Whether you're in the market for a pyramid shaped chaise or a peekaboo fridge unit, these five home emporiums have got you covered.
Over the past year, Restoration Hardware has undergone a complete makeover. Having partnered with several international artisans, the company is expanding its boundaries yet again and bringing designer Timothy Oulton’s “best on planet” standard to its collection. The results of that worldly goal are evident in the new pieces, which have ornate embellishments, Greek-inspired columns and refined lines. We love the solid elm Baluster extension dining table ($4,295), with a tabletop crafted from 19th century timber. 938 W. North Ave., 312-475-9116
SUB-ZERO AND WOLF
LuxeHome’s first appliance showroom in the Merchandise Mart, Sub-Zero and Wolf is sure to satisfy. Sub-Zero’s newest launch is its integrated column unit, all-freezer and all-refrigerator models built to blend in with any finish and décor. At the other end of the thermometer, Wolf Cooking’s 48-inch dual-fuel range with char grill and griddle will incite you to new culinary heights. The showroom also hosts cooking demos to give a taste of what your powerful new products can do. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 134
Celeb darling Christopher Guy Harrison brings his fine furnishings to Chicago for the first time with the 9,500-squarefoot Christopher Guy showroom. 952 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 847-784-9600
THE RUG COMPANY
River North lands The Rug Company, a UK-based retailer with a line of recherché rugs, cushions and wall hangings created by big-name designers like Vivienne Westwood, Alice Temperley and Diane von Furstenberg. 320 N. Clark St., 312-279-1700
Moving into the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart in early 2011: textile company Maya Romanoff, which opens its flagship showroom on the sixth floor, featuring the new Hemp Collection and The David Rockwell for Maya Romanoff Collection. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 6-167