Once More, With Feeling
For these suburban empty nesters, moving back to the city meant returning to modernism.

Loft and Found
An enterprising couple take repurposing to a new level, turning a dilapidated old factory into a bright, family-friendly home.

Seeing Red
Nothing lights up a tabletop like bold, go-for-it color.

A World Apart
How a quirky Lincoln Park house became the perfect home for two Weimaraners and their globetrotting owners

Feasts For The Eyes
In these dream kitchens, adventurous design and practicality work side by side. Plus, the hottest new appliances and other high-tech gizmos


Editor’s Note

Goods: High-style tile and other chic touches for the kitchen and bath
Shops We Love: Why we get all touchy-feely at Elements
Buzz: Whimsical porcelain, a modular modernist, and other people, places, and things making news

In Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods, a world’s worth of home goods

Room Service
Close Call: The perfect guest room-for a lot or a little
House Calls: The art of Lee Godie; resilvered mirrors; protecting patio furniture
Multiple Choice: A sommelier talks corkscrews with us.
The Insider: Bright ideas from lighting expert Xavier Yager
Elements of Surprise: It’s an elegant planter, a fabulous fire pit-and so much more.
Inspiration: A hip local lounge and a swanky new restaurant have walls we want.
Tricks of the Trade: Matting and framing pictures
Transformation: New life for a dowdy corner kitchen

The Dirt
Setting the stage for entertaining in a terraced back yard

Open House
MK’s Michael Kornick cooks for a crowd; hiring a chef of your own


Buyer’s Guide

Kitchen & Bath
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Closet Design
Art & Antiques