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Accessorize your home to beat the winter blues

BY Laura Amann - Sun-Times Media
January 24, 2012

Link to a slide show of suggestions - Photos by Tamara Bell - Sun-Times Media
These can be dreary days. Come February we’re really hunkered down, The holidays are a distant memory along with the parties and festive clutter which make the short days seem not only bearable but desirable.
Don’t give up yet on making this the perfect time to make your home a refuge. We went to some local shops for their ideas on warming up your home during the gray days.
Sometimes just moving furniture around is all it takes. “Rearranging and redecorating always lifts our spirits during long Chicago winters,” says Carol King of Design Studio in Western Springs. See the slideshow | Read full article here | Print PDF

How to make your holiday party more memorable, less hassle


November 21, 2011


..."For festive decorations that are already fashioned and fully fabulous, check out Design Studio, located at 917 Burlington Ave. in Western Springs. Created in 1983 by local artisans, Carol King and Paula Buttel, Design Studio operates under the philosophy of creativity, quality design and originality.

“Our inspiration comes from a love of textiles, ribbons, trims, textures, colors and collecting,” King said. “We surround ourselves with all of these beautiful inspirations and voila, a collection is born.”

King and Buttel have created seasonal collections that are affordable, enduring and inspiring. Read the full article here | Print PDF

Design Studio Opens Retail Store In Western Springs

BY PAULETTE DELCOURT for Western Springs Patch
June 11, 2011

Link to article on Western Springs Patch
Last Wednesday morning, there was excitement at 917 Burlington Avenue as long-time Western Springs residents Carol King and Paula Buttel opened Design Studio, a bright, vintage-inspired accessories store with a contemporary feel.

The owners have given new life to the location; they refinished the antique pine floors, installed a new ceiling and painted the walls to complement their seasonal inventory.

“The store will change with the seasons,” said Buttel gesturing toward the garden-themed merchandise. “You should see what we’ll have for Halloween!” Read the full article here | Print PDF | Word Doc

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