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By Jan Parr, Nate Berkus

ISBN-10: 1572841206

ISBN-13: 9781572841208

With great names reminiscent of Nate Berkus and Alessandra Branca placing Chicago at the nationwide layout map, and with lesser-known (but no much less proficient) professionals operating their magic from the Gold Coast to the North Shore, Chicago teems with attractive houses. this pretty espresso desk e-book not just indicates those dwellings in all their elegance but additionally tells the tales of the way they got here to be. Compiled via the editors of Chicago domestic + backyard magazine, Chicago Spaces is split into components. the 1st positive aspects houses of their entirety, whereas the second one makes a speciality of particular rooms: eating rooms, dwelling rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, baths, dens, foyers, and children’s rooms. Readers find out how those areas got here jointly and locate counsel for making adjustments of their personal houses, in addition to a listing of the area’s most sensible furnishings and add-ons outlets. Chicago Spaces exhibits readers clever how you can flip their houses into cozy, trendy oases.

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She purposely ignored the colors in the house’s original stained glass windows. “They’re not my taste,” she says. ” Instead, she upholstered the furniture in muted shades of blond and taupe—the colors of her wheaten terriers. She also lightened up the more formal first-floor rooms with soft bluish-white walls that draw some attention, but not too much, to the house’s period details. In the end, Edelmann’s home is a study in creating a personal style blissfully free of decorating boundaries; somehow her colossal artifacts seduce rather than intimidate.

An intimate seating area was created as a setting for cozy dinners; the director’s chairs were an eBay find. The expansive great room accommodates a family that includes four children and two pets, as well as visiting friends and relatives. The kitchen was modeled after a tapas bars she had seen in Madrid. The mahogany dining table, custom-made by a friend, was devoid of a light fixture for more than a year as Eck searched for one distinctive enough to hang in this prominent spot—the apex of two intersecting barrel-vault ceilings.

A photo composite by Bob Coscarelli hangs behind a versatile oak dining table that’s actually two console tables pushed together. A sculpture by C. Jere echoes the legs of vintage fiberglass Eames chairs. Coscarelli and his wife, Karen Valentine, created the Edison-bulb light fixture themselves. On the Carrara marble kitchen island, a walnut box custom-designed by Chicago furniture maker Michael Koehler hides the cooktop. Panelite screens lend privacy to a garage-top deck and a cooking area on a lower level, where a Big Green Egg grill is stationed below the steel stairs.

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