A business trip to Chicago led to a visit to Mecox Garden's Chicago location - WOW! First let me say that store manager, Kenneth Chrzastek, is absolutely the best. Friendly, informative and a very gracious host to have let me spend an indulgent hour enjoying the store and snapping photo after photo. (And, I should mention the staff at the Dallas store were great too). The furniture and lamp colors are vibrant and warm and a gorgeous, rich yellow is featured throughout the store. Everywhere your eye lands, you notice unusual and beautifully crafted animal figures as well as bar vignettes (one of Kenneth's touches and something I also love and posted previously about.) If you're in Chicago, this is a must-see store. Mecox Gardens - we could really use you here in D.C.!