June/July 2017

Articles from this Issue

In my three short years here, one Midwestern generalization has been proven true, time and time again, by both county and city dwellers. The moment the freeze warnings lift, the ice turns to rain and...
“You’ve probably seen Turfstone, and haven’t even noticed it was there,” says Ryan High, a territory manager for Belgard. The gray pavers look like lattice, and that grid-shaped design is what...
When Elaine Herbst moved into her Eureka home two years ago, she looked forward to downsizing from the sprawling home and 3-acre lot she’d maintained before. But with an aging cedar deck threatening...
Bring the entire cooking experience outdoors with a well-equipped outdoor kitchen. Go all out with a grill, beverage center, pizza oven and more, or create an understated space with just a couple...
Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, ILPhotography by Christian Phillips Photography The main branch of the Chicago River has a storied history. Once a meandering marshy stream, the river first became an...
For our June/July Outdoor issue, we asked local design professionals to share their opinions on outdoor chandeliers. Are these design dazzlers a classic or a craze? Classic “I'd say classic. In...

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