Category Archives: Events

Tub Tuesday

Written on October 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by

Who doesn’t love a relaxing bubble bath? Many of our clients want a master bath tub that makes a statement. Whether with a unique tile surround, a clawfoot antique, or simply something to create a focal point in the room, we can make all of your bubble bath day dreams come true!

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Millwork Monday

Written on October 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by

We are spiraling out of control over this staircase at our Marlowe Residence. The sconces and paneled walls of the circular stair rotunda were precisely planned to align with the cascading windows. An inlaid French limestone compass-rose is the center-point of the rotunda floor and is set to true North to the delight of theContinue Reading

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Fireplace Friday

Written on October 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by

It’s warming up inside at our fireplace feature homes. No matter the style, these fireplaces were designed as the focal point of the spaces they inhabit and create a cozy and relaxing place for people to gather around.

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Throwback Thursday

Written on October 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by

This week, our Game of Throwbacks is revisiting our Winnetka Residence. Winter is coming, but even covered in Snow, this expanded and renovated villa sure does fire us up! #GOT

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Tile Tuesday

Written on October 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by

Subway tile is current and timeless, and we have found a variety of ways to use it to its full potential. From an accent wall in the master bathroom to the kitchen backsplash, subway tile of all shapes, colors, and sizes can add variety, texture, and warmth to a space.

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Facade Friday

Written on October 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by

We went through a lot of iterations to get to the final design of this renovated façade. Which one is your favorite?

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Throwback Thursday – Limestone Leads You In

Written on October 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by

This home has a traditional exterior utilizing brick and limestone and features an abundance of French doors and tall windows. The interior however has classical roots in its organization and use of symmetry while the style is transitional with a modern slant.

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Millwork Monday

Written on October 1, 2018 at 5:58 PM, by

This little condo overlooking Lincoln Park sure can play some big game. We showed the clients various kitchen design options to help them narrow down their choice. A combination of wood for warmth and flush cabinets for a modern streak helped bring together this kitchen. Not to mention the glass corner wine cellar and liveContinue Reading

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National Drink Beer Day

Written on September 28, 2018 at 7:22 PM, by

Drink up at our new brewery coming soon to Horner Park! The walls of the bar are finished with Shou Shugi Ban charred wood, while the custom bartop is made out of beer bottle bottoms. Bottoms up to National Drink Beer Day!

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Islands for Entertaining

Written on September 26, 2018 at 4:17 PM, by

You don’t have to be on a secluded beach to experience a nice island (although you might prefer it). These kitchen islands are the perfect place for serving food for guests or for gathering the family around for pizza night.

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Millwork Monday – Attic Space

Written on September 24, 2018 at 6:42 PM, by

A bathroom with a view, a cozy reading nook, a lookout point, a bunkbed room, and a comfy guest bedroom…who says attics are just for storage! At our Marlowe residence, we took full advantage of the bonus level and made it a desirable space to spend time. V-groove ceilings and custom millwork make this extraContinue Reading

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Fall is here!

Written on September 21, 2018 at 6:03 PM, by

Happy Fall Y’all! Tomorrow is officially the first day of fall! We love how our Deerfield Residence looks against the changing fall leaves. Get ready for bonfires, sweater weather, and pumpkin everything!

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Hello Hallways

Written on September 19, 2018 at 4:11 PM, by

A hallway is meant to get you from point A to point B. But we like to add a little fun for the journey. Curved ceilings, beams, floor transition pieces, and eye-catching light fixtures help to make a hallway a place you actually want to walk through.

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Millwork Monday – Thinking Outside the [cabinet] Box

Written on September 17, 2018 at 8:07 PM, by

Out with the old, in with the green! This dated kitchen is getting a much-needed makeover, complete with unique forest green cabinetry, industrial style shelves, and custom diamond patterned cabinet doors. This luxurious lodge is the perfect combination of cozy and contemporary!

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National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

Written on September 13, 2018 at 3:44 PM, by

Sure it might get messy, but National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day should be celebrated in style! These kitchens are sure to bring the family together for an evening of baking and bonding!

