Broker Janet Owen Closes $11.9 Million Sale, Highest in Three Years in Chicago

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RNDD Member and Chicago, Illinois, residential real estate broker Janet Owen of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group’s Michigan Avenue office, has closed the highest single-family home sale in Chicago within the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in three years with an $11,900,000 sale at 1950 Burling Street in Chicago. The previous single-family home sale above $11 million within the MLS was also a sale on Burling Street and was also represented by Janet Owen at 1955 Burling Street in 2015, which sold for over $13 million.

“This is such a memorable day, closing on this beautiful residence and estate size grounds for just under $12 million. It’s not surprising that a home of this caliber would catch the eye of discerning buyers, and I think this is a positive indication for the $5 million and higher real estate market as a whole, showing that these types of properties at this price point are selling in the city.” – Janet Owen

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Photo by Lambrose Photography

Classically designed and custom built by RNDD Member BGD&C Custom Homes, this home was completed in 2013. The residence encompasses three oversized city lots and has 8,000 square feet of living space on two levels, as well as a finished lower level with a spectacular wine room. The refined formal rooms and wide open kitchen, family and informal dining room all lead to a huge terrace and lawn. The outdoor terrace leads out to magnificent views of the completely landscaped grounds with formal gardens. There is a master suite with a separate sitting room.

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Photo by VHT

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Photo by Tony Soluri

Owen is consistently a top broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group and in 2017 was ranked within the top 1/2 of 1% of the entire national Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.

“We are so proud of Janet for closing this listing in a short amount of time, considering this home just entered the market at the beginning of June 2018. The fact that the last single family home sale at this price point was also represented by Janet, speaks to the type of hardworking agent she is for her clients.” – David Bracy, Managing Broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group’s Michigan Avenue office.

 Janet Owen can be reached at 312.268.0700 or jowen@koenigrubloff.com

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group: The Michigan Avenue office is located at 980 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 700 in Chicago. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group is a full-service real estate firm with nearly 1,500 real estate professionals and staff in 22 offices serving customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, the North Shore, Western Suburban communities and Harbor Country, Michigan. Deep local roots are complemented by the extensive global reach of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the top real estate brand in the nation. Affiliated and ancillary services in the form of HomeServices Lending, Fort Dearborn Title, and Fort Dearborn Insurance complete the comprehensive services offered to clients. Visit KoenigRubloff.com.

About BGD&C Custom Homes: Founded in 1986, BGD&C is a full-service design/build firm specializing in well-crafted homes within Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Gold Coast neighborhoods. With over three decades of architectural design and construction expertise in both new and renovated residential properties, BGD&C has earned a reputation for its exceptional quality and unparalleled service. Headquartered in the iconic John Hancock Building, BGD&C’s focus is ‘distinctly Chicago’ and its historical love of architecture. Each project offers the opportunity to create a unique home that is as singular and remarkable as its clientele. As stewards of quality and craftsmanship, BGD&C produces homes with passion and precision.

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4th Annual RNDD Gallery Walk Preview – Part 6

Now in its 4th year, the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk will return on Friday, September 7th, 2018.  The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public with the exception of two special events (more information here).

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings highlighting artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event on September 7th until 9pm.  The vignettes will be exhibited until October 9th.

We have some really amazing collaborations in the works for this year and wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

Jasmin Reese Interiors featuring Wendy Franklin of Vale Craft Gallery on Exhibit at Lightology

215 West Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Visit Lightology Friday evening to explore the art of layering texture, color, and light using natural fibers as your canvas through a design vignette designed by Jasmin Reese Interiors and featuring art by Wendy Franklin of Vale Craft Gallery.  Stop by for a chance to win a special gift, and to enjoy a wine and cheese pairing from Pastoral.

