Thursday, December 20, 2012

Our Pinterest Inspired Room

We're not sure if it's the gloomy weather outside or the fact that we've been staring at nothing but red and green since the beginning of the holiday season (October...really???), but when we stumbled upon this photo while browsing Pinterest, it made our eyes light up and had our hearts pitter-pattering just a little faster than usual...



So, in true Design-Diva form, we decided to try and recreate this room with items from our store! Check out how we would copy this room's decor, and let us know what you think!

We'd start with a Divine Consign-ordered Surya rug with a simple pattern in a neutral color, like one of these. (Remember, we can special-order any Surya rug you'd like, for a fraction of what they sell for in other stores!)

Meditation Garden by Surya 

(call us at 708.386.3388 for more info) 

Bengal by Surya

(call us at 708.386.3388 for more info) 


 Then we'd add in simple, neutral seating with straight lines. This bench and chair would work great together!

Micro-Fiber Bench (Item # 7476) $186.99
Upholstered Side Chair (Item # 5784) $131.99 

We happen to have a coffee table in the EXACT same style as the one in the photo! Although the finish on ours is much darker, it is timeless and would work well in your home for years to come. 

Book It - Coffee Table (Item # 5207) $329.99

We'd finish off all the neutral tones with some bright and funky accents! The lamp we have is very similar to the pair in the photo, the blue glass vase is practical while still being decorative (and absolutely gorgeous!), and these super-fun, brightly colored, animal print pillows turn it into a fun and lively place to unwind.

Martin-Wood Lamp $398.99, Large Blue Glass Vase $26.39,
Pair of Martin-Wood Pillows $42.99

 What do you think? Can you see our pieces working together in one room? Has a picture ever inspired you to redecorate your home? Let us know, we love to hear from you!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Divine Holiday Decor

Getting ready for that holiday party you're hosting this year doesn't have to be the "freak-out-no-sleep-for-three-days-before" routine you were stressing about the last time you had company over. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Ahhhhhh. Now hurry your fanny over to Divine Consign to scoop up some of these items that will make your holidays a little less stressful! (..and your wallet a little more full!)

Here are some of our top picks. This does NOT demonstrate our full selection of holiday goodies, however! Come on by and check out ALL of the super-cool items in our 10,000 square foot showroom (at 809 S. Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL). Click here to see all these items and more on our Facebook page.

Oval snowman box with lid - $7.89

Small beaded festive pillow - $16.79
Yarn Santa with reindeer - $10.99

Holiday cup and saucer soap dishes - $8.79 ea.
Various Rockwell Village House Christmas items - $12.09 ea.
"Snowed Inn" sign - $7.69
8 piece Christmas dinner set (2 mugs, 2 bowls, 2 sm plates, 2 lg plates) - $19.79

Glass punch bowl w/ ladle and 8 cups - $27.49

Monday, November 19, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Picks


Thanksgiving is days away! Are you ready?

You haven't even finished putting away Halloween decorations yet and its ALREADY time for another holiday?! It seems Thanksgiving has come quicker than ever this year, and we don't blame you if you're not quite ready to have your entire extended family piled into your dining room (and maybe overflowing into your living room, kitchen, back porch...we don't judge). We've got you covered! Check out some practical, stylish, and budget-friendly solutions to all your Thanksgiving woes...from your most faaaavorite local home furnishing store!

Is it time to give your dining room a quick makeover? Maybe your in-laws' table that you inherited when you and your husband bought your first home just isn't working out anymore. We've got several AMAZING dining tables that won't break the holiday bank and are sure to make your dining experience that much more divine!

Clockwise from left: Baker table w/ 2 leaves (Item # 6072) $549.99;  Square table w/ wood pedestal (Item # 4806) $79.19; Oval walnut dining table (Item # 4020) $115.49

Whether you've decided to do a buffet style Thanksgiving dinner or you just need some extra counter space, buffets can come in verrrryyy handy over the holiday season. We've got several styles to choose from...including some that are BRAND new!

Clockwise from left: China Cabinet (Item # 4793) $189.19; Breakfront Buffet/Cabinet (NEW from Martin-Wood) (Item # 5509) $674.99; Large Buffet (Item # 5150) $285.99

 Now for chairs. Even when you think you have enough, it never hurts to have a few extra around! We have everything from traditional dining chairs, to counter-height stools, to uber-modern options...and lots for under $100 (how about the one below for under $30!) Come in to view our full selection..here's a sample to hold you over until then.

Left to right: Swivel Bar Stool (NEW from Martin-Wood) (Item # 354) $178.99; Wood and Iron Arm Chairs (Item # 5390) $109.99 ea; Traditional Shield Chair (Item # 4093) $29.69

If you have a large family or are planning on lots of holiday guests, you are sure to have some overflow. Be prepared with super reasonable options from Divine! These small side tables can be pushed into a corner of your dining room, living room, kitchen...wherever! Add a few chairs and your overflow problem is solved. 

