Monday, May 10, 2010

Best of CS Interiors: Spring 2010

As soon as I saw the newest issue of CS Interiors on the newstand, I grabbed myself a copy. Not only does this publication have great photography, it is one of my favorites because it is specific to the Chicago area. In past issues, I've posted information about Chicago vendors or other Midwest designers (read them here and here), but in this issue, I am loving local interior designers.

Such as this inviting entry in designer Tom Stringer's home in Belmont Harbor, which is one of the homes participating in the Chicago City Day School house tour. I love the color scheme of creamy neutrals and rich deep browns, but my favorite part is in the far right back of the photo. The grid of black framed photos with generous white mattes look like an art gallery installation and something that can easily be copied in any home.

Photo from CS Interiors

The next photo that captivated me was of this room designed by Jordana Joseph. A few of the many things that I am crushing on in this room are: the color palette and the Jonathan Adler accents. I think this may be the color scheme I go with in our TBD office.

Photo by Bob Coscarelli, CS Interiors

Next on my list of favs is this photo from a house in Bucktown designed by Aimee Wertepny. Talk about modern glam! The mix of shiny tile, the crisp white mantel, and the red art make this wall striking.

Photo by Tony Soluri, CS Interiors

Designer Amy Lehman, gives us the pleasure of the next two photos and all I can say is texture, texture, texture! There is so much visual interest in her dining room I don't know what to focus on. The oven? The antlers? The windows? They're all so lovely!

Photo by Tony Soluri, CS Interiors

How cool would it be to have a swing in your house? Well, just ask Amy Lehman because she's got one, and it's super cool. Being a fan of swings myself, this image definitely made my list.

Photo by Tony Soluri, CS Interiors

The second to last photo from the spring issue is of Dave and Jeannette Jordano's home. The combination of funky chairs and the collection of hulk fists would make any dinner party in this room a blast. It especially hits home with me because the hulk hands are flea market finds—score!

Photo by Dave Jordano, Michelle Litvin, and Leah Missback Day, CS Interiors

This last image digresses from my theme of Chicago-land designers but for reasons, as you can see, I still had to include it. This is a shot of the interior of Po Dog Coffee hot dog shop on Capitol Hill in Seattle designed by Pb Elemental. The oversized photo of the pug dog is ultra cute and adds playfulness to the otherwise basement-looking space.

Photo by CS Interiors

And those are the images that top my list from the spring issue of CS Interiors. If you don't live in the area, but want to see what's up in the interior design world of Chicago, flip through or download the digital edition from their website here.


  1. Just thought I would let you know that Po Dog is not a coffee shop. It is a gourmet hot dog restaurant in Seattle! It is an amazing place!

  2. Whoops—my mistake! I will correct it in my post right away. It looks like a really cool place :)


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