Artful Thoughts: René Romero Schuler
Lake Forest-based fine artist René Romero Schuler admits to having as many as seven canvases going at one time. “Depending on my mood, I can just drop into any of them and start...
12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greenwich Blues: An Estate Is Given New Life
Tour The Entire House
Apparently, “meant to be” doesn’t apply just to soul mates, but also to houses. After first falling for a Georgian-style estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, the...
12/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Covering Ground: Elson & Company Rugs
A post-graduate trek through Nepal, the quest for an heirloom relic and the beauty of Southeast Asian textiles: For Diane Elson Bankoff, founder and creative director of Georgetown-based rug brand...
12/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
On a Pedestal: Empty Vase Florist of LA
Featured at some of Hollywood’s most prestigious events, the Empty Vase has already achieved national notoriety for its spectacular floral arrangements. The Los Angeles flower purveyor is...
12/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paradise Found: A Phoenix Desert Retreat
"When I imagined my dream house, I didn’t even know what state I was going to build it in,” says the homeowner of this residence outside of Phoenix. Perhaps not having a restrictive site...
12/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Art Relations at Baker Sponder Gallery
Whether installing a monumental Botero, selling a 4-million-dollar Joan Mitchell or hosting a celebrity fund-raiser, it’s just another day at the office for gallery owners Elaine Baker and...
12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
History Lesson: A Lake Forest Home Redesign
On five bucolic acres in Lake Forest sits a historic Italianate home designed by late Chicago architect Eben Ezra Roberts. The home had been owned by just one family for its entire 100-year history,...
12/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Modern Designs by Sinje Ollen
Although Sinje Ollen has been knitting since she was 12, it was a marked-up Arne Jacobsen Swan chair that shifted the German-born Harlem artist’s focus from fashion to furniture. “My...
12/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet Inspiration: Elyse Gervis' Elegant Studio
Professing her chic sensibility and stunning style, Elyse Gervis of Gervis Design Studio allows her elegant color choices and clean design aesthetic to determine the landscape of her sophisticated...
12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tim Campbell’s Modern Interpretation
“It has a quiet elegance,” designer Tim Campbell says of the 1942 Georgian-style Beverly Hills house he recently updated for a young family. “The trick was to modernize the...
12/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Designer Shannon Guirl's Inner Light
Television editor-turned-lighting designer Shannon Guirl admits she’s been “all over the place.” Traveling as far north as Iceland and as distant as Dubai, she’s dabbled in a...
12/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Style Essentials- Elements of Tucson
Entering into Elements of Tucson is an immediate visual feast. Located on Tucson’s Skyline Drive, this boutique is filled with intricate home décor items and thoughtful gifts....
12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM