the renovation,” she says.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING Many of the projects we are engaged in are existing, period homes with their own history. Taking cues from the style and period of the home provides a reference point from which to work. A great example is matching existing millwork when adding space or reconfiguring an existing room. 2

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1. This Wicker Park brick cottage underwent a renovation of the entire first floor, including the kitchen with new patio doors, graphic tile flooring and shiplap/ beam ceiling. 2. & 3. This Lincoln Park Victorian brownstone received a three-story addition, adding two bedrooms, a kitchen and family room. The original fireplace surround was refurbished, and the original stair railings were reworked to meet code. All photography by Michael Alan Kaskel


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FEATURED RENO: THE WILMETTE HOME When a young couple decided to start their family, they knew they wanted to move from the city to the North Shore suburbs. Immediately, they fell in love with a beautiful, vintage 1923 brick home located on a charming cobblestone street in East Wilmette. The first areas to be renovated were the kitchen and front entry hall, where the couple selected a handpainted encaustic cement floor reminiscent of her Puerto Rican roots. The new galley kitchen cabinet layout features a black-painted finish on Shaker-style doors, with brass hardware and faucets as the finishing touch.

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Homeowners today are opting to remodel and redecorate rather than starting over with a completely new space. It’s a welcome trend for Lewis Floor & Home, the floor-to-ceiling design and decorating showroom for all things home. “Our best projects are those where we have provided multiple products for our clients,” principal Steven Lewis says. “That is the greatest benefit of a one-stop shop: it makes the project a better experience for everyone.” While Lewis maintains that flooring sets the tone for the entire home, he adds that some smaller areas make the biggest impact. “Most entries are very important when it comes to function and design. It is the first impression of your home and often the smallest area,” he says. “Stairs are also often featured prominently and can become the statement feature of your home by using a pattern or color on a stair runner.”

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1. In the newly renovated kitchen, white marble quartz with subtle veining forms the countertops and backsplash, allowing the black cabinetry and artful floor to shine. 2. Lewis Floor & Home brought this entry to new life, replacing old vinyl flooring with encaustic cement flooring; and refinishing the once-natural oak stain of the stair treads with an ebony hue. 3. A new refrigerator hidden behind matching custom cabinetry panels gives the kitchen a more expansive feel.

Our cold winters call for heated floors in bathrooms and other areas where porcelain tiles are used. We also receive many requests for energy-efficient window treatments, and indooroutdoor carpet has exploded in popularity, not only for outside spaces, but also inside in dining areas and kids’ playrooms.


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THE TACTILE TOUCH “We are getting more and more requests for textures. We currently offer 11 different custom stone finishes and are adding new ones based on the recent requests for ‘fusions.’ Clients want a sawncut, hand-hewn texture with a non-contrived edge detail,” Fanning says. “This new texture request is being used on interior walls and exterior facades. It is an industrial, rustic look combined with straight, clean edges to create a great on-trend urban appeal.”

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UNLIMITED MATERIALS Materials Marketing’s multitude of products is not limited by seasonality or regions.

312.226.0222 | materials-marketing.com | @materialsmarketing A recent project showcases the uniqueness and ability of the Materials Marketing team when it comes to world-class stone, glass and tile design and installation. “We incorporated a college mascot into a new stone fireplace for a Fort Worth couple who wanted to stay true to their alma mater,” says president and CEO Jim Fanning. With a team of professional designers, architects and draftsmen, who Fanning calls “dream makers,” Materials Marketing prides itself on bringing clients’ dreams to life. “If a homeowner wants to replicate a Roman fountain made of stone, we will capture all of the detail and beauty of the original,” he says. When it comes to trends in stone outside, he cites stone pizza ovens, benches, waterfalls, columns and pool surrounds. Inside, he’s seen vast improvements in master baths, with stonework gracing large walk-in showers and ornately carved tub surrounds.