Clockwise from top left: Ball & claw foot tea table (Item # 5646) $150.09; Pie crust flip top table (Item # 5645) $150.09; Wrought iron & glass top table (Item # 5562) $164.99
Visit us at www.DivineConsignOakPark.com or on our Facebook page to see more awesome design inspiration everyday! Stop in our store (809 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park) to see our full selection!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween! - Check out our fave Halloween d├ęcor


The spookiest day of the year is almost here! At Divine Consign we just LOVE Halloween and everything that comes with it...especially the decorating part! (Who woulda thunk?) We're sure you've been busy getting your kids costumes ready and eating  stocking up on lots of Halloween candy...so we won't judge you if your home decor just isn't there yet. We've compiled some of our favorite ways to decorate for Halloween and posted the genious ideas here for some decorating inspiration. We'd love to hear from you! Send us a pic of your halloween decor...we bet its Divinely Spook-tacular!


Love the use of antique pieces and candelabras/candle holders that make these setups extra spooky.

From Pinterest

Gather all the Halloween/Fall tchotchkes you can find and arrange them on a shelf or in a china cabinet, illuminated by candles of various shapes and sizes. Come on, Halloween decorating doesn't get much easier than that!



From Starshine Chic
This would be easy! And how adorable?! Use free internet print outs or have your kids make some Halloween-themed arts and crafts....mix and match intricate frames in black and white and viola! 





This awesome Halloween decor is from the home of one of our lovely customers! The bird cage (left) and Mission Cabinet (right) were both Divine Consign purchases! We're obsessed with how she creatively turned these pieces into festive Halloween decor...LOVE!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Picking the Perfect Area Rug


It’s Monday at 6 a.m. Your alarm goes off, you groggily reach for the “off” button, stretch your arms, rub your eyes, push your warm covers aside, and hesitantly slide out of bed to go turn on the coffee maker and begin your week, when suddenly…

WHAM. You’re awoken by the unsympathetic chill of those freezing-cold hardwood floors on your bare feet! Oh, the torture! Why haven’t I invested in a nice, soft, cozy, area rug for my poor shivering floors? you think. They deserve to stay warm this season, too!



You’re right! Why suffer any longer? Here is our super-official guide to picking out that perfect area rug so your little piggies stay toasty warm in every season.


1. High-quality fabrics are worth the investment. Seriously. Wool or silk rugs last a TON longer than cheaper materials like jute, sisal, or coir (which stain easily). You could end up replacing a cheap rug several times, adding up to be much more costly than having gone with a more quality rug from the start.  Plus, they just feel so much nicer!


2. Open your door, and then take room measurements. Not much is worse than bringing home your perfect rug only to realize that the door gets caught on it whenever you enter your room. If you subtract the width of the door from your measurements so that the rug starts a few feet in from the walls, your rug will last longer (and it will act as more of an accent piece and won’t overpower the room!)

3. Don’t over-spend! Shopping for a rug should be fun! You shouldn’t have to live off Ramen noodles for the next 3 months because that oh-so-perfect, dream rug practically costs you your first born. Divine Consign is a distributor for Surya Rugs…which means we sell BRAND NEW, never-been-used Surya rugs (literally, anything on their website!) for wayyyyyy less than retail price…aka in your budget!
We posted some of our favorites here…Go ahead and browse Surya’s huge online store and pick out your own favorites! Then give us a call at (708)386-3366 and we’ll give you the best deal in town.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Get Trendy this Fall


So you (hopefully) already know that Divine Consign offers you amazing quality furniture items for ridiculously reasonable prices. And while we personally think you can NEVER actually be done decorating your home, maybe you’re satisfied with your interior decor for the time being and need to put your focus on some of the other important things in life…

Like, for example, your wardrobe!

Okay, okay, we know. You've got kids to feed, the holidays are approaching, and between your son’s peewee football practice, your daughter’s ballet lessons, and getting a gourmet  nice  decent dinner on the table, you don’t have the time, money, or energy to spend on a new wardrobe! We understand; you are a busy lady!



That’s what makes Trends, Divine Consign’s sister clothing consignment store, so great! Not only are they conveniently located in the heart of central Oak Park (no need to spend that time driving alllll the way out to the outlet mall), but they have amazing, unbeatable deals on actual quality items! From everyday jeans, to blazers for work, to shoes for dancing, to dresses for that fall wedding you’re attending…and everything in between! It’s a one-stop-shop for all the clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes you could possibly dream of…plus it’s SURE to leave you with way more money in your pocket than if you were to shop anywhere else!



What do you have to lose? Besides all the space in your closet after you fill it with  the fashionable finds Trends has to offer…Check them out online or, even better, come on by and see them for yourself! We promise you won’t be disappointed. We can’t promise, however, that you won’t be addicted. You’ve been warned!


Located at 810 North Blvd. in Oak Park
(708)434-0801



Monday, October 8, 2012

Divine Consign's Fall Favorites


Apple orchards are open, Starbucks is serving their ever-addicting Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and kids are frantically planning their costumes for this Halloween. Yep, fall is in full swing! Here at Divine Consign we've got all kinds of goodies to help get your home ready for the season. From furniture, to artwork, to functional (and decorative) solutions for those big family dinners that seem to be happening more this season, here are some of our favorite in-store picks for home decor trends this fall.

