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Houzz Tour: A New Chapter for a Storied Chicago Building

Al Capone may have once run the joint, but this top-floor unit had lost its character — until an interior designer moved in Full Story
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susanb9
I also love the mirror in the second bedroom/office. Anyone know how these images were applied to the mirror? Just a perfect apartment!
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adrianagores
gwnorth i agree totally. I absolutely accept the staging aspect and have no issues with clearing out the clutter, adding flowers and fruit etc to make it look as lovely as possible for photographs. My point was more about actual furniture selection and the problems with loving the look of something conflicting with the usability of the piece. The bedside tables are a great example. I have a very high antique bed and have struggled to find bedside tables that were tall enough. While I currently wait for one I have on order i am using essentially the exact same table in these photos. Between the lamp, my kindle, laptop, tissue box, readers, cell phone/clock, earplugs, water etc there is no way this table could ever be a practical choice for me. Could it be for her? Hard to believe it could be even if she only needs half as much stuff at her fingertips.
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Greg is following STUDIO GILD, Tom Hurt Architecture, Griffin Enright Architects and Chris Nguyen, Analog|Dialog
July 2, 2014
Greg added 1 photo to ideabook: 失火 | ingle
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Greg added 4 photos to ideabook: interiors | basement {design ideas}
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Greg added 2 photos to ideabook: interiors | living areas
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Greg added 1 photo to ideabook: interiors | bed chambers
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Travel Takeaways: Design Inspiration From Japan

A designer recalls how she went to another country to teach, but the country ended up teaching her Full Story
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billiesue14
Very enjoyable article.
on Sunday at 1:08pm   
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zweiback
I always enjoy the way you write and your choice of illustrations - this piece is no exception, Becky!

To felila - I think you need to go back and re-read the article, as you didn't follow the author's words and illustrations, but instead apparently skimmed with a pre-set negative notion in your noggin!
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Houzz Tour: Addicted to Iconic Furniture in Houston

Most people buy furniture to fit their homes. This collector of midcentury modern pieces takes a different approach Full Story
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stevedenver
Everything in that home carries importance and selection. It's not one of those homes where someone went to a designer store and carried home a bunch of high-end stuff to fill space. I love how he used the window frames to hang pictures and left walls bare, it expands the space.

As for his "Ames" chair score on CraigsList, I've wrangled eight beautiful Thonet chairs from the storage room in a disused restaurant that was being cleared out for a new tenant: they were asking $10 each. I showed up with a truck and got the lot for $30, as well as a few broken chairs for spare parts, like metal glides. Then there was my score of two amazing dressers.

The Heywood Wakefield piece was listed on CraigsList as "Old Oak Dresser" and simply needed the guides for the drawers replaced, because along the way the drawers had been overloaded and sagged to the point where they wouldn't shut.

Then my biggest ever score was the Wormley dresser, a maker I wasn't familiar with until a friend saw the piece and told me about it. The main part of the dresser was in the garage of an estate sale with two drawers missing. I thought of using it for an entertainment center and finishing the empty drawer slots to hold DVD player and other appliances. It was $10 and covered with filth from sitting in the garage for years. Luckily it had a glass top, even though that was cracked in three pieces and chipped on the corners, it protected the piece. Then as I was exploring, the two missing drawers were in a bedroom with linens in them. I emptied them and took them to the garage. No extra charge. The dresser is worth about $1000, and has not been refinished, just fed with oils to refresh the dried wood.
June 29, 2014 at 8:00pm     
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lizlyster
I didn't even notice that the bed was behind the room divider in the first photo! I love it.
July 1, 2014 at 9:14am   
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Greg added 1 product to ideabook: chairs | leather
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Greg added 2 products to ideabook: tables | occasional | side
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Greg added 1 photo to ideabook: interiors | ateliers
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Greg added 2 photos to ideabook: 失火 | ingle
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Greg is following Marcus Gleysteen Architects
June 30, 2014
Greg added 1 photo to ideabook: exteriors | homes | 2
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Greg is following Matthew Nienow
June 17, 2014
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