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Linc Thelen: Local Artist, Designer & Builder

Local talent Linc Thelen is often referred to as a “triple threat.” Artist, interior designer and builder, Linc’s natural aptitude was apparent early on in his life, as he spent much of his time with his father who owned a design-build firm. Linc ...

Inspiring Insights from Design Chicago 2016

Design industry professionals come from far and wide to attend the sessions at Design Chicago each year at the Merchandise Mart, and our team was among them. We spent two knowledge-filled days in sessions with some of the brightest, most creative minds in the industry so we can share their insights with you.

10 Chicago Sources for Unique Accessories

Designers: it's install day and you're looking for those last few accessories to make a space sing. Which local sources do you visit to find those unique items that pull it all together? If you'd like a few more go-to stops, we've assembled five pairs for you. If you're fond of one place in the pair…

Spring Clean, Fresh Start

Spring is in the air, and with new-found energy many are ready to undertake a good spring cleaning. We all know nothing kills the vibe of a space quite like clutter, which has a tendency to accumulate over those winter months. Whether you’re a designer looking to help a client purge the old, or a homeowner who is ready…

Expert Paint Color Tips from Interior Designers

For homeowners, selecting the right paint color is often an intimidating task. In a previous post Nicholas Moriarty shared his thoughts on ceiling paint colors, but if you’re still wondering “what about the walls?!”...