Friday, January 20, 2012

Bring Out the Bijoux!

Bijoux, French for jewelry! 

Here at Chic Antique we not only carry furniture and decor for the home, but also vintage, antique and costume jewelry. We believe that personal style from the home isn't just between paint color and lampshades but also what you walk out of your house wearing. Why not display your everyday out-of-house pieces inside the home? That's right, display your jewelry and "bring out the bijoux!"

Why hide your favorite accessories tucked away in a jewelry box? Bring out the bijoux for a breath of air and let them shine. If you're like me, you have a large amount of jewelry that's constantly forgotten about, because it's put away. By displaying your accessories, your outfits not only just got a little fashion-flare but you've also created a unique decor piece for the home.

Inside our store we showcase our jewelry with a variety of antique, multifunctional fixtures (some fixtures also for sale). 

Chic Antique; vintage frames with bridal push-pins for necklaces

Chic Antique; serving tray & small display case for loose jewelry
Chic Antique; printers' type case (vintage printing press tray used to separate letters)
Chic Antique; vintage towel rack used for bracelets

We hope you'll drop by Chic Antique this weekend to accessorize! Happy Friday!

- Lauren Gilbertson

Friday, January 13, 2012

Winter-Inspired Decor

Here at Chic Antique we find inspiration from all different sources. Today, our creative minds were sparked by looking out our store windows. Normally we have a good amount of snow in Chicago by now, this season, Mother Nature had a different plan. Yesterday the people of Chicago caught their first snowflakes of 2012 on their tongues, our sidewalks covered with 5 inches of snow.

Chic Antique, first snow of 2012
From our store windows we have a great view of the snowflakes falling in Lakeview East. Today, we appreciate the pureness of a snowflake and the whitest-whites. We currently have a few beautiful, white pieces in the store, but don't forget we customize to your taste as well! 

18 1/2"d x 31 x 51"

 Long Dresser
78" x 18" x 30 1/2"

Distressed Petite Chest
24" x 14" x 30"
Today's post also features a few of our favorite "polar" opposites 'winter-inspired decor' seen around the web.

This elegant living room is perfect for any Queen of the Home. The white additions including the sofa, lampshades and curtains truly compliment the dazzling light fixture above. The chandelier mocks the detail of a fragile ice crystal, really acting as the showpiece of any room.

This counter table is a unique piece for any shabby-chic home owner. It's functionality can serve to many needs. The open space underneath allows for additional decor or collectors items. We can't get enough of the distressed look! 

At Chic Antique we recognize that everyone has their own, personal style. We encourage you to stop by to find your perfect piece to complete any home! 
Stay warm Chicago!

-Lauren Gilbertson