Last night about 60 people gathered at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
for Secrets of the Stylists, a very stylish discussion co-sponsored by our magazine and featuring Cynthia McCullough, Diane Ewing,
and Susan Victoria
—all rockstar stylists who consistently give the homes we show in our pages that extra something that makes them sparkle. Moderated by our art director, Megan Duffy Rostan—in conjunction with a slide show of their work—the three pros shared trade secrets (such as layering objects on a tabletop in the shape of an isosceles triangle; corralling similarly framed family photographs on one wall; and displaying flowers in bowls or boxes, rather than your typical vases). To see these inspiring photos—including before and after shots that show just how these experts work their magic—you can download the slide show here.