Artropolis Chicago April 30-May 3

Artroplolis is a Chicago celebration of Art, Antiques and Culture at the Merchandise Mart.
The fair is combined of Art Chicago, NEXT and Merchandise Mart International Antique Fair.

Art Chicago displays and brings together modern and contemporary art with worlds leading, emerging and established galleries. It's an amazing place to see innovative art pieces, learn about the artists, purchase some fantastic works of art and even start your own art collection.

NEXT is an art fair that showcases some amazing and unique talents. This is an outlet to see art in a completely new innovative ways. It brings the art and public together.

The Merchandise Mart  International Antique Fair brings together 100's of the worlds best dealers in the wide range of categories. The genres include: 20th Century Design, Americana, Architectural Design, Asian Art & Antiquities, Barometers, Books, Ceramics, Clocks, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Paintings, Posters, Prints, Maps, Sculpture, Silver, Textiles and Tribal Art.

Make sure you go and check one of these out, I know I will :)




photos courtesy of Artropolis

Edyta is now an Chicago Suburbs Interior Design Examiner

I am happy to announce that I am now the Interior Design Examiner for Chicago Suburbs.
With that title you can find my articles here where I am giving expert interior design advice, inspirations and design tips. I will be also discussing local design happening or anything interesting that relates to interior design in the Chicago-land area.
Enjoy :)

Edyta Czajkowska 
Chicago Suburbs Interior Design Examiner

Bazaar style

One great resource for some global finds is Serena & Lily. They offer  furniture, fabric, baby, bedding, paint and accessories - right now they are having a spring cleaning sale. They also have a Bazaar section where they locate some unique global finds. Once they are sold they are gone, so check back often.

Discover your inner eclectic.

A day at the Office...

It is important to work in a space that is not only visually pleasing but supports your working needs. Good work productivity and good emotional and physical well being is a result of a well designed space. There are many factors that go into play when designing an office for many different people with different characters, needs and styles.
 I enjoy inspiring stimulating spaces with modern and sleek appeal. One of my favorite offices is the Selgas Cano Architecture Office- a Spanish architectural firm's office, designed by Iwan Baan. It is located in the woods outside of Barcelona. 
Talk about taking a outdoor nature walk during lunch :)  !!

courtesy of ArchDaily

Kohler Trip

Recently I went on an fantastic trip to Kohler Factory in Wisconsin. I love to get inspired, explore where things come from and how they are produced. I must say these pieces are true functional works of art. It's amazing to see what a quality piece such as Kohler has to go through before it gets to be installed in our bathroom or kitchen.

The history of Kohler is very inspiring and I encourage you to read more about it. Also if you are planning to stop by the Kohler factory and showroom, make sure you take some time to stop for a day at the American Club. Also, try out it's amazing amenities such as the Championship Golf-courses, State of the Art Spa, and Exquisite Dining.

While Kohler's products and showrooms are constantly growing and inspiring, I am not sure if you are familiar that Kohler also has other sister companies.  Amongst others are: Baker, McGuire, Ann Sacks and Kallista -each one is exquisite in their own way.

Here are a few photos from my visit (no photos from the factory since they are prohibited):

Outdoor Kitchen

It's fantastic to sit outside and enjoy the wonders of grilled food that lingers delicious scents throughout the whole neighborhood. While enjoying sunshine, chirping birds and the breeze of fresh air, good food is a perfect companion. Many people are very opinionated about what type of grill they like weather it is charcoal, or gas.
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet company carries all sorts of amazing appliances for everyone. They even carry a Hybrid Grill where you have the ability to cook with any combination of charcoal, wood and gas. Another new fantastic appliance that they have is: the New Artisan Fire Pizza Oven- mm mm who wouldn't like some yummy pizza with the perfect crust. :)

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New goodies at One Kings Lane

For those of you that are not familiar with One Kings Lane. It's a great place to score amazing quality products (that are many times only available to the design trade) at a fantastic discount. Once the items are available, there are only a limited amounts and they are available for a limited time- so you have to check in and make your decisions before an amazing piece you were lusting over is no longer available at a bargain price.
Currently they are featuring Archipelago (Signature Soy Candles), Sienna frames (Classic Frames), Moncali (Plush toys, blankets and other cuddly things), Momeni Kids Rugs (Fun beautiful rugs for the kids room).
These could make great gifts and great additions to your home :)
One Kings Lane Sale Events

Rose Petal Candles, Set of 2

Sterling Roped Border 8x10 Frame

Cat Blanket Set, Pink/Blue

Lil Mo Multi Floral Rug

Jonathan Adler Chicago Event

I had an opportunity to go to one of the Jonathan Adler events in Chicago tonight. It was super fun, there were lots of stylish people and even their doggies joined in. Jonathan himself was there wearing a green sweater exuding happiness.
Here are a few photos from the event.

me with other lovely ladies and a one fantastic vase which I bought and had Jonathan autograph

Jonathan and I 

love this minus the cups :)