Celebrating 16 Years as Barrington’s Signature Magazine

May / June 2021 Issue

About This Issue

From blank slate to beautiful! Barrington-based interior designer Kate Marker brings her signature design aesthetic to homes all over the United States. Embracing a color palette derived from neutral materials, Marker taps into the influences of her client’s region for a flawless finish. Kate Marker Home is the designer’s new flagship retail store located on Park Avenue and online. In an upcoming episode of “Point of View: A Designer Profile” on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network (on Discovery+ Channel), three of Marker’s projects in the Barrington area will be featured. Be sure to check out the world of Kate Marker here and join her 404,000-plus followers on social media! Photography by Linda M. Barrett.

Volunteers at Little City in Palatine

Introducing the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection

The Barrington Area Volunteer Connection, a match-making volunteer system with a nearly limitless source of local opportunities. The BAVC has just launched, and it will help improve the connecting of volunteers with nonprofits across the Barrington communities. Incubated by our Barrington Area Development Council, the BAVC system will be hosted by the Barrington Area Library.

Create your volunteer profile on BAVC. Visit theBAVC.org for information and local nonprofit news.

What’s New at QB

Features in this issue


At Home With Kate Marker​

Interior Designer Kate Marker shares her thoughts on life at home, leading a fast-growing business, and the exciting new Kate Marker Home retail store in Barrington.

Meet Seven BHS Artists Who Share Their Talents and Dreams

A Bright Future for Barrington 220 Fine Art Students​

Meet Seven BHS Artists Who Share Their Talents and Dreams

Barrington Area Community Foundation

Barrington Area Community Foundation Grant Recipients​

BACF Provides Funds for Unmet Needs and to Support Current Hardship in Area Nonprofits

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