Design-obsessed people love to talk about their favorite places to get stuff and their favorite sources for expert services. Whether it concerns a cornice, a coffee table, a light fixture, or a sound system, there’s just something satisfying about giving a friend a good tip. That’s what the following pages are all about. Call it … Read more
A Lake Forest house merges a genteel Midwestern farm aesthetic with airy ideas imported from historic Charleston
Two Similar (and cool) rugs-one luxe,one budget
A. You can read catalogs, order seeds, and draw plans, but if you want to get your hands on flowers and plants, consider learning ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Locally, ikebana classes are offered in a number of places, including the Japanese American Service Committee (4427 N. Clark St., 773-275-0097; jasc-chicago.org), Shambhala Meditation … Read more
At home with Nate Berkus’s right-hand women
Sepia, a new loop restaurant, updates traditional by adding a touch of contemporary
New baby store Hadley opens in Lincoln Park
Baker’s new location gives options to pros and public alike.
Tired of turning to the usual suspects for your houseware needs? Craving a little French style for your kitchen and table?
Levine reclines on a Christian Liaigre chair in a Gold Coast townhouse he designed. To his right is a Macassar ebony and nickel credenza of his own design below a vintage Vico Magistretti lighting fixture. Douglas Levine is a true arbiter of style. From his signature skinny ties and trousers (which he was wearing … Read more