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Showcase Showhouse: Dream Home

Chicago’s top designers celebrate style and function in DreamHome 2006

Written by Mitchell Owens
  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Interior designers: Tom Segal and David Kaufman, Kaufman Segal Design, 900 N. Franklin St., #710, Chicago, IL 60610; 312/649-0680.

    Kitchen, eating area—

    Wall covering (custom, red grasscloth): First Editions for Callard & Assoc., 312/670-3640,, trade only.
    Flooring (“Israeli Blue #AS2362): Ann Sacks, 800/278-8453 and 312/923-0919, annsacks. com, trade only.
    Chandelier (“Ramona’’ #5009, with crystal accent): Fuse Lighting by Kevin Kolanowski for Modern at Design Atelier, 312/822-0440, trade only.
    Glass table top: Karesh Mirror & Glass Inc., 630/964-5954.
    Aged bronze table base (#DT-133A): Robertson for Murray’s Iron Works, 312/595-0874.
    Dining chairs (“Back Side Chair’’ #FD05A-WF01/Pitch Brown finish); dining-chair fabric (“Real Woven Leather’’/Cherry #RW06): Edelman Leather, 800/886-8339 and 312/467-4433,, trade only.
    Marble fireplace (antique, French Rouge Royal Marble Mantel’’): on loan from Roman Marble Co., 312/337-2217.
    Cabinets (antique, Chinese wardrobe cabinets with white brass hinges and lockplates, Beijing, China, walnut): Golden Triangle, 312/755-1266.
    Art and accessories: A. Rudin, 310/659-2388 and 312/494-9300, trade only.
    Accessories: CAI Designs, 312/755-9163, trade only. b(“Soleil Petite Pendant Lights’’ #K-002, satin nickel, Kentfield Collection): Boyd Lighting Co., 415/778-4300 and 312/644-4300,

    Kitchen, island—

    Island cabinetry (84 series, European-style, frameless.“Barcelona Recessed’’ doors, with “Louis Phillippe’’ drawer heads. Cherry in Cinnabar finish, with Pewter Heirloom Glaze. Interiors: Natural Maple): Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry, 800/635-7500,
    Island hardware (satin nickel pulls #1302): Katonah Architectural Hardware, 312/670-4297,
    Island countertop (green onyx with laminated ogee edge): Ahalya Stone, 312/464-0064.
    Island sink (“Blanco Round Bowl’’): Blanco America for Community Home Supply, 773/281-7010,
    Island faucet (“Single Lever Mixer with Pull-Out Hose #GF1102, stainless): Lefroy Brooks, 212/226-2242,
    Bar stools (custom, “Norris Bar Stools’’ with stretcher and thicker leg; mahogany finish, covered in “Raoul Wool Flax’’/Olivine): George Smith LLC, 312/464-0242, trade only.
    Kitchen Cabinetry (84 Series, European-style, frameless. “Vanguard Plus’’ door style. Rift sawn vertical veneer in Cinnabar stain alternated with Dark Lager stain.
    Interiors: Natural Maple): Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry, 800/635-7500.
    Cabinet hardware (#A295/26, polished chrome): Valli & Valli for K&B Galleries Ltd., 312/645-1833,
    Sliding-door handles (#117.05.690/St. Matt M4 CTC 1408MM): Hãfele America Co., 800/423-3531, Available from Nu-Trend Cabinet Co., 847/238-9300.
    Countertop (concrete in Slate): Soupcan Inc., 312/527-2090,
    Sink (“PRO CookCenter Full Countertop Sink’’ #K-3309-1, polished chrome, by Kohler): The Kohler Store, 312/755-2510,
    Faucet (“Helix Pontiac Mixer’’ with remote joystick control #HX-1106, chrome): Lefroy Brooks, 212/226-2242.
    Windowshade fabric (“Story Stones’’ #10010): Donghia Furniture/Textiles Ltd., 800/366-4442 and 312/822-0766,, trade only.
    Windowshade trim (#TA5232-44): Kravet, 888/457-2838, and 312/527-0505,, trade only.
    Shade fabrication: Decorator Services Inc., 708/430-2041.
    Television (Panasonic #TC-23LX60); DVD (Panasonic #DVD-S52): through LouisClark Ltd., 847/864-0271,
    Cooking utensils and accessories: The Chopping Block, 312/644-6360, thechoppingblock. net.
    Mosaic backsplash (“PZ Regolo Mosaic’’/X-light): American International Tile, 312/379-1700.
    Lighting (“Puck Lights’’ #DC886, satin nickel): Lightology, 312/944-1000, trade only.
    Faux finish (“Crème Brulé’’); wood stain (“Special Walnut’’): custom finishes by No Limits Paint, 708/352-1711, nolimitspaint. com.
    Dishwasher (“Optima’’ #G2470SCVi); coffee system (#CVA615): Miele Inc., 800/843-7231,
    Refrigerator (#736TCI); double oven (#DO30U/S); microwave (#MW24); warming drawer (#WD30); gas cooktop (#CT36G/S); downdraft (#DD36I): Sub-Zero/Wolf, 800/222-7820,
    Crown moulding (#CR806); window casing (#CA323); base (#B401): White River Hardwoods-Woodworks Inc., 479/442-6986,
    Accessories: A. Rudin, 312/494-9300, trade only.
    Accessories: CAI Designs, 312/755-9163, trade only.

