Celebrating 16 Years as Barrington’s Signature Magazine

May / June 2021 Issue

Kate Marker - cover photo for MJ21 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.

Chris Bauman at his Chordcraft Studio in downtown Barrington.

Preserving the Chicago Sound

Sam Cooke, Herbie Hancock, the Buckinghams, Smashing Pumpkins, JuiceWRLD, Fall Out Boy, STYX, Kanye West, Wilco, Earth Wind & Fire, Lupe Fiasco, Cheap Trick, Kaskade, Rise Against, Common, Disturbed, Andrew Bird, Twista, Richard Marx, Ministry, Jennifer Hudson, Alkaline Trio, Frankie Knuckles, Plain White T’s, Haley Reinhart, John Splithoff, Saba, and of course the band “Chicago”.

What’s New at QB

Features in this issue

Kate Marker


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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