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Andersonville Local Design Route

Andersonville is a classic Chicago stop for design enthusiasts, with a neighborhood persona all it's own. If you love vintage barware, anything plaid, and loads of midcentury modern, you have found your slice of heaven! On this less-than-a-mile wa...


Top Sources for Art in Chicago

It’s no secret that many designers live by the motto “start with art”. The right piece of art can set the tone for the room -- or an entire home! Luckily, Chicago is full of incredible sources for art with amazing staff that can point homeowners and designers alike in the right direction. Here are some of our favorites!


Must-See Holiday Decor Around Chicago

It seems impossible to choose favorites, as the Chicago truly delivers when it comes to holiday decor, but we’re choosing just a few to showcase. Here’s our list of can’t-miss spots when you’re searching for that seasonal spirit!

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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.


Get to Know Aimee Wertepny of PROjECT. Interiors

Here at Refined Haystack, we just adore Aimee. Not only is her work edgy, compelling and 100% drool-worthy, but we also have the best time hanging with her whole team, whom she affectionately calls...