How many shops make a strip? We’re not sure what the rule is on that one, but the openings of SG Grand (1822 
W. Grand Ave., 630-816-9006) and Buckingham I+D (1820 W. Grand Ave., 312-933-8359) last week are proof enough that the stretch of Grand Avenue from Wood Street to Western Avenue is turning into a destination. The main cluster hovers around Damen, were the pioneering mid-century dealer Modern Times first staked its ground. Always-stylin’ Post27 has become something of a designphile hub; and the salvage shop Urban Remains recently opened a showroom (at 1819 W. Grand Ave.) just west of it. MCM Grand (lots of 1960s mod and Hollywood Regency-style stuff) is yet further west, along with its sister shop Uber Modern. Up next: The Painted Lady, a painted antique furniture shop that currently has a space in Bucktown, is opening another location on Grand August 1. We’ll keep you posted.
    Haven’t had a chance to scope out the new kids on the block? SG Grand (top two photos) is an urban outpost of Geneva’s Scentimental Gardens, offering a sophisticated-country aesthetic, and filled to the rim with rustic lighting, lovely artwork, updated traditional furniture, bold accessories, and more. Ellen DeGeneres was one of the shop’s first customers (she was in town during its opening week, taping a special)! Next door, interior designer Julia Edelmann’s spare showroom, Buckingham I+D (bottom two photos), has more of a gallery vibe and features edgier combinations of contemporary, ethnic, and antique pieces (it’s open by appointment only).
Time to carve out some weekend hours to cruise the new strip.

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West is Best!

 

How many shops make a strip? We’re not sure what the rule is on that one, but the openings of SG Grand (1822 
W. Grand Ave., 630-816-9006) and Buckingham I+D (1820 W. Grand Ave., 312-933-8359) last week are proof enough that the stretch of Grand Avenue from Wood Street to Western Avenue is turning into a destination. The main cluster hovers around Damen, were the pioneering mid-century dealer Modern Times first staked its ground. Always-stylin’ Post27 has become something of a designphile hub; and the salvage shop Urban Remains recently opened a showroom (at 1819 W. Grand Ave.) just west of it. MCM Grand (lots of 1960s mod and Hollywood Regency-style stuff) is yet further west, along with its sister shop Uber Modern. Up next: The Painted Lady, a painted antique furniture shop that currently has a space in Bucktown, is opening another location on Grand August 1. We’ll keep you posted.
    Haven’t had a chance to scope out the new kids on the block? SG Grand (top two photos) is an urban outpost of Geneva’s Scentimental Gardens, offering a sophisticated-country aesthetic, and filled to the rim with rustic lighting, lovely artwork, updated traditional furniture, bold accessories, and more. Ellen DeGeneres was one of the shop’s first customers (she was in town during its opening week, taping a special)! Next door, interior designer Julia Edelmann’s spare showroom, Buckingham I+D (bottom two photos), has more of a gallery vibe and features edgier combinations of contemporary, ethnic, and antique pieces (it’s open by appointment only).
Time to carve out some weekend hours to cruise the new strip.

 

How many shops make a strip? We’re not sure what the rule is on that one, but the openings of SG Grand (1822 
W. Grand Ave., 630-816-9006) and Buckingham I+D (1820 W. Grand Ave., 312-933-8359) last week are proof enough that the stretch of Grand Avenue from Wood Street to Western Avenue is turning into a destination. The main cluster hovers around Damen, were the pioneering mid-century dealer Modern Times first staked its ground. Always-stylin’ Post27 has become something of a designphile hub; and the salvage shop Urban Remains recently opened a showroom (at 1819 W. Grand Ave.) just west of it. MCM Grand (lots of 1960s mod and Hollywood Regency-style stuff) is yet further west, along with its sister shop Uber Modern. Up next: The Painted Lady, a painted antique furniture shop that currently has a space in Bucktown, is opening another location on Grand August 1. We’ll keep you posted.
    Haven’t had a chance to scope out the new kids on the block? SG Grand (top two photos) is an urban outpost of Geneva’s Scentimental Gardens, offering a sophisticated-country aesthetic, and filled to the rim with rustic lighting, lovely artwork, updated traditional furniture, bold accessories, and more. Ellen DeGeneres was one of the shop’s first customers (she was in town during its opening week, taping a special)! Next door, interior designer Julia Edelmann’s spare showroom, Buckingham I+D (bottom two photos), has more of a gallery vibe and features edgier combinations of contemporary, ethnic, and antique pieces (it’s open by appointment only).
Time to carve out some weekend hours to cruise the new strip.

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1. Grand Avenue Living
Mary Garvey James of Geneva’s 610 Home (one of Chicago magazine’s 2010 Bests) has opened a new pop-up shop, Grand Avenue Living...
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2. Johanna Lowe Opens Martyn George in the Grand Avenue Design District
CHARM, INC.: Martyn George, a store your kitchen will cozy up to
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3. Best of the New: Design District
Grand Avenue
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4. Artemisia on Grand
The latest addition to the Grand Avenue design district, the antique shop Artemesia, has landed at 2246 W. Grand Ave...
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5. West is Best!
 

