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First look at a lakefront home?

First look at a lakefront home?

Several months ago I wrote about the Baugher’s, a Wilmette couple who bought the derelict old home on the primo lakefront lot next to their Sheridan Road home. Seeking development ideas, the Baugher’s enlisted the help of New Trier architecture teacher Josh Wood, whose 24 students competed to design an eco-friendly home incorporating universal design […]

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Garden Tour: Susie’s Secret Garden at Make it Better

Garden Tour: Susie’s Secret Garden at Make it Better

Regular readers may remember Wilmette resident Susie Dinges from her Strange Closets Open House, which tells a cautionary tale of making friends with design professionals (Susie hired her friend and designer extraordinaire Laura Soskin to help her find a light fixture and would up redecorating her entire home).   I enjoyed catching up with Susie […]

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Please Visit Make It Better

Please Visit Make It Better

Hello everybody.  FYI, I’m now going to be contributing pieces to Make It Better, a terrific website and magazine founded by Susan Noyes.  While the soon-to-be-released print magazine will be directed toward North Shore households, the MIB website is updated frequently and features interesting articles and tips designed to make the world better (which starts […]

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Open House: Susie’s Second Life

Open House: Susie’s Second Life

It would be an understatement to say that Susie was less than impressed when she had her cards read last year.  “I thought she was the worst psychic ever,” says Susie recalling the fortune teller’s prediction that the then single mother would completely redecorate her house, a project that she’d already been working on for […]

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Guest Post: Diana Durkes of Fine Diving in Chicago on “A Green Horizon”

Guest Post: Diana Durkes of Fine Diving in Chicago on “A Green Horizon”

I’d like to thank Diana Durkes who writes the terrific blog Fine Diving in Chicago for contributing this piece about Wilmette’s new eco-boutique A Green Horizon.  If you aren’t reading Fine Diving in Chicago, check it out.  If you’ve ever picked up a chair in the alley only to see it languish in storage because […]

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Interview: Interior Designer, Laura Soskin

Interview: Interior Designer, Laura Soskin

Laura Soskin, one of Chicago’s most respected and sought-after Interior Designs, belongs in a class by herself (she’s also pretty darn cool).  Soskin’s home, which she and her husband, artist Dave Soskin, gut renovated three years ago, was featured in the Winter 2006 issue of Chicago Home + Garden, but they did not publish Soskin’s […]

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