Hardcover • 224 pages • Agate Publishing
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Published October 2011.
Photograph of book: Tyllie Barbosa
Chicago’s reputation for world-class architecture is well documented, but what many people don’t realize is that the city’s interior designers are just as phenomenal as its architects. Chicago Spaces goes where most other books about the city’s design culture have not—inside. With big names such as Nate Berkus and Alessandra Branca putting Chicago on the national design map and lesser-known (but no less talented) design pros working their magic from the Gold Coast to the North Shore and beyond, the Chicago metropolitan area teems with beautifully designed and decorated homes. This gorgeous coffee table book is devoted not only to showing these dwellings in all their splendor, but also telling the stories of how they came to be.
- Nate Berkus, from the foreword
Compiled by the editors of Chicago Home + Garden magazine (a publication of Chicago magazine), Chicago Spaces is divided into two parts. The ﬁrst features homes in their entirety, while the second focuses on speciﬁc rooms: dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, baths, dens, foyers, and children’s rooms. Readers will learn how these spaces came together and ﬁnd tips for making changes in their own homes, as well as a directory of the best furniture and accessories shops in the area.
Today, people are looking for smart ways to turn their homes into comfortable, stylish oases from the complicated world. In Chicago Spaces, Chicagoans can ﬁnd inspiration from their own neighbors, while readers everywhere will be enticed by the beauty of the projects featured. This book will make a wonderful gift for any design-lover, and certainly one who loves Chicago.