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Studio Tour: Buckingham ID

Studio Tour: Buckingham ID

When I learned that Julia Buckingham Edelmann had moved her interior design firm to Grand Avenue, I realized the area had shed its status as Chicago’s best kept secret and officially become Chicago’s hottest new design district. Julia and friend Debra Phillips, who owns Scentimental Gardens in Geneva, IL, decided to take the West Town plunge […]

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Open House: Strand Design

Open House: Strand Design

At the suggestion of Room Service owner Paul Lechlinski, I recently visited the West Loop loft where his friends Ted and Sharon Burdett operate their start-up design company Strand Design.  It’s Randolph Street location was once home to butchers, grocers and flower suppliers, and a few of those remain interspersed among event restaurants with trendy […]

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The Catalyst Ranch

The Catalyst Ranch

Thanks to Barb at the Mars Gallery for introducing me to the folks at the Catalyst Ranch.  Directly or indirectly, Barb has been responsible for some of my most memorable Open Houses, and I’m very grateful.  If you’d like a musical accompaniment, click on the embedded YouTube player.

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