May 21, 2011

Inspiration in The Windy City

An impromptu trip to Chicago this week has turned into a trip filled with design inspiration and a first hand look at the diversity of art, design, and architecture that makes being a designer so exhilarating and fulfilling. My visit to The Merchandise Mart had me zig zagging from one amazing showroom to another but ultimately landing at their version of our California Design Showcase House. Conveniently located on the main floor of the Mart, this long term but temporary installation featured 9 of Chicago's top interior designers and some of the newest and most innovative design styles, techniques, and products.

If you find yourself in the greater Chicago area now through December 9th (yes, the virtual home is on display for 7 months) I highly recommend a visit. You can also tour the dream HOME online where you can read designer profiles and obtain product information from the comfort of your own dream home. Here are a few pics of my FAVORITE spaces...enjoy.

Foyer: By Buckingham Interiors + Design

Bedroom: By Michael Abrams Limited

Kitchen: By SNAIDERO and Shawna Dillon, ASID