We can provide … + Stone or tile flooring + Shower and tub surrounds + Fireplaces + Kitchen hoods + Exterior cladding + Architectural elements +L andscaping or features for outdoor living spaces

GOING BIG: LARGE-FORMAT TILE Large, open living areas demand large-format stones. “We are seeing 24-by-48-inch stone tiles being used in great rooms and more. The beauty of natural stone can really be appreciated in large slab-like formats to enhance these expansive spaces,” Fanning says.

1. Danby marble forms the Semilla fireplace mantel from the Denise McGaha Collection in this whitewashed master bedroom. 2. A white limestone Le Grande mantel, also from McGaha, warms up a cozy sitting room. 3. This outdoor kitchen showcases a custom hood made of Riviera Beige limestone. 2

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WHY GO PRO? Good professional help is worth the money. It not only helps prevent plumbing and electrical relocation problems that we see in our work, but mostly, it saves time, ensures safety and guarantees the highest-quality products and services.

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A small millwork addition, like storage, built-ins or a display cabinet, changes the entire dynamics of a room. And walnut is the new wood of choice. Frequently used for its rich color and elegance, walnut is most often seen in kitchen islands, and also inside painted cabinets to bring warmth and character.

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While kitchens and baths continue among the most common renovations, increasing numbers of homeowners are looking to renovate their libraries/offices, living rooms and wine rooms. With its creative capabilities, advanced technology and craftsman’s eye for perfection, New Style Cabinets finds innovative ways to integrate these and much more into today’s designs. “Our clients envision a library that doubles as an office, where they are surrounded by their favorite books in a room that is also a retreat from the everyday,” president Mike Tracz says. He adds that living rooms are one of the most cost-effective spaces to renovate, with built-in entertainment centers and bookshelves as the centerpiece of their design. Wine rooms have also become a prime selling point, converting spare space into an artistic display of wines that is not only functional, but aesthetically appealing.

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1. This modern white kitchen, featuring a walnut island and cool white cabinetry, illustrates how sophistication and simplicity intertwine. Design by Steve + Filip Design; architecture by Mike Shively Architecture; build by Tip Top Builders. 2. A light and bright master bathroom brings together shades of gray and white against the warmth of walnut, giving it a unique personality. Design by McBA McWilliams Burgener Architecture. 3. Transforming existing wall panels into functional and elegant white, high-gloss open shelving creates another focal point in this library, in addition to the volumes and artifacts it displays. Design by Steve + Filip Design; architecture by Mike Shively Architecture; build by Tip Top Builders. 1. & 3. Photography by Mike Schwartz 2. Photography by Mike Crews

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SMALL ROOM RENOS; BIG IMPACT Creating a wow factor is possible in any size room, but it’s fun to be daring with designs in smaller areas. Incorporating daring elements in small spaces can deliver a big punch and create a unique vibe that will leave the homeowner in awe. So much so, that, at times, when designing larger rooms, we extrapolate elements used in the small room’s design and extend those throughout the rest of the home.

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ReDesign Home’s interior designers Alessia Loffredo and Sarah Coscarelli believe in incorporating timeless finishes and functional space planning into every project. “We believe in going back to basics, maintaining the integrity of the interior, and delivering a ‘wow’ factor with updatable elements,” they say. The same philosophy carries over to renovations, in which they focus on preserving the home’s original architectural features while also incorporating new elements. One of ReDesign’s most noteworthy projects to date—the Revere renovation—captures this carefully edited approach. The space utilizes classic design elements with modern-day intent. This ensures that each area has a purpose and the floor plan now seamlessly flows. The designers believe that the combination of playful light fixtures and a black-and-white color palette eliminates any predictability of design.

In addition to more common renovations, Loffredo and Coscarelli say clients are often requesting the design of a music room. “Many homeowners are looking to gather in a room that focuses solely on playing or listening to music without other distractions,” they say. “A music room is becoming as relevant as a study/home office.”

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1. A one-of-a-kind Italian painting and playful lighting accentuate this functional dining room. 2. The laundry room features a lighter approach to a tone-on-tone color palette with gray-and-white shades. 2

All photography by Stoffer Photography Interiors


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“ Shakoor Interiors creates interiors that pleasantly surprise, delight and offer just the right amount of ‘disruption.’”

