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Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale (September 18th and 19th, Oak Park)

Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale (September 18th and 19th, Oak Park)

Many thanks to Amazing Space owner Diana Ostreko for sponsoring today’s post. In addition to offering a fantastic selection of mid-century modern and antique furnishings in her online shop, Diana runs equally amazing estate sales. The next big sale will be held September 18th and 19th in Oak Park. The estate belonged to a Danish-American woman who […]

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This Week: Careful Peach Boutique (Oak Park, IL)

This Week: Careful Peach Boutique (Oak Park, IL)

I met Karen Morava last summer at former Open House stars Rick and Rachel‘s Oak Park bungalow, and I made it a point to visit her Oak Park business Careful Peach Boutique straightaway.

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This Week: Forest Park’s @WorkDesign m@kes me h@ppy

This Week: Forest Park’s @WorkDesign m@kes me h@ppy

Frankly I wasn’t overly excited about visiting @WorkDesign, Julia Archer’s Forest Park shop, which offers furniture, organization and accessories for the home office, but that’s only because most of its competitors feel bland and boring by contrast.  Plus, I’d been up late the night before writing and goofing off (3 a.m. late), so I was […]

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Open House: Peter and Jan’s Oak Park Home + Garden

Open House: Peter and Jan’s Oak Park Home + Garden

Deadlines are part of life for Chicago Home + Garden editor Jan Parr, so she knew participating in South Oak Park Style’s recent house walk would motivate her to finally finish she and husband Peter Turek’s house projects.

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Open House: Rick and Rachel’s Oak Park place

Open House: Rick and Rachel’s Oak Park place

Thanks to Chicago Home + Garden’s Editor-in-Chief Jan Parr for referring me to Rick Boultinghouse and Rachel Carlson whose super-rad vintage motor home was featured in the terrific magazine’s September / October 2008 issue.  Before I begin, please turn off any portable electronic devices and close any other windows, tabs and programs you may have […]

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The South Oak Park Style house walk (yes, yes; yee-haw!) – See the exclusive photos HERE!

The South Oak Park Style house walk (yes, yes; yee-haw!) – See the exclusive photos HERE!

If you missed last weekend’s South Oak Park Style house walk, I feel very sorry for you, as it was super extremely fun.  To ensure that the volunteers manning the last homes felt like they were somebody’s first stop, my sidekick and I made the eight home trek in reverse, an unusual choice that confused […]

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The Friday Roundup: May 29th (Now with bonus Open House material)

The Friday Roundup: May 29th (Now with bonus Open House material)

Two weeks ago I arrived at O’hare for my 1 p.m. flight to Manhattan, and a mere sixteen hours later, I arrived at former Open House star Matt’s NYC condo.  Ah, I love travel.  And I’d forgotten what it was like to be treated like I was four . . .  so that was a […]

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