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You Must Remember This

  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

Scenes from the Dearborn Garden Walk

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…

Transformers

  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

How Swede It Is

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