It is said that the best interiors are an intimate reflection of the people that live there.
For me, a self taught designer for nearly 20 years, I realize the meaning extends much deeper.
Our home is a reflection of us – Me, Doug, the girls and our pups –
But equally it is a manifestation of the remarkably talented,
collaborative and committed individuals that brought our design visions to life.
I want to thank Doug for appreciating quality design, living through the many renovations and
phases of decoration, and truly believing that our environments bring joy to us, our families and our friends.
Also, it wouldn’t have been successful without my design team: Karen, Elise, Natalee, Eden and especially Annie.
They say that as a designer, your own home is the toughest challenge – It’s absolutely true! You either don’t have the time
(cobbler’s kids have no shoes) or you become distracted by the limitless design options you have available once you’ve begun.
Without Annie’s design partnership over the past five years and our commitment to the 2018 Cooks’ Tour,
I would still be pulling inspiration from magazines, reviewing tile samples and requesting fabric swatches.
In Chicago, we are extremely fortunate to have the Merchandise Mart and many other exceptional designer
resources in our own backyard. We were honored to collaborate with the following design partners:
Maya Romanoff, Cowtan & Tout, Lee Jofa/Kravet, Hickory Chair, Waterworks, Julian Chichester,
Made Goods, Stark Carpets, Samuel & Sons, Brizo/Delta, Oscar Isberian Rugs and Farrow & Ball.
As our world becomes increasingly technological, I am reminded that interior design is and always will be an industry
built on the talent, artistry, and commitment of individuals. My sincerest thanks to the following craftsmen and their teams:
Scott Rosett of Scott Lyon Construction, Michael Schmechtig and Ling Ji of Schmechtig Landscapes,
Martin, Keith, Lester, Remi, Angel, Jef, Shawn, Tom, Dee, Bill, Valentino, Julie, Chris, and Beth.
XO - Jeannie