WHAT’S IN “Trends … there are so many,” says Shakoor, who lists her tops here: + All things with a visually graphic edge are very on-trend, with no end in sight + S aturated color, which has been our signature for 17 years, is finally popular

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SHAKOOR INTERIORS | DESIGN CENTER AT theMART 312.829.7126 | shakoorinc.com | @shakoor_interiors

No matter where Shakoor Interiors’ clients hail from, they all share one common goal: whatever will make themselves and their families most comfortable. “Across the board, they request low-maintenance finishes and surfaces, furnishings and fixtures that allow them to age-in-place gracefully, and the seamless integration of technology,” says design principal Erin Shakoor. Drawing from the Design Center at theMART’s extensive offerings (125 showrooms carrying 2,500 lines), Shakoor specifies her varied projects, ranging from room-to-room renovations, such as en-suite guest rooms, children’s recreational spaces and laundry rooms, to whole house remodels. “We recently designed a laundry room with large-format, bright orange porcelain flooring,” she says.

+ L arge-scale fine art or directly painted patterns used as art + O ut-of-the-box wall coverings and finishes + I n an effort to downsize and prioritize, many designers and homeowners are no longer suppressing their desire to go “big.” “I’m seeing this approach on walls of entryways, dining room ceilings, flooring and floor coverings,” Shakoor says.

THE 3 C’S OF SUCCESS Communication. Collaboration. Commonality. “We clarify and collaboratively approach, explore and act on the intimate relationship between a client and their interior spaces,” Shakoor says. “During this process, we find alignment and overlap between our ideas and their vision.” Voila!

1. This living room transitions to a sophisticated dining area off the kitchen. 2. Cream and gray hues come together in this welcoming kitchen and breakfast bar area. 2

1. Photography by Barry Rustin 2. Photography by Bob Coscarelli


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OPEN to CHANGE INSPIRED BY THE LAYOUT OF THEIR VACATION PROPERTY, A COUPLE REVAMPS THEIR WINNETKA HOME TO EVOKE THE SAME AIRY FEEL. WRITTEN BY LIZ ARNOLD / PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL ROBINSON


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Right: JamesThomas Interiors and Morgante Wilson Architects redesigned this residence, where a mix of antiques and contemporary pieces makes for a sophisticated yet casual family environment. Case in point: In the entry, an antique English chest feels timeless amid a Circa Lighting urn lamp, Hudson Valley Lighting sconce and wool runner by Watson Smith. Opposite: A sofa by JamesThomas delineates the living space from the dining area. The neutral tones of club chairs in a Lee Jofa herringbone, an Oscar Isberian wool rug and a Bradley iron table unify the room. A Paul Ferrante lantern with seededglass panels builds on the theme of black accents throughout.

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everal years ago, a Winnetka couple had an epiphany when they returned to their yellow wood-frame Colonial from their vacation home in Northern Michigan: They realized they missed the open, airy space of their summer house, which the husband compares to a sophisticated, contemporary barn. “It got us thinking that we wanted to live that way all the time,” he says. So they tapped a design team to create a stucco two-story dwelling with unadorned architecture, flowing spaces and a welcoming mix of antiques and classic contemporary pieces—all awash in natural light. “The owners wanted it to be approachable and comfortable,” says Thomas Riker,

who teamed with co-principal James Dolenc and project manager Jim Josephson on the project. But first, architects Fred Wilson and Elissa Morgante, who built the residents’ original home in 2000, were brought on to do a complete renovation and addition. While that was underway, a chance meeting between Riker and the wife led to the hiring of the interiors team. The two had known each other since the 1990s, when one summer she was his manager at a Michigan home store. They had lost touch for a while, but their reconnection turned out to be serendipitous. “It was meant to be,” says the wife. And the fact that they spoke the same language when it came to design helped them fine-tune the details with ease.


