• 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…

  • Artful Intrigue: Designer Sara Story

    It’s not every day that we chat with a top designer who also happens to play elephant polo competitively. But when the designer is Sara Story, an AD100 (and PAGODA RED)…

  • Forecast: Top Trends for 2019

    It’s that time again! We turned to one of our favorite tastemakers—PAGODA RED founder Betsy Nathan, to get her take on the trends most likely to take the design world…

  • In Living Color: Pantone’s Pick for 2019

    “Animated and life-affirming,” those are just two of the uplifting descriptors Pantone lavished upon their recently announced color of the year—Living Coral 16-1546. At the precise intersection of vibrant pink…

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