  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Marble-top console table: Mecox Gardens, 800/487-4854 and 312/836-0571, Banquette (“Arras Steel Banquette’’); pine panels: Mike Bell Antiques & Reproductions, 312/644-6848.
    Twig sculpture: Michael Taylor Designs Inc., 312/828-0488, trade only.
    Hanging lantern (“French Tole Lantern’’ by Michael S. Smith): John Rosselli & Assoc., 312/822-0760, trade only.
    Carpet (“Natura Sisal Rug’’) Stark Carpet Corp., 312/329-9043 and 212/752-9000,, trade only.
    Flooring: Paris Ceramics, 312/467-9830, trade only.
    Bookcase (“Afritaco Bookcase’’ by Christian Astuguevieille); painting (Christian Astuguevieille); ceramic vases: Holly Hunt Ltd., 312/661-1900,, trade only.
    Chinese hardwood planter; bench (“French Directoire Bench’’ by Christian Astuguevieille); leather books: Richard Norton Inc., 312/644-9359.
    Teak balls and Zulu orange hat (by Allan Knight): Niermann Weeks, 312/644-1300 and 212/319-7979,, trade only.
    China plates: Nymphenburg USA, 312/421-3500.
    Entry doors: Woodharbor Home, 312/321-5600.
    Doorknobs: Chicago Brass, 847/926-0001.

