Thursday, September 23, 2010

Organization Tip #3 - Conquering the Bathroom!

Whether you have one bathroom for the whole family, or multiple spaces, chances are you could use some help organizing!

- color coordinating towels keep each family member responsible for their own
- laundry separators - organize by person or by type of load
- wall-hung dispenser keeps bath free of bottles and neatly stores shampoo, conditioner and body wash
- create an entire wall of storage using super-narrow shelves for small bath items
- carve out some space in-between studs in the wall for hidden, recessed shelving
- side walls can also be used for shelving - add a mirror and glass shelves to visually enlarge the space

- keep the bath toys in order with this wall hung (or tile suctioned) toy holder with large scoop
- extra rolls of toilet paper (and sure, magazines) can be hung off the side of the toilet tank, reducing the need for additional cabinetry
- hang a towel rack on the back of the door to minimize wall clutter

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Kid's First Job - 'Divine' Intervention

The staff at Divine Consign has proven to be dedicated, hard working and creative, just to name a few characteristics. This includes not only our sales and design staff, but also our "muscle"!

We were honored to be featured in an article written by the father of our favorite high-schooler (now graduated), Evan Brightfield, who was a valuable resource and friend to Divine Consign. We wish Evan all the best in his collegiate endeavors and give a great big THANK YOU to Eric Brightfield for his thoughtfulness.

click here to read:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Design Details #1 - Re-inventing Radiators!

Don't let your old radiator be an eyesore! Transform your old radiators to accent your room, rather than detract from it.

Try hiding the radiator under a piece of furniture like a sofa table, cabinetry, desk OR have a custom unit installed to accent the character of your home.

If you don't have the time or budget for furniture or custom cabinetry, accent your radiators with paint! They can match, blend, or contrast as a statement piece!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mig and Tig has Arrived!

Mig and Tig, a most fabulous high-end furniture store in Chicago, has gone virtual! Divine Consign was selected to be the lucky recipients of their showroom furniture. We are so excited to have unique dining tables, substantial end tables, accessories, and upholstered chairs ready for you to make your own!

Check out Mig and Tig's new website, a boutique store available online...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Organization Tip #2 - Transform Closet into Home Office

More and more people are working from home and are in desperate need of an office space. Many work-from-home employees don't have the luxury of an extra room or finished basement for their home office.
We have the solution!
Transition an unused closet (yeah, right) or one that can be better used (more like it) as a home office! Think guest room, small pantry, old toy storage, etc.
Creating a home office out of a closet is easier than you'd think. Bringing in old file drawers, basic shelving and a simple counter top provide function without breaking the bank. Personalize the space with color, accessories, and pattern and voila! - your own home office that can be neatly tucked away behind closet doors or curtains.

Personalize the space with color to coordinate with the room, or to brighten up an otherwise dull space.
Introduce pattern for visual interest and to keep your work environment cheerful!
Have room in your budget? Have custom units installed (left). Need to focus without too much stimulation? Keep your palette simple and neutral (right).

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Party with us on Labor Day!!
Join Divine Consign and seven other area businesses offering a smorgasboard of specials and shop away! Simply print out this "shopping pass" and bring it in to any (or all!) businesses on Monday, September 6.


Divine Consign will be offering 10% off the entire store* and a free T-shirt with a $50 purchase! You know you want a T-shirt, you do!

Run, don't walk, down Oak Park Avenue & Lake Street on Labor Day - make sure you quench your thirst at the end of the day at Maya del Sol - they're having $4 margaritas! We'll meet you there...

* Does not include Mig and Tig (sorry!)

Before and After Bedrooms!

Do you ever want to freshen up your bedroom without going through a complete remodel? Most rooms just need a fresh coat of paint, a little organization, and lots of personalization!
Here are some before & after shots of some smallish (i.e. realistic) bedrooms like many of us have. With minimal work (a can of paint or two), a bit of time (weekend warriors take note) and some creative accessorizing - Voila! A fresh, organized space that can fit into most any budget!