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Inspiration: News

On every project, we aim to do meaningful, creative design work. Along the way to reaching our goals, we draw inspiration from many sources—our clients’ lifestyles, the creations of a master furniture craftsman, a stunning sculpture from an up-and-coming artist. Interior design requires an intimate knowledge of many different disciplines and resources, to which our eyes are always open. In our aptly named Inspiration blog, we share the products, trends, artisans, muses and merchants we encounter, and hope they fill you with discovery, delight and, most significantly, knowledge to help you lead a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing life.

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Turning 20—With More Than A Little Help From My Friends

Turning 20—With More Than A Little Help From My Friends

Only 30% of businesses survive their 10th year in business, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So what does that have to do with luxury interior design?  I started Jessica Lagrange Interiors 20 years ago. I’m not sure of the exact date, but I’m picking Valentine’s Day as my anniversary because it’s the ultimate time to celebrate friendship, romance and passion.  For me, these three concepts hold deep meaning, and aren’t limited to just my significant other. Friendship is everything in life; without my friends—who often started out as my clients, competitors, suppliers, vendors and team members—Jessica Lagrange Interiors wouldn’t exist today. And I think we need to find romance and passion in everything we do—from relating to our friends and the rest of the world to our professions.   Read more


The Cause For Carpets, Inspired By Our Carpet For A Cause

The Cause For Carpets, Inspired By Our Carpet For A Cause

Magic carpets are the stuff of fairy tales. But given the foundational and functional influence an area carpet can have in a home, the name fits. Area carpets can add beauty, style, warmth, comfort, luxury and noise control to a space, and are even credited with improving indoor air quality. That makes them not only utilitarian, but also downright all-powerful!  Read more


The True Payoffs Of Expo Chicago + SAIC’s Alumni Show

The True Payoffs Of Expo Chicago + SAIC’s Alumni Show

With prices that can top six figures, artworks by Jeff Koons, Tony Lewis, Wu Tsang, Rashid Johnson and Angel Otero are out-of-reach—even for many buyers with big budgets. But here’s a sweet irony: all of these art-stars were once students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). That means they probably sold their work at SAIC’s student shows, and in Chicago galleries or venues for emerging artists, at far more accessible prices. All this comes to mind because two of the most paramount art shows in the U.S.—Expo Chicago and SAIC’s Alumni Exhibition—are both taking place in Chicago the third week of September.  Read more


Ilse Crawford At IKEA: Get It While You Can

Ilse Crawford At IKEA: Get It While You Can

To state the obvious, as interior designers, everyone on our team has an eye for design and the desire to acquire the pieces we love. It also explains why we’re so excited about British designer Ilse Crawford's new line for IKEA that’s in stores next month. Though she’s just gaining recognition Stateside, Crawford has rock-star status in Europe for her interiors, branding campaigns and furnishings that put human needs first but are also incredibly timeless, innovative and—above all—charismatic. Read more


3 Surprise Finds in Wright’s June Design Auction

3 Surprise Finds in Wright’s June Design Auction

Paul Evans, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand are but a few of the stars who will be represented in the quarterly Wright Design auction in Chicago on Thursday, June 11. And as luxury interior designers, we revere the work of these industry icons. But we’re most excited about three designers we weren’t familiar with whose work will be featured in the prestigious auction this time. Read more


Decorating Ideas: Taking On Blank Walls

Decorating Ideas: Taking On Blank Walls

Everybody loves great eye candy and excellent free advice—which is undoubtedly why the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye just published a story that has both: “How to decorate a blank wall.” And we were thrilled to be one of three firms they quoted in the story.   Read more


Lars Bolander: His Swedish Chic Style At Auction

Lars Bolander: His Swedish Chic Style At Auction

Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful … when their monthly issues hit our inbox, we have a systematic circulation system worked out. But two weeks ago, we got the catalogue for the March 21st auction of renowned interior designer Lars Bolander’s private collection at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in West Palm Beach. It’s so flush with fantastic pickings that we’ve been grabbing it off each other’s desks ever since and layering it with Post-Its. Read more


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