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The NEW Collection

RESTYLE is an independent and locally-owned furniture store in Naperville, IL. We are reinventing everyday shopping by blurring the distinction between retail and resale.  Our store specializes in new and gently-used furniture, art, rugs, lighting and decor with a focus on the classics infused with something inspired and extraordinary.  RESTYLE represents modern living with an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary, vintage, and retro style.  Visit us today because our inventory is always changing.

What’s NEW at RESTYLE?

Logo-RandR copyWe are complementing our consigned items at RESTYLE with a new collection of pieces that represent what our customers are asking for and the trends we see in design.  We have expanded our store to include more rest and relaxation (R and R) and less formal and fussy.  Our new collection includes affordable pieces that represent  vintage, industrial, primitive, reclaimed, repurposed, retro, rustic, refined, antique, salvaged, recycled and upcycled paired with new items based on the way people really live.   We are encouraging experimentation with texture, pattern, and color to create your own sanctuary and we have something for every budget.

kc clothesThe new collection includes a special space set aside to showcase “Kristin’s Closet” which is a carefully curated mix of women’s clothing and accessories from local style guru, Kristin Meadows. Rich in color and embellishment, this collection features premium boutique brands such as Free People, Johnny Was, Green Dragon, Bonnie Strauss, Language, Ella Moss, Tracey Reece, alongside beautiful vintage pieces and more. Imagine finding a fantastic pair of True Religion jeans (Retail $175) for $39. Yum!

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701266 E.Chicago Avenue
 Naperville, Illinois 60540
630.637.8988
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Happiness Makeover

Happiness Makeover

Do you have room for a little more happiness in your life?  Good news –  increasing your happiness is within your control.  Naperville author, Dianne Morr, studied and tested dozens of techniques shown to increase happiness.  At our September Third Thursday, Dianne will share some of the best techniques she included in her book, Choose Happy, 25 Happiness Habits to Transform Your Life.  You’ll go home feeling great and may even win a free autographed copy of the book.
JOIN US – RSVP for this free event
Make it a Girls Night Out!
Refreshments will be served
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Third Thursday 

September 19, 2013
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
1266 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
630-637-8988
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Can you Guess What is this?
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We found this during our remodel of the expansion space
You can see it in our store.
What is it?
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Green Recipes – Ask Aunt V Clean Green Recipes

Thanks to Veronica Portor for all things natural and clean.  We also learned some good tips from our customers.  Have you tried to make laundry soap?  Many of us have probably because of the cost. Here are a few recipes from Ms. Porter:

Ask Aunt V Clean Green Recipes

Kitchen
Dishwasher cubes
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
.25 (1/4) cup Epson Salt
Lemon Juice

Mix Borax, Washing Soda and Epson Salt together.
Take one cup of mixture and place it in another bowl.
Add 4 Tablespoons of lemon juice to this mixture, it will fizz.
Mix to a paste and put into ice cube trays.
When fully dried they will pop out of ice cube trays.

Use one cube per dishwasher load.

Dishwasher soap, power

1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1 teaspoon citric acid (available at health food stores)

Mix together and use per manufacturer instructions for soap usage.

Drains

,5 (1/2) cup baking soda
2 cup boiling water

Boil water, sprinkle baking soda in sink, pour boiling water over baking soda.  (some people may also try adding a .5 (1/2) cup of hydrogen peroxide before adding boiling water for a more thorough clean.

All-purpose Kitchen cleaner
.5 (1/2 ) cup white vinegar
.5 (1/2) cup water

Mix and place in spray bottle container.

Disinfectant

.25 (1/4) cup white vinegar
2 Tablespoons baking soda
4 cups hot water
.5 (1/2) cup lemon juice (strained)

Mix first three ingredients, add lemon juice,.
Cool, place in spray bottle container.

1 T Borax
2 T white vinegar
.25 (1/4) cup castile liquid soap
2 cups hot water

.5 (1/2) cup vinegar
2 cups hot water
1 teaspoon washing soda
10 drops tree oil

Insect Repellent

Coconut Oil
Add 10 drops of one of the following essential oils:
Peppermint
Lemon Oil
Tree Oil
Rosemary
Lavender

Mix together and rub on your skin.

Liquid
.5 (1/2) cup distilled water
.5 (1/2) cup apple cider vindgar
40 drops lemongrass essential oil

Mix and spray.

