The living room of the Western Springs home

Brazilian Roots

Turning a standard house into a custom home Sometimes good things can come from trying…
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The Elmhurst home's living room

Setting the Tone

One couple’s eclectic art collection inspires a colorful makeover When it comes to…
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“Because the homeowners are very social and have large families and a lot of friends, they truly needed the kitchen to grow,” designer Elizabeth Prignano says. “We completely reimagined the layout to eliminate the peninsula from the original kitchen and almost doubled it in size, incorporating a jumbo island where they could seat five stools.” The counter stools are by Nathan James, pendants are by Shades of Light, and sconces are by Three Posts.

Bright Ideas

A Naperville home gets an airy makeover on a tight timeline Last year, Elizabeth Prignano…
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The original staircase led up to a loft area bordered by railings, with a view down to the first floor below. “It looked like a birdcage with all the balusters, so we put up a wall to give more privacy,” designer Bobbi Alderfer says. The original stair railing was replaced with simple newel posts and wrought-iron balusters. The geometric stair carpeting is by Milliken.

A Totally Modern Makeover

This dated townhome gets a sleek update Picture this: You find a townhome in the perfect…
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The kitchen in the Downers Grove home

Just Add Color

A two-phase reno in Downers Grove incorporates fresh hues, patterns, and textures Kim…
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The family room in the Elmhurst home

Modern Family

This new build in Elmhurst makes contemporary comfy When Elena and Ryan Gayan happened…
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The kitchen in the Lemont home

Hidden Assets

Secret rooms and high-tech features abound in this new Lemont house When Christie Kenny…
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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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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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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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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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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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