Tag Archives: decor
The den makeover is complete

The den makeover is complete

The den is done, and I like the way it looks. More importantly, I like the way it feels. Having said that, the outcome was kind of an accident. There must be at least a few colors that don’t look good with Benjamin Moore’s brownish-blackish-grayish Iron Mountain hue, but I haven’t found one yet, so […]

Read more
The Tuesday Rant (topics include summer strolls, decor’s debt to cartography, wall-to-wall carpeting, tumblr and Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The Tuesday Rant (topics include summer strolls, decor’s debt to cartography, wall-to-wall carpeting, tumblr and Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Warm evening strolls are one of life’s great pleasures. It was almost hot and definitely humid last night, but there was a hint of a cool breeze that made it pretty bearable. The neighborhood looks so different at night. Rather than focusing on the architecture and landscaping, my eyes were drawn to the illuminated windows […]

Read more
Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green (you complete me)

Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green (you complete me)

Do you like the wall color in this image from West Elm’s website? I love it. In fact, I love the whole room, which feels fresh, sophisticated and comfortable. But it’s the Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green paint (HC-134) that now plagues my thoughts. I’d like to live with it for awhile, but I’m not sure where […]

Read more
Another peacock post

Another peacock post

The Found’s Albert Tanquero e-mailed me a link to one of their new cards after reading my recent peacock post. Their new line of graphic Matchbox cards is amazing! ↔

Read more
Open House: Josh Rogers loft featured in Time Out Chicago

Open House: Josh Rogers loft featured in Time Out Chicago

Please check out my latest Time Out Chicago story featuring Josh Rogers very cool Printers Row loft. When Josh moved into the 2000 square foot space, he asked his friend, Agent Gallery‘s Mariano Chavez for help, and the two wound up working night and day incorporating salvaged pieces and constructing custom furniture and lighting. For […]

Read more
Richard Norton Antiques

Richard Norton Antiques

Rumor has it that legendary twentieth century interior designer Frances Elkins kept her clients’ keys and would drop in unannounced to make sure that no liberties had been taken with her meticulous and thorough interior decor. It’s the kind of brilliant tidbit I inevitably pick up when visiting my friends at Richard Norton Antiques. Founded in […]

Read more
This Week: Susan Fredman at Home in the City

This Week: Susan Fredman at Home in the City

Next time you visit the Merchandise Mart, take a couple extra hours to explore the ever-expanding design district surrounding the behemoth building. And don’t miss interior designer Susan Fredman‘s River North retail showroom Susan Fredman at Home in the City, which is located just a few block north. The merch, mostly furnishings, linens and accessories, […]

Read more