Happy Hour | 04/30/09
Antiques Go Young!
Do you like antiques but don’t fancy living in a period piece? Wondering how to mix antiques with modern/transitional items? To the rescue: three talented local designers we tapped to do room vignettes at the International Antiques Fair at the Merchandise Mart. We challenged Gregory Jagmin of Jagmin Interiors, Julia Edelmann of Buckingham Interiors + Design, and Hillery Estes of Estes Interiors to design a foyer, a study, and a dining room on the spot at The Fair. Starting with a base of some modern furniture and accessories culled from The Mart's top showrooms, they shopped the Fair to create a mix that works for modern interiors. To see what they’ve come up with, visit the fair May 1–4 (preview night is tonight). And pick up a copy of our May/June issue, on newsstands now, to see a cool cottagey summer home Julia designed!
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