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KMI Fall Favorites: Style

With the cooler temps we’ve had in the past week here in the Chicago area we’re already finding ourselves contemplating a few new Fall purchases and we thought we’d share our favorites with you.

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Jumpsuit - Jumpsuits are IT!  This navy one is on-trend and makes it look easy. // Navy Bomber -Small ribbons at the waistline add a feminine touch to this sporty bomber jacket. // Satchel - Cognac leather and a rich strap adds up to perforated perfection from Clare V! // Jeans - Daytime, nighttime, all the time...plan on wearing these black jeans on the regular. // Blush suede loafers - Suede neutral loafers are a pretty indulgence for your feet. // White sneakers are casual - but not understated - cool // Leather boots - Put the pep in your step with these chunky heeled leather booties // Fisherman sweater - This cabled cardigan will pair perfectly with a pretty cami, a good book, or both! // Black eyelet blouse - This ruffled blouse is what you'll reach for over and over this season // Earrings  - Add a drop of drama with these tassely-chic earrings // Blush cashmere sweater - Blush is still our crush and this cozy sweater has us dreaming of fall bonfire attire! // Black slides - Black leather slides are perfect for coffee to cocktails // Suede clutch - A clutch is so good...a suede clutch in mossy green is even better!

Design Collaboration Announcement!

We are so excited to unveil a series of hand-picked textiles for our first-ever Kate Marker Interiors + SparkModern Pillow Collection partnership! KMI has long been a fan of the quality craftsmanship and extensive textile choices that the lovely mother-daughter duo of Lauren and Amy over at SparkModern create into gorgeous pillows! 

We always bring loads of pillows to clients' homes and are constantly transforming our own studio with new pillow finds so of course we were thrilled when SparkModern agreed to do several curated collections of fabric combinations selected by us! We love how the looks came together and think there is a collection for everyone - from "Classic" to "Collegiate Cool", "Distinguished Eclectic," "Modern Romantic," and "Navy Pattern Play." Pillows can be purchased as a set or individually if you just need a little pop here or there. We hope this also brings the opportunity to mix in a few colors outside of your comfort zone.

We love the balance of this relaxed floral with two more structured patterns.

Classic navy and white -- with a dash of on-trend saffron for warmth and style.

The washed out pink hues of the Modern Romantic are feminine but the Ellisha Alexina-designed striped pattern keeps it fresh and not fussy.

The detailed floral in Distinguished Eclectic is even prettier in person and brings a richness and sophistication to any space!

And of course, any inky-navy-indigo pattern is a win-win in our design notebook!

 

These are limited editions so order yours today at SparkModern. Pillow inserts can also be purchased on the site. If you are local, stop by our studio to check out the collection in person!

Design tip: to achieve the over-stuffed, never-saggy, can't-wait-to-sink-in-to-it : Order 2" larger on each dimension for the non-lumbar pillows....e.g. 22"x22" pillow covers should have a 24"x24" insert while a 20"x20" cover should go with a 22"x22"

 Modern Romantic Collection

Modern Romantic Collection

 Collegiate Cool Collection

Collegiate Cool Collection

Photos by Margaret Rajic

GET THE LOOK: THE SUGAR PALM HOUSE

We are really excited about the The Sugar Palm House and the warm reception it has received, and because we've had so many inquiries about sourcing, we wanted to share a few of the products that we used to style it in our first GET THE LOOK blog post! Take a look at the products we've chosen and then scroll down to see how we styled them! Head over to The Sugar Palm House page on our website for more inspiration and information, or view the entire collection in our Shop!

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01 Macrame pillow / So on-trend, this fringed pillow makes a textured style statement in a neutral color.

02 Art set of 3 / Organic shapes and shades of blue make this trio an instant gallery wall at a great price - pair all together or separately.

03 Lamp / Stripes are always a nice touch and this 23"H lamp is perfect for a night stand or end table! The finish is a white crackle charcoal wash for a weathered look.

04 Artificial succulent / Adding worry-free pops of green, this succulent can be clustered with others on a table or perched on its own to add to the perfect "shelfie".

05 Pendant / Classic and clean with an antique brass interior and chain, this Goodman pendant is a KMI fave! 

06 Artificial succulent / A cute container holds this basic but brilliant faux succulent to brighten a little spot - or give as a gift!

