Posts tagged "ideas"

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 »


1. Padded Headboard A padded headboard adds additional fabric to your bed, allowing you to tie in more texture and color with your surrounding fabrics for cohesive  harmony. A wooden headboard tells a story of  heirloom quality, whereas a padded headboard says  “Hello boutique hotel sophistication!” 2. Window Treatments Bare windows can look great in... 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 »

FLOOR ALL IT'S WORTH - What's Underfoot In Your Home?

In today’s era of home remodeling and new construction, how does one decide on what surfacing to choose for floors? With such an abundance of choices and diverse personal tastes, why do we prefer carpet in the Midwest and insist on tile in the South? Your geographic location may play an even greater part in... Read more »