Tuesday, August 24, 2010

610 Home is where my heart is.

A couple of years ago when I was trying to determine where I was going with my business, I considered getting a studio location and making roots.  I drove past this building every day on my way to work at the law firm and I always slowed down to look longingly at this perfect location for what I hoped would someday be the home of "Kelly Vanderploeg Photography."

Even after I decided that being tied down to a studio was not going to be right for my business, I still would drive by for a quick drool every now and then.  Something there was just calling out to me.  I was so happy to see the coolest store ever move in to it this past spring and call it "home."  610 Home, that is.

Three good girlfriends, Catherine Connor, Barbara Freeman, and Mary Garvey James put their creative decorating minds together and came up with what Geneva was missing.

"610 HOME is the latest edition to South First Street’s trendy design district in (Pariscope Design, State Street Salvage and Les Tissus Colbert) Geneva,  Illinois. The 2,500 square foot warehouse is the perfect backdrop to an eclectic mix of new and vintage home furnishings and accessories.  We are committed to offering sophisticated design to the suave and urban minded shopper."

I stole this pic from their website from the night they celebrated being one of the 2010 Winners for the “Best Of” issue of Chicago Magazine. 

Here is what Chicago Magazine had to say about them:

HOME 610 HOME Many of Geneva’s stellar home stores have a traditional bent, but this newcomer takes a more citified approach to decorating that favors neutral colors and mixing styles. 610 Home stocks Regency chairs, midcentury desks, vintage chairs re-covered in unusual fabrics, and a new line of reclaimed wood furniture with a French aesthetic. Designers have gone gaga for the place. 610 S. FIRST ST., GENEVA; 630-262-3770, 610HOMEGENEVA.COM

Where do I fit in to all this other than being a major fan?  I was lucky enough to do the photos for their website that is going to be updated soon.  I was like a kid in a candy store.

Remember the high school senior session I just did with the piano?  Recognize this bench?  Yep, they were so sweet to let me use it.  I didn't want to give it back.

A one-minute walk from the Geneva 
Third St. shopping area and the Metra 
train station.

Stop in and show these ladies some love.  There is so much to see you may need to plan a second visit the next day.

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