• Donna Dorian: Natural Curiosity

    “Gardening is an activity for the soul,” explains Donna Dorian. A lifelong plant lover and the former editor of Garden Design magazine, she knows this firsthand. Dorian grew up among…

  • Patrick Fitzgerald: The Handmade Mechanic

    Through September 9, 2019 PAGODA RED, 1740 W Webster Ave, Chicago  A exhibition of Patrick Fitzgerald’s Box Cars, Jackets and Helmets.  Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962, Patrick Fitzgerald…

  • Meet Our Experts: PAGODA RED’s Design Concierges

    Clients who enter the PAGODA RED gallery often tell us they feel they’ve been transported into another world. Inspired by classical Asian elements but designed with a modern sensibility, our…

  • Jeannie Balsam: Classic Style for Modern Life

    One can imagine themselves reading, relaxing and enjoying a warm cup of tea or coffee in a room designed by Jeannie Balsam. Her eye is present not only in the…

  • fcSTUDIO’s Julie Fisher on Blurring Design Borders

    As co-founder of Chicago-based architecture and design firm fcSTUDIO and the owner of an impressive portfolio that spans North America, Julie Fisher is at the vanguard of a movement that…

  • Tina Ramchandani: Soulful Minimalism

    Tina Ramchandani’s interiors share an innate sense of balance. Understated and beautifully curated, they adhere to what she calls “soulful minimalism,” a style that’s “clean, comfortable, relaxed, and meant to…

  • Kevin Isbell: Sensing a Space

    “You have to listen to what a home tells you and go with it,” says Kevin Isbell. The designer, who lived and worked in New York for 18 years, recently…

  • Shelly Handman: The Natural

    Chicago-based designer Shelly Handman has an innate sense of balance and beauty. Over many years, his eye has been trained to perceive details that others miss. “I have always had…

  • Wealth & Health: The Year of the Earth Pig

    From February 5, 2019 to January 24, 2020, the Chinese calendar has us in the Year of the Earth Pig. Symbolic of wealth and luck, the pig is supported and…

  • Shelley Johnstone: Livable Luxury

    With more that 20 years in the industry, and an international roster of clients, interior designer Shelley Johnstone of the eponymous firm Shelley Johnstone Design is one of Chicago’s brightest…

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