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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 juliej@caidesigns.net 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 stevens@caidesigns.net 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 rean@caidesigns.net or (312) 755-9163×7004

Friday Finds: Deborah Alexander

This week’s feature: Deborah Alexander, Furniture Specialist for C.A.I. Designs Chicago!

“City on a Hill is a unique creation of console table as art by Paul Michael Company. The base is a sandstone boulder from the Ozark Mountains, Arkansas with hand cut, hand forged steel bound together for a cantilevered pedestal supporting the raw edge sandstone top. Not for the light of heart, the piece weighs approximately 600 lbs with the price reflecting the many hands it took to create. City on a Hill is a stunning showstopper for any home!”

Featured Product:

• City on a Hill Console by Paul Michael Company

For more information on our Chicago Mart showroom, contact Deborah Alexander at deboraha@caidesigns.net or 312-755-9163 x7003.

Our showrooms are currently open and appointments are recommended. Please contact your local showroom for assistance.