You can now shop the world famous showrooms of the Chicago Merchandise Mart for furnishings, fabric, wall coverings, paint and more. You can shop the 400+ showrooms on site or on line. An hour long consultation with a professional designer can also be yours-FREE. For more information please visit merchandisemartdesigncenter.com.
If you are looking for an alternative to mainstream furniture resources check out Russell & Mckenna. They specialize in painted wood & upholstered furnishings. The look is a fresh, simple, cottage style that fits into most casual homes. Their story is truly an American dream come true that goes something like this: financial & marketing consultant turn their hobby into a thriving business. Their flagship store & production facility resides in Maryland. Some of my favorite pieces are the cribs & changers.