Best of 2016: Top 10 Countdown

Best of 2016: Top 10 Countdown

This is the time of year when everyone loves to recap the year in the form of lists. We look back and remember the good, the bad, and everything in between. Let's face it, there was a lot that happened in 2016...and it ain't all good! But for today we'll focus on the home & lifestyle part of the world. So, what exactly has happened? While Chip & Joanna Gains have captured America's hearts and have become our sweetheart couple, Christina & Tarek El Moussa have sadly announced their split. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint continues to grow as she expanded her product line to include three new colors, Honfleur, Giverny and Amsterdam Green, and two new waxes, white and black. I have yet to use the new colors, however that Amsterdam Green looks scrumptious! Although Restoration Hardware has invested millions of dollars revamping their image, building concept stores and adding the RH Modern line, their stock continues to tank. And finally, American designer Mark D. Sikes is making a name for himself as he transitions from the fashion world to the interior design world. He published is first book, Beautiful, which is filled with none other than beautiful spaces and tons of inspiration. 

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2015 - A Year in Review

2015 - A Year in Review

So here we are, at the end of the year. Given the fact that we've been cruising through December in 50 degree weather here in Chicago, it's hard to believe that we're only days away from the calendar officially telling us Winter is upon us. You're not hearing any complaints from this corner though! The end of the year also means I mentally go into vacation mode (I guess I also get that 'vacation mode' vibe from warm sunny weather, any long weekend, a friend coming into town, a new restaurant opening, a sale at my favorite store...yeah...I don't think it takes much for me to ease into vacation mode). But, maybe celebrating the holidays with friends and family is a bit more warranted to take off time than spending a day on Michigan Ave because Pottery Barn has 20% off. So, with that, I thought it would be a good time to officially wrap up this blog for 2015 until I hit the ground running next year! Instead of sharing a new project, I decided I'd give a recap of the best of 2015. 

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