Archive for November, 2016

Archive for November, 2016

Winter Decor Roundup

Posted on: November 28th, 2016 by Showroom on Hubbard No Comments

Here at The Showroom, we’re getting in the holiday spirit by furiously decorating and, of course, blasting Christmas music every chance we get. (Nothing like Mariah’s All I Want for Christmas is You on repeat to spread some good cheer!) To go along with our 7 Simple Fall Decor Ideas, we thought we’d share share some of our favorite ideas that will take your winter decorating to the next level. Whether you’re simply decorating your home for your family or for a holiday celebration, please enjoy these tips below! And if you’d like to celebrate with us this holiday season, you’re in luck because we still have some choice dates still available! Contact us here to book today!


These twine-wrapped napkins with fir and cinnamon sticks would make any table look winter-ready. From Paper & Lace.

DIY with the Sweetest Occasion

These gold leaf pinecones would look gorgeous hanging from a fireplace mantle. Check out the DIY tutorial here at The Sweetest Occasion.


Give empty wine jars new life like Lonny did, transforming them into berry branch vases.


Continuing with the berry theme, these Christmas luminaries would add a perfect woodsy touch to any room. See the tutorial at Today’s Creative Life.


These seat placement cards from Top Dreamer would bring a cozy, winter vibe to any event.


For a twist on a traditional wreath, create one with olive branches and floral wire, like this one from Shades of Blue Interiors.


If you’re looking for something other than a traditional wreath, this pinecone kissing ball is just the ticket! Click here for the tutorial from Crafts Unleashed.


Finally, no Christmas decorating would be complete without some mistletoe! Create this mistletoe ball with help from Martha Stewart.

One Delicious Open House With One Off Hospitality

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by Showroom on Hubbard No Comments

A couple of weeks ago, we hosted an open house with some of our incredible catering partners, One Off Hospitality’s Big Star, Nico Osteria, and The Publican. Although the night coincided with not only a big rainstorm, but also the final game of the World Series (Cubs playing for World Series Champions in the most nail-biting scenario possible was not on the docket when we picked the date!), we had a nice turnout of new faces and old friends.

The night was especially successful thanks to One Off Hospitality’s delicious bites. Big Star served savory tacos de papas (spicy potato tacos) and fresh corn chips with salsa verde and chipotle salsa. Nico Osteria offered hamachi crudo with a pomegranate salsa verde and watermelon radish. They also brought their spicy mixed nuts, which we couldn’t stop snacking on. For dessert, The Publican provided matcha rice krispie treats, nutter buddies, and a variety of other delectable creations.

Feel free to take a look at some photos of the event below. If you were unable to make it, we’d love to schedule an appointment for you to see our space in person. Please contact us here! Also, please take a moment to visit each of the three caterers’ websites, linked above, to learn more about what they have to offer.


Sitting area, ready for guests




Buffet set-up


Guests enjoying One Off Hospitality’s delicious offerings


Big Star’s chips and salsa bar



Tacos de pepas from Big Star


Nico Osteria’s hamachi crudo, with a pomegranate salsa verde and watermelon radish



The Publican’s dessert table was a definite crowd-pleaser

Care for Friends Fundraiser

Posted on: November 2nd, 2016 by Showroom on Hubbard No Comments

Last month, we had the honor of hosting a fundraiser for Care for Friends, a non-profit organization that runs a variety of programs for those in need in Chicago. These programs provide access to many everyday essentials, all in a respectful manner. For instance, their program Food for Friends offers free hot lunches where guests can gather before the meal to connect with one another, receive haircuts, and make use of a health clinic, clothing closet and toiletries distribution. Care for Friends truly helps those in difficult circumstances gain a better quality of life.

The Care for Friends fundraiser included a silent auction and an award ceremony recognizing exceptional volunteers. If you’re interested in learning more about Care for Friends and how you can get involved, please visit their website.

Some of the lovely attendees

Some of the lovely attendees


One of the award recipients




Silent Auction