Alex Amit travels the world at his leisure and captures moments in time to create colorful statements of time and nature. The intrigue of this image is the brilliant color of the Italian building, and also the window--the brilliance from within. The name "The Mercantile" originates from the Chicago roots of owner Barbara Heath, and emanates a sense of elements both traditional and contemporary. The products within The Mercantile are inspired by clean and classic lines for a transitional home interior. The rich collection of home furnishings, art and accessories emphasize texture, pattern and design elements to embrace simplicity, sophistication and timelessness. Alongside custom furniture, case pieces, seating, tables, lighting, and beds, the company also offers original art, hand-painted wallpaper, and decorative accents.