Find Shelves Filled With Handmade Luxuries At This Chicago Shop


Shelves filled with black and white vessels, framed artwork and sculptures

Photo: Mark Ballogg

Interior designer Anne Shrader prides herself on discovering and supporting artisans who create home furnishings and accessories that are anything but mass market. After two years in Lincoln Park, she recently moved her shop, City Haus Chicago, to more spacious digs in the bustling River North neighborhood.

She and daughter Elle Shrader created an elegant yet comfortable space curated with beautiful collections of furniture, home decor, lighting and art. They are drawn to the handcrafted and luxurious, sourcing one-of-a-kind and small-batch products, from Oregon to Istanbul.

Shelves brim with walnut-and-glass candlesticks, marble bowls, cowhide trays and terra-cotta pitchers. The pair especially enjoy discovering new artists, with framed works by local creatives Yvette Lenzi and Grace Federighi adorning the walls. “There’s a big world out there filled with original objects and works of art that you can have in your home,” Anne says.