  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Sofa (“Gabriel Sofa’’ #27-01011-92-36); diptych (by Douglas Freeman) over sofa; sofa fabric (“Sulyman’’/Platinum #M-309-05): Niermann Weeks, 312/644-1300 and 212/319-7979, trade only.
    Pillows (“Animaux Exotiques’’/Charcoal, White #106491); flower pillow on upholstered chair (“Sophie’s Thistles’’/ Steel #107006); pillows (“Lambeth Linen’’/Tobacco #105270): Travers, 212/888-7900,, trade only. Available through Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Pillows (“Phillippe Stripe’’/ Greige #PHIL-01, by Kirk Brummel): Brunschwig & Fils, 212/838-7878, and 312/329-0178,, trade only.
    Pillows (“Sketchpad’’/Pussywillow #6033/03, by Pollack): Donghia Furniture/Textiles Ltd., 800/366-4442 and 312/822-0766, trade only.
    Smaller bolster-style pillows on sofa (“Damasc Villa Erba’’/ Borage #1007-01, by Classic Cloth): Dessin Fournir, 312/661-0640 and 785/434-2777, trade only.
    Pillows (‘Soussous’’/Tan #92907-02): Rogers & Goffigon, 212/888-3242. Available through Cowtan & Tout Chicago, 312/644-0717, trade only.
    Club chair to left of sofa (“Eno Lounge Chair’’ #7900): Bright Chair Co., 312/822-0177,, trade only.
    Fabric on “Eno’’ chair (“Lilliput’’/Feather #910062-01): Rogers & Goffigon, 212/888-3242, through Cowtan & Tout, 312/644-0717, trade only.
    Apricot chair (“Ridgeback Salon Chair’’ #6362); chair fabric (#82-171): Baker Knapp & Tubbs, 800/592-2537 and 312/329-1948,, trade only.
    Upholstered chair to right of sofa (“Jenny Chair’’ #CEM106-C); chair fabric (JBI Linen): John Boone Inc., 212/758-0012, trade only. Available through Westwater/Patterson, 312/644-8890, trade only.
    Coffee table (“KS Duchess Coffee Table’’): Matthews & Parker Ltd., 914/723-8887, Available through Bright Chair Co., 312/822-0177, trade only.
    Petrified wood side table (#92, by Maggie): Henredon, 800/444-3682 and 312/464-1865,
    Console table: (“Asian Console’’ by Miles #247): Beacon Hill, 800/333-3777 and 312/527-3151,, trade only.
    Marble-top table (#124/2023): Mike Bell Antiques & Reproductions, 312/644/6848.
    Occasional table (“Bonaventure Occasional Table’’ #5026); table lamp (“Bonaventure Round Table Lamp’’): Betty M Collection Inc., 312/828-0340,, trade only.
    Stone flooring: Ann Sacks, 312/923-0919.
    Rug (“Acanthededans’’): Odegard, 800/670-8836 and 312/644-9638,, trade only.
    Millwork: Nu Trend Custom Cabinet Co., 847/238-300.
    Milk glass lamp; male torso sculpture; white pottery vase: designer’s collection.
    Floor lamp (#PH214, Thomas Pheasant Collection): Baker, 800/592-2537, and 312/329-1948.
    Stump planter: William Switzer & Assoc. Ltd., 212/207-8332, trade only.
    Box: Michael Taylor Designs, 312/828-0488, trade only. Framing: Armand Lee,312/455-1200,

  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Desk (“Paris Writing Table’’ with Ivory Leather Top,#7888, by Thomas Pheasant); sconces (“Laurent Sconces’’ #JG402G, by Jacques Garcia); chandelier (“Couronne Chandelier’’ #JG302G, by Jacques Garcia): Baker Knapp & Tubbs, 800/592-2537, and 312/329-1948, trade only Desk chair (“Regency Side Chair’’ #5630): Julia Gray Ltd., 212/223-4454 and 312/527-5820, trade only.
    Pen-and-ink abstraction on paper: Richard Norton Gallery, 312/644-9359.
    Silk fabric on striped seatcushion; pillows; drapery (“Vasco de Gama’’ #8914/83): Nobilis Inc., 800/464-6670, trade only. Available through Summer Hill Chicago, 312/467-6860, trade only.
    Four chairs (“Brighton Lounge Chair’’ #7029): R. Jones & Associates, 214/951-0091,, trade only. Available through de Aurora, 312/644-4430, trade only.
    Ottomans: Eva Quateman Interiors, 312/255-8800. Chair-and-ottoman fabric (Gray flannel #H218-02); acrylic tables (“Bourdeaux Occasional Table’’ #K25820K, by Allan Knight): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979 and 312/644-1300, trade only.
    Cord on chairs: Rogers Custom Trims, 773/745-6577. Gray, black and gold woven wool rug: Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000 and 312/329-9043, trade only.
    Shades (“Designerline Window Shades’’/Heron #DL02): Conrad, 866/426-6723,, trade only. Black curtain poles (#14); finials and rings (#VGN&8, in gold leaf): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777 and 312/661-0640, trade only. Bookcases (Regency); accessories on bookcases; silk-and-wool throw; paint (faux python black-andivory paint, by decorative artist Paul Minnihan): Eva Quateman Interiors, 312/255-8800.
    Crystal balls: Baker, 800/592-2537 and 312/329-1948,
    Bookcase hardware (“Roped Cabinet Knobs’’ in Burnished Brass): The Nanz Co., 312/527-1300,, trade only. Biomorphic bronze sculptures: Douglas Rosin Decorative Arts & Antiques, 312/337-6556,
    White oak floors with walnut ebonized strip: Birger Juell Ltd., 312/464-9663,
    Custom floor and ceiling molding; door header (designed by Eva Quateman): finished by Armand Lee, 312/455-1200.

