hot spot: french kiss.
You never realize how important the bedroom is until you don’t have one, or at least, until the one you do have is barely functional after a move to a new city. In order to achieve near-perfect...
Oct 03, 2011
hot spot: still waters.
Sometimes the best spaces are the simplest ones, and we can’t think of a better example of that in motion than the handsome rotunda in this Chicago home by Jessica Lagrange. Instead of packing...
Sep 26, 2011
hot spot: work ethics.
Some people do their best work in really structured, orderly settings: sitting at a desk, classical music playing quietly, minimal distractions from the outside world. I am not one of those people....
Sep 06, 2011
hot spot: open ended.
There are a lot of things we’re going to miss about summer: long swims, sand between our toes, no school zones, strawberry hand pies, but most of all, we’re going to miss outdoor living....
Aug 22, 2011
hot spot: glam plan.
Unfortunately, we’re no Lulu Powers, and every meal we try our hands at isn’t an automatic gourmet masterpiece (think: chili so hot our lips burned for three days), which is why we...
Aug 15, 2011
hot spot: dream duo.
Growing up, I was an only child for seven years, and I wanted desperately to not be. Sure, it would’ve been nice to have someone to bake mud pies with and someone with whom to make happy little...
Aug 08, 2011
hot spot: work it out.
We won’t knock living a healthy, active lifestyle, but waking up early on a Monday morning to run a few miles before heading to the office certainly doesn’t rank very high on our list of...
Aug 01, 2011
hot spot: history repeating.
Now that the premiere season of one of our favorite guilty pleasures—Million Dollar Decorators—has come to an end, we’re feeling a little out of sorts. Luckily, though, we can still...
Jul 25, 2011
hot spot: level headed.
You’ve heard it time and time again: It’s what’s on the inside that counts. And while that is true, about 90 percent of the time, this Rancho Santa Fe home makes a good case for...
Jul 18, 2011
hot spot: hen house.
What came first: the chicken or the chair? That is the question that immediately hatched in my mind when I first spotted this Miami, Florida, dining room by Robert Sidney Brown and Todd Dyer Davis of...
Jul 13, 2011
hot spot: art beat.
Imagine waking up on the 61st floor of a Chicago high rise, stretching your sleepy arms over your head and looking to your left at an untitled, black and white work by famed artist Donald Sultan. If...
Jun 27, 2011
hot spot: parisian twist.
Chicago’s famous for its killer architecture. Think: steel and glass and incredible feats of engineering. Sometimes, though, all that minimal modernism puts you in the mood for something a...
Jun 20, 2011