Open House: 2010 Dream Home

Check out the ultimate in sophistication and eco-friendly design at the Merchandise Mart.

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Sherie M Williams
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See the endless possibilities for elegant living in a home that's the ultimate in sophistication, comfort and eco-smart. The Dream Home 2010 showcase runs through December 10 at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. LXTV Video: Inside the Showcase
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This bathroom, on display at the Kohler Store, was designed around seclusion of mind and body. The arched wall is cocooning and creates a sense of calm. Discretely angled, the vanity wall emphasizes the intimacy of the space.
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Drawing on the fundamental points visible from the doors of this exterior space, one can picture themselves entertaining family and friends or enjoying a private retreat experience of peaceful renewal by the waterfall feature.
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When designing this Master Bedroom, the focus was on creating a personal retreat that balances masculine and feminine tones, organic and luxurious elements and a soothing color palette with bursts of color.
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Inspired by a bygone era, Simeone Deary Design Group brought life to the dining room through modern interpretations of the fashion style of the 30s and 40s.
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Layers of pattern, texture and color served as the take-off point for inspiration in the foyer. By creating a provocative transition from exterior to interior, the design was focused on the concept of "exaggerated reality."
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Sherie M Williams
The Kitchen is the heart of a home – not just the central gathering place for family, but a key part of a welcoming, entertaining space for friends. THE NEFF design team's goal was to create a warm, inviting space for elegant gourmet cooking, very comfortable dining and enviable entertaining.
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While the conventional wisdom of our generation has advocated that art be exhibited on a neutral white background, designers Alex Jordan and Dan Smieszny wanted to explore another possibility.
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Sue Jefferies
The Sitting Room in the Dream Home 2010 is designed to be an informal, fashionable and comfortable spot to sit down and relax.
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Melissa Fiorini
It is possible to have it all: high style, comfort, high quality and a high regard for the environment. High quality products with style that utilize intelligent design, conservation and recycling are the focus of this office designed by Tony Stavish.
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