SG Grand Grand Opening

June 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM 3 comments

I received a text from a friend yesterday saying, “Where in the world is Kate?”  I thought I should share my whereabouts. We are in the midst of hopping around this great country; the first jump has occured.  We arrived in San Francisco at 11:45 PM on Saturday night.  It’s great to be back in the sunshine state.  But before, I sing praises to my home state, I’ve got to give the lovely state of Illinois, more importantly the magnificent city of Chicago it’s proper good bye.  So this week is devoted to Chicago design.

Today I wanted to share the most amazing send off that a girl could ask for.  This past Friday night, Graham and I attended the grand opening of SG Grand (located at 1822 W. Grand) which is a beautiful shop, owned by Debra Phillips.  Debra has impeccable taste and she uses it to scout unique finds – from a modern bubble light fixture to a rustic rope chandelier.  She does a fantastic job of mixing different styles and making everything look cohesive.  She is also gracious and welcoming.

While at the grand opening, we met Eddie Ross!!  That’s right, Eddie Ross!!  When Eddie walked in the door, I just started muttering “Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God!” to my husband.  Graham did not know who Eddie Ross is, and if you don’t, that’s okay, I will devote an entire post to Eddie next week.  We did get to have a conversation with him and he is as kind as can be.  It was great fun to hear what he and his partner have been up to lately and to chat about design.  Oh the glamorous life. 🙂

Amazing bubble chandelier

I can’t stop thinking about these leather chairs made by a local artist exclusively for SG Grand.

Love everything about this shop!

All images are from the oh so talented blogger “Live Creating Yourself” and from Chicago Home and Garden who were also in attendance.

After walking around SG Grand, we popped into Julia Buckingham Edelmann’s showroom, Debra’s next door neighbor.  I mentioned the chair in yesterday’s post and I’ll be sure to write another post when her showroom is officially open.  I loved seeing Julia in her gorgeous space, meeting her wonderful husband and her awesome employeees.  We finished the night off with a bottle of champagne and fresh tagliatelle over at Kith and Kin.  The perfect ending to such a welcoming and vibrant city…and now the hopping begins….next stop Detroit for a wedding.

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Julia Edelmann’s Office Chair Design Shoppe

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katy  |  June 22, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    What a cool sendoff from Chicago! Also, the joy of seeing your re-invented chair must have wrapped things up nicely for you! Excited about all the progress you’ve made these last few months. Congrats on EVERYTHING!

  • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  June 22, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Thank you very much!! It’s been fun.

  • 3. debra phillips  |  June 25, 2010 at 8:30 PM

    thank you so much for your kind words about my shop!

    really loved meeting you and then to hear you were leaving was a touch sad……..for us left in chicago that is. so enjoyed reading your comment about seeing eddie and jaithan, would have loved to see your face. aren’t they wonderful?! they frequently do the alamaeda (sp?) flea, catch up with them.
    best to you and graham on this next phase of life.
    (come back and visit!)


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