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Through the Red Door

Our undying amour for Porte Rouge

Nineteenth-century literary heroines knew that the cure for any ailment was a seaside holiday in the south of France. Take a page from their books and alleviate your winter blues with a day trip to Porte Rouge Table & Home, a French-inflected boutique in Wicker Park. While warming your spirits with a cup of Mariage Frères tea, shop the new line of antique and reproduction furniture, custom upholstered in luxurious European linens and silks. Owner Kristin Doll says Porte Rouge is all about “sumptuous living”; we call it a seaside holiday minus airfare. Either way, bon voyage!

Kristin Doll
Kristin Doll

home furnishings from Porte Rouge   home furnishings from Porte Rouge
(1) Linen slipcovered chairs, $1,450 each;  vintage-inspired etched glass Parisian decanter, $350   (2) Antique-finish pharmacy floor lamp, $425; mouth-blown three-armed glass candelabrum, $230

home furnishings from Porte Rouge   home furnishings from Porte Rouge
(3) Rialto dinnerware, $210 for a four-piece place setting   (4) Berry & Thread earthenware by Juliska, $158 for the pieces shown here

home furnishings from Porte Rouge
(5) Tufted chaise longue upholstered in Parisian toile fabric, $1,805; red-lacquered bamboo lamp with champagne shade, $375.

 

 

 

 

All at Porte Rouge, 1911 W.  Division St., 773-269-2800, porterouge.biz.

Photography: Matthew Gilson

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