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Design by Jasmin Reese Interiors / Photo by Michael Alan Kaskel

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Art by Wendy Franklin

Stephen Young Design featuring Rose Freymuth Frazier of Gallery Victor Armendariz at Christopher Guy ChicagoLondon Walder Interior Design and Devon Grace Interiors featuring Robin Denevan of Addington Gallery at Atelier Kitchen Collections located in the Chicago Luxury Furniture Centre

371 West Ontario St. Chicago, Illinois 60654

The Chicago Luxury Furniture Centre will be transformed into The Network Next Gen House for the Gallery Walk. Stop by on Friday night to see the work of three fabulous Next Gen Designers.  The Network Next Gen House will include a multiple floor experience within the Christopher Guy and Atelier Kitchen Collections showrooms, a selfie station inspired by the art featured, a house DJ, and specialty cocktails inspired by the three artists featured.

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Design by Stephen Young / Photo by Daniel Kelleghan

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Art by Rose Freymuth Frazier

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Design by London Walder Interior Design 

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Design by Devon Grace Interiors / Photo by Dustin Halleck

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Art by Robin Denevan

Check our website for FULL details and participants!

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4th Annual RNDD Gallery Walk Preview – Part 5

Now in its 4th year, the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk will return on Friday, September 7th, 2018.  The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public with the exception of two special events (more information here).

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings highlighting artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event on September 7th until 9pm.  The vignettes will be exhibited until October 9th.

We have some really amazing collaborations in the works for this year and wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

Mitchell Channon Design featuring David Yarrow of Hilton | Asmus Contemporary Gallery at Casa Spazio

222 West Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654

UBUNTU — I AM BECAUSE WE ARE “Ubuntu” means finding our humanity in our connection with others. Come celebrate our connection to the world community at Casa Spazio. A vignette by Mitchell Channon Design features the photographic art of David Yarrow of Hilton Asmus Contemporary, enhanced by the live sounds of traditional African music.

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Design by Mitchell Channon Design / Photo by Tony Soluri

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Photo by David Yarrow

Nora Schneider Interior Design featuring Terry O’Neill of Hilton | Asmus Contemporary Gallery on exhibit at Ligne Roset

440 North Wells St. #100s, Chicago, IL 60654

Glam & Jam: Join us at Ligne Roset for an evening of Old Hollywood Glam. Swoon to the music and enjoy light bites and sparkling cocktails while viewing the photographic works of artist Terry O’Neill.

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Design by Nora Schneider Interior Design / Photo by Jill Buckner

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Photo by Terry O’Neill

Sarah Dippold Interior Design featuring Gregory Block of Zolla Lieberman Gallery on Exhibit at eggersmann USA

300 West Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654

Designer Sarah Dippold and Eggersmann Kitchens l Home Living bring to life a juxtaposition of Modern and Classical inspired by the masterful work of artist Gregory Block represented by Zolla Lieberman Gallery. An orchestrated event featuring carefully crafted cocktails with lite bites accompanied by a live String duo.

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Design by Sarah Dippold Design / Photo by Christopher Bradley Photography

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Art by Gregory Block

Stay tuned for our next Gallery Walk preview and don’t forget to check our website for FULL details and participants: https://rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/fall-gallery-walk/

 

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The Color Comeback with Nora Schneider Interior Design and Farrow & Ball

Nora Schneider Interior Design (NSID) is a residential design firm based in Chicago. Through collaborations that combine the spirit of each client with the essence of their spaces, NSID creates uniquely distinct experiences.

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Design by Nora Schneider Interior Design
Photo by Jill Buckner

Nora works efficiently to produce exquisite design solutions. NSID specializes in the juxtaposition of ancient and modern influences, which result in a layered approach that ultimately reflects the lives and loves of those who inhabit each space.

A major component in each of Nora’s designs is color. It has always played an important role in her work.

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Design by Nora Schneider Interior Design
Photo by Jill Buckner

“I’m delighted to see color making a comeback. One of my favorite quotes is from Carlos Mota, an interior designer and creative thinker who said, ‘Beige is not a color.’ I can relate to that and suspect we could all use a little more color in our lives.” – Nora Schneider

We asked Nora to select 3 colors from fellow RNDD Member Farrow & Ball’s repertoire that she is currently inspired by.

