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The Wing Chair: A Study in Versatility

The Wing Chair: A Study in Versatility

For added emotional resonance, try reading this post about wing chairs while listening to Survivor’s hit single I Can’t Hold Back. ↓ ↔ Designer / decorator extraordinaire Stephanie Wohlner recently took me to see one of her projects, a newly constructed Lincoln Park home featuring three floors, a grand hall entryway with vaulted ceilings and […]

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Open House: A new construction condo done right (and for sale!)

Open House: A new construction condo done right (and for sale!)

My friends Keith and Randy are selling their 2 bedroom, 2 bath Edgewater Beach condo, and if I were in the market for a lakefront condo, this would be my pick (but I’d want the furniture too). Sophisticated details such as the kitchen backsplash tiles, the mid-century pendant lights and a mod wallpaper accent wall […]

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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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White Furniture (a potentially controversial post)

White Furniture (a potentially controversial post)

White Furniture’s classic, simple window beckoned me, but one thing led to another, and I wound up snapping just a few photos of the store’s exterior, which is located on San Francisco’s Market Street. But intrigued and suspecting White Furniture was a vintage store or a smaller Design Within Reach, I looked up their website, and […]

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Three Cheers to Domestica’s Bradley Lincoln; Or, Midwest Mid-Century Missives

Three Cheers to Domestica’s Bradley Lincoln; Or, Midwest Mid-Century Missives

Three cheers to Chicago Home + Garden Domestica blogger Bradley Lincoln.  Or should I say three chairs?  Because of Brad’s Domestica column, I’m the proud owner of two dark yellow Eames shell chairs and a lone gray one.  It seems like it was just last week that Bradley tipped off Domestica readers about the Elkhart, […]

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Open House: Eva’s Place

Open House: Eva’s Place

While it’s not always easy, I really enjoy living the freelance life.  For example, I tend toward introversion, so I appreciate having opportunities to meet and get to know so many interesting people.  Freelance writing also allows me to indulge my semi-nocturnal nature, so I typically start writing late in the evening and hit the […]

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Richard Wright Modern Design Auction Tuesday the 6th

Richard Wright Modern Design Auction Tuesday the 6th

Interesting lamp, huh?  It’s an Italian counter balance lamp, and it’s one of the items being auctioned at Richard Wright’s Modern Design show this Tuesday, October 6th at Noon.  Click here to view the entire lot. I really (really) wish I had a bit more income at my disposal.  As my birthday’s fast approaching, I’ve […]

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