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In the family room, a pair of sofas by JamesThomas, covered in fabric by Perennials from David Sutherland, flank a custom ottoman atop a wool-and-sisal Watson Smith rug. The interplay of dark and light continues with accents such as the rustic cricket table and the white chandelier, both by Paul Ferrante.

“Knowing her affinity for heirloom pieces, we helped choose finishes that would create the sensibility of an older home inside this renovated shell,” says Josephson. During the overhaul, Wilson reconfigured the layout, opening up the interior rooms and expanding the footprint with the addition of a front foyer plus the sun-filled “palm room” above it, so called for the plants throughout. A primary aim was to celebrate the gorgeous backyard landscaping designed by Frank Mariani and Carrie Woleben-Meade and installed by Martin J. Silverman. So the architect added a kitchen with a groin-vault ceiling and clerestory windows, a glass-enclosed breakfast room and a loggia-like sun room with a pale blue ceiling. “When we blend new and renovated spaces, we try to blur the line between where we stop and start,” Wilson notes. Meanwhile, the exterior’s austerity draws from the turn-of-the-century Viennese style of Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann and Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow style. “I don’t think it looks modern, exactly,” says Wilson, “but it’s a cleaner line; a refined, simple elegance.” Given the new layout, one of the challenges was to give the space some order. “We wanted to make it flow,” says Riker, “yet have the rooms feel different.” After assessing the grandness of the living and dining areas, for example, soft gray beams were added to the ceiling to


Right: A banquette in the corner of the family room is covered in Innovations faux leather and features green-stripe Cowtan & Tout cushions.Completing the vignette is a French bastide table from RH and wicker chairs from Georgia-based Mainly Baskets. Opposite: The open kitchen includes a glass-enclosed breakfast nook punctuated by a custom oak trestle table with a zinc top and RH Windsor chairs. McGuire chairs from Baker Furniture line the island. Selected for its character, stone flooring from Artistic Tile lends a gently antiqued feel.

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Opposite: The “palm room,” a bonus space above the entry addition, is a rest for the eyes between floors. Filled with plants, it’s a tranquil, garden-like retreat, with aqua-blue Ann Sacks tile on the floor and sunny Yosemite Yellow by Benjamin Moore on the ceiling. Below: Tritter Feefer’s customized Paris table grounds the palm room with its heavy base, while a Paul Ferrante lantern delivers an elegant moment overhead. A Bliss Studio bench, World Market ottomans and a vintage glazed garden stool provides casual seating.

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Whimsical Schumacher wallpaper in this powder room apposes a textured vanity with a driftwood finish, custom made by JamesThomas. The clients’ own framed mirror, the cabinet’s Bronzes de France pull rings from Chicago Brass and the Samuel Heath faucet make for a glamorous mix of patinaed metals.

bring intimacy to the rooms. Both areas, done in blues and neutrals, feature matching metal-and-glass pendants hung at the same height, which, like the beams, lend coziness to the spaces. “We needed something for the ceiling,” says Riker. “Otherwise it would feel like an airplane hangar.” Similarly, natural wood beams were used in the massive family room, resulting in a casual atmosphere that doesn’t overwhelm and a rustic vibe much like that of the couple’s summer home. Scale was also key throughout the residence. The bestsuited furniture for the proportions of the rooms “had a kind

of timeless, tailored aesthetic,” Riker says of choices such as the living room’s camel-back sofa with its elegant skirt and flared arms. But contemporary pieces mixed in lend some edge, as does the industrial lighting. Elsewhere, antiques purchased during the couple’s visits to Ireland and England were the perfect size for the new plan. A trunk in the master is an antique from London, while the contemporary walnut bed upholstered in blue mohair almost feels like it could be from the same era. “We’re big proponents of working with heirloom pieces, because that’s what gives a home character,” Josephson says. “That’s why this house is successful.”


