The Midwest’s First Hay Store Opens In Chicago, Plus Home Carpet One’s New Look


Danish home goods and furniture company Hay (755 W. North Ave., shown in photos above) opened its third U.S. location in Chicago’s Lincoln Park this fall. As the first Hay to land in the Midwest, the 3,500-square-foot retail space proffers a wide selection of furniture, kitchenware, tabletop accessories and more, laid out in distinct vignettes to guide shoppers through the store. Among the most wanted modern pieces right now: sculptural Kaleido trays, striped cotton duvet covers and the curved triangle-leg table.

The family-owned Home Carpet One (3071 N. Lincoln Ave.) celebrated its 50th anniversary with a $1.5 million remodel last fall. Owners Debbie and Joel Schreier enlisted Jonathan Splitt Architects to give the 15,000-square-foot, bi-level showroom a modern look and feel. The overhaul united the store’s three existing historic buildings and made room for a new cabinet department (coming soon), adding to its wide selection of flooring (including carpet, hardwood, tile, stone, vinyl and rugs) for designers, builders, remodelers, realtors and homeowners.