Kitchen Trends Designers Never Want to see again

I am a true believer that when it comes to a home, if you really love something than you should not care if it is trendy or not.  Just do it because you love it, but do it with knowledge, thought and quality.  If it is well done and makes you happy, then you will feel good in your home.  That is what its all about isn't it!?  Everything "new" is basically a different take on something that has been done before anyway.

I love learning about new trends, new products, new companies, and research art and architecture history.   It is something that is also very important for my growth in what I do, interior design and interior architecture.  People come to me because I not only have a well refined eye, but also knowledge and access to many resources that they don't even know even exist.  Having said that, I also have my own aesthetic and based on that, I personally gravitate to some things and am totally "Over" some of them at the moment as well.  I think that can be applied to anything: fashion, cooking, traveling, reading etc.  

Recently I was asked to contribute to a fun article for Good Housekeeping magazine titled " 15 Kitchen Trends Designers Never Want to see again "  I wonder if you know what trends I am over at the moment :)  Go on over to the Good Housekeeping website to read it. Click on the link below:  

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/g20053053/outdated-kitchen-trends/

Speaking of Kitchens... Isn't this kitchenette so beautiful.  The materials and detailing is spot on. Now that I am into ;) 

xo E

 Credit:  It was featured in Rue Magazine , Designed by Catherine Kwong for the San Francisco Deocrator Showcase

Credit:  It was featured in Rue Magazine , Designed by Catherine Kwong for the San Francisco Deocrator Showcase

Designing small outoor space in Chicago

Recently I had the pleasure to contribute to a wonderful article titled "Squeezing the most out of small outdoor spaces" that was featured in numerous publications from Washington Post to our local Daily Herald. 

When working with clients especially in Chicago, the outdoor spaces that I see there are usually not a huge that one can have while living further out in the suburbs. However, you may also find yourself living in the city village such as Barrington or Winnetka where just as if you were living downtown Chicago you are walking distance to some amazing places from wonderful restaurants, shops, parks, and the lake yet perhaps to get close to these incredible amenities, you may have sacrificed how big your yard is.

A small outdoor space could pose some challenges, but I am a true believer that if you plan it out well, it could be a very special place that is enchanting and rewarding. Check out some of my tips in the article along with other contributions from some awesome experts on small outdoor garden design for Chicago hi-rises to perhaps a small yard in Chicago's Lincoln Park and the suburb of Winnetka. Go on take a peek, click the link below to read the full article. :)

"Squeezing the most out of small outdoor spaces"

Chicago Interior Designer Blogging

Hooray! I am blogging again. Yes it's me Edyta, the founder and principal interior designer of EDYTA & CO. the Chicago Based interior design firm. Although that is how we refer to the localization of our company, it is actually located just outside of Chicago, yet our work spans from Chicago's Gold Coast, through Chicago's North Shore, Northwest suburbs and beyond.

Many of you may have followed my previous blog, ages ago (as so it seems) when blogs were this new phenomenon and a fun way to connect with other interior designers, creatives and share design ideas. You may have perhaps seen some of our interior design projects in the press, on our website or maybe even on Instagram and Pinterest.  Whichever way we connected, I am so happy you are here and I hope you stop by often and say hello.

Here we are, many years later, the blog has also took on many different forms and has been put on the backburner for a little while, but I'm hoping to get back to it.  I am also hoping to be back here on a regular and share news on what is happening at EDYTA & CO. in regards to design projects, while also sharing with you some of what I love, what inspires me and things I want to remember.  

Recently we embarked on some rebranding around here at EDYTA & CO. and we are loving the new look, but more importantly we hope to showcase and share with you some of our work, our aesthetic, our voice and be truly authentic with who we are and what we do.

There are so many fun exciting things I will be sharing with you in the coming weeks- from projects before and afters to some recent press and so much more, so be sure to come back soon ;)

See you soon my friends! xo -Edyta