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DESIGN SMOKING JACKET Clockwise from top: Veneto mirror, $9,670, at Jean de Merry, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1466, Chicago, jeandemerry.com; Rinaldi lantern, $5,250, at Ebanista, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1457, ebanista.com; cork wallcovering, $172 per roll, by York at Area International, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1611, areainternationalchicago.com; electric fireplace, $1,500, at Dimplex, dimplex.com; hand-knotted wool rug, $9,500, at Ebanista; Anjou drink table, $3,445, at Holly Hunt, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1428, hollyhunt.com; martini glass, $280 for set of two, at Lalique, 222 W. Merchandise Mart, Ste. 6129, lalique.com; hand-dipped ombre throw, $660, at Holland & Sherry, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 6-118, hollandandsherry.com; Aland high-back chair, $10,670, at Jean de Merry. PHOTO COURTESY OF WITTEFINI PHOTOGRAPHY Home Alone Twenty-six design teams transformed the spectacular former home of screenwriter, director and producer John Hughes into the 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens . Joey Leicht had one of the more interesting assignments. “It started as a closet across from Hughes’ office. It was lined with shelves that used to be filled with his manuscripts,” Leicht says. He was inspired to pay homage to Hughes’ vision and work. “I wanted to make a space where John Hughes could hang out with Matthew Broderick and smoke a cigar,” he says. While the space is small, it’s packed with details like the textural cork wallcovering and the showstopping electric fireplace that uses an optical illusion to reproduce a flame. Martini? Script? You’ve found your reading nook —now enjoy. –Laura Hine

Design Spotlight

Home Alone

Twenty-six design teams transformed the spectacular former home of screenwriter, director and producer John Hughes into the 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens. Joey Leicht had one of the more interesting assignments. “It started as a closet across from Hughes’ office. It was lined with shelves that used to be filled with his manuscripts,” Leicht says. He was inspired to pay homage to Hughes’ vision and work. “I wanted to make a space where John Hughes could hang out with Matthew Broderick and smoke a cigar,” he says. While the space is small, it’s packed with details like the textural cork wallcovering and the showstopping electric fireplace that uses an optical illusion to reproduce a flame. Martini? Script? You’ve found your reading nook— now enjoy. –Laura Hine.

SMOKING JACKET

Clockwise from top: Veneto mirror, $9,670, at Jean de Merry, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1466, Chicago, jeandemerry.com; Rinaldi lantern, $5,250, at Ebanista, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1457, ebanista.com; cork wallcovering, $172 per roll, by York at Area International, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1611, areainternationalchicago.com; electric fireplace, $1,500, at Dimplex, dimplex.com; hand-knotted wool rug, $9,500, at Ebanista; Anjou drink table, $3,445, at Holly Hunt, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1428, hollyhunt.com; martini glass, $280 for set of two, at Lalique, 222 W. Merchandise Mart, Ste. 6129, lalique.com; hand-dipped ombre throw, $660, at Holland & Sherry, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 6-118, hollandandsherry.com; Aland high-back chair, $10,670, at Jean de Merry.

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