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By Jan Parr, Nate Berkus

With significant names comparable to 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 booklet not just exhibits those dwellings in all their elegance but in addition tells the tales of ways they got here to be. Compiled by means of the editors of Chicago domestic + backyard magazine, Chicago Spaces is split into elements. the 1st positive factors 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 learn the way those areas got here jointly and locate assistance for making alterations of their personal houses, in addition to a listing of the area’s top furnishings and components outlets. Chicago Spaces indicates readers clever how one can flip their houses into cozy, fashionable oases.

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A painting by Jeff Kruse anchors the space and provides a hint of the citrusy color scheme in the rest of the house. We also love the texture added by the country-style bench. A bright-colored rug is always a welcoming touch in a foyer. Here, it’s joined by a funky improvised bench with an appealing display of the homeowners’ collections. The top portion of a wall between the staircase and this rear foyer was removed to improve the home’s flow. This entrance is about as spare as they come, but the staircase, with its gleaming steel railings connected with twisted steel cables—along with the contrast of the dark-stained oak floors against the crisp white walls—provides a wow factor.

One large, bold painting (by Jackie Tileston) carries the entire room. The modern furnishings the homeowners have collected over the years, including a Capellini coffee table and custom Jonathan Adler pillows, are stylish yet durable enough to withstand child’s play. Graphic splashes of color create movement in the space. A sculptural chair from B&B Italia breaks the squared-off lines of the Cassina sectional in the family room of the same home; pops of orange and red enliven the look. A split-face limestone tile fireplace lends texture to the sleeker features of this room, designed by Jessica Lagrange, including a floating stainless steel shelf and a Christian Liaigre sofa and armchairs.

Dip-dyed Japanese linen panels softly filter living room light. Ever-changing arrangements of vintage black-and-white photos fill walls in the bedroom and living room. ” There’s poetry all over the bedroom, where Empire-style furniture makes it feel like the calendar has flipped back a hundred years. Next to Moss’s headboard, a vintage oil painting hangs on top of a cascade of photos. ” Downstairs is a mostly white dining room. “People and food provide all the color I need,” he says. In the dining room, an antique English pub lantern hangs over a chair with cushions made from old grain sacks and a table salvaged from a monastery.

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