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.
My name is Sara. I am a home owner/renovator, photographer, and stay at home mom in the Chicago area trying to cram all kinds of projects into the time my son is at school. Ashford is 3, and I had our second baby Zach December 2015, so things are pretty busy around here! I like slightly inappropriate humor, wine, and stalking house blogs. I love starting new DIY projects and sometimes hate finishing them. I love taking portraits of families, children and couples whenever I can. This blog is all about the projects my husband and I tackle, the projects that fizzle, and the funny things that happen to us along the way.