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Shine Time

Add instant glamour to any room with linen pillows embellished with strings of tiny mirrors, from Sivaana’s Mirror collection. 13 by 20 inches, ($215), and 12 by 12 inches ($180), at Scandia Down, 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-981-1776, scandiadown.com.

Twice Chic

Julia Edelmann’s dining room (left) and a giant cast-concrete clam shell (right) at SG Grand  Ever since they met at a trade show in Atlanta six years ago (two Midwesterners catching each other’s eye across a room crowded with East Coasters), interior designer Julia Buckingham Edelmann of Buckingham I + D and Debra Phillips, landscape … Read more

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

Ship Shapes

Anything that can stand up to the rigors of the life aquatic is perfect for a yard, porch, or steamy bathroom. Find these accessories at an unexpected decorating source: West Marine, 627 W. North Ave., 312-654-1818, westmarine.com Trim a pillow or make knotted napkin rings with Samson high-tech running rigging, quarter-inch gray AmSteel 12-strand polyethylene … Read more

Water Music

A clever landscape designer fits a swimming pool, garden, lawn, and fountains on a city lot—without crowding

M’s the Word

  Interior designer Martha Daley has opened a showroom in Hinsdale full of vignettes that exemplify her upscale traditional European style. Most pieces at M Home can be custom ordered from Habersham, Ebanista, Henredon, Drexel Heritage, Kravet Fabrics, and Jaipur Rugs, among other sources. Daley also carries accessories, from lighting to rugs and lamps, and … Read more