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Water Wednesday – Attention to Detail

Written on September 12, 2018 at 3:26 PM, by

It’s easy to get caught up in the big picture, but as designers, we love to focus in on the details. This transparent two-level bay at our Marlowe Residence gives a 270 degree view out to Lake Michigan. Copper gutters, decorative trim bands, and a copper finial make this little slice of heaven in theContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday – Fashionista Fantasy

Written on September 10, 2018 at 6:05 PM, by

Imagine having an island with felt lined drawers for delicate accessories, hanging clothes behind glass front doors to keep them dust free, and floor to ceiling shelves for shoes and boots. If you lived in our Villa Blanco, this would be your reality!

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National Beer Lover’s Day

Written on September 7, 2018 at 1:52 PM, by

What better way to celebrate National Beer Lover’s Day than showcasing our new brewery project in Horner Park! Exposed bow trusses, steel windows, and original brick walls make this rehabilitated space a hot spot for a cold beer!

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Back to School – Back to Basics

Written on September 5, 2018 at 3:58 PM, by

With a new school year starting, we were feeling nostalgic about the days of drawing and coloring. So, we are showcasing some of our own artwork, hand sketches of some of our favorite client projects when they were just in the beginning phases of schematic design. We love this part of the design process, andContinue Reading

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Transformation Tuesday

Written on September 4, 2018 at 5:10 PM, by

This project is perhaps one of our biggest transformations yet. At our Prairie Fire Residence, the majority of the second floor and attic were overtaken by an electrical fire, leading the clients to a full renovation of their historic home. Here is a snapshot of what the master bedroom might look like once it isContinue Reading

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Labor Day – Office Closed Monday

Written on August 31, 2018 at 1:35 PM, by

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Family Room Fun

Written on August 30, 2018 at 3:40 PM, by

College football season is upon us, is your family room ready for a party? Custom built-ins around a large TV plus a place for snacks make these perfect entertainment spaces for the big game!

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Mudroom Roundup for Back to School

Written on August 29, 2018 at 8:28 PM, by

The kids are headed back to school, and we know just the spot for them to dump all of their backpacks, shoes, and coats when they come home from their first day of school. Custom designed mudroom cubbies make each member of your family feel like they have their own spot for storage. You canContinue Reading

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Feature Friday – National Dog Day

Written on August 24, 2018 at 4:02 PM, by

Sunday is National Dog Day, but at some of our clients’ homes, every day is dog day. Our Marlowe Residence and Minnesota Residence both incorporated under counter dog beds in their kitchens for their beloved pooches. At our Spruced Up Residence, “Frick and Frack” have their own built in food bowls, under counter crate area,Continue Reading

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Hakwood Flooring Feature

Written on August 22, 2018 at 3:21 PM, by

Shoutout to Hakwood flooring for featuring our Luminous Lanier Residence! We love how it turned out! Check out the link to see more photos and read all about our design process to bring the vision to life.

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Brews and Bows

Written on August 20, 2018 at 5:02 PM, by

We are excited to be working on a new brewery coming soon to the Horner Park neighborhood of Chicago! Located right on the river, this rehabilitated building combines the old with the new, celebrating the existing historic bow truss structure and exposed brick walls, while incorporating an enhanced floor plan configuration and state of theContinue Reading

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Throwback Thursday Series – Go with the Flow

Written on August 16, 2018 at 4:14 PM, by

The new entrance to Porter Pipe and Supply really gets things flowing. A wall of decorative pipe leads to this reception station and then into the 11,500 sq. ft. of office space we designed. We are excited to be working with Porter Pipe again on a new distribution facility coming next year!

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Transformation Tuesday – History in the Making

Written on August 14, 2018 at 4:26 PM, by

After a fire ripped through their house in the middle of the night, the owners of this historic Prairie Style home are bringing it back to its original glory. Painstakingly recreating it from old photos is a challenge, but we are up for the task for our Prairie Fire Residence!

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Millwork Monday – Georgia Gem

Written on August 13, 2018 at 4:21 PM, by

Our newly constructed Luminous Lanier Residence is a perfect combination of contemporary and cozy. The custom kitchen cabinets have a sleek and modern finish, while the guest suite built-ins create the perfect spot to binge watch Netflix.

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National Book Lover’s Day

Written on August 9, 2018 at 4:40 PM, by

Circles improve intelligence! This round library creates a stunning environment that is sure to inspire reading on National Book Lover’s day. The two-story volume is surrounded by books and windows and has an overlook from the second floor above. This wonderful space will stimulate your next book binge, making you smarter, or at least makeContinue Reading

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