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Summer's Just Around the Corner

These blooming flowers and trees reminded me that even though it's still cold here in the Chicago area it is Spring, and Summer will be here soon. These photos were taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden. From the thousand-year-old bonsai trees to the flowering poppies and the lush green landscapes, there was something beautiful to look at in every corner of the garden. Previously unbeknownst to me, there was even a furniture exhibit with incredible, sculptural furniture made out of interesting pieces of wood.

Architectural Masterpiece?

Some believe that the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois is an iconic masterpiece of the International Style of architecture, and I would definitely agree. This home, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is an easy drive from Chicago and I would encourage you to experience it for yourself. When you're "floating" above the ground inside the glass and steel home there is virtually nothing between you and the beautiful surrounding nature. #midcenturymodern #InternationalStyle #LudwigMiesvanderRohe #iconicarchitecture #houseinwoods #glassandsteelhouse #glassboxhouse #PhillipJohnson #architecturalmasterpiece

Immerse Yourself at Restoration Hardware's RH

Even on a cold, rainy spring day, inside the restaurant at the new RH in Chicago it feels like you're outside in sunny warmth. I had a tasty brunch under the enormous glass roof in the lush, indoor courtyard, followed by a stroll through the many showroom vignettes. The vignettes, filled with Restoration Hardware furniture, rugs and accessories, have some great design ideas to inspire you for your next project.