During recent renovations at C.A.I. Designs Arlington Heights, it was often heard that “Good things come to those who wait.” While this semi-comforting reassurance didn’t do much to instill patience, it did, in the end prove to be very true. All of the hard work it took to create the 12,000 square foot space culminated in a Grand Reopening celebration on Tuesday, September 10th. The event not only toasted the new space but gave the local design community a look at what teamwork and dedication can really do. Take a look at some of the highlights of the evening below.
Thank you to the amazing designers, reps and friends of C.A.I. Designs who attended our Grand Reopening. A special thank you to Kravet sponsored guests Barclay Butera and Christine Philips for being here for a great presentation. Thank you to acclaimed artist Barry Lantz for attending the event and displaying his gorgeous artwork. Our sincere appreciation to all of the hardworking employees who helped with the event and who made our new showroom a reality.
If you didn’t get to join us for the evening and haven’t visited us lately, here is what you can look forward to on your next trip to the showroom. You and your clients will feel right at home with our fully stocked kitchen. Plus, for your convenience, we now have a full-service conference room and spacious designer resource libraries. And as always, our associates are ready to give you the excellent customer service you have come to expect from the C.A.I. Designs team.
Thanks to all who attended our Grand Re-opening at
The Denver Design District On Thursday, Sept 27th.
Guests were greeted with a welcome cocktail of champagne, wine and specialty cocktail custom created by our amazing mixologist Courtney Flynn.
While enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres by Footers Catering,
designers and vendors mingled throughout our relocated and expanded showroom including a lighting boutique, dedicated designer library, and many new product selections. Special Thanks to our C.A.I. Designs corporate team and Denver Showroom Staff for making our new showroom a reality.
Click Here to view all photos from our Grand Re-Opening. Feel free to contact our Denver Showroom with any questions on our latest expansion or product lines.
Thanks to all who attended our Grand Re-opening at
The Merchandise Mart Chicago On Thursday, Sept 20th.
Guests were greeted with live music by Moeller Music – guitar and cello duo playing popular songs with a cocktail vibe.
While enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres by Catering by Michaels,
designers and vendors mingled throughout our newly renovated and expanded showroom including a lighting boutique, dedicated designer library and many new product selections.
Special Thanks to our C.A.I. Designs corporate team for making our expanded showroom a reality. Owner Joe Caminiti made a toast to Creative Director, Philip Chavez for all of his efforts. Our Denver Showroom will be hosting their Grand Opening as well on Thursday, September 27th.
C.A.I. Designs is proud to represent Burton James in our Scottsdale Showroom. The Burton James line is now represented in all FOUR locations.
Burton James was formed in 1983, with a mission to provide hand-crafted upholstered furniture with the premium on customer interaction and service. It’s three founding principals, all industry veterans, each brought their own specific talents to the company.
The company’s commitment to quality product and superior service has stayed true to its founding mission. 30 years later, Burton James has one of the most loyal customer bases in the industry.
Join us at Desert Design Days
THURSDAY, NOVERMBER 30th
as we welcome
Mark Landres, Creative Director of Burton James together with Philip Chavez, Buyer/Merchandiser of C.A.I. Designs as they present a panel discussion
TRENDS IN THE MARKETPLACE
Lunch will be served at 12:30pm
Presentation will follow at 1:00pm
Thank you to all who attended this years May Launch at the Denver Design District. It was a packed house as Jeff Lindquist of Hubbardton Forge gave an educational CEU on sustainability. Hubbardton Forge also raffled off a modern table lamp!
With anticipation for Springs arrival, floral arrangements were custom created and displayed throughout the showrooms. Some of the arrangements were raffled off. Congratulations to our winners!
The evening continued with cocktails & hors d’oeuvres to end the days events. Thank you to all the guests who stayed throughout the day to make our evening a successful and relaxing end of the night!
Thank you to all who attended the annual “Holiday Inspirations” at the Arlington Design Center featuring renowned designer and TV personality, Candice Olson.
Over 200 guests enjoyed a special presentation in the C.A.I. Designs warehouse, where guests entered through a specially designed vignette featuring some of Candice Olsons fabrics and wallcoverings. The evening continued with an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres and carving station from Elegante Catering.
The concept of Holiday inspirations was not only created to thank our clients for a great year, but also to inspire guests with creative ideas that you use for entertaining during the holidays in your own home. Below is the vignette in the C.A.I. Designs Showrooms, created by the showroom staff.
A Red Carpet step and repeat banner stood in the center for guests to share the special event.
We thank our clients for a great year and look forward to a prosperous and Happy New Year! Cheers!
Thanks for all who attended our Lunch & Learn with Burton James. The Arlington Heights warehouse designed a lunch setting combining formal black and white with casual natural textures and modern florals to compliment a fresh garden salad to celebrate Spring!
The casual theme mimicked what Burton James represents – natural beauty, style and comfort.
It was a midweek fiesta in the CAI Designs showroom, as Tech Lighting presented products and features of their newest collections, including Element downlights.
Many have asked for the “recipe” for the mini taco salad and pico de gallo served at the event. So, here it is! This is great for summer parties and graduations with its easy Grab and Go capability! Add some Sangria and let the fiesta begin!
Pico De Gallo
Sun Ripe Tomatoes, cubed
Red or Spanish onion, chopped
Jalapeno (de-seed for less spice)
Dash of Salt
Squeeze of Lime
There is no measuring here. It’s all taste. Don’t like onions much? Don’t add as many. Love Cilantro? Add alot. Use Mini Key limes to garnish. Don’t have time to make it? Jewel has it by the container in the deli department. Mini 2oz. Margarita glasses available atParty City.
Mini Taco Salad
Layer the following in a 10oz plastic cup:
Pico de Gallo
Dallop of Sour Cream
Garnish with your favorite Tortilla Chip (or 2 chips for no meat version!) (ours was the Kirkland Organic chips)
Taco meat is ground turkey cooked with your favorite taco seasoning (ours is the Chipotle flavor from Costco)
Super easy and you look like you spent hours doing it!