In her relatively short career of ten years, interior decorator Jordana Joseph—whose style can be loosely described as what happens when funky-eclectic grows up—has done a little bit of everything.
Gutsy designer, Kara Mann a hopeless fan of skulls, leather, and rock ’n’ roll, will open a namesake showroom in River North this winter.
Clark Street in Andersonville is becoming a hotspot for home accessorizing. Proving the point , here are a few of the shops.
Q. There are blotches of black showing through the silver of my nice old mirror. Will I ever see my full reflection again? A. Black splotches appear when a mirror’s protective coating breaks down and air gets to the silver, causing it to tarnish. There’s no do-it-yourself solution here’silver paint won?t do the job. If … Read more
Q. We had our dining room painted a rich shade of blue. Now that it’s done, we wish the color wasn’t so intense. Is there anything we could do ourselves to tone it down? A. Sure, says Pam Olson, owner of Cover Girls (6674 N. Northwest Hwy., 773-775-9896). She suggests you buy a quart of … Read more
Q. I have an old but not wildly valuable porcelain figurine that recently met with an accident; several small pieces broke off, but I seem to have recovered all of them. Now what? A. The damage done to your figurine is probably fixable-just resist the urge to try to glue the pieces back together yourself. … Read more
Q. I have a 1950s-era Roper double-oven stove with six burners. The burners, ovens, and broilers work fine, but the stove needs some cosmetic restoration and cleaning. Do you know where I can get this done? A. “Age is in a stove’s favor-the older the better, as far as quality and reliability are concerned,” says … Read more
Q. We have lots of beautiful lake pebbles that we’ve collected over the years, and we would like to use them to decorate a wall or floor in a bathroom. How would we go about this? A. One of the pleasures of living near Lake Michigan is the abundance of lovely, smooth stones you can … Read more
Q. I have a hardwood floor that I would like to ebonize. Can this be done to any type of wood floor? A. If you want to create a sleek black look on your hardwood floors, you’re going to have an easier time getting there if you’re working with oak, rather than maple. The grain … Read more
When baby’s on board, you want a chair that’s safe, practical, and coo-coo crazy cute