Style & Beauty: 6 Home Décor Finds from Jay Michael

As a designer/Lifestyle Architect™, FLATS Chicago developer, and one of the stars of Bravo’s 100 Days of SummerJay Michael’s design sense is as eclectic as his resume: he loves mixing styles to build a cohesive look. “The trend today,” Michael says, “is to use clean-lined, modern—sometimes industrial—pieces against vintage or very traditional accents.” Here, he pinpoints a few of his favorite interior finds.



Beacon Bridge Club, Tim Klein ($170-$1,970).

“I always put a great—often peculiar or unexpected—photograph into the mix. [Lately] I have been very into the work of artist Tim Klein, who happens to be from Chicago.”

content_Fuze-dining-table-CB2Fuze dining table, CB2 ($999). 800 W. North Ave., 312-787-8329

“I often use this clean, modern cement table against traditional patterns or fabrics. I love the juxtaposition.”


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Sassy Toile wallpaper, Flavor Paper ($150/roll and up). Urbanspace Interiors, 512-476-0014

“I love a great, traditional toile but especially so when it has ladies in bikinis and guns.”




Table lamp base, Nate Berkus ($65). Target, 2656 N. Elston Ave., 773-252-1994

“I think mixing materials is on trend and I have been obsessed with this gold lamp since it came out. [I’d pair it with] a dark blue or black shade.”


content_Asher-sofa-Interior-DefineAsher sofa, Interior Define ($1,700). 2027 W. North Ave., 773-234-3107


“I love the simplicity of the Asher sofa—its level of quality and craftsmanship far exceed its price.”




Cone swivel chair c. 1960s, Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates ($1,100). Broadway Antique Market, 6130 N. Broadway, 773-743-5444; 


“I am reluctant to give away my best-kept secret, but Broadway Antique Market sells some of the best vintage finds, from 1920s steamers to ‘60s Miesian.”


By Elle  Eichinger

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