Snoop Patrol invites the Tribune's readers to "Pull up a seat at designer's Dora the Explorer table". Candice Olson of "Divine Design" opens up to Tran Ha about the realities of her life these days.
In her new house (but with her furnishings being rented for a movie shoot in the old place), Candice (mom of two young kids) is slowly furnishing the space, but with a Dora table on display, she says, "you know, it's not exactly the designer look people are expecting."
Also from H&G this week:
5 things to know: Before hanging wallpaper. Tips on how much to buy, scale of pattern, preparation , tools you'll need and (huh?) cross-lining.
Gardening: Walking the walks. Tribune staff give their recaps of several local gardenwalks they attended this past summer as well as passing on their favorite ideas from each.
Dishing: A Thai escape at home: Flavors from Thailand used in a steak salad, baked halibut and coconut rice.
Verre Eglomise: is a painting technique on glass. Sean Michael Felix, of Frankfort, does a q&a on his business, Illumination Art & Design. 90% of their residential work is glass backsplashes, which he does with custom color and design and without grout lines.