07 Bone beads / A must-have accent, these bone beads add the perfect worldly touch to a cocktail table vignette or draped over a table lamp.  Various sizes/colors available!

08 Artificial cactus / Sculptural and no-maintenance, this faux cactus is a no-brainer to complement a warm weather vibe.

09 Brass Lucite mirror / Combining brass with lucite, this simple and elegant 38" diameter mirror will complement any coastal color palette!

10 Macrame pillow / Layer on the macrame with a couple boho throw pillows!  This is one of our fave with its diamond pattern and nubby texture!

11 Basket / The perfect pop of neutral texture and a great place to stash throws. Win-win!

12 Lamp / A subtle grooved surface and hand applied blue wash glaze on this classic silhouette is a balance of structure and organic. Lamp measures 27.5"H.

13  Art & 14 Art / A crowd favorite! We love these abstract prints that make a sizable yet soft and pretty statement!  Each piece measures 40.25"W x 50.25"H.

15 Woven stools / Relaxed and fun, these woven stools are as comfortable as they are cute! Dimensions are 23.5W x 22D x 40.5H

MOTHER'S DAY HINTS YOU JUST MAY WANT TO PASS ALONG (SUBTLY OF COURSE)

Just in case you have a little shopping (or hinting) to do for Mother's Day, we thought we'd do a little wishlist of our own and share it with you. We may or may not be sending this to our husbands as we hit "publish".

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01/ Feeling soft and pretty in the morning doesn’t come easily while getting members of your household out the door on any given (chaotic) weekday morning, but this little number will up your style ante as you hand out those lunchboxes and waterbottles

02/ Nubuck + Fringe = Stylish storage-on-the-go with this chic little backpack as you go about your day conquering the world, or at least corralling your phone, keys, and lip gloss while watching soccer practice.

03/ This hydrating gloss with just the right amount of shine is in a fab color that complements each of us here in the KMI showroom! 

04/ We tried it for the scent but now we are hooked for the versatility!  This magic little oil is such a pick-me-up for hair and skin, the perfect way to treat yourself as you emerge after a dreary winter!

05/ These sassy sunnies are a great way to treat yourself. We love them for the “Blue Stone” color of the frame and the original design.

06/ Oh, how we love our fiddle leafs.  Oh how depressed we get when they get fickle and start dropping their gorgeous leaves!  Avoid all that and grab one of these that will look picture-perfect every day!

07/ Tassels are having their moment…so layer on a few of these preppy little pillows for a feminine touch!

08/ Organic with a touch of gold, this bracelet is both eye-catching and easily mixed in with other baubles.

09/ One of our favorite interior design trends - all things cane, rattan, wicker, and woven - suddenly wanted to check out the fashion world and these beauties are amazing!  Coupled with the warm leather tones, these are a must-have for warm weather.

10/ We have such a crush on blush – this sweet print has us dreaming of getaways and sunsets and summer cocktails.  Add it to a gallery wall or bring interest to a small little corner of your home!

11/ This subtly shaded rug of pretty blues can hold it’s own in both high and low traffic areas and is a great foundation for so many furnishing and accessory color palettes.

12/ Apricot & Basil is an unconventional pair, but therein lies the balance of sweet & herb-y to enjoy while seeking the other unusual pair, Peace & Quiet.

KMI RUG ROUNDUP 2018

It's no secret that a good rug can make a room and one of the most common inquiries we receive is about sourcing rugs, so we thought we'd do a round-up of some of our favorites. Whether you're looking for a budget-friendly rug or an antique, a neutral natural fiber or a bold pattern, keep scrolling for inspiration as well as sources.

  This rug  from master bedroom of our  #bestfriendclient project  has been a long-time favorite and it's on sale!

This rug from master bedroom of our #bestfriendclient project has been a long-time favorite and it's on sale!

 A  large natural fiber rug  adds warmth and texture to any room like in the family room at our  #yesifitswhiteclient project

A large natural fiber rug adds warmth and texture to any room like in the family room at our #yesifitswhiteclient project

 A  patterned rug  makes a statement as seen in our  #puppyloveclient  study.

