A home bar

Raising the Bar

For homeowners who loves to mix their own cocktails or savor a bottle of wine, having…
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Kitchen backsplash details

From Desk to Drinks

“This townhouse was built in the era where every kitchen was getting a desk—the place…
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A window nook in the Downers Grove home

Service With a Style

Shannon Peppeard has operated her design business for 17 years and opened her retail…
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The screened-in porch of the Elmhurst home

Feel the Heat

These days, screened-in porches are an in-demand feature to achieve that indoor-outdoor-living…
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The bathroom in the Lemont home

High-Tech Tweaks

The homeowners valued high-tech solutions that could be subtly incorporated—think futuristic…
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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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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 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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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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A reupholstered chair

Time to Reup?

Professionals can breathe new life into worn or dated furniture by stripping the piece…
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A large wall mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors are the workhorses of home decor. What other piece of artwork allows you to check…
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A design board

Create an Inspiration Board

To quickly size up a client’s style at the start of a project, Chad Esslinger, principal…
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