Several exhibitors at this past summer’s Guerrilla Truck Show and the nearby reception for the Object Society (a group of independent Chicago-based furniture and object designers) showed off furniture injected with shots of color. Angela Finney-Hoffman of Post 27 presented a George Nelson–inspired credenza from her new Lapel collection, a collaboration with Stone Blitzer, with … Read more
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No longer just for little girls’ rooms, rosy shades are coming into their own all over the house. Wimpy pastels? Not so much. Look for pinks that are hot and strong and all grown-up.
Q: I want an eco-friendly wood floor, but my aesthetic is more refined than rustic. Can sustainable floors look sleek and modern?
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PALETTE PROS: Three designers give us the inside story on how they use hues
Summer Thornton juxtaposes elegant grays and yellows with blues both muted and bright at the Palmolive Building. “I’m a layering kind of girl. I like using a lot of patterns. Injecting even one pattern keeps a space from feeling stagnant.” CHEERED-UP CHAIR It’s hard to believe this chair originally had a grandma-ish mahogany frame … Read more
In an Evanston Victorian, Julia Edelmann uses a lively palette of yellow, turquoise, and gray that’s bright but not too sweet. “As we chose colors and fabrics, we kept asking ourselves, ‘Is this happy enough?’ But we were also careful—if you have too much color, it’s easy to grow tired of it.” CITRUS … Read more
Morlen Sinoway uses primary hues with black and natural wood tones to define spaces in a sprawling home on the North Side. “We tried to use an artful approach while having some fun.” ROCK THE RED How do you transform a boring all-white bathroom into a lively space that wakes you up in … Read more