Her first choice was Calamine (No. 230): Delicate pink with a touch of grey.

“Calamine is indeed named after the lotion we all used as children to soothe nettle stings and rashes! A light touch of grey prevents this subtle pink from being too sugary, giving a much fresher finish. In smaller rooms it becomes intense, but in larger well-lit rooms it feels much more delicate.” – Farrow & Ball

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Photo courtesy of Farrow&Ball company website

One color in particular that Nora enjoys working with is black. She will be working with Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black (No. 256) for her vignette in Ligne Roset’s showroom for the 4th Annual RNDD Fall Gallery Walk coming up on September 7th, 2018.

“Pitch Black is as pure a black as you can get and is strong and uncomplicated in all lights. Named after the dark sticky residue of coal tar often used in roofing, this true black has an unsurpassable depth and almost velvet quality. As with All White at the other end of our color palette, it is easy to understand and indispensable for ironwork, woodwork or even walls if you are feeling daring!” – Farrow & Ball

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Photo courtesy of Farrow&Ball company website

“I’m thrilled to see black become an important and accepted color in interiors. Black has always been so strong in fashion. I myself have always been a lover of wearing black, and now more people are open to it in their homes. I love the drama of black and how it enhances other colors. I like to use it as a neutral. When used on walls it can make the artwork sing.” – Nora Schneider

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Design by Nora Schneider Interior Design
Photo by Jill Buckner

Nora is often drawn to rich and saturated, but not bright colors. Farrow & Ball’s Rectory Red (No. 217) perfectly embodies this description.

“This rich clean red is named after the charming village houses built over the years for the clergy. Rectory Red is a blackened and aged version of Blazer and feels much more sophisticated, especially when contrasted with Red Based Neutrals such as Joa’s White. It is a warming color which will intensify when used in a small space to create the most welcoming of rooms.” – Farrow & Ball

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Photo courtesy of Farrow&Ball company website

Nora’s one piece of advice for homeowners?

“Don’t be afraid of color. Embrace it.” Do it for yourself, not the next owner of your home

About Nora Schneider Interior Design: Design, like life, is a creative and organic process. NSID exists to craft and hone spaces until they reflect the most personal aspects of your life. Striving to make the journey as thrilling as the outcome, we start with something you love and build. We make collaboration the cornerstone, and respect your desire to be involved (or not) as we meticulously manage the specifics. Each interior pulses with its own distinctiveness as diverse and unique as its inhabitants. Simply stated, we want your home to be your favorite place.

About Farrow & Ball: At Farrow & Ball we are dedicated to creating unmatched paint and wallpaper using only the finest quality ingredients and high levels of rich pigments, following in the footsteps of our founders John Farrow and Richard Ball. Still made in Dorset, England, our home since 1946, our distinctive and inspiring paint colors and finishes are renowned for their depth and complexity, bringing walls around the world to life. Today, the unique Farrow & Ball look transforms modern and traditional homes, large and small, inside and out.

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4th Annual RNDD Gallery Walk Preview – Part 4

Now in its 4th year, the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk will return on Friday, September 7th, 2018.  The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public with the exception of two special events (more information here).

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings highlighting artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event on September 7th until 9pm.  The vignettes will be exhibited until October 9th.

We have some really amazing collaborations in the works for this year and wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

JOLIE ID featuring Arthur Meyerson of The Rangefinder Gallery at Tamarkin Camera at Orizzonti

329 West Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60654

Arthur Meyerson’s “Water Wall, Tokyo (2016)” photograph will be on display at Orizzonti’s River North Showroom. Capture and celebrate how people, water and light co-exist by designing a vignette that compels RNDD visitors to photograph themselves with the art and the bathroom fixtures. Friday will feature cocktails + hors d’oeuvres starting at 6pm, and enter to win a signed copy of Arthur Meyerson’s book! Music and dancing from 8-9pm. Saturday will feature a virtual reality design presentation and mini spa treatments from 11am-4pm while enjoying mimosas and brunch bites. And be sure to visit The Rangefinder Gallery September-October where Arthur Meyerson will be showing an exhibition of his photographs.

