Category Archives: Favorite Things

Our employees personal favorite products

Melissa’s Favorite Find

The Parel Chandelier by Modern Forms is made with Spanish Alabaster beads strung in an LED loop and draped over a whimsical metal frame.

This piece is so unique and graceful, there is no other fixture that looks like this. It is truly a show stopper! Come into our showroom in Arlington Heights to see it for yourself.

Contact Melissa, our Arlington Heights Lighting Specialist, at or (847) 590-9835 x6781

Marcy’s Favorite Find

The LAX Modular Sectional from Thayer Coggin features an architectural, cantilevered, solid maple base paired with smartly tailored upholstery. Extra soft and inviting poly blend down seat and back cushions provide LAX with a soft touch and easy comfort. Customize this sectional by choosing from sixteen distinct modular units to create the perfect configuration. Thayer Coggin also has fabrics that carry the same vibe as all of their beautiful handcrafted products. These fabrics can also transform all of their pieces into the classic modern design they proudly portray to the world.

Thayer Coggin created this clean line collection with style and comfort in mind. This striking frame is a dream to sit on with family/friends or relax by yourself with a glass of wine. Whichever scenario, the LAX will pull you in and will always be a favorite piece of furniture in any home.

Contact Marcy, our Arlington Heights Furniture Specialist, at or (847) 398-4785 x6761

Kevin’s Favorite Find

The Panache Swivel Chair from Wesley Hall is one my favorite pieces. The combination of the comfort down seat and goose down back is truly comfort at its best. This swivel mechanism gives you the ability to move and engage with anything that may be going around you from conversations with friends to taking in the scenes from around you.

The beveled arm detail lends the chair to fit into any style, from traditional to contemporary, depending on the fabric. We chose a colorful, fun, bold print for this chair for a statement piece and to showcase Wesley Hall’s exquisite tailoring.  

Contact Kevin, our Arlington Heights Showroom Manager, at or (847) 398-4785 x6760

Julie’s Favorite Find

The Corato Chandelier from Lib & Co. features elegant, handcrafted glass with petal-like detail and a unique design. This natural work of art casts an inviting glow to any room.

This fixture is beautiful from any angle, giving off a magical light. It is a must-see in person—a photo doesn’t do it justice!

Contact Julie, our Chicago Lighting Specialist, at or (312) 755-9163×7005

Steven’s Favorite Find

Rene Cazares has been creating exceptional custom upholstery for over 34 years, and this 2-piece Carbon Sectional is a great example of his style and timeless craftsmanship. Key features to note about this collection include a wide arm that is perfect for your guests to sit on during parties, an oak arm tray for your coffee, trillium cushions for extreme comfort and minimal maintenance, and a sleek design that can work in a transitional or modern space.

As the C.A.I Designs upholstery buyer, I am always in search of a sectional that offers a wide array of standard components, stocked fabric selections, comfort, and great design. The Carbon collection is the perfect example of this. If the overall frame depth of 46” is too large for your space, we can look at the Fractured sofa/sectional series, which will sit just like the Carbon but at a 40” frame depth.

We are excited to offer Rene Cazares at C.A.I Designs.  This brand is a fabulous addition to our extensive upholstery line up.

Contact Steven, our Upholstery Buyer and Chicago Furniture Specialist, at or (312) 755-9163×7002

Rea’s Favorite Find

The Tulip Chair is designed by Peter Jacob, who has created many pieces for Wesley Hall over the years. If you were to ask Peter about this chair he would simply say: “When I designed the Tulip Chair, I was not thinking of the flower at all. Instead, I was playing with reducing classical shapes. Peeling bits away to see what might be left, retaining a reminiscent form. The resulting silhouette looked a bit like petals unfurling and reaching upward. I knew the name had to be “Tulip”.

This is a fun chair for any room.  The design allows for many fabric possibilities and In Chicago we display the chair with contrasting fabrics.  The subtle eyelash fringe fabric on the exterior part of the frame and a rich green velvet on the interior. I enjoy clients’ reactions to this chair, especially after the sit test.  Many who walk past the Tulip admire its sculptural beauty and are blissfully surprised at how comfortable it is for its petite scale.  A great conversation piece for many spots in the home (foot of a bed, guest room side chair, foyer or fireside.) Truly striking from any angle!

Contact Rea, our Chicago Furniture Specialist, at or (312) 755-9163×7004

Maria’s Favorite Find

The Belluno Oval Chandelier by Lib&Co. is a one-of-a-kind fixture featuring soft gold-satin branches that connect handcrafted flowers. These flowers radiate light in all directions, casting a glow as brilliant as a flower opening in the morning sun.

I love the elegant simplicity of this chandelier. Its flawless connections and handcrafted glass blossoms create a clean yet whimsical design

Contact Maria, our Troy Lighting Specialist, at or (248) 822-1300×2370

Eileen’s Favorite Find

Laid-back Island comfort is captured in the Loggia Lounge Chair by Lane Venture and features superior synthetic materials that emulate the visual appeal of natural sea grass.

This lounge chair is my favorite find because not only is it beautiful, but it also brings memories of vacation.

Contact Eileen, our Troy Showroom Manager, at or (248) 822-1300×8232

Scott’s Favorite Find

The LA Sectional by Thayer Coggin features an architectural, cantilevered, solid maple base paired with smartly tailored upholstery. You can customize your sectional by choosing from fourteen, distinct modular units to create the perfect configuration. 

Being modular, this collection works in a myriad of spaces.

Contact Scott, our Troy Furniture Specialist, at or (248) 822-1300×8225

Mark’s Favorite Find

The Kent Sofa by Hickory Chair is a classic “Chesterfield” style sofa that is an excellent choice for a Den, Library or Grand Salon.  The soft chenille fabric has an added touch of elegance with a caramel color soft leather welt and buttons which highlight the deep tufting.  The aged brass nail heads add the perfect outline to the well designed silhouette that has been an English classic since the mid-1800’s.  The original sofa was designed by Lord Chesterfield for comfort of his gentlemen friends with a high back and deep cushions that allowed them to sit straighter and not wrinkle the creases of their clothing.

This sofa is a perfect spot for me to relax while I’m reading . The goose down pillows and plush seating make for a perfect spot to read followed by an afternoon nap!

Contact Mark, our Indiana Showroom Manager, at or (317) 740-0025×8301