  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Drapery (“Byance’’/Nacre #4571-01, by Manuel Canovas): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900 and 312/644-0717,, trade only.
    Drapery trim (“Opaline’’ glass topaz beads on decorative taupe tape): Houlès USA Inc., 310/652-6171 and 312/464-0409, houles. com, trade only.
    Sheers (“Maestro Windows’’/Lavender #10097- 07): Donghia Furniture/Textiles Ltd., 800/ 366-4442 and 312/822- 0766, trade only.
    Drapery hardware (custom): Zirlin Interiors, 773/334-5530. Paint (custom, ICI Paints to match Benjamin Moore high-gloss lacquer “Tropical Dusk’’ #2117-40): ICI Paints, 800/984-5444,
    Decorative painting: No Limits Paint, 708/352-1711,
    Painting and custom millwork: Doug Echler and Tom Latimer, through Tom Stringer Inc., 312/644-0644.
    Wall covering (“Crocodile Vinyl’’/Bone): Clarence House Ltd., 800/803-2850 and 312/222-0400, clarencehouse. com, trade only.
    Dining table (“Pickford Dining Table’’ #812): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777 and 312/661-0640, trade only.
    Chairs (antique): designer’s collection.
    Fabric on chair seat and front (“Shaker Linen’’/Vagary 392509-11): Rogers & Goffigon, 212/888-3242 and 312/644-0717, trade only.
    Fabric on seat back (“Strié Stripe’’/Lilac): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777 and 312/644-5790,, trade only.
    French welt in Cacao tone: Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000 and 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Table linens (custom octagon link design on linen; color, Thistle): Mia Tavola, 773/404-4901,
    China (“Grosgrain Fine Bone China,’’ by Vera Wang); stemware (“Classic Crystal Stemware,’’ by Vera Wang): Wedgwood USA, 800/955-1550, Chandelier (“Danieli’’/Venetian silver-leaf finish on iron, trimmed with glass beads); commode (“Renishaw’’ demilune): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979 and 312/644-1300, trade only.
    Table lamps (“Alabaster Concentric Circles Lamp’’ #PH206, by Thomas Pheasant): Baker, 800/592-2537 and 312/329-1948.
    Architectural prints: Tom Stringer Inc., 312/644-0644. Custom framing: Armand Lee & Co., 312/455-1200.
    Wall sconces (polished nickel): John Boone Inc., 312/755-1820, trade only. Available through Westwater-Patterson, 312/644-8890, trade only.
    Area rug (custom); accessories: Tom Stringer Inc., 312/644-0644.
    Floor tiles (“Bitter Chocolate’’ limestone with waxed finish): Paris Ceramics, 312/467- 9830, trade only.

