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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

We found some fun accessories from the Nordstrom anniversary sale that we wanted to share.   Enjoy the savings!    Cutting Board  /  2.  Rug  /  3.  Lamp  /  4.  Throw  /  5.  Candle  /  6.  Bar tools  /  7.  Rug  /  8.  Basket  /  9.  Coasters  /  10.  Kid's Blanket  /  11.  Bar cart  /  12.  Rug  /  13.  Waste basket  /  14.  Pepper Mill  /  15.  Pillow  /  16.  Pillow  /  17.  Pouf  /  18.  Picnic Basket  /…

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Barstools

We have found that in our own homes and in our client's homes,  the barstools at the kitchen island are one of the most popular destinations in the entire house.    They have become the focal point for both living and entertaining -- it's the place where the children sit early each morning slurping their cereal bowls,  or the seat for a girlfriend who stops by for that happy hour glass of Rose. We are wrapping up a lot of…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

To honor the men in our lives, we pulled together some of our favorite Father's Day gift ideas.  We know it's often hard to find the perfect gift for the guys who do so much for us. Our dads have always been there when we needed them most, from running along side of us as we learn to ride a bike,  to moving boxes into our college dorms, to walking us down the aisle.    And now we watch our…

Blue and White

With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, over here at Park & Oak we are celebrating the official kickoff to summer fun.  Whether its backyard barbecues or days lounging by the pool, this season is about expressing your laid back casual style.  Hopefully this list of our favorite blue & white picks will help you channel your inner sunshine as well.   Wishing a safe & happy Memorial Day Weekend to our families, friends and followers! Via Alicia Taylor Photography Via Verandah House Via  Mark…

Park and Oak Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounging

Last weekend, I headed up to Green Lake (Wisconsin) for a couple days of sunshine by the lake and was so inspired for the lazy days of summer ahead.   We are renovating a home up there, with an outdoor space that has so much potential but needs a little bit of love to reach that potential.   As I stood outside, I imagined lounging by the lake, surrounded by good friends and family, creating memories that will keep us warm long…

Outdoor Accessories

Next up in our outdoor series is our Outdoor Accessories Roundup. Our team had a ton of fun pulling together some of our favorites to share.  Developing your outdoor living space goes beyond just furniture.   By doing a couple of things to accessorize your space, you can transform your backyard patio or deck into an outdoor retreat for your family and friends. Lighting, pillows, plants and dishes can all be used to easily perk up your space and create…

Outdoor Dining Roundup

  In the Midwest, we are forced into hibernation during our long and very cold winters, so when the ice starts melting, we are obsessed with spending as much time outdoors as we can.   You will find people packed into small sidewalk patios and rooftop decks, everyone competing for the coveted outdoor seating. There have been many occasions during the summer where we take our team meetings to the patio at one of our houses, we've found that sitting in…

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Bathroom Accessory Roundup

Well it's March and I know the blog has gone dark for a little while, but I promise we're working on it!!   There is a lot going on here - we have so many exciting projects (photos coming soon), and moving into a new and improved studio in June! Clients are always asking us how to freshen up a bathroom without spending crazy $$$.   It's always surprising to see how accessories can transform a space, so we put together…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Is anyone else really behind on Christmas shopping this year?  And pretty much everything else for the holidays?  I really wish I was one of those people that had the Christmas card perfectly timed to arrive on exactly December 1st, all of the holiday shopping completely finished in October, and the entire house decorated the day after Thanksgiving- wouldn't it be such a relaxing and stress-free season?  You could frolic along all month, without seeing the mental checklist of things to do and…

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Cozy Throw Blankets

  I'm not sure what happened this year, but we were actually wearing sundresses this month.   In November.  In Chicago. So as we strolled around town in the sunshine, wool blankets were the last thing anyone wanted to think about.  But every Midwesterner knows that winter will undoubtedly come, and we actually start getting nervous if the weather is too nice for too long.  Like we're going to have to pay for it with a more extreme and aggressive winter.  So…