“Our mission begins with a collected mix of vintage and modern furnishings and ends with one seamless inviting look,” says Rob Colosi-McCann, who along with his husband, Jason, is co-owner of Inside Home, an upscale furniture boutique in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. “It centers around that ‘I’m home’ feeling you get when your environment is personalized and cohesive.” The duo is best known for blending their favorite eras—midcentury modern and Hollywood Regency—with present-day finds and current trends. “We love the balance of form and function within these periods,” admits Jason. Offering rare gems like a Frank Reenskaug teak rocker, a Kai Kristiansen hydraulic bar and a chrome Milo Baughman table alongside custom upholstery, accessories and furnishings from Arteriors Home and Made Goods, the partners are careful to craft a compatible balance of interest and inspiration. “It all leads back to the soul of a home,” explains Rob. “It’s important to offer pieces with layers and personality to create expression and individuality for that special feel.”
LX: Why midcentury modern and Hollywood Regency?
JCM: Individually, midcentury modern is clean and minimal while Hollywood Regency has a more glam appeal. Together, they create great focal pieces in any room.
LX: What’s inspiring you now?
RCM: Brass. I love the transformation as it ages and the warmth it brings to a space.
LX: Greatest influence:
JCM: Milo Baughman; his designs are unmistakable, minimal and yet substantial.
LX: Dream collaborations:
RCM: Furniture designer Ty Best of Caste. I love the sculptural elements of his style.
JCM: Holly Hunt, for her refined eye and timeless aesthetic. Her showroom has represented some of the best, most creative designers in the industry.
LX: Inside tip:
RCM: Don’t worry if your vintage pieces show a little wear, they bring soul to a room.