Journal

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Next stop on our Fall Edit is to share what inspired us and fed our creativity. My hope is this may inspire something for your home, or your next visit to the midwest! There is just something about getting away, seeing things you may have seen before, but with a fresh lens that sparks new […]

The Ultimate Midwest Travel Guide

November 8, 2021

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Espresso martinis are having a moment. The iconic coffee cocktail has been around for decades, but it’s apparently made a major comeback this year. They are everywhere, and for good reason. If you’ve been out even once over the past six months or scrolled through social media, you’ve probably noticed. Bold, boozy, flirty and fab… […]

November 4, 2021

Our Signature Cocktail This Season: The Espresso Martini

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Light the fire & turn on the cozy vibes… It’s finally feeling like fall in AZ. For a desert native like myself, I’m in complete awe of fall. To me, it’s magic. The colors, the community; the complete and utter shift of clothing; the attitude and anticipation of what’s to come. It’s something we don’t […]

The Fall Edit: Moody Paint Guide

October 31, 2021

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Imagine for a moment: You have two toddler boys, living in the city of Chicago. Little feet race through the house with mud and leaves packed to the underside of converse sneakers. A trail of coats, gloves, and hats are left in their dust… How do you; a stylish, fun couple lean into a kid […]

October 20, 2021

New Project Reveal: Designing for Child’s Play

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A look inside the design… As we gear up for some major projects set to install this winter, we thought we would offer an exclusive behind the scenes look at what we’ve been cookin’ up at Smyth House… And MAN, is it good.  Let’s talk renovation. Maybe you’re considering it; or have done it, so […]

Project Diaries: Sweet Valentine

October 15, 2021

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Our beloved pets. We’re pretty big suckers and basically let our animals rule the roost. Are we the only ones? Pretty sure we’re not. As far as we’re concerned, it’s a dog’s world and we’re just living in it. Being an animal lover can come with a price, and oftentimes; it’s a high one. Good thing […]

October 8, 2021

Design Friendly Pet Products

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Watch out straight lines… There’s a new trend on the block, and she’s curvy in all the right places. These last few years it’s been all about straight lines & symmetry, modular furniture, and minimal (almost futuristic) interiors… That is, until now. Thanks to design gurus such as Kelly Wearstler and Leanne Ford, we’ve found […]

Trend Alert: Captivating Curves

September 18, 2021

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What happens when a vibrant, fun, thirty-something couple asks you to help transform their West Loop Chicago condo? Well, you say yes, of course. With the tall ceilings, curvaceous walls, and a colorful mural covering the entire kitchen wall; We knew that with some creativity and imagination, this space was going to be as rad […]

September 2, 2021

Urban West Loop Chicago Revival

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Your bedroom is your sanctuary, it’s where you rest and recharge. It should be an escape from reality and a place for you to truly feel at home. For many of us, a big part of feeling at home is loving the space we are in. Comfort is at the top of the list, and […]

How to Vibe Out Your Bedroom

September 2, 2021

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Gone are the days when a bathroom was just another functional space… It’s now a very arguable excuse to create your own personal oasis in the center of your home, a spa-like experience that exudes luxury and bliss. Have you been feeling less than inspired by your own bathroom as of lately? Consider this your […]

September 2, 2021

Our Favorite Modern Bathrooms