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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,

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