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Happy Interior Blog: The Home Of Artist Ana Kras

Happy Interior Blog: The Home Of Artist Ana Kras | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it

The beautiful New York City home of designer Ana Kras now on the blog


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The home of designer and artist Ana Kras reveals her personal style: clean, improvised and a little quirky. Does your home reveal anything about you?

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A-List Living Rooms

A-List Living Rooms | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
Celebrate our A-List of top designers with a look at the stylish living rooms they've designed
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See the top 2015 trends for living rooms.

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Want an early look at a house for sale? There's an app for that

Want an early look at a house for sale? There's an app for that | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
A new tool lets agents get a look at homes that aren't yet listed. OffMLS is part of a growing set of inside-information tools.
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There's an app that gives you a leg up in your real estate search before it hits the market, check it out.

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Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors?

Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors? | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it

The University of Chicago is teaming up with the city, nonprofits, and community groups to revitalize the troubled Woodlawn neighborhood on its border. Initiatives include down payment support for employees to purchase homes in Woodlawn and a program to help local businesses complete for university contracts.


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The surrounding area of University of Chicago contains properties closed, torn down, and/or vacant. Does the unversity have responsibility in this?

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DSDHA's Covert House designed to camouflage with surrounds

DSDHA's Covert House designed to camouflage with surrounds | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
Architects Deborah Saunt and David Hills used underground rooms and mirrors to help disguise their house, which is located in a conservation area in London

Via Mark Warren
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These home owners did a little creative thinking when it came to keeping the surrounding environment of this property unobstructed. 

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The pair decided to sink the 135-square-metre house down into the landscape, helping to reduce its height and create some privacy. This gave them one floor above ground and one sunken underneath, and led to the project being named Covert House.

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Happy Interior Blog: Urban Jungle Bloggers: Offer A Plant To A Friend

Happy Interior Blog: Urban Jungle Bloggers: Offer A Plant To A Friend | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it

A new Urban Jungle Bloggers post is on the blog: it's all about offering a plant to a friend!


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These tiny succulent planters are a great way to spice up your interior design. 

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Retired, but opting to stay in the 'burbs

Retired, but opting to stay in the 'burbs | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
North Shore homebuilders are rolling out developments designed for empty nesters who want to move—but not too far.
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Retirees are choosing to stay in the suburbs post-parent life. 

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Happy Interior Blog: Swinging Plant With Tina Frey Designs

Happy Interior Blog: Swinging Plant With Tina Frey Designs | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it

Swing into the new week with a new hanging planter by Tina Frey Designs and win one for your home - now on the blog!


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Plants adds an extra touch of color to a home and keep the air in your house clean and breathable. Love this minimalist hanging plant pot

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A. Perry Homes: Contact Us

A. Perry Homes: Contact Us | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it

A. Perry Homes

Design Studio564 Lincoln Ave.Winnetka, IL 60093

Construction Office118 E. Cook Ave.Libertyville, IL 60048

Telephone Number: 847-549-0668

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Have you seen something you like on one of our Scoop.it posts and want a similar #design for your home? Contact us. 

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Qualifying for reverse mortgage will get tougher

Qualifying for reverse mortgage will get tougher | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
Interested in a reverse mortgage without a lot of hassles? Better get your application in fast. As of April 27, the federal government is imposing a series of extensive "financial assessment" tests that will make applying for a reverse mortgage tougher — much like applying for a standard home mortgage.
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Updated reverse mortgage rules coming soon.

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Improve the Value of Your Home by Upgrading the Bathroom | Founterior

Improve the Value of Your Home by Upgrading the Bathroom | Founterior | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it

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Great suggestions for small ways to spruce up your bathroom and increase the value of your home.  

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Founterior's curator insight, February 10, 3:21 AM
Improve the Value of Your Home by Upgrading the Bathroom
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WoodPro Vanities

WoodPro Vanities | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
WoodPro vanity unit SHOWROOM INC. www.ChicagoShowroom.com Basilios Yiannopoulos
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Beautiful floating bathroom vanities by Showroom Inc.

