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Chicago Home Decor + Al Fresco

It's finally that time again: al fresco dining season in Chicago! To help you make the most of it we've compiled four pairs of sources and restaurants by neighborhood. Stop to shop, and then enjoy a little break and some sunshine. Do it while you ...

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Designers' Tips on Freshening up Your Holiday...

Our member designers have some fresh perspectives that will leave you inspired and ready to revamp the old standby icicle lights and artificial trees.


Must See Places in the West Loop

The West Loop is best known for it’s restaurants and was recently named the “hippest neighborhood in Chicago” by Forbes. In addition to the Randolph Street Market, the area boasts several other home decor gems. This is our recommended route...


Design Bloggers Conference 2017: Our Top Take...

Last week, we spent some time in sunny Los Angeles for the Design Bloggers Conference, and it was an incredibly educational (and fun) event! We always enjoy connecting with the interior design community, and the sessions were informative and entertaining. There were two presentations with content we couldn’t wait to share with you: one on writing an attention-grabbing b...

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Breaking Old School Design Rules: A Fresh Per...

Though sticking to the ideas that have stood the test of time is a good policy much of the time, sometimes, designers need to venture outside of the norm to create something truly unique.