Tag: design

CHICAGO'S ANNUAL RANDOLPH STREET MARKET FESTIVAL - Whether you refer to it as old, antique or vintage, there’s something for everybody!

Just as the fascinating syndicated television program Antiques Road Show has the ability to mesmerize viewers – when lucky participants discover their bric-a-brac is worth a small fortune – Chicago’s Randolph Street Market will captivate you with the prospect of finding that once-in-a-lifetime conversation piece and will have you bragging to everyone who will listen... Read more »

GRAND ILLUSION - What You See Isn't Always What You Get...

Congratulations! You finally found it – your beautiful new home! After months of combing the local real estate market, stressing over offers and counter-offers, you may feel as if your dreams are finally coming true. But before you begin unpacking grandma’s china and propping the glossy wedding photo up on the mantel, you will want... Read more »

DESIGN SECRETS FROM THE PROS - In A Reimagined Space, There Is An Easy Solution To Almost Any Problem

Design Secrets from the Pros In a reimagined space, there is an easy solution to almost any problem. Small Space Many people make the mistake of thinking that smaller rooms require lighter paint colors to brighten them up. Actually, it’s just the opposite. As strange as it may sound, smaller spaces appear larger when painted... Read more »

QUALITY, GOING ONCE... Your Home's Expertly Crafted Details Are Number One!

Time and time again, the authorities in the international design realm, such as Architectural Digest, lead consumers on a journey through the ethereal interiors of masterful architecture that is intertwined with timeless and cutting-edge interior design. These statement-making rooms of course include the requisite expertly coordinated fabrics, wall coverings, furnishings and accessories, but we must... Read more »

RETRO REVIVAL - The '50s (and a bit beyond) Are The New Fabulous!

A new trend in current interior design styles is bringing back “retro” to dwellings everywhere. This iconic style – nostalgic, straightforward and individualistic – is winding its way back from the fringes of time. Remember the avocado and gold paint colors from the kitchen of the popular ’50s-themed TV series Happy Days? The dark wood... Read more »

WELCOME e-HOME - The crown jewels of communication and entertainment are being hardwired into our enviornment.

Admire or revile modern technology as you may, it is here to stay! Should you choose to enthusiastically embrace this new universal interactive age, which makes the Jetsons’ futuristic utopia look more like nonfiction than fiction, be prepared to transition your entire house from power pole to power grid as we welcome the new and... Read more »

LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT! Decison-Making in the Confusing World of Home Products and Materials

In the United States alone, the home improvement industry is a $300 billion-dollar business that fuels demand for millions of products and materials from which the modern-day consumer can choose. With those staggering numbers, how could one even entertain the thought of making the “right” decision in home renovations or new construction projects?  How can... Read more »

PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ... HOLIDAY STYLE! Interior Designers Are Essential in Making Lasting (Postive) Impressions

From the luxury addresses and grand estates of the sprawling North Shore all the way down to the high-rise condominiums and quaint apartments of the revered Gold Coast, first impressions can be everything. For those who take entertaining for the holidays seriously, like Emmy Award-winning entrepreneur Martha Stewart, everything has to be picture perfect. Whether... Read more »

THE DIFFA DIFFERENCE! The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Presents "Dining by Design"

Design professionals in the arena of fashion, interior design, furnishings, and architecture as well as many other industry partners, supporters and volunteers came together recently for a night of spectacular networking, fundraising, design and dinner at the world-renowned Merchandise Mart in Chicago for the annual “Dining by Design” gala, presented by the Design Industries Foundation... Read more »

DESIGN - A WHOLE NEW WORLD Aesthetics Are the Inside Secret to Reaching Your Target Market

The professional title of designer is a very expansive category. Not only are there residential and commercial interior designers, there are multitudes of other talented and trained specialists participating in the world of design. There are architectural designers, urban designers, landscape designers, furniture designers, lighting designers, sound designers, graphic designers, web designers and automotive designers…... Read more »