A pastoral palette in the master bedroom creates a feeling of serenity, with Benjamin Moore’s cool gray-green Subway Tile on the walls and ocean-blue Opuzen mohair on the Hickory Chair bed. Throw pillows are covered in a linen print from Veere Grenney, a hand similar to the Perennials fabric on the RH slipper chair. The rustic cricket table is by Paul Ferrante.

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INTERIOR DESIGN / CARI GIANNOULIAS, CARI GIANNOULIAS DESIGN

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FAMILY PORTRAIT A RENOVATED HOME IN LINCOLN PARK TELLS THE STORY OF LIVES WELL LIVED. WRITTEN BY MIKKI BRAMMER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DUSTIN HALLECK


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For the living room of her home, Cari Giannoulias designed a marble fireplace and had it fabricated by George Pantelic. Above it hangs the Burk Uzzle print Woodstock – Hugging Couple. The walls are covered in a Sahco grass cloth from Donghia and the sofas are upholstered in Osborne & Little fabric. Lying on the custom burl wood table are some of the many Greek worry beads the family has collected over the years.

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or many of us, the objects we collect during our travels are simply tchotchkes, little more than household clutter. Although they seem essential when they’re discovered in a remote Italian village or that street market in Tunisia, once we get them home they just seem to take up space. But for designer Cari Giannoulias, such tokens of wanderlust aren’t superfluous; they’re carefully curated—and the basis for the design of her family’s Lincoln Park house. Travel mementos, family keepsakes, antiques and artwork are what form the narrative throughout the residence, which Giannoulias and her husband purchased after finally conceding that their young family—including three children under 10—had outgrown their Gold Coast home. “This house is a portrait of our lives,” says Giannoulias, who, prior to becoming a designer, worked in the entertainment business with Danny DeVito’s Jersey Records, the Sex Pistols and Universal Pictures. “From my upbringing in Palm Beach and my former life in the movie and music industries to my husband’s Greek heritage, the goal was to create a warm environment that tells the story of our ongoing journey.” Giannoulias and her husband knew the Lincoln Park property was “the one” as soon as they saw it. But that didn’t mean the designer wasn’t going to put her own stamp on it. “I turned to my husband and said, ‘I will probably rip everything out of here,’ ” she laughs. “But the bones were great, plus it had beautiful curb appeal and the layout worked well for us.” Still, she remained true to her word.



Opposite: To achieve a dramatic effect in the dining room, Giannoulias opted for an Eero Saarinen table from DWR, customized with a dark gray marble top and sleek black base. A vintage Moroccan water-pot light from Cisco Home is one of the many nods to the family’s globetrotting lifestyle, while the Ashley Longshore painting This Bitch Likes To Party adds a touch of irreverence. Below: Light wood cabinetry installed by JPT Carpenters and a Silver Storm marble backsplash and countertops from Illinois Granite & Marble add interest. They are accented by a runner from Garde in Los Angeles. The stone niche behind the stove provides easy access to cooking accoutrements.

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On the ground floor, Giannoulias did away with the original millwork and wainscoting throughout and gutted the kitchen. She also sectioned the family room into separate lounging and dining spaces, making the most of the ample skylights to create a breakfast nook. Her biggest challenge, however, was the master suite upstairs, which was originally split into two sections—a bedroom, bathroom and closet on one side, and a massive outdoor space on the other. “It was all very crammed for the size and scale of the house,” Giannoulias says. “It just felt like an afterthought.” Working with architect Mike Shively as a consultant, she reclaimed much of the outdoor space for the bedroom while still retaining a sizable patio. Once the structural work was complete, Giannoulias’ focus turned to the decor. “Everything in our home has meaning,” she notes. “There’s not one room where I just 296 / luxesource.com

accessorized for the sake of accessorizing. Through our lives, through our travels, through our heritage, we’ve accumulated pieces that we are very careful about putting into our home.” Some—like the Moroccan tables and Spanish beds in the children’s’ rooms—are inspired by the far-flung places Giannoulias has visited. Others have deeper roots. “My husband is Greek, and we have a very close relationship with that country,” she says. “We are eventually building a home there, and it’s this heritage that I have taken on and fallen in love with.” Part of that heritage shows up in the form of colorful beads known in Greece as worry beads. “The old men there flip them around in their hands—it’s this very masculine, very traditional thing they do,” Giannoulias explains. “We’ve collected the beads over the years. We have vintage ones and some that have been in the family for a long time.”

