Let the energy flow—contemplative gardens draw inspiration from sources far and near
Q: I want an eco-friendly wood floor, but my aesthetic is more refined than rustic. Can sustainable floors look sleek and modern?
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I love the look of vintage, but lack the patience for digging through a junk-filled thrift shop. That’s why I love Lenny & Me Home, the décor outpost of Lenny & Me…
When a Northfield couple recruited Ben White, a designer with the Evanston-based firm Benvenuti and Stein (benvenutiandstein.com), to transform their utilitarian master bath into something more luxurious, they chose the right guy. A 730-square-foot second-floor addition allowed White to do away with the room’s choppy L-shaped layout and expand its footprint. Dramatic archways edged … Read more
Yesterday, the Dearborn Garden Association hosted its 52nd annual Dearborn Garden Walk. I braved the July heat to take the self-guided walking tour, which allowed access to some 20 blissfully shady Gold Coast gardens, seven of which were outfitted with vignettes inspired by celluloid hits…
Q: I’m on a tight budget. Can I update my kitchen cabinets without completely replacing them?
We often get excited when we encounter an old, heavy, banged-up factory pallet or something in a salvage shop and imagine we’ll turn it into a really cool table. And then . . . we have to admit we don’t have the chops. Enter State Street Salvage, where Kevin Hanley, an alum of Les … Read more
Looking for a getaway home near the lake? Prefer that it be modern and eco-friendly? We’ve got some options for you.
During all of June, I.D. will devote the bulk of its space to the wares of design-world darling Design House Stockholm, a Swedish manufacturer known for tapping Scandinavia’s hottest contemporary designers (they’ve got some 60 on their roster already) to turn out home decor and apparel. The event will be the company’s largest-ever Chicago showcase, … Read more