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The Top Local Design News and Events This Week

A Bowie-themed interior design party, colorful dishware on sale, and more

Jadeite cream and sugar set with tray   Photo: Courtesy of P.O.S.H.

P.O.S.H. (613 N. State St., poshchicago.com) is currently running its Midsummer Sale until the end of July. Shop vintage dishware and other home décor knick knacks—think jadeite tableware, pink milk glass, plates, china, and other kitchen supplies with bright, colorful designs.

Danish design studio Menu, known for its Scandinavian aesthetics, is now available at Haute Living (222 W. Kinzie St., haute-living.com). From modular shelving to minimalist seating and tables, the line offers basic-yet-striking designs.

Are your walls looking a little bare? Visit the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Summer Sidewalk Sale, this Friday to Sunday. Shop at tons of gallerias for one-of-a-kind artworks. Participating galleria vendors include Angelique Bolin Art, Artchanted, Aspire Imaginary, Cheri Reid Art, Cool Art Hot Glass, Deana Rose Jewelry, Denise Riesen Photography, Indigenous Artworks, Nouvelle Atelier, Patricia Mayer Art, and Steve Slaske Art. Bring your kids on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for face painting by Galleria artist Anna Todaro. Click here for more info.

Join the American Society of Interior Designers, Illinois Interior Design Coalition, and the International Interior Design Association for Designer Drinks on July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Check out the National Office Furniture, Kimball Office, Trendway, and DIRTT (325 N. Wells St.) showrooms remodeled recently for NeoCon, all while enjoying specialty drink creations by Amy Probasco of Pub Royale. Each of the four spaces will have drinks, food, and music themes that pay tribute to musicians Merl Haggard, Glen Frey, Prince, and David Bowie. All proceeds raised will go to support the Illinois Interior Design Coalition. Buy your tickets here.

Looking to move out of the city and into the ’burbs? Stop by Des Plaines’s Colfax Crossing development (342 Western Ave., Des Plaines, taylormorrison.com) for its grand opening this Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The home builder promises an urban-style neighborhood within a suburban setting, with a 15-minute walk to the closest Metra station. The celebration will include free food, food trucks, and hourly giveaways including Metra passes and a chance to win a Weber gas grill.

Yearbook Studios (7316 Madison St., Forest Park, yearbookstudios.com) recently completed the interior design of Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home to host the after-party following a Hemingway Foundation fundraiser this Saturday to celebrate Hemingway’s 117th birthday. See how Yearbook Studios styled the bedroom into a new guest room with nuances from Hemingway’s life.

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