We can’t believe it’s already been a year since our Chicago Showroom first opened it’s doors. Congratulations on an amazing first year!
“What a humbling experience it has been to be warmly welcomed into such an accomplished design industry here in Chicago! I’m so grateful to our incredible clients and for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of individuals. We’ve only scratched the surface here in the past year, so I have high hopes for many new relationships and exciting projects in the year to come!” — Morgan Laske, Chicago Showroom Manager
“The year has flown by! It just seems like yesterday we were unpacking boxes and setting up the store. I am so happy to work with a great staff and have enjoyed introducing clients to Circa here in Chicago. Look forward to 2014 and building our business!” — Jeffrey Sheehan, Chicago Showroom Sales Associate
Our executive and Chicago showroom staff at last year’s Chicago Grand Opening. Left to right: Kelly Dewberry (sales center manager), Amanda Bonnen (showroom sales associate), Cynthia Gill, Robin Grenchik (director of operations), Brian Grenchik (inventory management specialist), Gale Singer (principal), Jeffrey Sheehan (showroom sales associate), and Morgan Laske (showroom manager).
As we prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, all eyes are on the dining room table. Year-round it serves as a place of celebration, where family and friends gather to savor food and traditions.
Festive tablescapes, dressed up with seasonal foliage.
We are thrilled to share this beautiful St. Simons home, designed by Valarie Britz Interiors of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Using her 20 years of experience, Valerie works closely with her clients and architects to design homes befitting her client’s taste and lifestyle. This home is a shining example of Valarie’s amazing eye for style and scale.
Enduring in its appeal, gold has recently become even more prominently used in interiors The use of gold in design can give a space a look that is timeless, elegant, and, chic.
Dover Floor Lamp
Warren Table Lamp
Mill Ceiling Light
We love Aerin Lauder‘s philosophy on gold as a modern neutral that works with anything. When applied to a smooth, refined surface — gilded furnishings can really elevate a space and give it a modern look.
Re Flush Mount
Mykonos Medium Lantern
Gilding applied to rough surfaces can have a beautiful antique effect that makes the piece look like it’s been around for ages.
Metal Banded Pendant in the Hampton Designer Showhouse
Darlana Medium Lantern in the Napa Valley Showhouse 2012
Quatrefoil Table Lamp
Quatrefoil Floor Lamps in the Napa Valley Showhouse 2014
Combining gold with natural materials can add a hint of glamour to even the simplest space. “Gold is warm and inviting and adds a touch of luxury to a room.” –Aerin Lauder
A bold use of gold at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Fall 2014, designed by Wesley Cadle
Whether used boldly or timidly as an accent, the warm, bright tones of gold will surely produce the perfect atmosphere throughout the holiday season and beyond!
This has been an absolutely remarkable book season, with so many inspiring design books being released over just the past few months. Among the nearly 50 books recently released are design books by four of our amazingly talented designers — Aerin Lauder, Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler, and Thomas O’Brien.
Aerin Lauder‘s Beauty at Home, shares memories of Lauder family celebrations, world travels, and a grandmother’s legacy made her own. Photographs enhance the insight into Aerin’s world, who shares Estee Lauder’s passion for surrounding oneself with beauty and family in all aspects of life.
Alexa Hampton‘s Decorating in Detail helps readers build an understanding of interior home design by sharing the entire development process. Alexa details how she and the homeowners choose all the elements of the home, to create the elegant and classic homes she designs.
Atlanta-based designer, Suzanne Kasler‘s Timeless Style is the second volume of Suzanne’s iconic work. This book features eight homes, including her own Regency-style house, and goes into depth about how different people and places inspired her design. Timeless Style beautifully illustrates Suzanne’s philosophy that you should find what you love and surround yourself with it.
Thomas O’Brien‘s Aero: Beginning to Now is a celebration of the 20 years of Thomas’s famed Aero design studio. This book is an intimate look at Thomas’s design philosophy, covering the history and aesthetic of his “warm modern” look.
Founded in historic Savannah, Georgia in 1998, Circa Lighting is committed to offering quality lighting that is classic and timeless. At Circa Lighting, our priority is to provide an outstanding experience. Whether through one of our boutique lighting showrooms or our customer service center, you will have access to experts to consult with in choosing the products best suited to your project, budget, and schedule.