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Design by JOLIE ID / Photo by Jared Powell Photography

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Arthur Meyerson’s “Water Wall, Tokyo (2016), Photograph © Arthur Meyerson 2016

 

Robin Thomas Design featuring René Romero Schuler of Zolla Lieberman Gallery on Exhibit at Chicago Luxury Beds

440 North Wells St. #100n Chicago, IL 60654

Robin Thomas Design, artist René Romero Schuler and Chicago Luxury Beds present HAVEN: Creating soulful spaces through art + design. Join us Friday night for discussions on design, art, and rejuvenation while enjoying sparkling wine and hor d’oeurves.

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Design by Robin Thomas Design / Photo by Meagan Shuptar

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Art by René Romero Schuler

Adam Siegel on Exhibit at The Golden Triangle

330 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654

Four of Chicago’s most talented design firms – Kelley Audrain & Cookie Weber of Inside Job, Brian Snow of SemelSnow Interior Design, Donna Mondi of Donna Mondi Interior Design, and John Cialone for Tom Stringer Design Partners – will each select a piece from Adam Siegel’s considerable body of work to pair with a specific interior design scheme. The paintings will be arranged to show how artworks can be used to bring unique atmospheric and emotional qualities to a space and work with technical limitations like the size of walls, location of doors and etc. During the Gallery Walk, our DJ will provide a deep and complex musical soundtrack inspired by Adam Siegel’s art and other cultures including original compositions Adam has created on the piano. Specialty cocktails and food selections will also be provided and inspired by the artist’s work.

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Art by Adam Siegel

Stay tuned for our next Gallery Walk preview!

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4th Annual RNDD Gallery Walk Preview – Part 3

Now in its 4th year, the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk will return on Friday, September 7th, 2018.  The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public with the exception of two special events (more information here).

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings highlighting artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event on September 7th until 9pm.  The vignettes will be exhibited until October 9th.

We have some really amazing collaborations in the works for this year and wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

Wike | LaFrey featured at Materials Marketing

212 West Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654

Visit the showroom Friday evening for light bites and drinks. Saturday we will be enjoying fresh juices and mimosas with donuts and brunch bites.

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Design by Wike | LaFrey

 

MOOD Design + Build featuring Daniel Jacob of Echt Gallery on Exhibit at Organic Looms:

401 North Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654

Featuring a henna artist in the showroom on Friday night. If you can’t make it Friday, bring your family by on Saturday and enjoy snacks while viewing Daniel Jacob’s work.

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Design by MOOD Design + Build

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The work of artist Daniel Jacob of Echt Gallery

Hailey Lauren Designs featuring Keysook Geum of Andrew Bae Gallery on Exhibit at TOTO

500 North Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654

Join us for a night of Asian-inspired bites and specialty cocktails inspired by Keysook Geum’s work and don’t miss our raffle.

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Design by Hailey Lauren Designs / Photo by Atanas Kan

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Art by Keysook Geum of Andrew Bae Gallery 

Stay tuned for our next Gallery Walk preview!

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4th Annual RNDD Gallery Walk Preview – Part 2

Now in its 4th year, the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk will return on Friday, September 7th, 2018.  The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public with the exception of two special events (more information here).

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings highlighting artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event on September 7th until 9pm.  The vignettes will be exhibited until October 9th.

We have some really amazing collaborations in the works for this year and wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

Steve + Filip Design featuring Mary Ann Papanek-Miller of Jean Albano Gallery on Exhibit at Artists Frame Service

433 N Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654

Friday night we will be offering a signature cocktail, inspired by the work of our featured artist, Mary Ann Papanek-Miller. Our cocktail will combine layer flavor that harken to her love of nature, with a name that nods to the nursery rhymes that guide her work. Bring the family by on Saturday for a kid-friendly mocktail, inspired by the cocktail the night before.

