Showcasing Showrooms: 4 New Boutiques at LuxeHome Bring More Great Design Home to Chicago

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Chicago architects, decorators, design enthusiasts, and savvy shoppers have a lot to celebrate this year. The Merchandise Mart, the epicenter for design in Chicago, has added four new showrooms to its LuxeHome collection located on the 1st floor of this iconic building. These include the Miele Center, Scavolini Store Chicago, Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, and Sherwin-Williams Color Studio. These new boutiques range from classic, quality American brands to sleek European design, keeping with LuxeHome’s ethos of showcasing a dynamic variety of lifestyles and aesthetics. Alongside their innovative displays and vignettes, each new boutique is debuting a new line of products and specialty services — so everyone will have a fresh set of reasons to stop by LuxeHome and see what’s new from these design pioneers.

Miele Center at Chicago

Immer besser, German for “Forever Better,” has been Miele’s guiding principle since their founding in 1899. Since then, they’ve improved everything from vacuums to coffee machines. For their new LuxeHome boutique, Miele is featuring their Generation 6000 line of built-in appliances and innovative new Range series, allowing designers and customers to experience the “World’s Most Sophisticated Range” in person. The new Range series embodies the “Design for Life” philosophy and considers every detail, syncing with even the busiest schedule to cook entrees and side dishes to perfection, revolutionizing the cooking process. Complementing the Range in both form and function, Generation 6000 includes convection ovens, steam ovens, combi-steam ovens, microwaves, warming drawers and coffee systems that are more intelligent than ever — these appliances were built to make your cooking experience easier. They feature digital touchscreen interfaces with programs that store a database of recipes, calculate appropriate times and temperatures for different foods, help you plan for large meals to be ready at the same time, and more. An active on-site kitchen and specialized classes will also help everyone see how Miele appliances can make their home a little better — or should we say, “besser.”

Scavolini Store Chicago

Now boasting an internationally recognized status, Italy’s premier cabinetry maker, Scavolini, started humbly in a family workshop. The new LuxeHome Chicago boutique honors that tradition, remaining family-owned and -operated. Growing their business from a single original Detroit store, sisters Niki and Alisha Serras and Alisha’s husband Brian Gamache are happy to further showcase Italy’s best designs in a LuxeHome showroom. “It’s a very exciting time to be in this industry,” says co-owner Niki Serras. “Residential sales are growing and more people than ever are remodeling their kitchen and baths.” Scavolini’s finishes cover a range of different styles and rooms while consistently maintaining a high level of quality and durability. With the addition of their new products for bathroom and living room cabinetry, Scavolini has homeowners covered, with cabinetry pieces and accessories for any space.

Wood-Mode Oceanside style concept

Wood-Mode, the nation’s largest manufacturer of high-end custom cabinetry, is no stranger to The Merchandise Mart, but its new Lifestyle Design Center will serve as an expanded meeting place for architects, designers, homeowners, and Wood-Mode dealers alike. LuxeHome is the perfect strategic location for both homeowners and industry professionals to see what Wood-Mode’s national network of independent showrooms has to offer, discover what’s next from the company’s designers, and get inspired. For more than 70 years, Wood-Mode has been crafting clever, space-saving solutions — with styles ranging from more traditional to utterly contemporary. Anyone who visits the new space at LuxeHome will see Wood-Mode’s enduring commitment to quality firsthand with its latest style concept, Oceanside. With its streamlined, contemporary bent, Oceanside features hidden storage solutions, subtle color choice, contrasting surfaces and Wood-Mode’s quality craftsmanship. Wood-Mode’s work is sure to inspire seasoned professionals looking for great design as well as homeowners looking to combine contemporary design with hidden functionality.

Sherwin-Williams Color Studio

Of course, after picking out the right finishes and appliances, that last thing everyone will need to complete a new space is the perfect color. Answering this need is Sherwin-Williams, North America’s largest single-source supplier of high-quality paint, who has conveniently opened a Color Studio in the Design Resource Center at LuxeHome. This studio connects color experts with customers to help them choose paint colors for their homes. Designer workspaces will allow shoppers to lie out and fine-tune their projects alongside Sherwin-Williams experts. In addition to these consultations, the Color Studio will offer specialty seminars and educational events. The showroom will demonstrate both Sherwin-Williams vast selection and their dedication to personalized service, providing an invaluable resource for both design professionals and anyone looking to add the right finishing touch to any room. Color us content.

With appliances, traditional and modern cabinetry, and extensive paint options, these new resources will offer up design solutions you need for designing a dream home. Along with on site designers and experts, LuxeHome offers the perfect solution for architects, interior designers, and homeowners. In addition, the LuxeHome Concierge is conveniently located in the Design Resource Center, Suite 163, and can help you customize your shopping experience so you find exactly what you need. We’ve never needed an excuse to visit The Merchandise Mart, but now we have four more reasons to do so this season.

The Miele Center, Scavolini Store Chicago, Sherwin-Williams Color Studio and the Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 10am-3pm. For more information visit,

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