Behind the Design: Ivy Design Firm SKIN

March 28th, 2018 Uncategorized Comments

WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE SCENES AT SKIN? Lauren and I are very excited about this spotlight feature that just came out about SKIN. It really made us think about how much goes into running an interior design business and our goals for the future. Read more to find out how we’re skinning your world. #skinyourworld #lifeofanivydesigner #maketimefordesign #ivydesigner

The Art Of Design-Splash

March 1st, 2018 Uncategorized Comments

“With so many different tastes and aesthetics, are there really any rules when it comes to hanging art in your home? We asked a pair of experts to weigh in, and pegged a few of our favorite local artists to get you started”  Click Here to read about how Skin can bring the art of design to your home. 

11 Enduring Kitchen Ideas From the Industry’s Biggest Event

February 5th, 2018 Uncategorized Comments

SKIN has been featured on HOUZZ for designing classic and timeless kitchens. Check out the article “11 Enduring Kitchen Ideas From the Industry’s Biggest Event” on Houzz now.

Dering Hall – Creative Tablescape Ideas

December 20th, 2017 Uncategorized Comments

A tablescape is one of the easiest ways to showcase your aesthetic—and creativity. Take cues from these talented designers who know all about arranging the right mix of decorative objects to take a table design for the holidays to the next level.

The Scenario Circle

November 15th, 2017 Uncategorized Comments

Scenario Home gives you a deeper look into the founders of Skin. Learn about interior designer Lauren Lozano Ziol and graphic designer Michelle Jolas as they show you their unique style and go to looks from scenario. Join The Scenario Circle Here 

Voyage Chicago’s Most Inspiring Stories

June 14th, 2017 Uncategorized Comments

Passion, design, partnership, and purpose all came together when SKIN’s co-founders, Lauren Lozano Ziol and Michelle Jolas, founded the interior design and lifestyle brand SKIN in 2017. Recently, Ziol and Jolas sat down with Voyage Chicago to tell their story, and share how taking a leap of faith and combining their love of art, design, and philanthropy turned a dream into SKIN. http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-laurenmichelle-lozano-zioljolas-skin-roscoe-village/

Previously Owned By A Gay Man

May 10th, 2017 Uncategorized Comments

Skin is proud to be recently featured in the Advice section “Sitting with…Bringing Design and Designers To The People” at Previously Owned By A Gay Man.

Previously Owned By A Gay Man is one of our favorite new sources . . . a destination online marketplace for new and previously owned home furnishings and decor, sourced from designers, influencers and, of course, the ever-tasteful gay man.

Matt Kosterman Photography

January 23rd, 2017 Uncategorized Comments

Matt was the mastermind photographer behind our “Breaking Trad” residence, “Euro Style” residence and Michelle’s bio photograph. He is a joy to work with and has an amazing eye for details.

“Wow! That was fun!” is what the majority of clients say at the end of a session with Matt. This from the same person whose words prior to the session were “I hate having my picture taken.”

Matt’s innate ability to connect with people, his natural curiosity, and a passion for learning new things enable him to create images that are as distinctive as they are authentic.

After selling the lab in 2010 he continued photographing children in his unique and revealing lifestyle technique. He leveraged his wide base of photographic knowledge, acquired over nearly 20 years in the industry and began photographing a multitude of assignments. While five of his photos of Wrigley Field were chosen for the MLB book “A Century of Wrigley Field”, and the corporate headquarters of Sloan Valve are a veritable gallery of his industrial fine art work, his primary focus is executive portraiture and corporate lifestyle photography.

When he’s not taking pictures, you’ll typically find him on a tennis court or watching his amazing daughters as they grow up way too fast.

Check out his work at mattkosterman.com

Matt’s portrait was shot by Johnny McGuire