We always love seeing who visits our store in Chicago and buys from our online shop. We welcome everyone, from starter-home nesters that are developing their decorating style, to renowned artists and designers that we’re lucky enough to collaborate with.
And then there are the fun folks that run amazing design blogs — people like Kyla Herbes from House of Hipsters. The blog is like one sweeping Pinterest mood board of all the home decor-related awesomeness that catches Kyla’s eye. A creative director by day and blogger by night, her design sensibility is vintage with ultra modern and just a touch of bohemian. In other words, we adore it.
So when we saw some of our pillows featured on Kyla’s blog a few months back we thought, Ooh how cool. And then we thought, Wouldn’t it be fun to put Kyla in touch with our styling team and really make some magic?
Happily, Kyla was game. She and Lisa Boudreau, Unison’s Visual Merchandising Manager, hit it off when Kyla visited our store this summer. Their mission was simple: to help Kyla see the fun and possibility in using pillows to perk up a space. Kyla was struggling as to how to create a unique, effortless look with her pillow collection. Lisa helped Kyla using one of her guiding principles: “Always follow your instincts … what inspires you.”
As it happens, Lisa and our store associates are always there to give you a boost of inspiration and advice. Personal styling is a service we offer all of our shoppers and store guests, and it was especially fun to take the journey with Kyla.
So, what came of our collaboration with the House of Hipsters guru? Check in with our blog next week to see what Kyla picked out and get her tips on how to punch up your room — with pillows … and a whole lot more.
See you next week!
Photography credit: John Sturdy