Shape Shifters

Thursday, September 01, 2011 | Category: Decorating, Material Girls Projects, Shops and Showrooms

My Office/Showroom nearly always functions as a shop, with virtually anything in it being up for sale at any given time.  I have been an avid collector and antique junkie for many years, so acquiring and selling things has become a natural life cycle in my business and personal life.  I have learned to not become overly attached to particular pieces, as I am always shifting/gifting/selling/moving things around, and thus acquiring more.  In fact, my family has become accustomed to this “here today, gone tomorrow” mentality in which anything is fair game, including artifacts in my own home.  I have about 10 treasures that will always remain in my possession (the inspiration items that mean so very much to me) and remain NFS-not including my three “Jewels” and my “Prince”-aka children and my husband.

It has happened on more than one occasion where I have been asked “Didn’t we used to have a different lamp here?”  Like my love for fashion and searching for beautiful things, I am always craving something new and different for my own spaces.

The look of my Office + Showroom has changed  along with my latest art exhibits. Since I initially opened my latest Showroom in the West Town Neighborhood of Chicago last year (check out a post featuring the original decor here), I wanted to share the changes and  the current state of the BID headquarters. We have gone through changes all along- this keeps our inventory evolving and introduces our clients to many new and different artists and artifacts. Along with the virtual changes, we are thrilled to be aligned with the most amazing new clients- it is a pretty thrilling time on Grand Avenue.

If you are in the neighborhood, I’d love for you to stop by.  As we all know, everything looks much better in person!

Buckingham Interiors + Design 1820 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  All art and artifacts are available for relocation into your home-as always- but may change at any time 🙂

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9 Comments to 'Shape Shifters'

Michele from Boston 02 Sep 11 at 8:23 am

Would you please share where you obtained the black and white print on your desk chair that looks like representations of Italian villas? I just love those chairs around the big table, too. Thank you!

Rita 02 Sep 11 at 5:36 pm

What an amazing space! Love the fixtures over the white lacquered table and the chairs around it!!! The seat cushions look soooooooo plushy! Beautiful!

Danielle 03 Sep 11 at 8:35 am

Beautiful Showroom! I love all the interesting and unusual chandeliers. Can’t wait to see it in person.

Jessie 03 Sep 11 at 10:03 am

Gray is the new black. Your showroom always looks phenomenal! Love the coffee table with the dogs! How unique!

amy 03 Sep 11 at 11:31 am


Sarah 05 Sep 11 at 5:22 am

Just love the chairs, and the lights work brilliantly with them.

Amelia Rodriguez 05 Sep 11 at 9:38 am

Always interesting to see some excellent designs from other countries and how they grow. Thanks for the great post!

Julia-Chicago 05 Sep 11 at 12:47 pm

Hey Michele!
My desk chair fabric is from Pierre Frey.
I actually selected it while the latest Pierre was in my office. What an amazing experience- had an extremely good time in the selection process. Will never change that fabric 🙂
Check out the family here:
I can send along the fabric name when I am back in the office if you would like.
Thanks for reaching out!

Julie c 08 Sep 11 at 8:51 am

Those framed vintage swim suits are beyond cool! Would love to put in a pool house

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