Chicago magazine February 2011 Homes of the Stars Issue

Chicago Home + Garden’s January/February 2011 issue hit newsstands Thursday, January 6th. To schedule an interview with one of our writers or editors, please contact Mary Doyle at

Best of the New (Cover Story): What’s happening on the Chicago design front? So, so much. Terrific shops and businesses have opened their doors, with like-minded folks collaborating, solo talents giving it a go, and international names showing up on our home turf. Truly, the getting is good! 

Simply Stunning Global Styles: When handcrafted textiles are repurposed, traditional artisanal methods are revived, and ancient patterns are given new life, the results can be superhot. Call it eat, pray, decorate.

Dreamy Modern Kids’ Rooms: How to create a nursery that’s not all babyish? Set the tone with a crib, but make sure that once the bambino grows you’re left with a space that neither you nor your offspring will outgrow.

Speaking Volumes: Whether a Kindle, an iPad, or plain old hardback is your reading tool of choice, having a place at home devoted to quiet reading is a deep pleasure. Four designers tell us how they created spaces as page-turningly compelling as the books they might hold.