Oct
31
2012
Ruth was not technically dressed up, but being the great sport that she is, she whipped up an army nurse costume for me to take a picture! She's a real trooper!

Tricks and treats!

Happy Halloween everyone! So, it seems like everyone is busy, busy and I couldn't find anyone in the office in costume, myself included - did you dress up today? What's the best costume you've seen this Halloween? I dressed up this weekend, but realized that after my fake eyelashes were already in the...  continue reading

Oct
30
2012
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All Hallows Eve

On the eve of Halloween, I can't help but imagine all of the additional holidays we are on the brink of right now - Election Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah  Christmas, Kwanzaa,  New Years...not to mention the occasional wedding, or other celebration or two in there. It's that time of year. So with that...  continue reading

Oct
26
2012
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Fashion Friday – City Chic

Fall is for fashion! We’re wrapping up autumn styles at the Chicago office on this Fashion Friday. Check out some top styles spotted on your favorite designers. As the days turn cooler what’s your chicest way to ward off winter chills?     From bright to earthy, autumnal colored jeans...  continue reading

Oct
23
2012
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Tabletop Tuesday – Splendid silvers

After roaming the Susan Fredman at Home store today in search of our tabletop wonders, a shimmer caught our eye - that's it! Shimmer and silver it is for today's Tabletop Tuesday installment. Who doesn't oogle at dishware with a silver touch? Silver finishes seem to work well with any style, acting as...  continue reading

Oct
22
2012
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Think PINK

We are celebrating all things pink during this October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As you already know (thank you professional sports teams for your pink displays, etc.), you can show your support for loved ones and everyone affected by the disease by wearing pink. As designers, you can see where...  continue reading

Oct
19
2012
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To be young…

Ahh yes, to be young is a wonderful thing - full of possibility, right? Today we welcomed a class of future designers and business minds from ISU to tour the studio, check out a day in the life of a designer and get a feel for what the "real world" might be like for them one day. They had contacted Jamie,...  continue reading

Oct
17
2012
For my bathroom perhaps - how adorable is this chevron?

Shopping in the rain

Don't you just get that feeling, that shopping feeling, when the temperature dips and you see the rain and all you want to do is...run into a store and shop?! Well, that's what I did this afternoon after a somewhat crazy day. I have the utter privilege of being able to just get up from my desk, walk...  continue reading

Oct
16
2012
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Tabletop Tuesday – Popping accessories

In the same way it’s fun to mix and match clothes to shop your own closet, a few well-chosen table accents can add up to multiple striking place settings. Today, for our Tabletop Tuesday post, we've created three versatile place settings and are loving the eclectic style! What combination strikes...  continue reading

Oct
15
2012
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Good times in Harbor Country

Hello, hello! The 9th Annual Kitchen Walk put on by Designs for Dignity was a great event this past weekend and what a turnout, even with the cold fall rain throughout the day. We continue to be amazed at the turnout from all of our friends and partners in the industry and the level of support from the...  continue reading

Oct
09
2012
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Tabletop Tuesday – Good gracious

The table is the heart to every home - it is where your loved ones gather for meals, laughter is shared and life's problems are sometimes solved. Of course you, appreciate the joys of togetherness (don't we all?) and your tabletop is an extension of those gatherings.  Today’s Tabletop Tuesday brings...  continue reading

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