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."