• Adler On the Park: A Showcase House in Historic Lincoln Park

    The Lakeview Avenue Row House District is a dash of London in Chicago: four Georgian-style row houses built by David Adler and Henry C. Dangler in the early 20th century for their storied group of friends. At the Adler on the Park Showcase House this May, design enthusiasts can peek inside these landmark spaces, now converted […]

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  • The Art of Incense with Cinnamon Projects

    A beautiful object creates a moment, whether it’s a sculpture that draws you into conversation or a Qing peachbloom vase filled with complementing peonies. Few objects, however, create the impact of an incense censer. Alone, a great censer, also known as a burner, is an objet d’art. But alight with fragrant, gentle incense, the censer transforms […]

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  • PROjECT Interiors: Modern Contrast in the West Loop

    The most stylish homes evolve and change — even when they’ve been designed beautifully from the beginning. Owners Melissa and Ken Erke were thrilled when PROjECT Interiors completed their West Loop home, full of modern lucite, marble, and metal details. Later, the finished space got an unexpected twist when PROjECT added PAGODA RED reclaimed beam […]

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  • Tracy Boychuk: Tips for Artful & Sustainable Floral Design

    Tracy Boychuk is turning sustainability into an art form, one Chicago rooftop at a time. As founder and creative director of The Roof Crop, Boychuk oversees its 13 rooftop gardens, an apiary and shop, and projects for clients across the city. Tracy does it all with an eye for design, whether she’s using a dynamic […]

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  • In the Press: Architectural Digest on the Best Decor Shops in Chicago

    Thank you, Architectural Digest for recognizing PAGODA RED as a top design destination in Chicago. We are honored to be a part of this community of designers, collectors, and gallery owners. In the article, some of our favorite designers weighed in on their favorite local shops. We’re especially grateful to Mick de Giulio: “I never […]

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  • Mark D. Sikes: Mastering Blue and White

    We’ve long admired the work of interior designer Mark D. Sikes. Besides producing beautiful, timeless interiors, the prolific creative is an esteemed author and furniture designer, who recently launched his own fashion line of preppy, women’s sportswear. Mark is widely known for his masterful use of blue and white, and his love of the pairing […]

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  • James Thomas’ Clever Approach to Details & Display

    “We go from macro to micro,” says Thomas Riker, explaining the process that powers James Thomas, the Chicago-based firm he co-founded with James Dolenc, his partner in life and work. Known for the extra layer of finish they bring to their projects, James and Thomas are experts at helping clients highlight personal items to tell the […]

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  • 5 Steps to Styling a Bookshelf

    PAGODA RED’s resident design concierge Laurene Sutko is our go-to for styling bookshelves. Designers and architects often pull her in to add finishing touches, bringing the last ten percent of a project to completion. Here, she shares her top 5 tips for bringing soul, meaning and style to a bookshelf. 1. Make it monochromatic. Laurene […]

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  • How to Renovate & Design with Antique Architectural Elements

    Vintage architectural elements might not make the top of every renovation resource list, but for those who want their space to tell a story, they should. Antique materials bring a higher level of quality, craftsmanship and authenticity to a project. Plus, they’re already proven to weather well. Whether using a 19th century door for its original purpose, or tiling […]

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  • Refurnishing & Revisiting the Farnsworth House

    News Flash: The Farnsworth House was just named one of the Most Significant Works of Postwar Architecture by the New York Times. Read the article here. Designed by Mies van der Rohe in the late 1940s, the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois distills Mies’ modernist ideals into a clear expression of uncluttered structure. Over the […]

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