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Cybersecurity Back To School
A rewarding evening with Joe Williams (aka Jose Morales) led to great discussion about how to stay internet safe.  Have you checked your bank to make sure there is enough password security?  Great ideas to keep us safe and sound.

Links mentioned at phishing presentation:

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1)  http://www.citi.com/domain/spoof/email_sample.htm?s=042509.gif
2)  http://www.citi.com/domain/spoof/email_sample.htm?s=121608.gif
3)  http://survey.mailfrontier.com/survey/phishingtest/message_3/message3.htm
4)  http://www.sonicwall.com/furl/phishing/phishing-quiz-question.php
5)  http://yohlg.free.fr/ukbanksonline/testphish.php
6)  http://lorrie.cranor.org/pubs/pap1162-sheng.pdf
7)  https://www.citibank.com/us/cards/vanpromo/cmc_pop/index2.htm
8)  https://www.privacyrights.org/

9)  http://www.antiphishing.org/Post

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We had GREAT turnout

Willie Jaeger did a fantastic job showcasing upholstery and furniture painting tips and tricks for the packed audience at our last Third Thursday event!

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We are sharing her handouts (see below) and you can download from our link here:     upholstery.pdf

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OLD is the new NEW – A View on Eco Smart Design

antiques signAntiques are the ultimate in Green.  When it comes to furniture, we would go so far as to say anything that is purchased second-hand is Green.    It is the reuse of an item that makes it count.

  • Antique wooden furniture was created from old-growth forests long ago. No new resources are used in its’ construction. Restoring and reusing pieces are a great way to care for the earth.
  • Off-gassing is the process of releasing the vapors that are the residue of many fine finishes. Antiques were crafted with fewer toxic products, and any off-gassing has long been complete.
  • Manufacturing plants, even the very greenest, distribute impurities into our air, waste systems, and water. New furniture requires the production of finishes, dyes, and sealants; they arrive in retail stores via large fossil-fuel burning vehicles. Carefully chosen antiques save wear and tear on the planet.
  • Even in a contemporary home, the gentle lines of antique furniture can add eye-catching details. Rather than being mass-produced, an antique you bring into your home was likely created in a small workshop by a craftsman who made good use of few resources—thus making your home truly unique.

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Healthy, Eco-Smart Design Tips” From Trudy Dujardin – Holistic House – eco elegant interior design

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Our next customer appreciation event should be fun!

Our next customer appreciation event should be fun!  We are going to hear some great ideas on repurposing and reusing armoires and entertainment centers.  Who doesn’t have at least one of these in their home (or garage)?  GraceAnn Simoni is a great local resource for our customers.  We’ve included her bio and some links to additional articles that she has written.

Interior Redesign Industry Specialist

ga2Yours Redesigned is owned and operated by GraceAnn Simoni, Naperville, IL. Certified stager/redesigner since 2001, she is also a REAS-Pro member of the Real Estate Staging Association.  Member in good standing of the National Association of Professional Organizers, NAPO, Association of Design Education (ADE), and is a founding member and serves on the Board of the Midwest Redesign Staging Association (MRSA).

 

GraceAnn has served on the Board of Directors for two other industry-related organizations. and now volunteers throughout the industry to foster the continued growth.

 

As a testament to her personal and professional skills, GraceAnn has great respect for people’s homes and the things they value as well as a trained eye on current trends in decorating.

 

The goal of Yours Redesigned is to help Homeowners open their minds to possibilities present in their own homes. In the Redesign profession, the emphasis is on using existing furniture and accessories.

In the Staging side of her business it is all about ‘Marketing’ a property to get it sold…fast!

 

GraceAnn listens to the homeowners needs to determine what is truly important to them and their homes, and then works with that in mind.

Too many people think they can’t afford that ‘decorator touch’ because of the expense of replacing everything. GraceAnn’s favorite quote reflects her philosophy:

 

“An interior should be a reflection of the people who live in it. It should never be only the stamp of a decorator.” Oscar De la Renta

‘One Day Room Makeovers’ and ‘Redesign to Sell’ concepts have been featured on OPRAH, HGTV and in many decorating magazines. HGTV’s long running, Decorating Cents, with Joan Steffend, featured redesign segments by professionals in the industry.

GraceAnn Simoni, www.YoursRedesigned.com  630-355-1983

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