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Food FoR tHoUgHt HOME FRONT now! Edited by Diana Tychsen interior Flavors Sepia Sepia restaurant in the West Loop recently opened the latest addition to its foodie destination—a private dining space designed by Gary Lee Partners . Th e interiors guru, who created the restaurant’s original vintage-meets-modern aesthetic, translates this to the elegant new dining space that refl ects the Gatsby era. Infusing an essence of the space’s former role as a print shop, the silver, slate and chrome dining room features sunburst light fi xtures, a custom tile Art Nouveau fl oor and 19th-century black-and-white photography. Th e 70-seat room also has an attached, adaptable patio that can accommodate any event—be it a warm winter haven or a swinging summer fête. 123 N. Jeff erson St., 312.441.1920, sepiachicago.com 2 Sparrows For this new restaurant in Lincoln Park, Matt Nardella of Moss Design channeled his inner… bird? “Like a sparrow builds a nest by collecting elements from nearby, we assembled the space with building components collected from Chicago,” he explains. Th is includes reclaimed hickory for the ceiling and wall fi nish, salvaged glazing panels from Th e ReBuilding Exchange, and a custom wood bar top sourced from Horigan Urban Forest Products. Numerous local Chicago artisans also chipped in, including Prodigy Glassworks in Oak Park, which created the blown-glass pendant light shades and restroom sink basins. Th e industrial farmhouse vibe complements the sustainable agriculture ethos of the restaurant, where owners Greg Ellis and Steve Fladung—both formerly of Charlie Trotter’s—feature food and products from local farmers, artisans, distillers and brewmasters. Here, the interiors and food are equally rich. 553 W. Diversey Parkway, 773.234.2320, 2sparrowschicago.com – Lily Hansen 2 Sparrows Sepia Reading RooMs Art, Incorporated Artistic Interiors: Designing with Fine Art Collections (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $69) is a new coffee-table book showcasing the work of local interiors expert suzanne lovell . By integrating architecture, sophisticated materials and fi ne art, the go-to designer and architect for the passionate collector has developed a distinct method of decorating. The volume explores more than a dozen residences through almost 200 photographs and accompanying essays, and Lovell takes the reader on a journey through the sumptuous interiors, fi nely crafted details and exceptional collections from her classiest homes all over the world, including a few right here in Chicago. – DT 26 | | Winter 2012 sepia phOtO BY paul straBBing phOtOgraphY

Home Front Now!

Diana Tychsen

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

interior Flavors

Sepia

Sepia restaurant in the West Loop recently opened the latest addition to its foodie destination—a private dining space designed by Gary Lee Partners. The interiors guru, who created the restaurant’s original vintage-meets-modern aesthetic, translates this to the elegant new dining space that reflects the Gatsby era. Infusing an essence of the space’s former role as a print shop, the silver, slate and chrome dining room features sunburst light fixtures, a custom tile Art Nouveau floor and 19th-century black-and-white photography. Th2 Sparrows

For this new restaurant in Lincoln Park, Matt Nardella of Moss Design channeled his inner… bird? "Like a sparrow builds a nest by collecting elements from nearby, we assembled the space withbuilding components collected from Chicago," he explains. This includes reclaimed hickory for the ceiling and wall finish, salvaged glazing panels from The ReBuilding Exchange, and a custom wood bar top sourced from Horigan Urban Forest Products. Numerous local Chicago artisans also chipped in, including Prodigy Glassworks in Oak Park, which created the blown-glass pendant light shades and restroom sink basins. The industrial farmhouse vibe complements the sustainable agriculture ethos of the restaurant, where owners Greg Ellis and Steve Fladung-bothformerly of Charlie Trotter's-feature food and products from local farmers, artisans, distillers and brewmasters. Here, the interiors and food are equally rich. 553 W. Diversey Parkway, 773.234.2320, 2sparrowschicago.com -Lily Hansene 70-seat room also has an attached, adaptable patio that can accommodate any event—be it a warm winter haven or a swinging summer fête. 123 N. Jeff erson St., 312. 441.1920, sepiachicago.com

Reading RooMs

Art, Incorporated

Artistic Interiors: Designing withFine Art Collections (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $69) is a new coffee-table book showcasing the work of local interiors expert suzanne lovell. By integrating architecture, sophisticated materials and fine art, the go-to designer and architect for the passionate collector has developed a distinct method of decorating. The volume explores more than a dozen residences through almost 200 photographs and accompanying essays, and Lovell takes the reader on a journey through the sumptuous interiors, finely crafted details and exceptional collections from her classiest homes all over the world, including a few right here in Chicago. -DT

BURning Question

What are your go-to websites for design inspiration?

