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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kitchen Storage

While storage is always a priority in a kitchen, it sometimes seems workable counter space is sacrificed. Not only does closed storage feel heavy and cumbersome in small spaces, incorporating pieces such as an antique professional grade bakers station can give you everything you need storage, counter space, and an open feel. Adding Open shelves can capitalize on upper storage instead of a pantry cupboard which not only blocks light but also could be difficult to find items tucked waaaay in the back.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

84th Academy Awards Dream Rooms

With all the buzz about the red carpet styles of the Academy Awards, MILIEU has decided to pay homage to the winners and to a select few of the "Best Dressed". 

Each individual was allocated a living space designed by MILIEU based on their style, taste, and influences. 

Jean Dujardin
Receiving Room

Meryl Streep

Christopher Plummer
Game Room

Octavia Spencer
Master Bedroom

AND BEST DRESSED GOES TO................

Zachary Quinto

Jessica Chastain
Dining Room

Gwenyth Paltrow 
Living Room

Pharrell Williams
Viewing Room

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Presidents Day Designer Warehouse Sale Preview!!!!!

 1Roll of Vinyl Wall Covering $20.00 per yard

1 Roll Vinyl Wall Covering $15.00 per yard

1 Roll Vinyl Wall Covering $12.00 per yard

1/2 yard Fabric $10.00

2 yards Wool/Cotton Mohair Fabric $45.00

1-1/2 yards Sunbrella Fabric $15.00

3) Ceiling Light Fixtures $75.00 Per Fixture (bulbs included)

All inquiries contact MILIEU for details


Friday, February 10, 2012

Very Pinterst-ing

A new network of media inspiration, expression and marketing is readily available to the world. Pintrest is an amazing platform to which users can create a collection of resources, blogs, color schemes, or anything  that is of interest to you.

https://pinterest.com/login/?next=/login/ A combination of twitter facebook and blogging, Pintrest is taking on the world by storm. You can take just about any image from any website and link it (pin it) to one of your boards.


For designers such as MILIEU it is a great tool to show clients what works and what does not. It is a great way to minimize your image library in the office and source them from your pinboard.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Warming the home

With the middle of winter well on the way, I think we can all agree there is nothing like a glass of red by a crackling fire. Not everyone has the luxury of an existing fireplace, especially in the windy city of Chicago. However people are discovering they don't necessarily need to take up that much space. There are countless options depending on your budget, style, function, and of course your available space. Gas, wood burning, electrical, and even environmentally friendly bio fuel operated fire places have been on the market for quite some time. 
It can be great anchor for a room, a focal feature, or a fantastic accent to an already great room. Andirons are the essential jewelry to an fireplace, be they modern, classical, or rustic, the definitely lend an air to the personality of a space.

Mantels are another addition to the room that have more recently become neglected. More prevalent in newer construction due to wall space restrictions, a large television has begun to occupy the space above. Although functional and efficient as this may be in some styles of design, I can't help but voice a personal opinion that a television and a fireplace should not fight for the center of a room. The tv should be its own separate focal area or even better hidden, unless it is some massive, testosterone fueling theater of magnitude that it requires to be on display. Art work, mementos, and accessories are great pieces to adorn a mantel. They carry the feeling of personality, intimacy, and make for great conversation starters.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Warm for the holidays

What are your tricks for beating the cold? cozying up to someone with a cocktail, nuzzling under layers of blankets, or taking a tip from our feathered friends and flying south? If the setting of this photo isn't enough to have you booking your next flight out of the windy city. You can easily pick up one, or two, or a dozen of these amazing fire pillars to help you through the winter. Available in white, black or chrome, indoor or outdoor use at the Sharper Image, and right now there's a great sale going on.