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A. Perry Homes | Libertyville - A. Perry Homes

A. Perry Homes | Libertyville - A. Perry Homes | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
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Get a glimpse at the interior of our Libertyville custom home and spark some of your own ideas

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12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas - Design Milk

12 Creative Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas - Design Milk | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
Get some great kitchen design ideas with these creative tile backsplash options that use graphic, bold patterns with a rainbow of color and materials.
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Some unconventional kitchen backsplashs to consider if you'd like do something different

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Sensate Touchless Kitchen Faucet

Product designer Gregory de Swarte discusses the features of this faucet, which lets users flow through tasks more quickly and easily.
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One of our vendors, Kohler, offers a revolutionary touchless sink design for the master chef who could use a cut in prep time.

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Wright Plus 2015 Housewalk | Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Wright Plus 2015 Housewalk | Frank Lloyd Wright Trust | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
A HOUSEWALK IN OAK PARK AND RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS
Join us for the 41st annual Wright Plus, an internationally renowned architectural housewalk featuring rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, plus entry to landmark Wright buildings. Celebrate architecture, design, Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative vision and the talents of his fellow architects in historic Oak Park and Riverside, Illinois. Experience extraordinary living spaces and share an enjoyable day with visitors from around the world.
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Great Chicago homes tour of Frank Llyod Wright and other home designers in the area.

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Wealthy millennials go online for retirement planning

Wealthy millennials go online for retirement planning | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
But young investors still do tax, estate and debt planning offline, even as the market shifts fast
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Wealth millenials are using different tools to plan their retirement.

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Q1 Chicago luxury real estate transactions grew in 2015 - Luxury Daily - Research

Q1 Chicago luxury real estate transactions grew in 2015 - Luxury Daily - Research | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
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Luxury real estate sales are on the rise. 

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Art to See Right Now in Chicago

Art to See Right Now in Chicago | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for a look at works by Alexander Calder, with examples of the artist’s mobiles, stabiles, and paper works created from the 1920s through the 1970s. This exhibit will be on view through August 9, 2015.

Via Andre Castaybert
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Visit Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art to see Alexander Calder's paper works.

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CESSON's curator insight, April 23, 12:53 PM

If you're in Chicago, go see this exhibit by a wonderful artist.

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The Fed says the economy continues to expand

The Fed says the economy continues to expand | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it


The latest Beige Book from the Federal Reserve is set for release at 2:00 pm ET. The Beige Book is a collection of anecdotes related to the economy in each of the Fed's 12 regions, and this report forms much of the basis for the Fed's economic discussion at policy meetings.


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The economy is growing moderately Chicago according to the Fed's Beige Book

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GE Micro Kitchen - YouTube

GE Appliances' new micro-kitchen concepts keep consumers living large in a drastically smaller footprint.
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A refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, sink, oven, microwave and cooktop all in 6 linear feet. Wow.

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How To Use Pantone's Spring 2015 Color Report At Home

How To Use Pantone's Spring 2015 Color Report At Home | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
The color authority has released their palette for Spring 2015; see how the hues can be translated easily and chicly for the home
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Spring has arrived, and so has Pantone's report of this season's color palette. Take some notes on how to incorporate these new hues into your home!

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US homebuilders' outlook for spring sales surges - US News

US homebuilders' outlook for spring sales surges - US News | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their prospects for a strong spring home-selling season.
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This bodes good news, but we build great homes no matter what the market weathers.

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Lake Forest Custom Home Foundation - YouTube

Architecture and building firm A. Perry Homes is beginning construction of a luxury 11,000 square foot home in Lake Forest, Illinois. The Italianate style cu...
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Our luxury Lake Forest home has a quite the footprint... check out this vid of the concrete foundation.

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Chicago Real Estate Market Update: Home Sales Soar To 8 Year High

Chicago Real Estate Market Update: Home Sales Soar To 8 Year High | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
For a little more than a year the Chicago real estate market has been weak – weak in terms of home sales that is. Then February showed a little sign of improvement with its 6.4% improvement over the previous year. Well, I just looked at March and it blew February out of the water with... Read more »
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For the first time in over a year, Chicago housing market is gaining serious momentum.

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David Adjaye designs Double Zero chairs for Moroso

David Adjaye designs Double Zero chairs for Moroso | A. Perry Design Lounge | Scoop.it
Architect David Adjaye is launching an Art Deco-influenced seating range for Moroso at the 2015 Salone del Mobile furniture fair

Via Katja Matosevic
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Art deco furniture for the living room and kitchen really spices up a plain space. 

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