Bombe Chest - $219.99 (Item #3150) - A natural, rustic look with neutral painted floral designs makes this a great piece for fall and beyond!

Dining Chairs (w/ fall-colored cushions) - $35.19 (Item #3935) - These adorable chairs come with  cushions that just scream "Fall!"...and the price can't be beat!

Earthy Tone Leaves Wall Art - $38.95 (Item #4255) - We've got a huge selection of artwork that will get your home into "fall-mode," such as this amazingly festive, fall-themed piece!

Branch Towers - $15.39 for the set of 2 (Item #380) - This set would look great above your fireplace, on a console in your foyer, on your dining table as a centerpiece...just add some small pumpkins, candles, leaves...well, you get the picture! Love it!

Assorted Pillows in Autumn colors- prices range from ~$5-$20 - Throw pillows are a great way to decorate for the season! They add pops of color, texture, and fashionable flare that can be switched out in almost no time at all. 

Assorted Birds (prices range from ~$2-$7) - Birds are great for all  stages of fall home decor, from Halloween to Thanksgiving, especially in these festive colors. And seriously....we have three of those black crows in right now for only $1.76 a piece! (back left) What a steal! 

Feather plate sets - $4.39/set of 2 (we have 4 plates total) - Seasonal in their color, design, and purpose...great for  dinner guests or serving holiday hors d'oeuvres!

Silver Leaf Serving Platter - $16.49 - Seriously, how much more festive can you get?! This leaf print serving platter is classy, practical, and oh-so-"fall."

Leaf Canisters (set of 3) - $21.99 (Item #3563) - Okay, how adorable would these look in your kitchen?! Well...we've never seen your kitchen...but we bet they'd look fabulous!

Glass Leaf Serving Plate - $14.29 (#2997) - If you didn't think it could get more festive than the silver leaf serving platter we showed you...think again! Impress your guests with this gem, boasting the beautiful colors of the season.


There you go folks, we hope you are inspired to finish decorating for fall (or, you know, start...we won't judge!) Which of these items are your favorites?? Come over and scoop them up before they’re all gone!

Monday, October 1, 2012

“National Get Organized Week” – Divine Secrets to an Organized October


With all of the indoor activities that come with cooler weather, what better time than now to get your home ORGANIZED? After all, the first week of October is “National Get Organized Week!” And with Divine Consign’s selection of goodies, it’s never been easier and more convenient! 

Here are our tips (along with some featured store items!) on getting organized. Ready? Here we go!

1.       Use traditional items in nontraditional ways – Are the shelves of your linen closet caving in? Need a place to display all the extra arts-and-crafts your kids have been doing this month? Has your guest bedroom become a storage space for your out of season clothes and shoes? A china cabinet/display hutch would work marvelously for any of these problems! Towels, artwork, or shoes can be displayed in the upper glass cabinets. Extra bedding, craft supplies, and/or clothing can be stored in the drawers below. Bet you never knew how versatile that old china cabinet could be!
Thomasville China Cabinet - Item # 721 
$329.99
China Cabinet - Item # 2194 
$214.49

2.       Make the most out of every piece of furniture in your home – Why go with just a headboard when you can rock a headboard with built in shelves and drawers that ultimately saves space elsewhere in your home?! I mean, everybody needs a bed, right? Look for beds, desks, and other furniture items that may serve a dual purpose—you’ll be thanking yourself later when your home is clutter-free.
Twin Headboard w/ Shelf & Drawers - Item # 3506 
$120.99
Dark Wood Desk w/ Shelves - Item # 3508 
$213.49

3.       Under-bed storage doesn't stop at plastic bins – I’m sure you are all well aware of the wonder that is under-bed storage. Seriously, it’s pretty much the smartest thing since sliced bread. You can store clothes, shoes, outerwear, toys, or any number of items in long, shallow plastic bins so they are perfectly accessible and (even more perfectly) out of the way. But have you ever thought about storing a guest bed under your bed? Duh! Trundle beds are a genius way to be visitor-ready when your in-laws just happen to show up a week early (sorry, you’re on your own with that part…). Then you just tuck it away when you’re done! Guest bedroom problem = solved.

2 Twin Trundle Beds - Item # 769 & # 768 
$302.49 each

4.       When it come to drawers, you can never have too much of a good thing – If you are going to by a dresser, buffet, console, or desk, make sure you are getting as much storage/organizational space from it as possible. Drawers are a great way to separate different types of items, so you’ll always know where to find them. At Divine Consign, we always have great deals on those perfect items to keep your home organized!
Traditional Wood Buffet - Item # 713 
$192.49
Stitzle Buffet - Item # 679 
$989.99

Hope you found these tips helpful on your quest to an Organized October! Good luck, let us know how it goes (we always love to hear from you!)