The Holidays Again, Oh No! 15 Survival Tips For You

Category: Autumn decorating, Bedding, Bedrooms, Beds, Books, Casual elegance, Chicago, Chicago design, Chicago interior design, Chicago interior designers, Clients, Color, Contemporary artwork, Cozy rooms, Decorating, Fall decorating, Furniture, Get organized, Holiday Decor, Home improvement, Ideas, interior decorating, Interior design, Kitchens, Live it up, Makeover, Master bedrooms, New home office, Outdoor Entertaining, Redo, River North Design District, Romantic rooms, Storage, Tablescapes, Transforming space, Wallpaper
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Illustration by Jeremiah Goodman The holidays are here once again, each year I am astounded by how quickly the year has passed. Does this happen to you? In my work...

5 Surefire Ways To Design Like A Professional Designer

Category: Antiques, Artifacts, Artisans, Artwork, Autumn decorating, Carved Wood, Carving, Casual elegance, Chicago, Chicago design, Chicago interior design, Chicago interior designers, Clients, Color, Contemporary artwork, Cozy rooms, Decorating, Fall decorating, Found objects, Helping others, Home improvement, Ideas, interior decorating, Interior design, New home office, Photography, Redo, Renovation, Romantic rooms, Transforming space, Wallpaper, White
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Each day we are inundated with gorgeous images of rooms we drool over. Many people do not understand there is an art to putting spaces together. I recently met...

How To Design Like A Rockstar

Category: Artwork, Autumn decorating, Casual elegance, Chicago, Chicago design, Chicago interior design, Chicago interior designers, Color, Contemporary artwork, Cozy rooms, Decorating, Furniture, Hand work, Ideas, interior decorating, Interior design, Makeover, Master bedrooms, New bedroom, Renovation, River North Design District, Romantic rooms
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  Interior Design can be tricky at times. Occasionally I have clients who are conservative so I must respect their perspective. To be fair, there is nothing worse than a...

Why Is My Space So Dark And Dreary?

Category: Autumn decorating, Bedrooms, Beds, Casual elegance, Change, Chicago, Chicago design, Chicago interior design, Chicago interior designers, Clients, Color, Cozy rooms, Decorating, Draperies, Fall decorating, Furniture, Furniture statement pieces, Hand work, Home controls, Home staging, Ideas, interior decorating, Interior design, Kitchens, Lake Shore Drive, Light fixtures, Live it up, Makeover, Master bedrooms, New bedroom, New home office, Private clubs, Renovation, River North Design District, Romantic rooms, Smart home, Smart home technology, Storage, Transforming space, Wallpaper, White
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Have you ever walked around your home and wished someone would come and rescue you? For many of us, the answer is yes. Why are we so afraid to...

How To Transform Your Space With Soulful Artwork

Category: Antiques, Arm chairs, Artifacts, Artisans, Artwork, Bedding, Bedrooms, Beds, Carved Wood, Casual elegance, Chairs, Character, Chicago, Chicago design, Chicago interior design, Chicago interior designers, Clients, Color, Contemporary artwork, Cozy rooms, Decorating, Desks, Draperies, Found objects, Furniture, Furniture statement pieces, Hand work, Helping others, Home improvement, Home staging, interior decorating, Interior design, Lake Shore Drive, Light fixtures, Makeover, Master bedrooms, New bedroom, New home office, Patron, Photography, Private clubs, Redo, Renovation, River North Design District, Romantic rooms, Sarah Raskey, Transforming space, Travel
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If you know me, you understand how important artwork is as I transform interiors. Art is a fundamental part of my personal life as well. I'm constantly explaining how...

Character Study

Category: Accent chairs, Antiques, Arm chairs, Artifacts, Artisans, Artwork, Bedrooms, Beds, Bergere chair, Carved Wood, Carving, Casual elegance, Chairs, Character, Charles Eames, Chicago, Chicago design, Chicago interior design, Chicago interior designers, Clients, Cozy rooms, Decorating, Desks, Fauteuil, Fireplaces, Found objects, Furniture, Furniture statement pieces, Hand work, Home improvement, Home staging, Ideas, interior decorating, Interior design, Lake Shore Drive, Light fixtures, Live it up, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Makeover, Master bedrooms, New bedroom, New home office, Private clubs, Ray Eames, Redo, Renovation, River North Design District, Romantic rooms, Transforming space, Travel, Unique pieces, Wallpaper
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Are you a good judge of character? This post is all about adding character to a room. Many of us think this comes from a paneled room, thick moldings...

Almost Summer!

Category: Artwork, Change, Chicago, Chicago design, Chicago interior design, Chicago interior designers, Clients, Color, Contemporary artwork, Decorating, Dogs, Furniture, Gardens, Helping others, Home improvement, interior decorating, Interior design, Makeover, Nepal, Outdoor Entertaining, Photography, Renovation, River North Design District, Transforming space
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Now that Memorial Day has finally come and gone I am thinking about Summer. How we will spend our days and nights once the warmer weather firmly hits? I'm...

Control

Category: Audio, Automated window treatments, Automation, Bedrooms, Casual elegance, Chicago, Chicago design, Chicago interior design, Chicago interior designers, Clients, Color, Controls, Cozy rooms, Decorating, Draperies, Get organized, Home controls, Home improvement, Home staging, Ideas, interior decorating, Interior design, Kitchens, Lutron, Makeover, Master bedrooms, New bedroom, New home office, Renovation, River North Design District, Romantic rooms, Smart home, Smart home technology, Transforming space, Video
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  Now before we get carried away here, this is not the 50 Shades of Grey kind of control. What is on my mind is simplifying our lives with smart...

Springing Forward

Category: Ideas
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I was at a cocktail party last night at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences Chicago. We are fortunate to have designed a glamorous pied-à-terre which is currently for sale fully...
Dinner outside

Gratitude

Category: Thanksgiving
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Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner I am even more reflective than usual. I can't help think how lucky we are to be Americans living in this great...
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