My new love, Chicago Home + Garden

I am always looking for new magazines and thanks to the internet I just came across Chicago Home + Garden. It looks like a fantastic monthly magazine. Even better they have an extremely user friendly website which is a bloggers dream! Especially when it allows me to share gorgeous summer retreats like this one in Michigan. My good friend Julie is from MI and always talking about the relaxing summer cottages there. If they are anything like this beauty, I will be right over!

I adore this dentil molding and how the glossy white chairs brilliantly play off the blue paint! With a closer look I see.....

this FANTASTIC José Esteves chandelier which is made of vintage forks and spoons. So whimsical and perfect for a fun beach house!

A simple fresh entrance, I adore the pop of aqua paint on the bench. Very beachy!

This chair in the forefront of the screened in porch, could be my new obsession piece! I love the light weight look and gentle curve. Unfortunately there is no information on where it is from, so let the search begin.

What a place to relax for a week or two! With a closer look I see....

the perfect place for a dinner party! What an amazing area to take a break from swimming, cover up from the sun and enjoy a great buffet of food.

Hope you enjoyed this Michigan retreat!

(images from Chicago Home + Garden)


Verdigris Vie said...

Such a relaxing feel to this home. It feels fun and informal. That chair on the porch is worth obsessing over, if I happen to come across it I'll let you know.

Thanks for fun post..


Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Oh I love that (rattan?) chair with the slight curve, too! Let me know if you are able to find the source on that!!!

elizabeth said...

Hi All,

I work for Chicago Home + Garden and I randomly came across this post via Twitter. Thanks for the shout out. All of our stories have a buy guide at the end at the end. The chair you love so much came from Pier 1, however we also have a "Bring it Home" section tacked onto this story where you can find similar items that are available in stores now. Hope this helps:

Bring It Home:

Buy Guide:
Interior design: Julia Buckingham Edelmann, Buckingham Interiors + Design, 301 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, 312-933-8359; Landscape design: Doug Hoerr, Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, 850 W. Jackson Blvd., 312-492-6501. Dining room: José Esteves Brocante Chandelier, Intérieurs, Screened-in porch: Sofa and chairs, Pier 1, Wooden floor covering, West Elm, Pillows, Buckingham Interiors. Pool and pool house: Chaises and umbrellas, Restoration Hardware, restoration Dining table, Vincent Tables, 13650 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert, Michigan, 269-469-1950.


Elizabeth Riley
editorial assistant

leslie said...

What a dreamy retreat - I love that eating area too, yes what fun to have a dinner party there!!!
Do you like to be called Julie or Julieann?

Creategirl said...

Wow thanks Elizabeth for cking out the blog and the great tips!
Leslie, Julie is just fine : )

the snoopster said...

great post! great home! would love to see some of your projects!

keep up the good work (and if you get a chance, please visit -- soon to be would love to hear your thoughts).


Creategirl said...

thanks for visiting Elaine! I will be sure to ck out your blog (I love the name)!

Julia B. Edelmann/Buckingham Interiors + Design said...

Thank you to Elizabeth for beating me to the punch about the chair on my clients porch in Michigan. Not only does it look great but it is soooo comfy!
And, thank you, Julie, for sharing this space with your readers.
Love your blog!