Kari Richardson

The covered patio of the Glen Ellyn home

The Screening Process

For their new covered patio, this Glen Ellyn family chose motorized retractable screens…
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Outside the Glen Ellyn home

Outside In

This Old World home in Glen Ellyn gets both an exterior and interior refresh People revamping…
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White, gray, and black home decor with wood accents

Warm up to Wood

White, gray, and black are perennial choices for home decor, but how do you keep this…
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The kitchen of the Downers Grove condo

A Refresh Reveal

A downsizing Downers Grove couple leaves for the season—and returns to an all-new space…
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A living room designed by Ellce Home, Design Studio + Shop

Fashionable & Functional &…

Designing for young families means finding durable furnishings with quick turnarounds…
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The home's staircase and hidden radiator

Within Reach

Here are four tips from designer Angela Graefenhain for creating open shelving that’s…
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The home's dining room

Big Personality

A Spanish-style Downers Grove home gets an update with a light touch What do you get…
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Various details in the Hinsdale home

Stand-Out Surfaces

Smart use of texture can ensure your home is anything but ho-hum. Looking to distinguish…
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The foyer of the Hinsdale home

Cool, Calm, and Collected

This Hinsdale home is an antidote to stress Family life can be the opposite of serene.…
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A reupholstered chair

Time to Reup?

Professionals can breathe new life into worn or dated furniture by stripping the piece…
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The sitting room of the Hinsdale home

Straddling Centuries

A 100-year-old Hinsdale house gets a refresh that blends old and new After years—or…
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Upstairs hallway


It’s all about comfort with these outdoor-living trends When a Naperville couple retired,…
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