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Living room e-design example

Ok, well the past few months have been a whirlwind.  Chris and I didn't know what to expect as we blindly took the plunge into this new venture, and we are so thrilled to take on a lot of new local clients! We just decided to expand our services into e-design.  If you're not familiar with e-design, it basically means that we can design a space for you based on photos and measurements, even if you are across the country.  …

holiday gift guide 2015 - Park and Oak design

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Here are some of our favorite holiday gifts this year!  Ugg slippers - the coziest slippers ever made Jonathan Adler candle holder - there is also a Muse candle that is amazing Chanel lip gloss Sunday Suppers - this is a beautiful book, inside and out Edge champagne flutes Jo Malone gift set - every scent is amazing Aheirloom state cutting board - love all of their products Marble and wood cake stand Kate Spade wine tote Aveda Stress Fix…

Park and Oak living room with brass coffee table

Coffee Table Round up

When we're working on a family room, my favorite item to choose is the coffee table.  It's usually right there in the center, with all of the other pieces of furniture gathering around it.   With such a commanding presence, it's important to choose the right one for the space.  Take into consideration the rug, colors, and other textures in the room.  We chose this brass coffee table with glass because the rug is very textured, so the smooth glass provides…

Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

Favorite Colors: Kendall Charcoal

When it comes to choosing colors for a room, we're usually drawn to more extreme colors.  Either bright and very light, or deep, moody tones with a dramatic impact.   One of the most versatile deep, dramatic colors is Benjamin Moore's Kendall Charcoal.  It's a rich, pure gray color that doesn't reflect any unwanted undertones.  It looks great with gold, natural wood, and white accents.  Here are a few examples of people nailing it with Kendall Charcoal: Via House and Home…

Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto


Welcome to the Park and Oak blog!  Christina and I became friends a couple years ago when we both moved to Glen Ellyn, IL with our families (3 kids each!).  She has been working as an interior designer and I started a blog last year that included food, travel, design, projects, and other random ideas. It became very clear right away that Chris and I share a similar aesthetic and passion for design.  After spending a long weekend with our…