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333 S. Des Plaines St.
Laurence Booth begins the design process by asking clients questions about their lives, their space, and how they want to feel in their home. Booth counters the rationality of modernism with his emphasis on the emotional and spiritual impact of rooms. “People should feel different in every room,” he says. A house with an overpowering emotional impact is “fascist,” according to Booth. His elegant, well-crafted spaces are anything but dictatorial.