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No one ever thought Sawbridge was soft
By Deborah Donovan | Inside & Out

Sawbridge Studios, known for fine wood furniture, has introduced a line of upholstered home furnishings.

 

Purses hanging on door

 

One fl ower that has done very well in Midwest gardens is the Knock Out Rose.

 

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Published: 7/26/2008 12:06 AM

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Sawbridge Studios, known for fine wood furniture, has introduced a line of upholstered home furnishings.

Customers will find sofas, dining chairs, love seats and sofas handcrafted in North Carolina by the Pearson Company.

Quality features like maple frames with double-doweled joints and eight-way hand-tied springs supported by steel rods might not be as obvious in upholstered furniture, said Bill Hiscott, co-owner of Sawbridge.

This chaise starts at $3,900 and is $6,000 in this fabric.

Sawbridge has shops at 153 W. Ohio St., Chicago, (312) 828-0055, and 1015 Tower Court in Winnetka, (874) 441-2441. Visit www.sawbridgestudios.com.

Knock Out a photo and win a prize

One flower that has done very well in Midwest gardens is the Knock Out Rose. You see it almost everywhere in red, pink, yellow and mixed colors.

Knock Outs are known to be tough - hardy enough for our winters and resistant to those common rose maladies.

Conrad-Pyle Co., which introduced this winner, is looking for different ways the flower has been used. If you know of a particularly creative rose showcase, grab your camera and shoot away.

There are three categories: home garden, commercial landscape and most creative use. Top prize in each is $350, five Knock Out roses and 10 companion plants.

The deadline is Oct. 31, and rules are at www.theknockoutrose.com.

Hang it - dorm rooms can stretch

It's the time of year when parents start thinking of sending their offspring to college.

Depending on a student's acquisitive habits, that dorm room can look very small.

Space-saving tricks like BagRack to hang over the door or on a wall become very attractive.

BagRack displays and stores purses. and another tool from Perfect Curve holds baseball caps.

For $5 you can store nine bags or caps, and for twice that, 18 of either.

The CapRack is available at retailers like the Container Store and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Both can be purchased online at www.perfectcurve.com.