Category: The Guide

Pattern Play

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Pattern Play at Home… I love mixing pattern on pattern, it creates that additional layer and interest to the room.  I think some people hesitate with the idea of mixing one pattern with a totally opposite type of pattern.  I would encourage it! Whether you are mixing stripes with a bold geometric or chevron and... Read more »

Make It Graphic

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Adding Graphic Wallpaper in Small Amounts. I tend to talk alot about wallcovering on this blog and I guess it is because for one I love wallpaper and secondly wallpaper has come a long way from the 1960’s-70’s style many of us are so use to thinking of.  It isn’t granny’s old olive green wallpaper... Read more »

Art Festival Season..

Summer is a great time to hunt for art and new artists! Here Are Some Events Happening Around the Area. Mark Your Calendars! Click For Event Details Artists on the Bluff is happening this weekend in Lake Bluff, IL Fountain Square Art Festival in Evanston is alson happening this weekend. Randolph Street Market Begins this... Read more »

Clean and Modern Desks For Under $1000.00

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Looking for A New Desk For Your Home Office? I was quickly researching for a client this morning and ran across these three streamlined and stylish desks.  Perfect for any office space that needs a quick and updated look! Best of all they are all affordable. Good Design doesn’t always have to be high end!

Outdoor Accessorizing

Outdoor Accessories and Finishing Touches
It’s almost that time to freshen and accessorize the exterior of our homes! Here are a few great products and some outdoor inspiration to get you started. Click here to Enlarge

Weekend Giveaway!!!

Light As A Feather
My first ever giveaway comes from ShabbyApple.Com!  Before I tell you about the giveaway let me tell you a little about Shabby Apple.  Shabby Apple offers a wide range of vintage jewelry, flirty women’s dresses, stylish blouse’s, and even adorable maternity dresses!  Today I found the perfect black dress for work or play.  Let me... Read more »

Rad iphone Cases

Make a Design Statement With Your iphone! Take a look at these iphone cases from society6 I think they are all pretty rad!  All around $35.00 each

Good Art

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Where Can You Find Good Art at A Good Cost? Art can be one of the hardest finishing touches to choose for a client.  Art is subjective and a personal preference. Sometimes you start the project with a clients art in mind for inspiration and other times it’s the final piece to select.  I recently... Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Are You Stuck On A Gift For Him or Her? No Worries Check Out My Great Holiday Gift Guide. Him 1. ipad 2 cover- j.crew 2. ralph lauren gloves 3. reebok shoes 4. sweater- h&m 5. kenneth cole watch 6. his favorite college gear Her 1. butter nail polish 2. clutch 3. flower vases- anthropologie... Read more »

The Guide: Mirrors

The Guide to Mirrors: Today’s collection contains some of the best mirrors on the market and for a great price! Prices range from $200-$500 and it doesn’t always have to be new to be the best.  Don’t forget to look at places like craiglist or etsy for some unique vintage finds. Click here to view... Read more »