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Adler-designed lake mansion inspires decorator in all of us

Adler-designed lake mansion inspires decorator in all of us

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In the courtyard of the Lake Forest Showhouse, Craig Bergman Landscape Design complements architect David Adler's pathway created with rocks from the beaches of Lake Michigan.

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Thousands of paint dots applied with a syringe create the pattern on the walls of the Garden Level Bath designed by Susan Brunstrum of Sweet Peas in Libertyville.

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Cast glass and mirrors combine to frame a dramatic fireplace in the Master Bedroom by Lori Lennon & Associates of Lake Forest.

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Susan Brunstrum of Sweet Peas spruced up the Garden Level Bath in the Lake Forest Showhouse.

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Check out the pillows and the rosy orange walls in the Party Room by Julia Buckingham Edelmann of Chicago.

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Gail Plechaty of Old Mill Creek used a neutral palette to create an elegant Morning Room.

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Kendelle Cornette of Lake Forest decided the Girl's Playroom needs pink.

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Call it an Office or mudroom, but to Melissa Edelman of Antiquaire in Highland Park knows it's the Rear Foyer.

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Designer Melissa Edelman of Antiquaire in Highland Park gathered antiques in France to decorate the Rear Foyer.

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Scott Yerkey of Chicago took on the 50-foot long Gallery.

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Designer Lori Lennon of Lake Forest brings her signature serene elegance to the Master Bedroom.

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This entrance to the Lake Forest villa is all behind a wall that is very close to the street. The other side of the house overlooks Lake Michigan.

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Designers who can update a 1916 Italianate villa and make its 15,000-square-feet warm and welcoming can surely answer some of your decorating quandaries. Renowned architect David Adler designed the home, chosen as this year's Lake Forest Showhouse.
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