February 1: "Colori Me Red" Chicago native Michelle Herzog is the owner of the Bucktown color-consulting paint boutique, Colori. The shop sells the high pigment C2 line of paints and is hosting an event to celebrate the color red. Michelle will be on hand to advise and talk up the virtues of the fiery hue. Nourhy Chiriboga of the NOW studio will be doing color readings as well - find out which colors are best suited to your energy...the party is from 7pm - 10pm. Colori is at 2243 W. North. Ave.
Registration open now for April 17 -20: Coverings, the mega-gigantic floor covering trade show is being held in Chicago this year (after 5 years in Orlando). On view will be 1200 exhibits and lots of installation inspiration. Designers should note that for this event it is possible to invite up to two non-trade guests to attend. And finally, a big sale coming up: February 3 - February 25: Twice Yearly Outlet Sale at Jayson Home and Garden and Artists Frame Service. From Jayson: Shop a treasure trove of designer furniture, home décor and accessories, bath and children's products, books, greeting cards, and gifts. From the Artists Frame Service: The normally 30 - 80% off frames have an additional 10% discount and shipping is free. Sale starts at 10am on Feb. 3. The outlet is located on the basement level of Jayson Home and Garden, 1885 N. Clybourn.