I am excited to add a very colorful artist to our collection. Kristi Kohut’s work is playful and full of light and positive energy. Her originals are framed in a beautiful acrylic box. The art is immediately uplifting to any interior not to mention, your mindset!

May 10th 6pm-8pm, we will feature a group show that benefits the Lafayette Juniors Beneficiaries. This year the annual Lafayette Kitchen Tour fundraiser will once again beautiful designer homes that inspire.

After you have toured the homes and wiped the drool from the corner of your mouth, go home and take a look at your own surroundings and see what you can improve to bring more beauty into your life. Maybe it’s just color. Maybe it’s artwork and color. If you are not sure how to use neutrals or bold color, come to the Color Theory workshop on May 23rd with Shannon Kaye. If you bought a ticket to the Kitchen tour, enter code: genius – into the coupon field for 10.00 off your 65.00 ticket for the workshop.

See you there!


Kristi is a mixed-media artist based in Chicago. Her process is inspired by color and pattern found in nature, often using a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, ink, pastels and glass beads.

In 2007, in addition to her fine art practice, Kristi founded Hapi Art & Pattern, an art and design studio dedicated to making fine art reproductions, high-end fabrics, pillows, poufs and wallpaper – in Kristi’s signature colorful style. In every piece of her art, you’ll find not only the highest quality materials, but a ridiculous amount of love, passion and attention to detail.

Kristi was named one of “7 next-big-thing artists” by Elle Decor magazine and her work has been available at the Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, West Elm, Nordstrom, One Kings Lane, Domino and Minted. She and her studio have also been featured in HGTV Magazine, Luxe Interiors and Design, Domino magazine, World of Interiors, Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Lonny, Design Sponge and more. Her work is currently represented by Walker Contemporary and has been exhibited at the River East Art Center and the ARC Gallery in Chicago, IL. In 2010, she was awarded the Juror’s Choice fine art award at the Chicago Art Open.