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Design by Steve + Filip Design / Photo by Steve Somogyi

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Art by Mary Ann Papanek-Miller of Jean Albano Gallery

Kadlec Architecture + Design featuring Dylan Martinez of Echt Gallery on Exhibit at O’Brien Harris

501 North Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654

Join us Friday night for wine and cheese at O’Brien Harris while viewing the work of Dylan Martinez in a living setting designed by Kadlec Architecture + Design.

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Interior Design by Kadlec Architecture+Design. Photo by Nathan Kirkman

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The work of artist Dylan Martinez of Echt Gallery

Mia Rao Design featuring Anna Pales of Gruen Galleries on Exhibit at Transceramica

314 West Superior St. #100 Chicago, IL 60654

The SurreaLounge at Transceramica: Escape reality for an evening, and be captivated by Mia Rao Design’s “Interpretation of Nature,” a groovy, modern lounge. Inspired by Anna Pales’ surrealist paintings and Transceramica’s re-invention of the stone surface, let us play with your perception of reality. Friday evening’s lounge vibe will be driven by the DJ.  Enjoy a tantalizing mix of Martinis and skewered meats as you feast your eyes. Saturday’s family friendly, lighter vibe will feature skewered fruit and mini muffins.

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Design by Mia Rao Design / Photo by Cassie Rogala

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Art by Anna Pales of Gruen Galleries

Stay tuned for our next Gallery Walk preview!

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4th Annual RNDD Gallery Walk Preview – Part 1

Now in its 4th year, the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk will return on Friday, September 7th, 2018.  The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is free and open to the public with the exception of two special events (more information here).

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings highlighting artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event on September 7th until 9pm.  The vignettes will be exhibited until October 9th.

We have some really amazing collaborations in the works for this year and wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

Blutter Shiff Design Associates featuring Linc Thelen on Exhibit at Jesse Chicago / Home Element

745 North Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654

The night kicks off with “Make your Mark,” the Official RNDD Gallery Walk Kickoff Party. Chicago artist Linc Thelen will be doing live art on site and inviting attendees to participate in this one-of-a-kind piece of art. The final piece will be donated to Designs for Dignity after the event. Tickets are $30/each, and space is limited, so get yours now!.

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Blutter Shiff Design Associates / Photo courtesy of Blutter Shiff Design Associates

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Artwork by Linc Thelen

PROjECT.interiors featuring Eric Gushee & Amanda Morrison on Exhibit at Studio41:

225 West Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654

The official RNDD Fall Gallery Walk After-Party: PROjECT .interiors +  Studio41 presents Not All That Glitters… an after-party that matters. Transport back to the Studio 54 “daze” with sultry sounds, liquid enhancements + revelry at every turn. Matte, luster, glitter, gold —  adorn + flow into the night with a special guest performance you won’t want to miss. Experiential art installations by Eric Gushee + Amanda Morrison.  DJ Sadie woods on deck.  Come sway with us. Featured partners include Cambria, Keuco, and Dornbracht. Tickets are $30/each, and space is limited, so get yours now!.

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Design by PROjECT .interiors / Photo by Cynthia Kim

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Art by Eric Gushee

Stone | Kent featuring Xiaofei Yue of Galerie Waterton on Exhibit at Oscar Isberian:

120 West Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654

Xiaofei’s work, using Chinese paint and pencil on rice paper, speaks about both the fragility and the strength of the relationship between women, emphasizing the ephemerality of relationships. Join us at 7pm on Friday for a glass of wine and a viewing of contemporary dancers by candlelight.

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Design and Photo by Stone | Kent

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Art by Xiaofei Yue of Galerie Waterton

Stay tuned for our next Gallery Walk preview!

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Artists Frame Service Comes to River North!

Artists Frame Service, the largest picture frame store in the country, recently added a River North location at 433 North Wells in heart of the River North Design District.

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Artists Frame Service – River North will offer inspired custom framing services that have defined the company’s standard of excellence over the past 40 years, just as their flagship showrooms in Lincoln Park and Highland Park have done. The store will also offer exciting new products including a new gallery frames collection and gallery wall packages, in addition to professional digital photo and art printing, a dynamic variety of photo frames, impressive local art, custom mirrors, and more.

