Tag Archives: Edgewater
Photos: Summer in Edgewater Glen

Photos: Summer in Edgewater Glen

I’m kind of obsessed with this retro building on the north side. My friends think I’m crazy and that the building is ugly, but as you can see from this photo, they are mistaken. What do you think? ↔ This is the house directly across the street from the building in the top photo. It […]

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Open House: Stu and Cecilia’s Edgewater flat (a Johnson / Soler project)

Open House: Stu and Cecilia’s Edgewater flat (a Johnson / Soler project)

Last fall, I received an e-mail from Rebecca Otto, a designer at Johnson / Soler, about one of the firm’s recent projects, a kitchen / dining renovation in a vintage Edgewater condo. Hey, that’s my neighborhood, I thought. The attached photos revealed a sleek, chic and stylish entertainment area that makes good use of a […]

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This Week: Julian Marc

This Week: Julian Marc

The friendly rivalry between parallel corridors Clark Street and Broadway recently became an all-out war with the addition of vintage shop / upholsterer Julian Marc on Broadway. Game on! We vintage freaks are better for their competition. Clark Street’s currently in the lead with a greater number of home stores, but both streets score high […]

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This Week: Brimfield (the new Andersonville store, not the flea market)

This Week: Brimfield (the new Andersonville store, not the flea market)

Despite its rough and tough Swedish population, Andersonville keeps improving and thanks to an influx of stores, the hood has become a genuine home design destination.  If you haven’t been lately, it’s time to plan a trip because upholster Julie Fernstrom has closed her west side shop English Cottage and replaced it with not one, […]

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Open House: Don and Jackie’s

Open House: Don and Jackie’s

Enjoy Don and Jackie’s Open House.   I’ll be following up sometime in the next couple of weeks with photos of the basement and attic, both filled with Jackie’s suitcase assemblages.  Click here to see Don’s two-level studio / gallery, which is located in a former barn behind the house.

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Studio Tour: Don Seiden (Artist, Educator, Author)

Studio Tour: Don Seiden (Artist, Educator, Author)

Tomorrow I’m posting Don and Jackie’s Open House.  Don and Jackie are among the most fascinating couples I’ve spent time with, and their home among the most interesting I’ve visited.  There’s so much to see that I’m splitting the tour into three or four parts starting today with Don’s studio.  If you’d like to hear […]

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Open House: Sean and Eric’s Edgewater Elegance

Open House: Sean and Eric’s Edgewater Elegance

I first met Sean Cowan and Eric Silverstrim last summer when I happened upon their garage sale ad on Craig’s List. Attracted by the delicious Decoratus Absurdum image, I ran a short piece. After the (very successful) sale, the couple sent a terrific thank you email, we discovered we had a friend in common, the […]

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