Julia Edelmann’s dining room (left) and a giant cast-concrete clam shell (right) at SG Grand
Ever since they met at a trade show in Atlanta six years ago (two Midwesterners catching each other’s eye across a room crowded with East Coasters), interior designer Julia Buckingham Edelmann of Buckingham I + D and Debra Phillips, landscape designer and owner of Scentimental Gardens in Geneva, have been friends and aesthetic compatriots. They often talked of how great it would be to own neighboring showrooms in Chicago, and now they have done it—in hoppin’ West Town, just across the street from Post 27. Each will bring her own particular design sensibility to furniture and accessories with a modern-meets-salvaged approach; both will also include artist-made pieces. Edelmann will meet with her interior-design clients on-site; Phillips will offer landscape/garden design services and carry vintage furnishings and decor items.
Buckingham I + D, 1820 W. Grand Ave., 312-933-8359. SG Grand, 1822
W. Grand Ave., 630-816-9006
Photography (top) Nathan Kirkman; (bottom) Tyllie Barbosa