Archive for 2011

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 »

One of A Kind Show

One of a Kind Show Chicago Chicago’s most unique and artistic show is coming to town this week.  The One of a Kind show runs Dec. 1-4th at the Merchandise Mart Chicago. Click here for hours and details. More than 600 artists from around North America bring their imagination and handmade products alive for you... Read more »

Wild for Design

Kaiser Suidan Art
Photo Taken at the Soffa Show in Chicago.
Design Doesn’t Always Have to Be Safe! When Designing sometimes we tend to choose items that are safe and typical.  If you are looking for more of an artistic and unexpected look you should think a little outside the box!  Here are a few sculptural and artistic products that I am a big fan of... Read more »

Chicago Land Antiquing...

Fun Antiquing.. I have been to several great antique fairs lately and wanted to share some inspiration and a few great places to shop. First stop is Jan’s Antiques in Chicago located at 225 North Racine Ave.   This shop has literally everything and anything you can imagine.  I have been in many antique stores... Read more »

Design Chicago

Design Chicago Design Chicago 2011 was held at the Merchandise Mart yesterday and today with a line up of great interior designers.  I had the opportunity to see  Juan Montoya’s seminar and Kathryn Ireland’s wonderful presentation.  Both were very inspiring and delightful to meet in person.  Juan’s work ranges from Modern clean lines to Mediterranean... Read more »

Fashion In Design.

Take Fashion Home As we look to new fashion trends and fall colors this season, I am reminded of how fashion and interior design collide. From picking out your daily outfit to what color you should paint a wall. Here I was inspired by two different handbags.  Two different shades of green = two different directions... 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 »

A Fall Home...

As Fall Approaches, I am reminded of the change in the air and a fresh start to a new season.  I love to open all the windows and let the crisp air fill my home, it’s like a detox for the home.   Here are ways to give your home a fresh new start and... Read more »

Room of the Day....

Room of the day… I love adding a larger head chair to a dining room.  It not only gives height and grounds the room but it’s an affordable way to create more interest at the table!   via pinterest

What to do with Chalkboard Paint!

There are many options and useful ideas for chalkboard paint! You can cover a small wall for notes and grocery lists in your kitchen or paint an accent wall in your child’s bedroom to capture wonderful masterpieces.  One really fun idea I just saw on Home by Novogratz was adding chalkboard paint to a master... Read more »