Emily Mackie, Founder of Inspired Interiors, was one of the select showcase designers at the fourth annual “Dreaming of Design” event hosted by River North Design District and Chicago Luxury Beds. Best known for adding transformational value to people’s lives through her designs, Mackie has brought artist Sarah Raskey onboard to create a bedroom vignette titled, “Awake and Rising”, that emboldened women in a new and empowering way.
The centerpiece and backdrop of the installation will feature the imprints of the breasts of thirty influential Chicago women. The participating women come from different cross sections of life, having a wide array of accomplishments. Each woman’s breasts have been painted and stamped onto tiles of Maya Romanoff wallpaper to create a collage of unique pieces of art. After the showroom debut event, each tile from the backdrop collage was auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen Chicago.
“I wanted to create a backdrop for the room that celebrates women that support one another, so I came up with something daring, beautiful truly unique”, said Mackie. “The wall will showcase breasts of different size and different shape, but most importantly the breasts of women that use their voices to foster positive social change.”
While the bedroom itself is a safe haven from life’s daily stresses Awake and Rising included a Worship Table. This area was meant to tantalize the five senses. From the ceiling hung greenery and gardenias for your sense of smell, the sound of running water from a nearby koi pond, a textured rug for meditating, a tea set to calm your nerves, and of course, the walls were covered in art.
In addition to the backdrop, the bedroom vignette featured a Hastens Classic Luxury mattress from Chicago Luxury Beds adorned with a living floral bedspread to illustrate the beauty of the group of women coming together. Other vendors featured in “Awake and Rising” were hand-selected by Mackie and come from a narrow market of female-owned furniture manufacturers or distributors, including Organic Looms, Holly Hunt, Gemini Builds It, Maya Romanoff and Pagoda Red.
Vendors for the Worship Area: Worship table (Pagoda Red), meditation rug (Organic Looms), Koi fountain (Pagoda Red), Artwork (Sarah Raskey), Ceramic Tea Set by Susan Messer McBride, and greenery by Roberto Gonzalez
Here is one of the prints created for Awake and Rising:
To see the rest of the prints please go to our Facebook page: https://bit.ly/2rP5NMQ
Together we raised $10,380!!!