First day of Market.   First thing on my agenda?  Eating.  Anyone who knows me for a minute or hangs around me for a second knows I’m nothing without my food!

After lunch I kind of feel lost.  No speeches to give today, no appointments, no nothing.  I decide to take advantage of this moment in time and visit a fellow Decor Mentor and designer friend, Lisa Kahn-Allen.  Lisa is debuting her new furnishings and accessories at Chelsea House at 200 N.Hamilton.

Love Birds:  If you have never met her new hubby, Phillip S. Allen, please make a point to say “Hi” when visiting the showroom with Lisa.  These two are the warmest most in love couple I have had the chance to visit with  in a long, long time.  So supportive of each other.  Way to go Lisa 🙂

So Proud…..


Love Knots:  Love is in the air!  Lisa has incorporated the elegant design of a love knot into several pieces in her collection.  I do not want to spoil it by showing full shots but simply tease you and make sure you enjoy it in person as much as I did.

Sneak Peek of Etched Love Knot in Hall Table


Quatrefoils:  Lisa shared with me her love of quatrefoils and has incorporated them in their most beautiful and interesting fashion.  What is a quatrefoil you ask?    In art, architecture and traditional Christian symbolism, the quatrefoil is a type of decorative framework consisting of a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially overlapping circles of the same diameter.  It actually means “four leaves”.  There, that is your design lesson of the day 🙂

Can you find the quatrefoils?


Lisa (and Phillip), I know you have put your heart and soul into this collection and I must say, it shows.  It is original, refreshing and classic.  There are many other special references Lisa has included but you just have to see them for yourself.

Remember, Life Happens….Under The Chandelier



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