On the Market: 5 Contemporary Castles for Sale in the Chicago Suburbs

We’re all familiar with the proverbial saying that a person’s home is their castle, but these five properties take the idea a bit more literally: from courtyards to wrought-iron gates, custom stained glass and expansive square footage, these elevated estates evoke Old World romanticism wrapped in updated, modern luxury. 86 Prospect Ave, Highland Park, $6,500,000 […]

Your Next House: Combining High Design with High Performance, Low Carbon and Low Stress

Architecture, at its best, combines art and technology. At NextHaus Alliance®, the homes we design and build marry beauty, energy efficiency and comfort to give our clients high design and high performance with low carbon and low stress. Crafted to be sustainable, resilient and healthy, a NextHaus home is graceful, elegant, designed for you and […]

6 Luxurious Outdoor Lounge Chairs and Sofas to Update Your Summer Space

You can select your preferred activity level with these eye-catching furniture pieces fit for weekend (design) warriors: sit, swing or lounge. Trampoline Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina This piece by the legendary Spanish designer is definitely not your average patio chair. It’s the latest in Cassina’s outdoor furniture collection characterized by playful designs. The […]

On the Market: 5 Chicago-Area Properties with Stunning Pools

These Chicago-area properties on the market now all feature one element that evokes immediate thoughts of vacation: the pool. After a year at home, the residential pool industry is experiencing historic growth. From sprawling in-ground designs to efficient lap pools to a private indoor recreation center, these homes let you enjoy the sparkling waters of […]

Holly Hunt’s Creative Director Shares a Few of Her Favorite Decor Pieces

Hibernating and relaxing were definitely not on the pandemic agenda of Jo Annah Kornak, SVP/Executive Creative Director of the renowned furnishings brand Holly Hunt. Kornak took over the company’s creative leadership in 2016, when founder Holly Hunt moved from CEO to chairman of the company, which offers every manner of decor in its showrooms around […]