Bacco leather counter stools from DWR line the kitchen island, which features a Kallista sink and Dornbracht faucets from Studio41. A commissioned fiber work by Maeve Pacheco hangs on the wall.


In the sun-drenched breakfast nook, Eames armchairs surround the oak Case table, both from DWR. The Roman shades are from Countryside Drapery. White ceramic pieces from Jayson Home add a touch of whimsy.


Inspiration abounds in the office, which Giannoulias designed as her creative work space with a Baker vintage faux-bamboo desk, a vintage Chiavari chair from South Loop Loft and the vibrant painting Hemingway by Chris Wall.


Plaster walls coated in Farrow & Ball’s Dead Salmon and silver leaf set the tone in the powder room, which also features a Stone Forest sink from Studio41 and Thelonius sconces from Remains Lighting.

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Below, left: Vintage Bakalowits sconces illuminate the master bathroom vanity, where Kallista faucets from Studio41 pair with Lafco sinks from Hydrology. Below, right: “I love marble slab installations,� says Giannoulias about her design for the master bathroom. There a Starck bathtub is surrounded by walls encased in Arabescato Corchia marble sourced from Stone City.

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Other aspects of the home are reflections of Giannoulias herself. On the mantel in the sitting room is a photograph by Burk Uzzle, known for his captivating images of the 1969 Woodstock festival. A hippie at heart, Giannoulias had always been fascinated by Woodstock and all it embodied. After she phoned Uzzle, the two struck up a friendship, and though he usually only sells his work to galleries, she convinced him to let her buy one. Even the color palette represents different aspects of Giannoulias’ life. The breezy pastels, soothing neutrals and warm wood tones in the family room, dining room and kitchen recall the designer’s past living in the coastal climates of Florida and Los Angeles. Conversely, the dramatic black walk-in closet in the master bedroom upstairs channels her “edgier” years in the music business. “Yes, the closet is a little more rock-and-roll than the rest of the house,” she laughs. “But that’s because when I’m

getting dressed to go out at night that’s what I want to convey. I really like mixing different elements and striking the right balance.” Texture also has its own narrative throughout the house, from Italian marble and tactile tadelakt (a traditional Moroccan plaster wall finish) in the master bathroom to a Noguchi paper pendant in the family room. “Varying the textures helps with the landscaping of a room,” Giannoulias says. “I don’t want everything to feel one-dimensional.” Though she’s pleased with it for now, Giannoulias believes the home will always be a shifting canvas, to be updated as the family’s lives—and travels—unfold. “It’s the unexpected treasures you find that really make the house feel more curated,” she says. “I think that, in order for a house to feel lived in, it has to be a mix of different things in your life. We’ve had many houses before, but this is definitely our home.”

Sunlight spills into the master bedroom onto the leather sofa from Jayson Home and drapes in Dedar fabric from Countryside Drapery. The custom bed designed by Giannoulias features a rabbit-fur throw and pillows from Bedside Manor. A painting by Melody Saraniti hangs on the wall, which is done in a suede wallcovering from Dessin Fournir.


True COLORS AN ARTIST WITH AN ANALYTICAL MIND LETS EMOTIONS TAKE OVER WHEN SHE PICKS UP HER PAINTBRUSH. WRITTEN BY BLAKE MILLER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANK ISHMAN


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Sheila Arora adjusts one of her acrylic paintings, Winter Rain, at Thomas Masters Gallery in Old Town (right). The detail shot (below) is of an in-process piece. Arora works with a variety of materials (bottom) to create pieces such as her works on paper (opposite) and paintings on canvas.

