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THE SPEC'd LIST :: Inspiration and Conversation

WINTER | February 2023 Issue



Pssst... hey you! Guess what? This past February we celebrated the official Launch Month of SPEC'd and to celebrate we gave our website a refresh. Now, no matter where you're located in the along Lake Michigan SPEC'd has you covered.

On the website you will be able to search the brands by region and find your direct rep contact information. We are excited to be your one stop shop for brands throughout our region - so when a Milwaukee firm has a project in Grand Rapids, or a Chicago firm is working in Madison, or Detroit is designing in Chicago we have you covered!



You know that big fashion house that has their signature suite in that all too familiar weave, the Boucle? ;)

We can't technically tell you but IYKYK.

The design team created their own signature floor pattern fit for the runway using the Chilewich Boucle weave in Marshmallow & Noir.

The HQ, located in Paris, has Chilewich flooring throughout - the high design, cleanability, indoor air quality and durability are just a few of the key features that make Chilewich a 'go to' spec over carpet.

With a 15 year warranty we are confident that Chilewich will remain stylish both in aesthetic and performance.



Isn't she lovely? The Isla has those soft curves and soft materials that work in so many different designs.

Quality, attention to detail, passion – Isla is a refined collection of seating and tables crafted to bring class and sophistication to any environment. The solid timber base and legs comes in a choice of species, the wood grain texture adding a subtle element of tranquility to the setting.

Let us help you check a few boxes...

USA Manufacturing - check!

BIFMA Accredited - check!

VOC certification - check!

Isla Tables collection is the perfect match. Oak or American Black Walnut Three standard sizes: (41.25” x 41.25” / 69” x 41.25” / 92.5” x 41.25”)



Don't you love checking out the Spring/Summer collection in the dead of Winter? Us too!

Winter is fashion season and we had our eye on a few shows - one of our favorites is Chanel.

We have an enduring love for the classics and a gorgeous Boucle.

At the couture show, models emerged in new riffs on the tweed sets, pin-tucked blouses, dress coats and capes the house is known for a few looks — like a high-neck, double-breasted, flared-waist jacket and a series of top hats and bow ties — are reminiscent of the wardrobe a high-fashion ring leader.

However, the main takeaway from the Spring 2023 collection is Chanel's endorsement of the mini skirt. We can't wait until the weather forecast catches up with the couture!

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