The Brand Market Chicago

The Chicago Brand Market was by far my favorite location yet. All glass windows in Palm Court on Loyola Campus and a crisp autumn day to provide boat loads the natural light. It overlooked the water and campus which had breathtaking views. We also had such a positive group of women who came ready to learn and dive in to the content, but also ready to make big steps for their business. I am so thankful for another great experience in Chicago…

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The centerpieces, double sided backdrop, and table decor was done by the talented Tiffany of A Splendid Occasion. I wanted to take it all home!
Loyola Campus Chicago Matthew Hoffman Palm Court Loyola Campus Shadow Box Rentals
Vintage Furniture Set up thanks to Shadow Box Dreams. (Such a fun set up!) The fun geometric pillows were done by Tiny Prints.

Swag Bag Details Teacups by Rent Vintage
And Rent Vintage Chicago sent over china for us to use for coffee and lunch. (So cool of them!!)
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We had some really cool swag for each of our attendees thanks to these shops:
Lucy Darling
Rifle Paper Co.
Black Bird Letterpress:
Tiny Prints
oh, hello friend.
Chykalophia Design
By Luciana

And as always, my co-hosts were fantastic. I learned something new from each of them:
Matthew Hoffman You Are Beautiful Project, Hey Its Matthew Shop
Mandy Kellogg Rye – Shop Owner, Blogger – Waiting on Martha
Ari Krzyzek Graphic Designer – Chykalophia
Jess Keys – Marketing Manager – Dean Street Society, Fashion Editor – The Everygirl

Their advice, tips, and stories reminded my how unique each person’s success story is, and how each person’s definition of success is different from the next.

We are finishing out the year in Atlanta on November 8th. You can grab your spot here.

*All photos by my talented sister, Angela!

Room Overhaul: Gallery Wall

When it comes to my own home, it takes me months (okay maybe years) to make decor decisions. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to put any effort into designing our room since we were renting. However, I have quickly come to realize how important it is for your house to feel like a home. We are working on a few rooms in the house, and our bedroom is one of them.This is just phase 1 one of the overhaul. We started with painting the walls from a dark neutral to a light ivory which immediately poured more light into the space.

Next step: Wall space. I admit, I have stacks of frames looking for art and stacks of photos looking for frames. I have the hardest time pulling a gallery wall together with the right mattes and sizes. Thankfully, I was introduced to Framebridge, and I am pretty sure hours of my life were saved. (No, seriously.) It is a new site that offers one of the easiest most effective ways to frame art, prints, and photos.

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I actually really enjoyed the process. I was able to dream up a gallery wall that was a combination of instagram photos, art prints, and digital photos. (You can both mail in the art or digitally upload.) After your artwork is uploaded you can “try on frames” and see how your work looks in each style as well as change up matte color and size. Brilliant right? They even have an option to have the Framebridge team suggest a few frames for your work.

Once you order, the art is custom framed and shipped. I could not get over the quality of these frames. I say this because a few of my larger frames fell of the wall and broke due to poor quality. It was so exciting to actually have a set of frames that accurately reflects the value of the photos and artwork.

You all will have to head over and play around with your instagram photos or trip pics! I am a little hooked;) And BONUS, you can take 15% off your order with code: FRAME15:)

Stay tuned for full bedroom reveal!
x, Anna

Additional details: Artwork by Britt Bass Turner and John Robshaw, End Table Decor: Anthropologie, Lamps: Kenroy Home, Pillows: Target

This post was sponsored by Framebridge. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that make this blog possible!

Guest Curator: UGallery




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I am more than ready to admit I am an art nerd. I was an art studio / graphic design major, and did my fair share of studying all different art mediums. As challenging as some of those long art history classes were, I can say it gave me an appreciation for so many different types of artistry and where it all stems from.

Thankful to UGallery for asking me to be a Guest Curator on their site. These are just a few of the favorites and you can see the full collection here.

I have a thing for travel theme, impressionism, and pop art. I only realized this after viewing my collection!

Have a favorite?

x, Anna

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