Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chicago lights and designer eye candy

I must have looked like a complete nut running around the streets of downtown Chicago snapping pictures in the dark Sunday night.  But I really had no choice, it was just too pretty.
The next day we did some shopping, and I just had to stop and gape at the prices in Jonathan Adler's store.  I'm not sure I was allowed to take pictures in there, but this place was insanely awesome so I am going to share anyway:
This bedding was dying to come live in my aqua and brown bedroom, but I couldn't bear to even look at the price:
The setup in this 'bedroom' was stunning!
I love this combination of orange and brown.  This rug is awesomely graphic, but not over-the-top:
I want painted wall niches! I wish I could be this bold with color. Actually, the dark teal here is almost identical to the color in my front hall. Hey, I'm a designer after all!
This store was so beautiful.  Check out the chandelier at the entrance!  At $750, I will never own it.  It also takes 30 candelabra bulbs (insert "how many __ does it take to screw in a lightbulb" joke here) so that sounds like hours of fun.  But, it's gorgeous to look at.   
So, what did I buy from the store?  Not a thing.  The one thing I thought about buying was a delightfully-scented candle, but it was $38 (or, $30 more than I was willing to pay for a 7 oz. candle) so I left with just my 'window-shopping glow' and these pictures.  In fact, I didn't buy anything on our entire shopping trip besides the hotel, food and parking.  This is a first for me, folks!  And also kind of depressing.  I have to go to the mall now to make up for it.   


  1. Those lights are gorgeous! Love the row of trees that are lit with the white lights. I definitely wouldn't have bought anything in that store either, but it does look fabulous! The light fixture in that bedroom setup is pretty sweet. Thanks for sharing your window-shopping experience!

  2. (Mc)Lovin the lights. That store looks really fun, at least you got some good inspiration photos! Great pic of you and your mom too.

  3. Oh my gosh. This makes me want to visit Chicago so bad!! And that store made me slobber on myself. I want every single thing in there. Thanks for all of the pictures!

  4. Looks beautiful, I love trees wrapped all over in white lights like that.

    It's a good thing there isn't an Adler store near me. I would be too tempted to go and put the coffee table I want on my credit card.

    I've never been to Chicago, but it is on my list of places I must go before I die.


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