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These one-of-a-kind items may no longer be available, but are typical of the wares offered by vendors at the Chicago Antique Market. Rug, $5,000, Adrian Tann, 773-988-3887. Coffee table, $550; painting, $95; silver seashell bowl (comes with tray, not shown), $45; and drinking glasses ($65 for a set of six); Ubermodern, 580-302-1072. Chaise, $1,400, Studio F, 636-326-2118. Gray chairs, $850 for the pair, studiogallery.com. 1970s chrome lighting, $75, Jon and Diane Smith, 312-952-8455. Coral displayed on table between chairs, $245, Bonnie Stern, 847-899-2890. Black suitcase, $45; throw on chaise, $35; and wooden scoop, $42; English Cottage, 312-593-6415. Black chair, $350, Uncle Mikey’s, 630-417-8165. Cast-iron small circular table, $400, and larger square table with city street grate, $200, Olde Good Things, 212-989-8401. Candle holder, $275, Bingham’s, 216-721-1711. Ironing board, $380; mohair ottoman, $725; ironstone vase on coffee table, $155; and white shells, $4 each; Bleeker Street, 773-419-2862. Swedish leather-bound books, $20 each, Boulevard 44, 847-421-3619. Shell collection in jar, $30; horns (two for $25); and bug in shadow box, $10; Albert Tanquero, 773-680-0867. Reading glasses, $15, and case, $5, Jackie Gennett, 312-420-2004. Assorted catalogs and books, Cathie Seely, 847-394-5579. Additional shells, Quintessential Antiques, 314-531-9701.
The Emerald, 123 S. Green St., emeraldchicago.com. Design: John Robert Wiltgen Design, 70 W. Hubbard St., 312-744-1151; jrwdesign.com. Furniture: EL: Environmental Language, el-furniture.com, available through the trade at Modern at Design Atelier, 1848 Merchandise Mart. 312-822-0440. Sculptural panels: Modular Arts, modulararts.com. Computerized lighting system: Design Illuminations, at Lightology, 215 W. Chicago Ave., 312-944-1000. Light fixtures: Aqua Creations, aquagallery.com. IceStone counters: Greenmaker, 2500 N. Pulaski Rd., 773-384-7500. Alder cubes: Brent Comber, brentcomber.com. EcoLogic Lofts, 2023 W. Fullerton Ave., ecologiclofts.com. Bicicleta Rug from Nani Marquina, available at plushpod.com. Camouflage material used for curtains, available at vtarmynavy.com/camo_systems_camo_netting.html.
Designer: Mandi Maurer, Prairie Plus, 509 Madison St., Oak Park; 708-848-4218. Upholstery: Burchell Upholstery, 2039 W. Carroll Ave., 312-733-5278. Furnishings: Cork flooring in Chocolate Burl, Eco-Friendly Flooring, ecofriendlyflooring.com. Teragren bamboo countertops and table, All Tile, 1201 Chase Ave., Elk Grove Village, 847-979-2500. Jelly Bean Rocks backsplash in Natural Pebbles, fireclaytile.com. Varia resin four-inch backsplash and side splash in Bear Grass, 3-form.com. Seating covered in mohair panne velvet and white sleeping-area drapes from Tender collection, Maharam Fabrics, 1188 Merchandise Mart, 312-661-1630. Pillow fabrics, Holly Hunt, 1728/1844 Merchandise Mart, 312-661-1900. Darkening drapes, Alto collection by Knoll, 1111 Merchandise Mart, 312-454-6920. Dishes, flatware, bamboo sheets, towels: The Careful Peach, 128 Harrison St., Oak Park, 708-383-3066. Light fixtures: Morava Glass Studios, 11 W. Harrison St., Oak Park, 708-393-9333.
Ahead of the Curve
Architect/Builder: Vertex Architects, 1147 W. Ohio St., 312-432-9870; vertexarch.com. Window manufacturer: Pella Windows & Doors, 2505 Enterprise Circle, West Chicago, 630-682-4500. Entryway: Orsolini Welding, 3040 W. Carroll Ave., 773-722-9855. Hanging light, Ikea, 1800 E. McConnor Pkwy., Schaumburg, 847-969-9700. Kitchen: Cabinetry, Ikea. Appliances, Electrolux Icon. Low-flow faucet, Kohler. Dining room: Table, chairs, Dania, 515 W. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, 847-781-7499. Living room: Couch, sectional, Room & Board, Oak Brook, 630-571-7801. Armchairs, side table, target.com. Antique rug pillows, Jayson Home & Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn Ave., 773-248-8180. Bedroom: Bed, Ikea. Suzani throw and Hugo chair, Jayson Home & Garden. Bathroom: Cabinetry, Ikea.
