Antique Store Vintage Nest Opens in The Glen

A few years ago, antiquing-addict Mindy Schloss of Glenview opened a warehouse. Inside were her finds: Mostly antique furniture, much of it repaired, painted and/or refinished. But she only opened the warehouse to the public two days a week. Now, you can get your fix every day at her shop, Vintage Nest, in The Glen, […]

Starting your Antiques Collection – 5 Easy Pieces

You’ve got some money in your pocket. You want to use it to buy a real antique. And here’s the catch—you don’t want to make a big mistake. Never fear, says Alessandra Branca, the Italian-born interior designer and antiques dealer who divides her time between New York, Rome and Chicago, where she founded her own […]

Interview: Wilmette Interior Design Laura Soskin on Her Garage

People often ask Wilmette-based interior designer, Laura Soskin, where she finds all the interesting accessories she displays in the home she and her husband, portrait and abstract painter, Dave Soskin, share with their teenaged son and daughter. But those people haven’t yet seen Soskin’s garage, which is chock-full of enough merchandise to open her own boutique. “I […]