Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and we were thrilled to hold a REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul book party at the Room & Board in Chicago last month. Bringing together our aesthetic of modern design and cultural style, we remixed the new accessories showroom of the store, creating beautiful rooms filled with color, pattern, handmade global pieces and art. The evening was made even more fun with beats by DJ NIKKI and soulful bites from Season 52 and Pure Kitchen. Check out our fabulous fête.
For the event, we styled a bedroom vignette inspired by our African heritage, featuring a chevron blanket and kuba pillows from Room & Board, and our silhouette pillow against an artsy backdrop. On the gallery wall behind the bed we curated a collection of jazz imagery, handmade Makenge baskets and a a gorgeous piece, Draw The Line, by our friend Leigh Viner, was placed in a gold frame.
In the living room vignette, a collection of African baskets were featured among several more Leigh Viner illustrations.
Each one of our book parties with Room & Board has featured a local small business element, and we were very excited to feature a collection of antique Turkish kilim pillows from Chicago vintage boutique, Humboldt House.
So many members of the Chicago design community came out, including Janel Laban, Executive Editor at Apartment Therapy, and her husband Allard.
The evening ended with a design discussion about REMIX and a book signing.
Thank you so much to Room & Board Chicago and the team at Zapwater for coordinating an incredible event!