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Monday September 15th, 2014

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When the best color choice is white

Before Rebecca Crall and Eric Neagu found this apartment, they both lived in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood area on the north side of Chicago. They thought about trying another neighborhood but the leafy streets, relative quiet and proximity to public transportation were too hard to let go. When they moved into this apartment, Rebecca impulsively painted…

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Monday May 5th, 2014

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A Home Designed to Rival a Hotel

Ann Ueno and her husband, Rick,  spend most of their time thinking about hotels. Actually, they spend forty-plus hours a week thinking about hotels. Ann is the director of marketing for Starwood Hotels and her husband is the general manager of Sheraton Chicago.  So when it came time to decorate their own Chicago home, they kept…

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Monday January 13th, 2014

Monday July 15th, 2013

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In Chicago, An Apartment with a Sartorial Approach

Kristin Kerr Luber lives in the River North neighborhood of Chicago where she resides in a modernist high-rise designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center in New York. Kristin fell in love with the building when she saw in on the Chicago architectural boat tour and was determined to find a…

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Monday July 8th, 2013

Monday January 7th, 2013

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Sneak Peek: Jess + Mr. Lively

Jess Lively does everything With Intention. She’s coined herself an intentional designer, as she helps guide people to design their lives, homes and businesses with intention, consulting one-on-one and running workshops across the country (Chicago, Boston, San Fran and Austin are coming up soon!). The same is true for the home she shares with Mr….

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Monday July 23rd, 2012

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sneak peek: winifred gundeck

Jewelry designer Winifred Gundeck (better known as Winifred Grace) and her filmmaker husband, Benjamin Fingerhut, live in a charming flat in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The two work from home, which makes juggling work and parenting the latest addition to the family — six-month-old Alexander William — much easier. In Winifred’s own work…

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Monday April 30th, 2012

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Sneak peek: Liz Cook

Native Chicagoan Liz Cook lives in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. She loves the process of apartment hunting, but this was the first place she visited three years ago, and she was immediately sold on its vintage details, open layout and view of the nursery that neighbors the building. Liz grew up going to garage sales with…

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Monday March 26th, 2012

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sneak peek: chad kouri + margot harrington

Chad Kouri and Margot Harrington live in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Chad is a collage artist, designer/illustrator, muralist, public artist and one of the founding members of Post Family, which is part gallery and part hotbed of creative collaboration. Margot started her graphic design studio and blog, Pitch Design Union, in 2008 after being laid off, and…

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Monday August 3rd, 2009

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sneak peek: emily anderson

sneak peek: emily anderson

for our first sneak peek of the day/week we’re so pleased to share the chicago apartment of talented photographer emily johnston anderson. besides having a fantastic photographic eye, emily has a nack for great vintage (and used) furniture finds. she and her husband, jacob (an independent radio producer), both consider themselves story-tellers and love that…

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Tuesday June 9th, 2009

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sneak peek: caroline lubbers

sneak peek: caroline lubbers

caroline lubbers of goldfish marketing spends a lot of time behind the scenes helping promote some of our favorite designers, but today we’re excited to turn the tables on her and show off her home in today’s sneak peek. she and her family live in chicago in a 1915 condo that was rehabbed 10 years…

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Friday May 29th, 2009

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sneak peek: timber!

sneak peek: timber!

sue daly of timber! (and founder of renegade craft fair) is a city dweller but most of her inspiration for her work comes from the great outdoors, so it’s only appropriate that she and her husband mat (also an artist) find themselves living in a home that feels like living in a treehouse. their third…

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Monday May 4th, 2009

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sneak peek: amy allison of soda

sneak peek: amy allison of soda

i love whenever homes become testing grounds for great ideas, which couldn’t be more true for the chicago home of amy allison of soda. from prototypes, to a cabinet sketch that became an actual piece (with the help of a friend) to amy’s own wallpaper designs, they all make their way inside (only appropriate for…

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Monday March 9th, 2009

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sneak peek: katrina markoff

sneak peek: katrina markoff

not only does katrina markoff run grace’s favorite chocolate company – vosges haut chocolat – she also happens to have a fantastic home. the chicago based chocolatier chooses every ingredient that goes into her confectionery artistry (that she learned at le cordon bleu in france!). her cooking has taken her around the world, and clearly…

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Thursday November 20th, 2008

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sneak peek: cursive design

sneak peek: cursive design

today’s sneak peek takes us into the 2 story loft of sarah fox (cursive design) and jon satrom in chicago’s noble square neighborhood. between the two they make jewelry, home accessories, art, teach and own studio thread (a small video production company that primarily works with artist and non-profits). everything is run out of their…

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