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...

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...

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...