Window-pane room dividers
ROOM WITH A VIEW “Sunday brunch is like theater,” says Mike Moorman, co-owner of the popular Andersonville restaurant M Henry (5707 N Clark St, 773-561-1600). “Everyone wants to see each other, but they also want some privacy.” So when he opened the restaurant five years ago, Moorman came up with a clever solution for creating intimate dining corners amid his open, 60-seat venue: window-pane room dividers. “We had a big, open space, but we still wanted people to be able to see each other,” says Moorman, whose decorating savvy was likely inherited from his mother and father, a home designer and carpenter, respectively. The look is easy to replicate at home, Moorman says. First, find a window you’re smitten with: Good hunting spots include alleys and antique stores—he recommends Jan’s Antiques (225 N Racine Ave, 312-563-0275). Then, attach two hooks to your ceiling and two more to the top of the window and affix the divider using chain (find hooks and chain at stores like Home Depot). Voilå, a very “social” partition.