Interior design: Heather G. Wells, 312-464-0077; hgwltd.com. Architect: Liederbach & Graham Architects, 312-828-0900; liederbachandgraham.com. General contractor: Dennis Smalley Builders, Northbrook, 847-480-9430. Landscape design: Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, 847-251-8355; craigbergmann.com. Library: Drapery rods and hardware, Joseph Biunno, New York, 212-629-5630. Two-arm library lamps, picture lights, bronze candlesticks on mantel, Besselink Jones & Milne, London, besselink.com. Sofa, Caché; Westwater/Patterson, Merchandise Mart, 312-644-8890. Circa-1685 Flemish side table, Dillingham & Co., New York, 212-906-9098. Antique red leather armchairs, Christopher Hodsoll, London, hodsoll.com. Floor lamps at the fireplace, Holly Hunt, Merchandise Mart, 312-661-1900. Custom ottoman and under-draperies, Interior Dynamics, 773-847-4080. Armchair and fireside chairs, Jonas Upholstery, New York, 212-691-2777. Cinnabar lamp, Lang Levin, 312-829-6290. Antique tapestry armchair and Russian chandelier, C. Mariani Antiques and Restoration, San Francisco, 415-399-0851. Abaca rug, Patterson, Flynn & Martin, Merchandise Mart, 312-644-3280. Painting over sofa, Richard Norton Gallery, Merchandise Mart, 312-644-8855. Dining room: Antique credenza, Antonio’s Antiques, San Francisco, 415-781-1737. Henry II–style dining chairs, Gregorius/Pineo, Los Angeles, 310-204-0400. Custom stamped leather panels, antique table in window, antique log buckets, antique circular dining table, Christopher Hodsoll. Antique Italian chandelier, C. Mariani Antiques. Sconces, Marvin Alexander, New York, 212-838-2320, marvinalexanderinc.com. Andirons, Westland, London, westlandlondon.com. Billiards room: Billiards light fixture, Ann Morris Antiques, New York, 212-755-3308. Billiards table, Blatt Billiard Corp., New York, 212-674-8855. Roman shade fabric, Clarence House, clarencehouse.com. Sconce, Hector Finch, London, hectorfinch.com. Custom sofa, Jonas Upholstery. Wall upholstery fabric, Lee Jofa, leejofa.com. Master bathroom: Sconces, Chameleon Fine Lighting, Summer Hill, Merchandise Mart, 312-467-6860. Ceiling wallpaper, Donghia, Merchandise Mart, 312-822-0766. Towel bar, medicine cabinet, Urban Archaeology, 312-951-0102. Master bedroom: Antique stoneware lamp, antique Royal Copenhagen lamp, antique French lamp, Fortuny pillow, Bernd Goeckler, New York, 212-777-8209. 1850 Kermanshah rug, Claremont Rug, San Francisco, 800-441-1332. Nightstands, Gregorius Pineo. Painting, Richard Norton Gallery. Hall: Chandelier, Summer Hill. Stair runner, Hokanson, 800-560-8834. Hallway rugs, Claremont Rug. Sconces, Chameleon, Summer Hill. Wine tasting room: Glass lanterns, Holly Hunt. French trestle table and antique candlesticks, Betty Jane Bart Antiques, New York, 212-410-2702. Italian tabourets, Amy Perlin Antiques, New York, 212-593-5756. Antique ladder, Cunha-St. John Antiques, Massachusetts, 978-768-3335.
Architects: Richard Blender and Greg Gibson, Wilkinson Blender Architecture, 1714 N. Damen Ave., 773-772-7787; wbarch.com. Contractor: John Krenger, Rock & Wall Construction, 2020 W. Concord Pl., 773-278-8511. Family room: Polycarbonate panels, CPI Daylighting, 28662 N. Ballard Dr., Lake Forest, 847-816-1060. Missoni Ferdinando wool throw, Stitch, 1723 N. Damen Ave., 773-782-1570.
(Table from left to right) Thimiware handcrafted ceramics from Nepal (olive and black salad bowls, $32 each, olive tureen, $80, black soup bowl, $31, olive plates stacked at far right, $24 each, and white-glazed salad plates, $29 each); Table Trendz blackened ladle (in front of black tureen), $35; Sahara assorted linen napkins, $25 each; Ron Marotto knife (shown with cheese), $44; and Denby small oyster tumblers, $21 each; all at Material Possessions, 704 N. Wabash Ave., 312-280-4885, and 954 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, 847-446-8840. Ego by Schmelling white tureen, $200, and soup ladle (in tureen), $120, at Elements, 741 N. Wells St., 312-642-6574. Vintage hotel silverplate soup spoons, $17 each, 1950s Swedish oval dishes, $4 each, and wooden cheese board, $24, at P.O.S.H., 613 N. State St., 312-280-1602. Wooden plate, $20, Willow, 908 N. Damen Ave., 773-772-0140.
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