How many shops make a strip? We’re not sure what the rule is on that one, but the openings of SG Grand (1822 
W. Grand Ave., 630-816-9006) and Buckingham I+D (1820 W. Grand Ave., 312-933-8359) last week are proof enough that the stretch of Grand Avenue from Wood Street to Western Avenue is turning into a destination. The main cluster hovers around Damen, were the pioneering mid-century dealer Modern Times first staked its ground. Always-stylin’ Post27 has become something of a designphile hub; and the salvage shop Urban Remains recently opened a showroom (at 1819 W. Grand Ave.) just west of it. MCM Grand (lots of 1960s mod and Hollywood Regency-style stuff) is yet further west, along with its sister shop Uber Modern. Up next: The Painted Lady, a painted antique furniture shop that currently has a space in Bucktown, is opening another location on Grand August 1. We’ll keep you posted.
    Haven’t had a chance to scope out the new kids on the block? SG Grand (top two photos) is an urban outpost of Geneva’s Scentimental Gardens, offering a sophisticated-country aesthetic, and filled to the rim with rustic lighting, lovely artwork, updated traditional furniture, bold accessories, and more. Ellen DeGeneres was one of the shop’s first customers (she was in town during its opening week, taping a special)! Next door, interior designer Julia Edelmann’s spare showroom, Buckingham I+D (bottom two photos), has more of a gallery vibe and features edgier combinations of contemporary, ethnic, and antique pieces (it’s open by appointment only).
Time to carve out some weekend hours to cruise the new strip.

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6. Get Great Deals on Design This Weekend
There are discounts at Scout, White Attic, Brimfield, Artemide, and Ligne Roset. Plus: the return of the Renegade Craft Fair and the Grand Avenue Holiday Shop Hop.
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7. A New Lady
The Painted Lady has opened its second location on (where else?) hopping Grand Avenue...
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8. Design Harvest, Antiques Fair, SOFA Preview
Grand Avenue will be closed to traffic from Damen Avenue to Wood Street this weekend for Design Harvest, a street fair focusing on home furnishings, mostly of the vintage or handmade variety.
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9. Grand Gets Grander!
Marian Kraus Photography and State Street Salvage (which has another location in Geneva that we covered in our May/June issue just joined the cool crowd (see “West is Best”, a recent Design Dose post) on Grand Avenue...
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10. Design Harvest on Grand, Debi Lilly at Room & Board, Designs for Dignity Kitchen Walk
The part of Grand Avenue known as the Design District pulls out all the stops this weekend for the third annual Design Harvest
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11. Design Harvest Is Happening in Chicago This Weekend
All day Saturday and Sunday, on Grand Avenue between Damen and Wood, the getting is good for home goods from Beau Hale, Room Service, and more.
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12. Classic Remix
The last time we checked, Grand Avenue Living, the pop-up shop opened by Mary Garvey James of Geneva’s 610 Home was supposed to close its doors at the end of December...
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13. Harvest Time
"The part of Grand Avenue known as the Design District pulls out all the stops this weekend for the third annual Design Harvest, co-sponsored by Chicago Home + Garden. Local furniture and home accessory designers, vintage and antique collectors, and local stores gather under a tent for what is basically a pop-up shop on steroids."
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14. The Find coming to Grand Ave.
Make room in your heart for another vintage shop in the Grand Avenue Design District...
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15. Art at Buckingham ID
Interior designer Julia Edemann’s showroom on Grand Avenue is a beautiful rough-meets-elegant space...
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16. Finish This Sentence: Julia Edelmann of Buckingham Interiors + Design
Peering through the window of Buckingham Interiors + Design, Julia Edelmann’s studio on Grand Avenue offers a feast for the eyes...
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17. Design Harvest Weekend
Mark your calendar for Design Harvest this weekend on Grand Avenue between Damen and Wood—particularly if you need some design advice!
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18. Post27

It’s always fun to drive west on Grand Avenue and discover a new storefront. The good stuff always pops on this strip of old warehouses and invariably (at least in my case) leads to a near-collision. A recent discovery is Post27 (1819 W. Grand Ave., 312-829-6122; you’ll read more about it in our July/August issue) in the old location of Olde Good Things. With a cool mix of vintage (lots of mid-century Scandinavian pieces) and new American-made accessories that all have a cool, eco-stylish slant, the place feels very indie and hip. Here’s a decorating tip: they have Thomas Paul rugs hanging on the walls as art. Love that for a loft space!
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19. Ronald Needs You!

We’re liking arches these days—McDonald’s golden arches, that is. Since 1977, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana have built four large-scale residences near hospitals for families whose children are receiving medical care far from home. It’s a wonderful non-profit that provides private rooms, hot meals, laundry machines, computer facilities, and emotional support for families with sick children. This month, RMHCC is starting work on the fifth Ronald McDonald House, scheduled to open in the spring of 2012 at 211 E. Grand Avenue in Streeterville. This “Skyline Oasis” will be 14 stories high, with 86 private rooms, a kitchen, and a rooftop deck, making it the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world.

But the RMHCC needs help, and who better than our readers to recognize the importance of a comfortable home close to the ones you love? Now through Dec. 25, Thos. Moser is accepting donations of new unused household items, from Clorox wipes and scotch tape to bath towels and queen sheet sets. Showroom manager Laura Murphy contacted RMHCC because Thos. Moser wanted to work with a local charity. You can also donate year-round at the four Chicagoland locations in Lincoln Park, Hyde Park, Oak Lawn, and Hines, or purchase a coconut fiber “Welcome” mat from the foundation for $50.

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20. Design Harvest Top Picks
"If you didn’t notice from our feverish tweeting or from our blog post last week, the annual Design Harvest took place this past weekend. From scoping out new designs to sipping on freshly brewed coffee while walking down Grand Avenue, we thoroughly enjoyed this year’s fall festival. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite finds."
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