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   Comment   July 9, 2014
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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
     Comment   July 2, 2014
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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.
July 7, 2014 at 1:13pm   
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I'm just jealous that she is in a historic Chicago high-rise. Stunning city, stunning home. Some people have all the luck (after working xxx years) ;)
July 9, 2014 at 8:17pm   
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