On a recent visit to Chicago, I had the opportunity to meet up with my fellow Material Girl's blogger Julia at her showroom and design studio. While Julia and I have met up on several occasions (both in LA and at High Point Markets) I had yet to visit her in her base city. Along with our friend Lisa Mende, we spent a morning checking out the fab Buckingham ID showroom followed by brunch at SoHo House in Chicago - and had a great time all of us together!
The storefront view window of Buckingham ID.
A photo of Julia and me catching up in her showroom, captured by Lisa Mende.
Color Love: Julia loves orange and I love how this piece creates quite the statement in her showroom, against the backdrop of the white painted brick walls.
Accesorized shelving and shaggy colorful stools define Julia's Modernique style.
Showroom displays include table settings and fun industrial chic stools.
A colorful vignette.
A crazy fun skeletal chair! (And Julia has a cute story about how when the store alarm was once set off, the police dispatched ended up wanting pictures in the chair, that of course, after all was checked out and in the clear!)
Pattern on pattern, seating display.
The BID headquarters office space.
Buckingham I + D Showroom is located at 1822 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL
After our showroom visit, we headed over to SoHo House for an all girl's brunch! Thanks Julia for treating us!
All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design