  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Bed (‘Simone Bed’’ #KJ9002, by Kerry Joyce);
    Sconces (“Cabot Swing-Arm Sconces’’ #SC233-E, by Palmer-Hargrave);
    Bedside tables (“Pratt Console’’ #G0500, by Gérard): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777 and 312/661-0640, trade only.
    Leather on bed (“Cavallini’’/Darkest Brown): Edelman Leather, 800/886-8339 and 312/467-4433, trade only.
    Lounge chair (“Duclo Armchair’’ #DU2203 BIS, by Christian Astuguevieille); table (“Petrified Stump Table’’): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900,, trade only.
    Drapery (“Kensington White’’ #DE10078, ground cloth, with “Mica’’ custom embroidery): Holland & Sherry, 212/355-6241, trade only.
    Drapery hardware (classic rods #RL-27029-bn, cuff bracelet, plain knob finials, classic rings, ring tiebacks, all in natural brass, by Ralph Lauren): Henredon, 800/444-3682 and 312/464-1865,, trade only.
    Drapery fabrication: Tenggren Mehl Co., 773/763-3290.
    Bedding: Muse Couture, 866/212-6873, Mantel;
    Antique firebrick: Au Coin du Feu Ltd., 312/850-2655.
    Selenite logs: Ruzzetti & Gow, 212/327-4281,
    Flooring (bleached walnut): Birger Juell Ltd., 312/464-9663, trade only.
    Area rug (hemp rug): Odegard, 800/670-8836 and 312/644- 9638, trade only. Mirror (“Cape Linden Mirror’’): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979 and 312/644-1300, trade only.
    Custom millwork: Exclusive Woodworking Inc., 847/249-5222. Paint (custom): by Ed Mattingly, 708/710-8919.

  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Wall covering (“Pineapple’’): Studio Printworks, 212/633-6727, Available through Hinson & Co., 312/787- 5300, trade only.
    Hanging lamp: Christopher Spitzmiller Inc., 212/563-1144,
    Floor (antiqued Spanish White Marble): Paris Ceramics, 312/467-9830,, trade only.
    Tub (“Candide Freestanding Tub’’); tub faucet (“Julia Exposed Tub Filler’’);
    watertable (“Legion Watertable’’ with Calacatta Gold marble top);
    sink faucet (“Easton Classic Lavatory Faucet’’);
    sconces (“Classic Sconces’’/Nickel); paper holder (“Easton’’); accessories: Waterworks, 800/899-6757 and 312/527-4668,
    Mirror (“Metropolitan Pivoting Mirror’’/ Polished Nickel);
    chairs (“Gothic Side Chairs’’ in cast aluminum, plated in Polished Nickel);
    sink (20-inch alabaster scalloped bowl with polished nickel hardware);
    freestanding towel rack (polished nickel): Urban Archaeology, 212/431-4646 and 312/527-4627, Toilet (“Santa Rosa’’/White #3323): The Kohler Store, 312/755-2510.
    Side table (“Bella Table’’): Corbin Bronze through Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900,
    Paint trim (“White Dove’’): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.