A patterned rug makes a statement as seen in our #puppyloveclient study.

 Love how this rug brings a pop of color to a girls' bedroom at our  #bestfriendclient project  and we get so many emails about this rug. Keep scrolling to see a few rugs in our round up that will help you get this look!

Love how this rug brings a pop of color to a girls' bedroom at our #bestfriendclient project and we get so many emails about this rug. Keep scrolling to see a few rugs in our round up that will help you get this look!

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 KMI has a thing for vintage rugs and we searched high & low to find another rug like  this one !

KMI has a thing for vintage rugs and we searched high & low to find another rug like this one!

 An  antique entry rug  makes a statement from the moment you walk in as seen at our #whitefarmhouserenoclient project

An antique entry rug makes a statement from the moment you walk in as seen at our #whitefarmhouserenoclient project

 Love the look of an  antique rug  in a bathroom.

Love the look of an antique rug in a bathroom.

 Layering a  natural fiber rug  with a  vintage rug  is a great way to add color and texture to a room while giving it a relaxed but styled feel.

Layering a natural fiber rug with a vintage rug is a great way to add color and texture to a room while giving it a relaxed but styled feel.

 And finally, one of our favorite looks is  v  intage runner  in the kitchen like at  #sweetrepeatclient  !

And finally, one of our favorite looks is vintage runner in the kitchen like at #sweetrepeatclient !

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1// Carson  2// Clementine  3// Simone  4// Valerie 
5// Morgan  6// Maura  7// Suzanna  8// Katrina  9// Stella

THE MONTH OF LOVE...

IT IS THE MONTH OF LOVE & WE ARE GOING TO KEEP SHARING THE LOVE — THIS TIME "FOR HIM" — WE ALL KNOW GUYS CAN BE HARD TO SHOP FOR SO HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU! XO


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1// LAPTOP CASE  2// COLOGNE  3// TURN TABLE  4// TIE  5// FACE LOTION 
6// SUNGLASSES  7// COLLAR STAY CASE  8// COLLAR STAYS   9// MANLY DESK CHAIR  10// BACKPACK  11// SWISS ARMY KNIFE  12// COCKTAIL SHAKER  13// JACKET   
14// BEANIE  15// TABLE

HAPPY FEBRUARY!

With Valentine's Day just two weeks away, we thought we'd share a few items that we are not-so-secretly hoping for! And yes, they just so happen to be pink...

1// The perfect shade to bring pink into your home! This art pops but also plays so well with all decor styles! See it in our #whitefarmhouserenoclient

2// Light up the room with personality by mixing in this favorite lamp from style icon Kelly Wearstler!

3// Treat yourself to smooth skin with simple ingredients that smell divine! Coco Rose body scrub will get you Valentine’s Day ready!

4// Rose Gold has a lot more staying power than just 15 minutes of fame...own your busy schedule with this gorgeous watch.

5// Not too big, not too small, but all around cute! Madewell, one of our go-to clothing and accessory brands, hit the perfect pairing of style and function with this everyday tote.

6// Any little touch of gold catches our eye and these Suite One Studios candles are perfect for gifting - or keeping!

7// Cozy and plush, these pillows justify a night in during February’s cold! Snuggle up with your fave sweethearts!

8// Classy in style, whimsical in color, these mules will add a little joy to your feet!

9// Chanel Gabrielle - tried and true, this floral scent will subtlety coax those close to you to come closer.

10// New on our radar, this lip gloss from Fenty Beauty will give the most kissable lips in the prettiest shades!

11// A twist on their classic plaid, Burberry’s soft pink blanket is the ultimate in luxe

12// For a touch of glimmer and light, dust on this Becca highlighter and let the compliments roll in!

13// If you are looking for a “wow” factor, this delicate but eye-catching necklace pairs worst day and evening looks from sought-after designer Dana Rebecca.

14// Glam up your work area with a cute rolling desk chair in gold and white!


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1// ART  2// LAMP  3// BODY SCRUB  4// WATCH  5// TOTE  6// CANDLE   
7// PILLOW  8// SHOES  9// PERFUME  10// LIP GLOSS  11// BLANKET   
12// BLUSH  13// NECKLACE  14// CHAIR