Left to Right: Globe Stand: Edward Wormley for Rand McNally, Circa 1955. Gary Stier on a 1960s sofa. Sofa: Paul Evans Chrome and Burl. Assemblage, a new 20th-century design dealer in the West Loop, is not just another place to get an Eames plywood chair. In fact, you won’t find much in this 5,500-square-foot … Read more
When is a pool house more than a pool house? When it’s a miniature French chateau
While it’s no secret that fashion and home design trends often intersect, few interior designers hold this truth as closely as Susan Maxwell. his devoted follower of fashion has built much of her six-year-old business-called Suz Maxwell: Life-Style-Space (312-409-8565; suzmaxwell.com)-on translating her high-society clients’ tastes to their living rooms; she hits the runway shows each … Read more
Upholsterers to give us the low-down on furniture makeovers
River North continues to be a hotbed for new, freestanding design showrooms, and with the recent opening of the Kinzie Design Center across the street from the Merchandise Mart, more and more trade-quality options are available to the public. Here’s a look at the Mart’s newest neighbors.
Take a cue from a hot new club and stylish spa, and dress up your walls with texture.
It needs to be flat so we don’t bump into it, and we don’t want to be blinded by it, whether we’re going up or down.
What Are They Good For?
1154 Lill Studio’s fabric offerings are as stylish as their totes. Jennifer Velarde, owner of the popular design-your-own-handbag shop 1154 Lill Studio, is getting back to her interior decorator roots, introducing a house line of some 150 fabrics, formerly available only to the trade, called Lill by the Yard. Also on deck: a variety of … Read more
Chicago designers Kara Mann, Jessica Lagrange, Nate Berkus, and David Grout of Gary Lee Partners hit the second floor of Hermès to give their clients’ homes a touch of patrician, equestrian-inspired luxury. That’s where this famous purveyor of silk scarves and leather goods keeps its tight selection of home goods. While the company’s exquisite hand-painted … Read more