  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Flooring (wire-brushed oak plank flooring): Birger Juell Ltd., 312/464-9663. Paint: ICI Paints, 800/984-5444.
    Wall covering (Faux Wood Grain #PBS32): Nobilis Inc., 800/464-6670, trade only. Available through Summer Hill, 312/467-6860, trade only. Painting and wall covering: Hester Decorating Co. Inc., 847/677-5130. Pair of chairs (“Ted Chairs’’): Bright Chair Co., 312/822-0177. Chair fabric (“Couture Boucle N.3’’/Taupe #9663-02): Glant Textiles Corp., 206/725-4444, trade only. Available through Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Side table beside “Ted’’ chair (“Roman Side Table’’ #33-02295-13-00): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979 and 312/644-1300, trade only.
    Petrified wood stump table (#93, by Kelin): Henredon, 800/444-3682 and 312/464-1865, trade only.
    Chest (antique, British Colonial chest of drawers from Chiang Mai, Thailand, teak, #04T05149): Golden Triangle, 312/755-1266. Drapery fabric (“Bali II’’ #2430-32, by China Seas), throw-pillow fabric on Ted chairs (“Melinda’’ #AC206-34, by Alan Campbell);
    table lamp (“Lotus Lamp’’ #TL440, by Hwang Bishop): Summer Hill, 312/467-6860, trade only.
    Wood bead trim on drapery (“Fleco Macadamia Wood Fringe’’ #974-29650-1034): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, trade only. Available through Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Drapery rods and rings: Prairie Forge, 563/926-2114.
    Tree mirror (#820): Rose Tarlow-Melrose House, 323/651-2202,, trade only. Available through Holly Hunt, 312/661- 1900, trade only.
    Plants: Kennicott Bros., 312/492-8200. Rug (custom, seagrass): Keith Moore Custom, fax, 866/317-6888.
    Sofa (“Wellington’’#G0901, by Gérard); sofa seat-cushions (“Nimes’’/ Natural #1121-02, by Classic Cloth);
    bench (“Julien’’ #KJ0401, by Kerry Joyce);
    chandelier (“Devoto’’ #6062);
    floor lamp: Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777 and 312/661-0640, trade only.
    Bench fabric (black-and-green hide): Keleen Leathers Inc., 708/409-9800.
    Chocolate-brown wool area rug: Odegard, 800/670-8836 and 312/644-8890,, trade only.
    Coffee table (“L.N.A. Cocktail Table’’ by Christian Liaigre); brown square wood chair (“Hemp Sail Chair’’ by John Hutton); side table by sail chair (“Mekong’’ by Studio H); side table by antique wood chair (“Rue de Seine’’ by Studio H); botanical prints behind sofa: Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900.
    Sail-chair fabric (“Panforte’’/Cioccolato #22066- 11): Bergamo Fabrics Inc., 914/665-0800,, trade only.
    Wood side chair: antique. Orange lamp on “Rue de Seine’’ table (wood gourd lamp): Mecox Gardens, 800/487-4854, and 312/836-0571,
    Antique metal planters: Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979 and 312/644-1300, trade only.
    Etagères (custom): Martin Wood, 312/595-0500.
    Television (Flat- Panel Television and Crestron Control System): Sound Specialists Inc., 773/832-1650.
    Antique pillows and throw: Textures, 312/222-2660. Custom millwork: KWI, 773/794-1555.
    Moose antlers; African footstool: designer’s collection.
    Blinds: Smith+ Noble, 800/765-7776,

  • Emily Minton-Redfield
  • Emily Minton-Redfield

    Table (“Chateau Marmonte’’); side chairs (“Emma’’/Broken White, bolster pillow and cushions); lounge chair and ottoman (“Francis’’/Broken White with cushions); candlestick (“Chateau’’); planter (“Pascal’’): Janus et Cie, 312/822-0460,, trade only.
    Throw pillows: Robert Allen, 800/333-3777 and 312/644-5790,, trade only.
    Hanging lantern (“Adam Hall Lantern’’/Bronze #CL31/ BZ): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, trade only. Available through John Rosselli & Assoc., 312/822-0760, trade only.
    Coffee table (“Sand Dune’’); galvanized planters: Mike Bell Antiques & Reproductions, 312/644-6848, trade only.
    Garden worktable; vases; silk floral: Aldik, 312/222-0052.
    Boston ferns (#2592-79); Coventry throw (#124-094); torchiere (#30-698); rabbit planter (#71-024); banana runner (#T-1117); assorted planters (#21-771); metal centerpiece (#23-099); Peter Straaton Inc., 312/649-1539, trade only.
    Wood water buckets; fish basket; yellow orchid; Philippine wood side tables: CAI Designs, 312/755-9163,, trade only.
    Porch columns (Henderson Black & Green Inc.); house siding and cedar (I-Level by Weyerhaeuser);  louvre doors (Milliken Millwork); porch decking and railings (Universal Forest Products): through Lee Lumber, 773/509-6700,

  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.