A-listers Rachel Weisz’s and Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite lighting
Dual function, an archival fabric pattern, and recycled materials make these storage bins a triple threat.
Individual mini Murano glass salt and pepper shakers make everyone feel like the guest of honor.
Furniture designer Randall Kramer used an old balcony railing to create this headboard. A. We suggest you leave this project to a pro like Randall Kramer, owner of Kramer Design Studio (773-588-8523;
A circa-1900 Viennese chandelier, $9,300, at New Metal Crafts A. If you’re looking for antique chandeliers, get ready to have some fun. One amazing shop is Antique Resources (1741 W. Belmont Ave., 773-871-4242; antiqueresourcesinc.com), which has thousands of French, Italian, English, and German chandeliers from about 1700 through the Art Deco period. All have been … Read more
A. Cleanse Home (773-632-7170; cleanberets.com). Owner Carolyn Messina has been in business for five years and offers standard cleaning services, too. The products she uses for her natural-home clients are Shaklee, Seventh Generation, and Simple Green. “We make it as easy as possible for the clients,” Messina says. “They can contact us through the Web … Read more
“Three Little Trees in the City” (1955), color lithograph by Eleanor Coen A. You never know when you might come across a relatively unknown artist whose work absolutely rivets you. And it’s fun to think that your piece could someday be considered important by people other than you. Many highly regarded artists whose pieces now … Read more
A. Yes, you can—to match your china, or just about anything else. We learned how from Steve Goldman, store manager at Rexx Rug and Linoleum (3312 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-281-8800; rexxrug.com). Bring in a piece of your china, such as a salad plate, and the staff will make a color copy of it. A salesperson … Read more
A suburban couple’s city retreat takes its cues from the master himself
Macy’s goes Martha Stewart on us