Furniture Friday - Frank Lloyd Wright

Last summer I visited Chi-town for the first time. During my stay there, I was fortunate enough to visit the home and studio of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. His home and studio is located in the Oak Park area and is now a National Historic Landmark.

Let me tell you, I was so excited for this part of our trip. I love to see how people live and use the spaces in their home, so to be able to sneak a peak at how Wright lived and worked was so amazing! Though he is most known for developing the 'Prairie Style'of architecture, Wright also designed stained glass windows, ceramics, textiles and furniture. Below are a few shots I took during the tour:

Much different than today's open concept living areas, Wright created dividers in different rooms. He loved the Japanese style of architecture and that is definitely evident in his designs. Also alot of tufting going on which I love...

There was alot of wood all over the house, oak built-ins and oak furniture designed by Wright. Notice the high-back chairs at his dining table? Our tour guide mentioned that he liked to create intimate enclosures or a room within a room.

This is where all the magic happened I guess?. I mean the below photo and not the above! I have no words to describe his office. He had several drafting tables and check out the ceiling below...

Have you ever been to any of Wright's homes? I'd also love to check out Fallingwater in Pennsylvania. That's definitely on my bucket list. Who's in?

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Chicago Architecture

December is here and I'm really missing the warm weather. While looking through my catalogue of photos I remembered one of the hottest and most humid days I've ever experienced. Surprisingly, it was during our trip to the windy city. I've felt the caribbean sun on me before, but the heatwave in Chicago was so brutal to walk around in. And you can't necessarily wander the streets in a bikini sipping cocktails! So as I sat at my desk reminiscing, dressed in a sweater and track pants, I happily browsed through sweaty pictures of my boyfriend and I, along with hundreds (yes hundreds) of architectural photos. All that walking in extreme heat was definitely worth it. There was so much beauty to see and appreciate. My fave building: The Carbide and Carbon Building which was built in 1929 - classic Art Deco design.