Talk about coastal flavor! These North Shore weather vanes are just the thing to add a touch of Lake Michigan charm to any roof top architecture. Chicago’s North Shore may be miles from the ocean, but in a million different ways…totally lives coastal. And these seaside inspired beauties—-scattered throughout the quaint villages along Lake Michigan’s...Read More
What do empty nesters look for in a home? Features that complement their phase three lifestyle.
So if you've moved past your family's young teen stage, through their college and early professional years, then no doubt you have an idea or two of how you'd like your home to live as the nest begins to empty...and beyond.Read More
Nothing like a trip to the city to reignite your love affair with on-trend architecture and design.
For me, it was a recent breakfast at Chicago's The Kitchen that did just that. All it took was one step into this cool, urban hot spot and I knew exactly why I continue to crush on industrial decor.
And why my homes have subtle hints of industrial elements throughout.
Metal, cement, zinc, stone, glass, and an occasional pop of the unexpected, add a stylish, modern feel--and a fun, casual flavor that works with any aesthetic.Read More
I adore the soft, subtle color palette of a day at the beach.
Warm, sunny sand between my toes. The glimpse of an occasional yellow seagull leg strolling by. The crisp whites of the surf and seagull bellies. And of course, the gentle grays of the water and endless horizon.
No surprise, like so many of us who live along the Lake Michigan shore, it's the go-to color palette for my home and decor. Calming, soothing and welcoming. Just like a day at the beach!Read More
If you've ever helped a daughter decorate her first college apartment, then you have a unique appreciation for this simple fact: Furnishing or accessorizing your son's first place....yeah, that's pretty much a completely different experience.
In fact, the two events have absolutely nothing in common.
So with that in mind, when helping your college guy pull together a few back-to-school pieces to outfit his first real home-away-from-home, keep these considerations in mind:Read More