These stores want you to have the house and garden of your dreams. WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors editor Laurence Pasquier reports
Isn’t it great when attending a trade show abroad offers you the chance to roam the streets and discover the hidden gems of a city’s retail scene? That’s what happened for me in Chicago and here are my favourite three, not to be missed, on your next shopping trip.
2651 North Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Square, Chicago
Walking in, you won’t know if you’re in a flower shop or a lifestyle store. Well, actually it’s both. Fleur stocks crafted products that promote a rooted, slow life, from ceramic tableware to woven linens, and even handmade arrows! But they also sell beautiful flowers and plants, and their stylish pots and vases. A definite fave.
2321 West North Avenue, Wicker Park, Chicago
Gather Home & Lifestyle is just over a year old and was inspired by the idea of keeping things simple. Their carefully curated selection brings together a variety of small makers, in a minimalist environment that exquisitely combines tan leathers and aged bricks with immaculate whites and urban greys.
1935 West North Avenue, Wicker Park, Chicago
Yes, it’s another flower/lifestyle shop. We think it’s a thing in Chicago! And what a joy. It’s a little bit dark when you walk in but it’s full of gorgeous vintage finds from soaps wrapped in flowery paper and intricately framed mirrors to hanging glass lamps or wood scented home fragrance.
So with flowers so important today to create lived-in, inspiring settings, check-out our reports on what flowers are trending now, here. And you’ll find everything you need to make a fertile interior here too.