“ I follow the latest articles on Dering Hall (deringhall.com). Th e site is a design haven—a combination of marketplace, resource guide and inspiration page. Many of the best designers and artisans in the world share their experiences weekly—definitely a worthy read!”

– JessiCa lagRange, JessiCa lagRange inteRioRs

“I love, love, love Design Milk (design-milk.com)! It’s fresh and delivered to your mailbox every day. A great mix of modern art, architecture, interiors, product and fashion.”

– toM stRingeR, toM stRingeR design paRtneRs BURning Question What are your go-to websites for design inspiration?

“ I always check out the Tastemaker section on One Kings Lane (onekingslane.com). I find it helpful to see how other designers put things together and what’s new in the marketplace offerings so I can stay one step ahead.”

– RaMsey Jay pRinCe, RaMsey Jay pRinCe designs

“ Cool Material (coolmaterial.Com) and Designer Pages (designerpages.com). They bring something different and exciting to the table every day.”

– JaMes geieR, 555 inteRnational

Bed BUZZ

Double Zs

All together now: Unison—the wonderfully whimsical bedding, throws and pillows company—is now expanding its line to include the Baby + Kids collection. Husband and wife duo Robert Segal and Alicia Rosauer designed the set, which consists of bedroom accessories such as changing pad covers and reversible duvets, to grow with your child. “Since our debut in 2006 we’ve wanted to make kids bedding,” says Rosauer, “and when we learned we were expecting, we got excited about bringing cheerful colors back into our product line.” Th e multicolored stripes and bold patterns allow the bedding to be mixed and matched for any age, so pillowcases can come with kids into their “tweendom” and beyond. At Post 27, 1819 W. Grand Ave., 312. 829.6122 –Kate Baratta You may not be a jet-setting world traveler, but now at least you can sleep like one. Kearsley linens—found in the finest homes, hotels, yachts and private jets across the globe—is coming to Chicago through an exclusive partnership with Kneen & Co. The bed, bath and table line offers looks ranging from classic and elegant to modern and masculine. And with the linens made from the most exquisite materials sourced throughout the world, we guarantee your dreams will not only be sweet, but also as glamorous as the sheets you’re sleeping in. At Kneen & Co. By appointment only. 399 W. Fullerton Parkway, 773.880.8424 –Gabrielle Hurwitz

nUMBeR CRUnCH

10 The number of nominees for Chicago’s first inductee into the new Interior Design Hall of Fame, to be announced Feb. 2 at the Awards Gala held at the Merchandise Mart.

the Hot seat

Now you can have your tapas and eat ’em too. Matthew Hilton—the British designer whose wares are currently flying off the showroom floor at Haute Living—has debuted a new line of furniture that includes the perfectly minimal and surprisingly comfortable Tapas dining chair. The unique three-legged shape of the seat shell makes a statement without taking up too much space. Constructed of solid American black walnut, it’s super-sturdy too. Hauteliving.com –DT

Etsy swag

Paper Chaser

Susan Dwyer describes herself as “a Chicagobased maker-of-things.” Talk about humility! Inspired by industrial architecture, she dabbles in multiple mediums—be it ceramic, papier-mâché or fiber. Her Gold Point Vessel of paper and gold leaf shown above is one of the most stunningly simple pieces we’ve witnessed in a while. $56, upintheairsomewhere.Etsy.Com –DT

On display

Art Effects

Highland Park-based artist and interior designer Randy Heller’s newest venture—exhibiting emerging local artists at her showroom—is a great example of paying it forward. “It brings me great joy to help those whom I work with earn a living doing what they love,” she says. The pieces, from artists Crystal Neubauer and Alan Summers, feature old postcards, stamps and hand sketches given new life. Heller sees this project not only as a chance to discover and support emerging talent, but to grow as a designer in her own right. “It is very important for established artists to support emerging artists,” she says. “It helps our mission as a whole.” 2919 Twin Oaks Drive, Highland Park, 847.207.7789, randyhellerdesign.com –GH



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