Featured Artist – Elisabeth Fredriksson

We love to celebrate incredible artists, and here is a great one for you! When it comes to design, Elisabeth Fredriksson is killing it! With inspiring and creative designs, she has created an outstanding collection of products that will leave you mesmerized!  We fell in love with her geometric designs, her use of color, and…

The Art of Marathon Training

Beep Beep Beep!  Beep Beep Beep!  It’s 6:00 am on a Sunday morning, and the alarm is ringing.  I think to myself – why on Earth did I set this alarm, it’s Sunday, right? – and then I quickly remember that it’s time to get up and go for a distance run.  Oh, the joys of…

Carry On, Carry Alls!

As much as we love the Windy City, every now and again it’s nice to get out and explore this beautiful world.  We are so fortunate to be alive today; where travel can be quick and inexpensive, and we can get to all parts of the globe.  This simple fact is something that, at times,…

Fall Must Haves

As much as we love summer, we can’t wait for fall!  Pumpkin spice lattes, colorful leaves falling to the ground, football, crisp morning air, apple orchards, pumpkin carving, and more are in store for us! And what better way to get ready for fall than shopping this Collection of Fall Must Haves.  We’ve stacked up…

Metal Prints Are Here!

You guys, I am SO EXCITED!  I was just talking about how great it would be to offer metal prints, and voila, they have arrived!  Metal prints are a great addition to any home or office space.  They make an ordinary photo look extraordinary, and create a conversation piece with their sleek lines and shiny…

Setbacks – Feel, Reframe, Control

Hey, you!  You’re here.  And you’re reading this, which means that at one point or another, you have had a setback or road block or some sort of event in life that has set you off of your “path.”  And maybe that moment in time is right NOW – you’ve found yourself here, reading this,…

Summer Lovin’

DID SOMEONE SAY SUMMER?! It’s that time of year again, and we couldn’t be happier!  If you’re anything like us, your summer is filled with beach days, street festivals, rooftop parties, campfires, s’mores, cookouts, and sunshine!  It is honestly one of the greatest times of the year – WE LOVE SUMMER.  In order to celebrate…

Elephant Spotlight!

Here at Curated Designs, we love symbolism in all its forms.  But, we really love symbolism in nature.  One of the most symbolic animals, the elephant, is the focus of this Spotlight Collection. The strong and sturdy elephant has numerous meanings.  Primarily, it symbolizes honor, patience, and strength.  In certain ways of thought, the elephant…

What’s Not to Love?!

Though Valentine’s day is a time to celebrate love, we think that EVERY DAY is a good day to do so!  Whether it’s a significant other, parent, child, or friend, we’ve curated this Collection for you to share your love.  These products all say “hey, you mean something to me,” and this is the type of…

Featured Artist – Chris Martin

Chris Martin is the founder and main curator behind curatedesigns.co.  Chris wears many hats – by day, he is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, with his specialty certification in orthopedics.  He is also a marathoner, husband, goldendoodle father, youngest of five, and self-proclaimed old soul.  He enjoys traveling, experiencing new restaurants, and spending time with…

Totally Totes

Today, we are celebrating our love of tote bags!  As many cities are doing away with plastic bags, we see the tote as a perfect solution.  No need for excess paper bags at home, you can use your tote for anything.  Take it to the gym, use it for school, head on over the the…

The Power of Your Thoughts

Have you ever wondered what role your thoughts play in your life?  As in, when you have a thought about an event, does that thought really have an effect on the outcome of the event?  I’d like to say yes. Numerous books and publications have focused on the power of thought.  From “The Laws of…

Featured Artist – Cat Coquillette

Here at Curated Designs, we see life as full of inspiration.  We find it in the interactions we have, the books we read, the sights we see, and the people we meet.  We yearn for creativity, ingenuity, and true inspiration, which allows us to interact with some incredible people.  One such person is:  Cat Coquillette…

Wall Tapestries

Are you looking to fill that empty wall in the bedroom?  You know, the large one with nothing on it.  Or maybe it’s in the living room.  You always walk by it and think of how it would be a great space to hang something, but haven’t found the right fit.  We have the perfect…

Blaze Your Own Trail

If you’re anything like us,  you like to stand out.  You’re a trend setter, and always looking for new ways to be different.  You play to the beat of your own drum.  You’re not interested in what everyone else has, but having what no one else does.  Your friends envy your style. To keep you…

Bring Life To Your Bathroom

Remodeling is a great way to update an old space.  But, doing a full-scale bathroom remodel can take a lot of time, effort, and money.  The great thing is that you can easily bring new life to your space with the addition of a funky shower curtain, a bright rug, or an artsy clock without all…

5 Tips For New Years Fitness Success

If you read the latest post “New Year. New You.” you have probably started thinking of what your resolutions are going to be for the new year.  A common theme to many resolutions is centered on fitness.  Whether it be to lose weight, run a marathon, or maintain your current body weight, we all have fitness goals….

New Year. New You.

The new year is quickly approaching, and with it comes a beloved tradition – reflecting on the previous year, and planning for the new one. What we love to do is reflect on the year that has passed with focus on our year personally, professionally, and interpersonally.  Did we meet the goals we set out at…

Winter Comfort

As Midwesterners, winter has many meanings.  It signifies the time to pull out the skis and hit the slopes, or inflate the tube and find a hill to sled down.  It can mean snowshoeing and ice skating, or snow ball fights and snow angels.  But what do all of these have in common? COLD! To…

Holiday Throw Pillows

Holiday throws pillows are a great way to transform your space for the season without making any changes.  An addition of 2 or 3 seasonal throw pillows can bring holiday cheer to your room, just like that!  They also serve as great housewarming gifts for friends and family! In this Holiday Collection we bring you…