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heila Arora believes in allowing her feelings to guide her paintings. “My artwork is very emotional,” the downtown Chicago-based artist says. “My whole process is extremely intuitive. I like to be very internal, and I let that come out in the paintings.” Inspired by her metropolitan surroundings, Arora’s abstract pieces enable her to express the soul of the city. “My paintings tend to have a lot of energy even if they’re neutral,” the artist says. “The city is always in the back of my mind when I paint.” Within this city, Arora leads what she describes as a double life, balancing two contrasting careers—one of an artist and one of a businesswoman. The free-flowing approach she takes with her paintings is the antithesis of how she performs her day job in finance. Arora followed up her economics degree from Princeton University with an MBA, concentrating in finance at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business—an education that was anything but intuitive. “It was about working in Excel spreadsheets and a lot of analytical work,” she says. “Business is very logical.” Her art provides an escape from crunching numbers. “I try not to think at all when I paint. I want to feel everything. It’s a release.” But Arora’s paintings weren’t always a visual stream of consciousness, so to speak. In fact, throughout high school and into her grad school years, the artist’s pieces skewed representational. “I was taught that you paint what you see,” she says. “There’s very little left to the imagination that way.” It wasn’t until several years ago that Arora was introduced to abstract painting. “It opened up a whole new world for me. I felt so much freer and able to express myself.” In retrospect, the

evolution had been in the works for quite some time. “Looking back at my figure drawings and my other work, I could see that I was trying to express myself by adding bolder, more vibrant colors to every painting,” she notes. “Each one was still traditional in its scope, but I definitely was beginning to take some risks.” Today when Arora paints, it’s with tools that are purposefully varied. “I’ll use anything I can get my hands on,” she laughs. While her work is primarily acrylic on canvas and mark-making on paper, she loves to explore other mediums. “I do use mixed media—oil pastels, China markers, graphite pencils, neon-colored crayons. Some are traditional, some are not. I will quite literally try anything and everything when I’m painting.” The combination of different materials and techniques gives each piece a layered look, providing depth and interest—every time you look at it, you see something new. Represented by Thomas Masters Gallery in Old Town, Arora is currently working on a new largecanvas series entitled “Imaginary Spaces.” Like all her work, this series is a result of Arora following her instincts when she paints. “I feel like these paintings create worlds where you can enter and explore,” she says, “always finding something new in the shapes and spaces.”


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Joint Venture TWO DESIGN FIRMS COLLABORATE TO COMPLETE A FAMILY’S NORTH SHORE HOME ON A TIGHT TIMELINE. WRITTEN BY TATE GUNNERSON / PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE SCHWARTZ / STYLING BY LIANNE SINCLAIR


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rchitects and designers can often point to one major project that launched their careers. For architect Mike Shively and designer Catherine Walsh, who both recently established their own firms, it was a limestone-and-painted-cedar shingle-sided dwelling in Winnetka. “A lot of the ideas had been germinating, and we got to play them out on a big scale,” says Shively. The architect was recruited by general contractor Matt Huff, who, with project manager Chuck Gladfelter, first tore down the original Tudor-style structure on the site. There was little time to spare when it came to completing the construction and the interiors, as the

clients, a Chicago couple with three children, requested an ultra-tight 10-month timeline. Their home in the city was bursting at the seams, and, the wife says, “I had a fear about moving into a new town in the middle of winter when everybody is hibernating.” Shively worked closely with the couple to develop a layout that combines defined rooms in the front of the house with open, contemporary spaces in the rear, where double-height windows overlook a sprawling backyard. “The way the windows are designed is amazing,” says Huff, “especially from the back perspective.” The park-like setting is visible from the front foyer, where a well-appointed bar with custom


Opposite: In the living room, designer Catherine Walsh incorporated a pair of Mr. Brown taupe velvet-upholstered chairs to harmonize with the soft tones of the clients’ rug. Painted in Benjamin Moore China White, the walls juxtapose dark floral Schumacher drapery. Below: Serving as the centerpiece of the space, the black firebrick fireplace with a marble surround was fabricated by Huff Group. Above it hangs a lithograph by Keith Rasmussen. The Highland House cocktail table is from Fritz Porter in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Imposing bronze-and-matte-glass Visual Comfort pendants from Circa Lighting are suspended above the black Absolute granite island in the kitchen, which is lined with counter stools from CB2. To contrast the light walls, the window mullions are painted in Benjamin Moore Graphite.

