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3612 N. Southport Ave.
Owner Elizabeth Black creates rooms children can grow up in, often incorporating antique and custom furniture pieces, such as built-out window seats enclosed with sheer curtains. Her tiny shop (open Fridays, Saturdays, and by appointment) is full of silk blankets, custom bedding (entire ensemble, including bumper, $300-$400), and other interesting finishing touches.