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Need to Know …

SLATED: Lake Forest Antiques Show, benefiting the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, Sept. 9; lakeforestantiquesale.com . . . Hinsdale Antiques Show and Sale, benefiting Hinsdale’s Community House, Sept. 21-23; thecommunityhouse.org . . . The Golden Triangle  (2) (72 W. Hubbard St., 312-755-1266) is having a moving sale through Sept. 27, then relocating to 330 N. … Read more

Dream Girl

The business model behind Haelo Design, a collaboration between furniture and object designer Helen Maria Nugent and her husband, architect Ron Kirkpatrick, is quite simple: she dreams; he builds.

Q. Our new sofa fits (technically) where we thought it would in our living room. but its size overwhelms the room Is there anything we can do to make it appear smaller?

A. Length and width aren’t the only considerations when it comes to fitting a sofa into a room. There’s also volume. “Scale is the scariest issue faced by most people because they don’t understand it,” says interior designer Laura Barnett (700 N. Green St., 312-654-1706; laurabarnettdesigns.com). She says buyers need to take into account the … Read more