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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...

10 Chicago Sources for Green Decor

Happy Earth Day to you! To celebrate, we've rounded up ten of Chicago's eco-friendly sources across three categories: 1) antiques and vintage 2) items produced locally 3) companies who are committed to being green. These are all businesses that we've never mentioned on the blog before so we hope you might find something new...

Kenneth Walter: The Secret Is Out

If you want to have a real heart-to-heart about interior design, you go to Kenneth Walter. He's not only full of expert knowledge, he is also observant, wise and thoughtful. He balances a deep understanding of the traditional design principles with an innovative and savvy…

Investing in Photography for Your Interior De...

There are plenty of choices to make in terms of what to invest in to grow your interior design business -- but there’s one thing you should never skimp on: photography. We asked 3 designers and the photographers they work with just how important quality imagery is for interior designers and what the process is like for them.

Lighting Tips from Currey & Company's Creativ...

For some tips on how to best select lighting for a space, we turned to Cecil Adams, Creative Director at Currey & Company. He gave us some valuable insight on how to pick the best fixtures for your home.