Air Time
Popular radio morning-show host DreX wakes up to a magnificent view and a whole lot of glamour . . . with a cool ’70s vibe.

Object Lessons
A North Shore decorator with an eye for elegant juxtapositions proves that when it comes to accessorizing, bigger is better.

Double Vision
He’s modern; she’s traditional-what’s a couple to do? An aesthetically mixed marriage leads to sophisticated design solutions in a Lake Shore Drive home.


Editor’s Note

Goods: A gift guide that will have you pining for the things you give away
Shops We Love: Our undying amour for Porte Rouge
Voyeur: A peek inside tie designer Lee Allison’s funky live-work loft
Buzz: People, places, and things you need to know about

Heavenly home-goods shopping in west suburban Hinsdale

Room Service
Intelligent Design: Give your foyer some flavor.
House Calls: Fix a broken figurine; ebonize your floors; appreciate your retro stove.
Multiple Choice: Slick high-chairs for the pint-sized design snob
The Insider: A paint pro spills the beans on color trends.
Elements of Surprise: Five designers tell us what they love about ribbon.
Inspiration: Check out these ideas from the James Hotel.
Tricks of the Trade: Grandma’s china gets a new lease on life.
Transformation: A shot of personality does a cookie-cutter condo a world of good.

The Dirt
No, Virginia, a winter garden is not an oxymoron.

Open House
Have yourself a modern little Christmas with help from one stylin’ Chicago couple.

Buyer’s Guide

Furniture & Accessories
Kids’ Furnishings
Rugs & Carpets
Furniture Design & Custom Cabinetry
Furniture Restoration
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