Add a touch of European style to your decor with the interior designer’s first-ever capsule collection. Each named for a mistress of kings like Henry IV and Edward VII, the seven sophisticated pieces include art deco-inspired chairs and a moody midcentury mirror. Starting at $2,700; Dmondiinteriordelsign.com
After 15 years in business, interior designer Susan Brunstrum recently rebranded what was formerly Sweet Peas Design, opening a new studio in the Gold Coast. This summer, she rolled out a 14-piece collab with North Carolina-based Julie Dasher Rugs (pictured aboce) and, come fall, will debut an exclusive product line dubbed Elements. 1242 N. Wells; Studiobrunstrum.com
The latest in a slew of rental buildings going up in the South Loop, this 33-story tower bowls a strike in the luxury department: There’s on-site tailoring, personal pool cabanas, wine storage, a Dollop Coffee Co. outpost and even a two-lane bowling alley. Starting at $1,649/month, 801 S. Financial; Livealta.com
When her celebrity-chef boyfriend disappears, Allie Simon is forced to get his fine-dining restaurant open on her own. This debut novel by West Loop resident Emily Belden takes place on Randolph Street and reveals behind-the-scenes secrets every bit as juicy as the dishes it describes. $15.99, Barnes & Noble locations citywide; Barnesandnoble.com
… and in Arie’s words — “it’s insane!” ...
It turns out our fave photographer also has impeccable taste in home decor.
Chef and designer to the stars — and brother of “Real Housewives of New Jersey’s” Caroline and Dina Manzo — Jaime Laurita put his creativity to work in theMart’s newest outpost, a gorgeous space showcasing high-end kitchen appliances by Viking, La Cornue and more. Stop in for a design chat — and maybe one of Laurita’s famous cookies. 222 Merchandise Mart, Suite 137; Middlebyresidential.com Read...
“Empire” actress and former Splash cover star Grace Byers offers an inspiring addition to your bookshelf in her first-ever children’s book, out in March.
This new River West apartment building — which opened late last year and offers studios, one- and two-bedroom units — is all about community. With a music lounge for live performances, Peloton cycling studio and near-acre of rooftop park space, it’s a hip haven we’d love to call home. Starting at $1,795/month, 728 N. Morgan; Spokeapartments.com
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