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Live Like A Fashion Designer With These Home Trend Tips

Fashion designers aren’t only creative when it comes to designing clothes. They are amazing when it comes to their home, too!

Huffington Post came up with 5 great ideas that you can steal to live like a fashion designer! Check them out below:

Idea #1: Mismatch Seating

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Think beyond the style of a seating arrangement, as Mizrahi did in his living room, shown above. Even the fabric choices run the gamut. But complimentary colors, on the more neutral end of the spectrum, keep the room cohesive and practically timeless.
Idea #2: Think Beyond Paint
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Paint is one of the easiest ways to change up the look of a room, but fabric-covered panels, as used by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to cover the walls in Hilfiger’s office, lend a far more dramatic effect.
Idea #3: Art Doesn’t Always Have To Be Hung
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For starters, it’s less work for you; second, a row of framed prints sitting along a picture rail (or, better yet, the floor) give you the feeling that they were just acquired on a fabulous trip abroad (and will be hung once the jet lag subsides).
Idea #4: Don’t Be Afraid Of Oversized Pieces
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…Especially if they’re as colorful and fabulous as this.
Idea #5: Utilize The Fifth Wall
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The bold colors and pattern in Hilfiger’s living room feel like ample decoration, but the reflective ceiling tie the furniture’s chrome accents together in perfect harmony.

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5 Trending Chicago Homes on Instagram

Our team at Preview Chicago turns to our favorite social platform, Instagram, for the latest in design trends and hottest homes in Chicago. (Follow along and join us at @PreviewChicago!)

Here’s a look at our most-liked posts this summer, featuring Chicago area homes — all for sale on the real estate market now.

 

See the Top 5 Trending Chicago Homes, currently for sale…

 

4141 Forest Avenue

This suburban dream home is a huge hit with our followers — and we can see why. From its ultra cool white and black kitchen, to the grasscloth clad dining room, this Western Springs home has style. Check out the floating three story staircase, which starts at the top floor and cascades down to the full basement.

For more information, contact Lindsay D’Aprile at 312-590-6419

LIST PRICE: $1,749,000 (4 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms)

 

2245 N. Seminary Avenue

Located on Seminary Avenue, this Lincoln Park 6-bedroom single family home is currently on the market — and beautifully appointed in tasteful and top-of-the-line finishes. Every room is eye catching, but we can’t help but notice: the bathrooms. Each of the four (and a half) bathrooms has a unique, chic design.

For more information, contact Emily Sachs Wong at 312-286-0800

LIST PRICE: $2,795,000 (6 Bedrooms / 4.5 Baths)

 

1138 N. Hoyne Avenue

This 5 bedroom single family home in Wicker Park is newly remodeled and furnished by Chicago-based designer, SuzAnn Kletzien. Inside you’ll find luxury finishes and top-of-the-line craftsmanship, with accents of black, ivory and gold throughout. The home spans a 48 foot wide parcel with over 5,000+ square feet of living space, plus an attached 2 car garage, full side yard and rooftop deck.

For more information, contact Jeff Proctor at 773-517-6026

LIST PRICE: $2,950,000 (5 bedroom)

 

1508 W. Byron Street

Step inside this stately brick home to enjoy spacious living areas and a stunning white kitchen, complete with custom cabinetry and attractive stone accents. The eat-in chef’s kitchen offers luxury appliances, an oversized island with breakfast bar, plus a butler’s pantry.

For more information, contact Chris Fixler at 847-340-4943

LIST PRICE: $2,395,000 (6 Bedrooms / 5.2 Bathrooms)

 

1514 W. Henderson Street

Located along Southport Corridor in Lakeview, this six bedroom home is filled with sophisticated finishes throughout, including extensive millwork and built-ins. Inside you’ll find a spacious professional-grade chef’s kitchen, complete with a custom paneled Sub Zero fridge, Wolf stove, oversized island, butler’s pantry and separate breakfast area.

For more information, contact Carrie McCormick at 312-961-4612

LIST PRICE: $1,995,000 (6 Bedrooms / 4.2 Bathrooms)

 

Which home is your favorite? Tell us @PreviewChicago!

 

 

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Architecture Trend: Residential Conversion

In the past few years, Chicago developers have been getting a little more creative with their residential conversion projects as vacancy has become more and more precious. It’s nothing new: taking an old commercial building and revamping it into modern living space has been an ongoing trend for cities for the past century. The difference now is that developers are choosing more unique spaces for these revamps, as well as the amount of instances of these one-of-a-kind properties. Everyone knows of one or two converted firehouses, but Chicago planners are scooping up old banks, churches, and warehouses for residential conversion as well.

 

The Chicago-based Cedar Street Companies announced that they plan to convert a synagogue and Loop office building into residential spaces. This particular company has been busy in recent years rehabilitating notable structures across Chicago, like their current restoration of the Bush Temple of Music and the recently approved plan to renovate the Wilson Avenue Theatre.

 

From Curbed Chicago:

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First up is the Agudas Achim Synagogue located at 5029 N. Kenmore Avenue in Uptown. Included on Preservation Chicago’s 2015 list of most threatened buildings, the 1922 structure was acquired in April for $1.25 million, according to Crain’s. The project represents Cedar Street’s first foray into adapting religious buildings and, though dividing the temple’s large stained glass-lined sanctuary into smaller dwelling units presents a unique architectural challenge, the firm is confident that it can find a creative solution that also respects the history of the site. The developer has yet to reveal exact unit count or if the units will be offered as rentals or condos.

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Meanwhile, the 12-story Hartman Building at 30 E. Adams is also set to receive the Cedar Street treatment after being acquired by the firm for $14.3 million. Designed by Alfred Alschuler — the same architect behind the London Guarantee & Accident Building that was recently reborn as theLondonHouse hotel — the Loop office building first opened 1925 and is perhaps best known as the longtime home of Miller’s Pub. While the classic downtown watering hole will remain in place, the Harman Building’s 137,000 square feet of office space will be converted into new apartments. Units will be roughly 500 square feet in size and rent for an estimated $1,600 to $2,200 per month, saysCrain’s. The $40 million conversion project is expected to begin in about nine months and will take between 12 and 18 months to complete.

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