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Passionate about offering an unmatched selection of design-driven, diverse products, Artists Frame Service sources unique, handcrafted frames from around the world and manufactures their own custom frames right here in Chicago. Their team of expert career framing consultants, most of whom have art backgrounds, provide customers with personalized service helping them find pieces that speak to their individual style and aesthetic preferences at a variety of price points.

The new River North showroom will offer express digital printing, providing customers with a lightning fast print and frame experience. Photo and gallery frames can be purchased online, at any Artists Frame Service location, or customers can work with in-house consultants to add a preferred mat, change glass and fit their piece. Additionally, the artistic team can design, frame, and install custom gallery walls to fit any space or style. A selection of unique pre-designed gallery wall packages are available starting at $149, ranging in styles from triptychs, stacked, grids and organic designs in a variety of sizes and finishes. Completely custom gallery walls can also be designed using Artists Frame Service’s selection of gallery frames or any of its thousands of custom mouldings.

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Locally-curated art will also be a focal point of the River North showroom, featuring Chicago-centric photos from Tracey Capone, unique screenprints from Sorry Design Studio and more. A gallery wall of art by local artist Josh Young Designs will be available for purchase. Young will also be providing a set of prints exclusive to Artists Frame Service. Along with Young’s prints, the River North location will continually source and rotate collections of art pieces available for purchase from local artists.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

In celebration of the grand opening, Artists Frame Service is inviting you to “Liberate Your (Digital) Photos.” The first 100 people to visit the River North showroom and mention the code AFSRIVERNORTH through August 15 will receive a complimentary photo print and a 4×6 Priti Clear frame from Prisma – perfect for those Insta-shots and crafted right here in Chicago.

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Artists Frame Service was founded by Jay Goltz in 1978. Goltz was named the best framer in Chicago and Artists Frame Service quickly earned the distinction of largest framing business in the country. Goltz is renowned for bringing a higher level of artistry and personalized service to custom framing and for helping establish the Clybourn Corridor as a premier shopping destination. Goltz was determined to raise the bar for professional framing with more artful design, better choices and faster service. Today, the parent company, The Goltz Group, consists of a thoughtfully-curated collection of four design-minded businesses with a shared vision of helping customers create inspired places to live and work.

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As the largest picture frame store in the country, Artists Frame Service offers a breathtaking and unmatched selection of frame mouldings from all around the world. The company pioneered the one-week turnaround and operates its own 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, giving it unparalleled control over framing quality and craftsmanship from conception to completion. Founded in 1978 by Chicago entrepreneur Jay Goltz, Artists Frame Service was named the city’s Best Picture Framer by Chicago Magazine and has been featured in publications such as Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicago Tribune and Picture Framing Magazine.

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The 4th Annual RNDD Fall Gallery Walk

The River North Design District (RNDD) is proud to announce their participation in the 4th Annual River North Fall Gallery Walk on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th, 2018.

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Showrooms will have extended hours during the event on September 7th until 9pm.  The vignettes will be exhibited until October 9th. And this year, for the first time, we are hosting Family Day on Saturday, September 8th from 11am to 4pm. So if you can’t make it Friday night, bring the whole family out on Saturday!

The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is FREE and open to the public with the exception of two special events:

Kickoff Party 
Jesse Chicago/Home Element 5:00-6:30pm
745 North Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets available here.

After Party
Studio41 8:00pm-10:00pm
225 West Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets available here.

For a complete list of participants and schedule of events, visit our website here.

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings highlighting artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today.

The event’s host committee includes art enthusiasts and collectors Carrie Lannon, Ken and Gina Saunders, Donna Davies, Amy Lusher, Karla Krengle Hood and Millie Rosenbloom.

And a special thanks to our partners for their continued support:

Chicago Magazine
Dering Hall
Chicago Gallery News
EXPO Chicago
Network Next Gen
Luxe Interiors + Design
SOFA
The Other Art Fair

For more information, visit our website at www.rivernorthdesigndistrict.com/fall-gallery-walk/

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