Chicago Home + Garden magazine's Fall 2012 issue hits newsstands Thursday, August 2nd. To schedule an interview with one of our writers or editors, please contact Allison Roche at

The New Colonialist (cover story): A classic red-brick, white-columned house in River Forest gets a sophisticated update.

Kitchen Design: Stone veneer and gleaming marble sit side by side in a hospitable Glencoe kitchen. Also, see how a quick sketch leads to an ingenious island-centric renovation in Logan Square.

Bath Time: Wake up your home spa with eye-catching color and splashes of silver and gold.

Charm Inc.: With all the high-tech appliances and materials used in kitchens these days, personal style can get lost. To the rescue: Martyn George, a new jewel of a shop named for owner Johanna Lowe’s father.

Destination – North Shore: From the studios flourishing in its leafy lakefront suburbs to the boutiques along Green Bay Road, the North Shore has something for every design lover.

Wet and Wild: Designer Jonathan Adler has brought four special-edition colors to a collection of Kohler enameled cast-iron sinks for kitchen and bath, and his hues evoke the 1960s in a very pleasing way.