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The 2015 DreamHome is now open in Merchandise Mart, Suite 137. Preview six rooms designed-to-the-nines by six of the Midwest's most notable interior designers.

2015 Designers

John Cannon & Cary Frank

John Cannon & Cary Frank

The Outdoor Dining Room

An extensive knowledge of art, design and antiques, coupled with a friendly demeanor and intense passion for his craft, have made John Cannon one of Chicago's most celebrated and admired designers.

Working from a strong point of historical reference, John specializes in framing the important qualities of air and light, which make up the "bones" of any great space, to allow for a gracious living experience. However, it's his commitment to high standards, willingness to listen and unwavering attention to detail that allow him to carefully translate clients' aspirations into one-of-a-kind spatial experiences.

Together with his partner Cary Frank, John established and operates Cannon Frank, a versatile, extraordinarily high-service interior design office. Their work takes them all over the country – from Beverly Hills to Nantucket – and throughout the world, having recently commissioned a second project in Ghana. Their accomplishments have led to awards, articles and a revered reputation among the city's aesthetically elite.

John and Cary both support organizations near and dear to their hearts, including co-chairing many fundraising events for and serving on the boards of the Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club, Heartland Alliance, Lakefront Supportive Housing, LAMBDA Legal and DIFFA Chicago.

In 2013, Cannon Frank was awarded the prestigious honor of Chicago's Interior Design Firm of the Year by LUXE Interiors + Design and the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart.

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Anne Coyle

Anne Coyle

The Dining Room

Since founding her eponymous boutique interiors firm in 1997, Anne Coyle has crisscrossed the country to work on homes in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, East Hampton, Big Sky and Harbour Island. Her nationally acclaimed expertise has been recognized by Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, O at Home, Better Homes and Gardens, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today and CS Interiors.

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Marshall Erb

Marshall Erb

The Foyer

With a degree in architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Marshall focuses on the composition of every space he designs. Close attention is paid to scale and proportion, as well as function and comfort. The furniture and finishes follow, and are chosen in close collaboration with the client. With a vast knowledge of art, antiques and textiles, as well as an appreciation for excellent craftsmanship, Marshall curates and edits each selection to create a unique collection that flows from room to room.

Appreciated for his friendly, easygoing nature and superb attention to detail, Marshall alleviates the stress commonly associated with construction and design projects. His greatest desire is for his clients’ homes to be a perfect reflection of their taste and lifestyle. “Whether traditional or modern, city or country, a home should be a place that functions beautifully. We create homes that stand the test of time and trend.”

He launched his interior design firm in 1998 and promptly established a diverse clientele in Chicago. Recognition, publication and new commissions across the country and internationally soon followed. Marshall has been named “Ones to Watch” by the Merchandise Mart and one of “20 Young Designers to Watch” by Traditional Home. His work has been featured in LUXE Interiors + Design, Chicago Tribune, CS Interiors, Décor, Traditional Home, Renovation Style and Sophisticated Living, among others.

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Frank Fontana

Frank Fontana

The Bedroom

Fans of HGTV recognize Frank as the face of several hit shows for the network, including “Takeover my Makeover” and “Design on a Dime,” one of HGTV’s longest-running and highest-rated programs. Frank is also a published interiors expert with his top-selling DIY book “Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design.”

A regular contributor to a multitude of national media outlets, Frank’s tips and ideas have been featured on OPRAH.com, the TODAY show and Open House, an award-winning NBC design show. He currently hosts popular radio programs for both WGN radio 720 AM in Chicago and Craftsman.

Frank’s company, Frank Fontana Home Solutions Inc., launched several branded products in 2014, including a custom line of blinds and shades for Eddie Z’s and BlindsandDrapery.com.

Most recently, Frank teamed up with the International Housewares Association (“The Home Authority”) for its consumer marketing initiative, Inspired Home—an online resource that delivers fresh content on emerging home trends and housewares products. “Frank’s Five” will be a regular feature on the site, highlighting Frank’s favorite housewares.

Additionally, Frank will be spotlighting the latest product innovations at the 76th annual International Home + Housewares Show later this year.

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David Kaufman & Tom Segal

David Kaufman & Tom Segal

The Study

Established in 1996 by well-known design partners David Kaufman and Tom Segal, Kaufman Segal Design provides design expertise to clients in Chicago, across the nation and abroad.

While running their own design firms, David and Tom collaborated on several projects. With varying backgrounds and strengths, the duo found their synergy led to great success and ultimately decided to join forces.

The partners developed the uncanny ability to translate client requests into a variety of styles. However, they are best known for fashioning a new take on classic, timeless elegance that appears effortlessly evolved.

In 19 years, David and Tom have won numerous industry awards, including ASID Design Excellence awards and a VOX/Out Style and Design award. They’ve been listed on Luxe Interiors’ Gold List, CS Interiors’ Best in Design, and among BuildDirect’s 15 Best Interior Designers in Chicago. Their projects have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Luxe, CS Interiors, Traditional Home and on HGTV’s Designers Challenge.

The Kaufman Segal Design team is rounded out with Kimberly O'Donnell, Stephen Young, Scott Grooms, and Lindsay Angyus.

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Eva Quateman

Eva Quateman

The Living Room

Eva Quateman Interiors is a multi-faceted, Chicago-based design firm that provides residential and commercial interior design and renovation services—ranging from custom-built home design and interiors to full-scale renovations—for projects across the country. Eva is the Principal in Charge, making her the firm's lead designer and creative force behind all projects.

It is Eva's impeccable eye for space planning and design—based on her extensive knowledge of general contracting and construction—that differentiates her from other interior designers. Though she designs for a range of styles, Eva has excelled at helping her clients achieve a traditional look. A success that has led to the label "Cool Traditionalist," based upon her timelessness, creativity and the practical efficiency she brings to each project.

Eva has been featured in a number of publications, including Traditional Home, Décor, Luxe, and CS, and she has successfully completed projects throughout the United States and Mexico.

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2014 Designers