Blogging Chicago Home + Garden: Jan/Feb 2008

Blogging Chicago Home + Garden: Jan/Feb 2008

Heather Blaha
Jan 8, 2008

First and foremost, we were thrilled to see house tour participant Andreas' place in this issue (his Greektown loft graced our front page in June '06). A regular photographer for Chicago Home, Andreas opened up his home to show the transformation from dark and heavy to light and open - and shared a lot of his tips and mistakes along the way.

More from this issue: Another Life to Live - Luxury, charm, and room for floor hockey in a family's modern Gold Coast condo (pictured above), p. 100.

As usual, the magazine was chock full of great products, striking interiors, and interviews with industry professionals:

p. 20, Let There Be Neon: Light-up neon sculpture, $1,800, by Marilyn and Peter Frank, at F2, 840 W. Washington Blvd., 312-371-1391. F2 sound familiar? They were the winners of our 2006 Color Contest.

p. 26, Makers' Mark: Three furniture makers/designers to watch...Michael Dreeben of Dreeben; Jonathan Nesci of Hale; Seth Deysach of Lagomorph.

p. 16, Gilty Pleasures: Wood trays in burnished gold with mirror insets (above)

p. 46, The Apprentices - At home with Nate Berkus's right-hand women: Check out the homes of two designing women.

p. 71, Best of Chicago Design: Tips from experts and designophiles on where to buy and "great sources for expert services."

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