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cabinetry, antiqued mirror doors and a Calacatta marble countertop make a striking first impression. “Instead of tucking it into the corner, we made the bar a focal point,” Shively explains. “Cat took it to the next level.” In the living room, white walls with custom moldings and decorative ceiling beams make an elegant backdrop for a dark sofa and velvet-covered chairs in front of a traditional fireplace mantel with a marble surround. Dark floral-patterned draperies add contrast. “They wanted a mostly light and bright home, but we felt we could have a lot of fun with color used in a

more calculated way,” Walsh says. Although subtle, that formula is apparent throughout. In the dining room, a hemp wallcovering with rivet detailing adds texture, while patterned draperies introduce deep purple and gold hues that are echoed in the artwork. White perimeter cabinetry and marble countertops in the kitchen juxtapose a gray-painted island topped with black Absolute granite finished in leather. “The island is the heart of the whole floor plan, and we wanted it to read like a big work table with tapered legs,” Shively says. A bank of soaring windows provides views of the

In the sunny breakfast area, an oil-rubbed bronze pendant light from Rejuvenation illuminates the dining table, which is surrounded by wicker side chairs from Serena & Lily and black Windsor chairs from Rejuvenation.



Opposite: Designed to set the tone for the interior, the bar is painted in Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain and features a honed Calacatta marble top, antique-glass panel inserts and a custom brass sink from Linkasink. The mounted brass faucet is from Rohl. Below: A hemp wallcovering with brass rivets by Phillip Jeffries offsets the white paneling in the dining room, which is furnished with a dining table and leather-covered host chairs from RH. The chandelier is by Visual Comfort from Circa Lighting.

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Custom wall molding painted in Benjamin Moore Soft Sand in the daughter’s bedroom is a sweet backdrop for a white cane bed from Serena & Lilly, nightstands from Pottery Barn Kids and mercury glass lamps from West Elm.


Below, left: Covered with a cushion by Lulie Wallace from Fritz Porter, the built-in window seat in the daughter’s bedroom offers a cozy spot for resting or playing. The Roman shade fabric is from Holland & Sherry. Below, right: The son and daughter share this Jack-and-Jill bathroom, where a shiplap-covered wall adds interest to a vanity with a cerused-oak finish and Caesarstone countertops. The brassand-opal-glass sconce is from Cedar and Moss.

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A part of the family in every way that counts, the family’s beloved Golden Retriever, Kinzie, relaxes at the side entrance to the mudroom.


lush greenery outside. Those vistas can also be enjoyed from the breakfast room and the family room, where large pendants descend from the peaked ceiling. A pair of matching rugs defines a sitting area furnished with a large sectional sofa and a pair of green velvet swivel chairs. For the various personal spaces, the designer collaborated closely with both the couple and their children. To deliver on the 4-year-old daughter’s wish for a pink-and-red bedroom, Walsh painted wall moldings a pale blush tone and installed them in a grid pattern, adding accents in the form of Roman shades and throw pillows. “She was really

interested in the work we were doing,” Walsh says of the little girl, recalling the many questions she asked during the process. “It was very cute.” The project was finished on schedule, and the designers are quick to credit builders Huff and Gladfelter with meeting the aggressive deadline. “The owner put his arm around my shoulder and told me he couldn’t believe we did it,” Gladfelter recalls, noting that everybody involved in the project understood the timeline, prepared accordingly and acted decisively. “To pull off a custom build in 10 months is really remarkable.”

Clad in painted cedar shingles with limestone accents, the traditional home features a twostory bay along one side and a second-story ribbon of windows over the columned front porch.

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