Five Design Events and Sales You Should Know About

Check out Tabula Tua’s new merch, discounts at Asrai Garden, a sample sale at I.D., and a Designer of the Year Award shindig at the Mart.

Snag a Gus Modern sofa like this one at I.D.'s sale.   Photo courtesy of Gus Modern

Tabula Tua’s New Look

Fans of the Lincoln Park shop Tabula Tua may notice some changes at their go-to spot for posh tabletop accessories. The space has just been remodeled, and it’s under new ownership (it was purchased by the more traditional Linly Designs, which is based in Clarendon Hills and also has a store in Highland Park). Tabula Tua will keep its name and aesthetic, but there are some new additions to the selection, such as fine bone china bejeweled with Swarovski crystals from Prouna and a variety of chic chandeliers from Currey & Company.

Other Sales and Events

The new Lake View shop Wrightwood Furniture, a great place to find a deal on a one-of-a-kind piece, is having its grand opening party tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a full bar, catered food, and door prizes. All purchases made within the next month will benefit the non-profit Designs for Dignity. (Mention the organization when you check out.) Very limited space is available, so RSVP to rsvp@wrightwoodfurniture.com ASAP to attend. —Lynn Okura Bey

Everything at Wicker Park’s Asrai Garden, except plants and flowers, is 20 to 50 percent off through January 31.

Lake View’s I.D. is continuing its Gus Keep on Giving Sale. Bring in three non-perishable food items or proof of donation to Food Banks Canada and get 15 percent off all Gus Modern pieces through January 31. Then on February 1, hit I.D.’s floor sample sale and get up to 60 percent off pieces from Gus Modern, Blu Dot, Design House Stockholm, and more. 

The Chicago Interior Designer of the Year Awards are next Thursday, February 6 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the North Lobby of the Merchandise Mart. This year’s nominees are Susan Fredman of Susan Fredman Design Group, Jessica Lagrange of Jessica Lagrange Interiors LLC, Gary Lee of Gary Lee Partners, Carlos Martinez of Gensler, Frank Ponterio of Frank Ponterio Interior Design, Arlene Semel and Brian Snow of Semel Snow Interior Design, Inc., Janet Shiff of Blutter Shiff Design Associates, Richar of Richar Interiors, Eva Quateman of Eva Quateman Interiors, and Stephanie Wohlner of Stephanie Wohlner Design.

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