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Edgy Italian Design, Knoll Classics Sale, and a Design Open House

Plus, more home design news and events this week

Seletti Hybrid Collection (left) and Lipsticks mirror   Photo: Courtesy of iD

This Week’s Top Story

If you’re a fan of the wit-and-whimsy-filled label Seletti, we recommend making a beeline to iD (375 W. Erie St., Ste. 101, idchicago.com), as the River North showroom was recently named the premier Chicago retailer for the Italian brand.

iD’s Seletti offering includes furnishings like bookcase units from the Renaissance Collection and tables and chairs from the Industry Collection, not to mention a variety of china (think fruit dishes, soup bowls, dinner plates, and cake stands) from the Hybrid Collection. And for those whose aesthetic errs on the bold side, we might suggest the Big Round “Lipsticks” Mirror ($387) and the “Lady on Carpet” Rectangular Rug ($1,430), both from the personality-rich Seletti Wears Toiletpaper Collection.

Interior Intel

Blame it on the balmy weather, but it feels like wedding season will be here before we know it. IKEA (ikea.com) seems to have read our mind. The home furnishings behemoth has launched a gift registry, where you can fulfill happy couples’ wish lists with everything from Svalka wine glasses and Pjätteryd Fiat artwork to Halved flatwoven rugs and Färlöv sofas.

Sales

Home Carpet One (3071 N. Lincoln Ave., homecarpetone.com) is extending Presidents’ Day festivities with a one-day sale this Saturday. Visit the Lake View showroom from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to receive discounts on all merchandise—plus the chance to win four 2017 Cubs tickets. Learn more about the sale here.

Enjoy 15 percent savings plus free standard shipping on select Knoll pieces—including designs by Chicago’s own late, great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe—at Design Within Reach (755 W. North Ave., dwr.com) through February 28. Shop the Knoll Classics Sale.

Through March 12, Bedside Manor (shopbedside.com) is having a Spring Sale at its four Chicago-area boutiques and online. While shopping regularly priced merchandise, receive 10 percent off for every $250 purchase, 15 percent off for every $500, and 20 percent off for every $1,000 you spend.

Events

Today, visit the Lincoln Park outpost of Walter E. Smithe (2009 N. Clybourn Ave., smithe.com) for the retailer’s Fourth Fridays shopping event. Enjoy refreshments and music while chatting with designers about the latest trends in home decor. Shoppers can get $500 off a purchase of $1,500, plus 20 percent savings beyond that. To RSVP, please call the showroom at 773-528-7787.

Sweet Peas Design (1242 N. Wells St., sweetpeas-inspired.com) is hosting an open house event on Saturday to celebrate its new Chicago studio. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and enjoy bites and beverages. To RSVP, please email Lauren Benditzky at lauren@sweetpeas-inspired.com.

Still on the fence about Pantone’s Color of the Year? Saturday’s Designing with Succulents workshop at Pottery Barn (potterybarn.com) might come in handy: From 1 to 2 p.m., learn how to add some greenery to your space and craft your own arrangement. Find your nearest store.

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