Barbara

About Barbara

Barbara Fitzsimmons is Artful Home's Director of Merchandising for Apparel and Jewelry. She loves working with artists and designers, and enjoys hearing how customers express their individuality with clothing or jewelry from Artful Home. She is also an interior design junkie, and readily admits to having more chairs and throw pillows than one person needs. When she's not working or thinking about how to create an eclectic and livable space, she enjoys dancing and traveling.

cynthia ashby trunk show

Recently, on a beautiful summer evening in Chicago, we had the pleasure of dining with Cynthia Ashby and part of her team to talk about her Fall Trunk Show at Artful Home. Cynthia Ashby (left) and Barbara Cynthia has been in business for 23 years -- no small feat in the competitive, ever-changing world of apparel.  Her success is due to [...]

By |August 30th, 2015|events, spotlights|Comments Off on cynthia ashby trunk show

effortless summer style

When summer finally arrives, we’re eager to get out and enjoy the warmth and sunshine—who wants to spend a lot of time figuring out what to wear? Luckily, our new Summer Collection is full of fantastic pieces that are simple and effortless—perfect for making summer style a snap. We’re always inspired by the ways our designers pair wonderful fabrics with flattering silhouettes to create [...]

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spring is in the air…and our closets!

Spring is finally here—time to swap out the heavy sweaters for airy silhouettes and vibrant colors! You’ll find plenty of both in our Spring 2015 Apparel and Shoe Collection. We’re really excited about all the easy, effortless pieces our favorite designers have created this season. With bright colors, flattering shapes, and distinctive details, these are pieces I can’t wait to wear. It’s hard to [...]

winter apparel 2015

This season, it's all about the details. An unexpected fabric choice, a twist on the ordinary seam, unique pleating, or reversible colors -- there is something special about every piece in our Winter Apparel Collection. We've hand-picked a selection of beautiful artist-designed apparel that will enhance your wardrobe in a truly artful way. There are so many incredible pieces, it was nearly impossible to choose [...]

By |January 9th, 2015|articles|Comments Off on winter apparel 2015