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Judy Maxwell Home is definitely a favorite of Cranedesignforbetterliving. Located at 1151 N. State Street in Chicago, the shop is a cross between a vintage den and an artist friend’s living room. Tea is always being brewed Judy Maxwell Home in a Russian samovar (check out the South African Rooiboos) and a welcoming configuration of comfy chairs beg one to come inside.
“Your home and the gifts you give should be personal, memorable and representative of you,” says shopkeeper Scott Goehring who pours us a cup of tea. “It should be filled with objects that mean something and say something about you”.
A VARIETY OF PRICE POINTS AT JUDY MAXWELL
Judy Maxwell sells the “objects of our journey”; which is also the shop’s motto and ethos. They believe that decorating one’s home should be a life-long process and pleasure. The items in their shop provide customers with unusual, one-of-a-kind pieces that are available at a variety of price points.
“Because beauty doesn’t always have to be expensive,” says Scott as he unlatches the door of an apothecary cabinet full of hairbrushes and combs from the Mason Pearson company, an English brushmaker who has been making brushes since 1885. You can choose between boar bristle or nylon.
Judy Maxwell curates a line of vintage-inspired bloomers that are made with the JM label. Also on the JM label are refurbished, never-been-worn, American-made nightgowns from the 50s — probably inspired by the movie “What’s Up Doc?” where the name Judy Maxwell is derived. Which reminds me — I haven’t told you why the store is named Judy Maxwell.
WHO IS JUDY MAXWELL?
Judy Maxwell is a place that will give you a dose of elegant, but not too stuffy, charm. It’s a shop where you can buy something as a gift and the recipient will love you forever, or something for yourself that you’ll treasure for years to come. Please visit the Judy Maxwell Home website.
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