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Roundup!

Roundup!

Recently I’ve been kind of obsessed with Lindsey Adelman Studios and their fantastic lighting collection. If you don’t have 15 big ones to drop on one of their custom chandeliers, Lindsey Adelman Studio has posted detailed instructions for several fixtures on their website. Best of all, the parts needed to construct the stylish pieces can be […]

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Open House: Martha and Ben’s Wicker Park place

Open House: Martha and Ben’s Wicker Park place

Martha Muholland and Ben Chappell’s taxidermy-filled 1800 square foot Wicker Park apartment feels simultaneously rustic and refined, serious and playful. Incorporating both her Kentucky roots and her urban now, the stylist / designer / decorator mixes lucite, mid-century modern and antique pieces with one-of-a-kind finds such as the red leather upholstered chair, which sits under […]

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Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s Place

Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s Place

Living above the store may sound old-fashioned, but it’s not so difficult to figure out why it still holds appeal. For one thing, it sure cuts down on the commute. Just ask my good friends, partners Arthur Swirgon and Wyatt who live above Arthur’s fantastic showroom on California Avenue in West Garfield Park. If you […]

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Open House: Todd and Alvin’s West Andersonville Loft

Open House: Todd and Alvin’s West Andersonville Loft

Todd and Alvin’s first floor loft was featured in the fall 2009 issue of CS Interiors, and I thought you might enjoy my scouting photos. ↔ Rather than opting to buy a neat, cookie-cutter condo, Todd Hilt and Alvin de la Cruz wisely followed their realtor Alley Ballard‘s advice and bought a former woodworker’s shop […]

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Open House: Leo Designs’ ultra-mod project (PLUS! A call to action!)

Open House: Leo Designs’ ultra-mod project (PLUS! A call to action!)

The new Chicago Home + Garden’s on newsstands now, and it’s a terrific issue that includes the Best of 2010 Design Guide, a colorful and sophisticated apartment designed by Nate Berkus and a project that’s very near and dear to Leo Designs co-founder Stephanie Wirth’s heart – her house.  Stephanie, who negotiated full decorating control […]

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What makes a good decorative vignette?

What makes a good decorative vignette?

I took this photo at Todd Hilt and Alvin de la Cruz’s spectacular West Andersonville brick loft, which I wrote about for the fall 09 CS Interiors.  Please pick up a copy on newsstands now; photographer Tony Soluri did an amazing job capturing the couple’s home, and I think you’ll enjoy seeing the couple’s space […]

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Designer Portfolio Update: Leo Designs project featured in CS Interiors

Designer Portfolio Update: Leo Designs project featured in CS Interiors

Hello and welcome to Strange Closets.  I thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of my scouting shots for a home I wrote about for the summer issue of CS Interiors (on Chicago newstands now).

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