Category Archives: Events

Feature Friday Series – Stay Connected During the Holidays

Written on November 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM, by

The holidays mean lots of entertaining with friends and family. The great room at our Luminous Lanier Residence is the perfect holiday entertaining space with connections to the dining room and kitchen as well as the screened porch. You can even keep tabs on the party through the glass wall of the 2nd floor officeContinue Reading

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Throwback Thursday Series – Georgian Goes Bigger

Written on November 16, 2017 at 5:44 PM, by

AFTER CONSTRUCTION AFTER CONSTRUCTION BEFORE CONSTRUCTION BEFORE CONSTRUCTION The addition at The Monroe provided a busy family with much needed kitchen, breakfast and master bathroom space. The clients couldn’t be happier with how seamlessly it blended with the existing Georgian home.

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National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Written on November 15, 2017 at 5:12 PM, by

Chores like National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day are a breeze when your kitchen looks like this one we designed for The Blue Lady Residence.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Woof to Wow!

Written on November 14, 2017 at 8:23 PM, by

DESIGN RENDERING BEFORE CONSTRUCTION DURING CONSTRUCTION Since Merrick Pet Care makes the “best food ever”, we wanted to make their offices the best ever for the humans that work there. The glass lined perimeter offices and conference room and offices ensure that daylight reaches deep into the space. The custom curved work counter at theContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday Series – Place for Platters

Written on November 13, 2017 at 9:03 PM, by

Built-in cabinets in the dining room mean that your entertaining essentials are only an arm’s reach away. Thanksgiving meal planning has us dreaming about serving up dinner from one of these beauties.

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Feature Friday – Cooking Up Renderings

Written on November 13, 2017 at 8:44 PM, by

Construction has started on our Spruced Up Residence. Although our renderings look real our clients can’t wait for the actual construction to be completed so they can get cooking in their brand new kitchen addition.

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Throwback Thursday Series – Rewards of Renovating

Written on November 9, 2017 at 4:48 PM, by

Although we don’t do it for the awards, the recognition sure is nice. The Gregory Residence won a Preservation Award for Renovation Sensitivity back in 2007. We kept the neighborhood charm, but expanded the footprint to work better for the family. Let us design an award-winning space for you.

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Water Wednesday Series – 3 for 3

Written on November 8, 2017 at 4:12 PM, by

A trough style sink works with the vintage charm of an old Victorian and provides a faucet for everyone so all 3 boys can share the space at The Blue Lady.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Drab to Fab

Written on November 7, 2017 at 7:34 PM, by

Who doesn’t need more room? This addition at the Spencer residence provided much needed space while the terrace and outdoor fire pit complete the outdoor entertaining space. The homeowners couldn’t be happier. Can we help you transform your space from drab to fab?

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Millwork Monday Series – Define Dining

Written on November 6, 2017 at 4:40 PM, by

We love how the millwork ceiling element at our Cortland Residence defines the dining area while still keeping the desirable open concept floor plan for easy entertaining flow.

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Feature Friday – Fitting In

Written on November 3, 2017 at 4:23 PM, by

The sky’s the limit in terms of personality and creativity for city lots. If you can imagine it – We can design it. Let us help you turn 25’ into your dream home.

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Throwback Thursday – Island Oasis

Written on November 2, 2017 at 5:25 PM, by

Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away, is your kitchen ready for the holiday guests? In honor of Throwback Thursday check out a few of our favorite kitchens we’ve designed over the years. Let us help you find the space in your kitchen to create an oasis in the busiest room in the house.

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Wine Wednesday – Vino and Views

Written on November 1, 2017 at 4:14 PM, by

Wine or Water, how about both? This wine cellar is the focal point of the lower level bar in our Ligan residence. The views back over the bar are of the pool and Lake Michigan beyond.

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Happy Halloween!

Written on October 31, 2017 at 6:12 PM, by

Don’t tell anyone, but we think the plans for one of our projects might be haunted. We hope you have a frightfully good time trick or treating and a safe and happy Halloween.

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Transformation Tuesday – Rendering to Reality

Written on October 31, 2017 at 4:44 PM, by

Our renderings really allow the clients to envision the space before construction has even begun. Can you tell which image is the rendering and which is the finished construction photo? We’re also excited to announce the new Lalique Oak Street location we’ve designed is finally under construction and the Grand Opening is anticipated for December.

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Millwork Monday – Gateway to the Garden

Written on October 30, 2017 at 4:13 PM, by

Millwork is not for interiors only. This arched gate at the Green Gambrel Residence leads you to a rear courtyard and makes the perfect cottage greeting at the end of a long work day.

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Feature Friday – Fire It Up

Written on October 27, 2017 at 4:51 PM, by

With the days getting shorter and weather getting colder (there’s potentially snow in the forecast this weekend) it’s officially fireplace season. These previous projects are all fired up and ready for a relaxing weekend. We would love to design a cozy space like these for you.

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Georgian Shifts Gears

Written on October 26, 2017 at 5:10 PM, by

Change is in the air, and fall is certainly here. It’s probably time to shift gears and put the top up. Here’s to hoping we have a few more warm sunny fall days for entertaining under the pergola at the Deerfield Residence.

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Water Wednesday Series – Sailing Through Work

Written on October 25, 2017 at 7:05 PM, by

The lake views and fireplace at the Marlowe Residence study allow you to sail through your work, while keeping tabs on the action outside. What better motivation do you need to get your work done quickly?

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Wheels to Heels

Written on October 25, 2017 at 1:42 PM, by

BEFORE CONSTRUCTION AFTER CONSTRUCTION A former sporting goods store hits the trails to make room for a hi-end fashion boutique at Neapolitan’s new location. The design vignettes elegantly showcase designer pieces from head to toe. Let us help you bring the bling to your retail space.

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Work Hard, Play Harder

Written on October 23, 2017 at 10:18 PM, by

Listen to your workout playlist on your IPod and get into the zone while taking in the views of the Chicago skyline. We hope your national IPod Day is a greatest hits kind of day!

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Escape and Unwind

Written on October 23, 2017 at 7:52 PM, by

Monday morning blues (and gloomy weather) getting you down? We’re dreaming about unwinding with Sunday crossword and some coffee in the sunroom at the Geothermal Gem. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a space like this, let us design your escape from it all room.

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Walkthroughs and Panoramas

Written on October 20, 2017 at 4:42 PM, by

Residential Panoramas 1 Do you have a hard time reading plans and elevations and envisioning what your space could look like? Click the link in our profile to see 3D panoramas we can create for you, letting you soak in the views from your new space.

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Picture Perfect Views

Written on October 19, 2017 at 10:14 PM, by

The two-story glass walls at The Brando provide the picture perfect spot for watching the seasons change on the lake and the shore.

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Water Wednesday Series – Worth the Repeat

Written on October 18, 2017 at 9:14 PM, by

The homeowners of our Minnesota Residence wanted to make fast work of the opposing dirty dishes so we designed side by side sinks in their kitchen. Fly the flag on this worthy repeat – Go Cubs as they try to wash away the opposing Dodgers.

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Transformation Tuesday Series – Put ’em in Park

Written on October 17, 2017 at 9:13 PM, by

UNDER CONSTRUCTION DESIGN RENDERING AFTER COMPLETION The Auto Barn is done and looks classic like the cars it houses. The rendering revved the clients up for the design, then we shift gears to construction and finally parked ‘em all in the finished space.

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Millwork Monday Series – Dramatic Displays

Written on October 16, 2017 at 9:52 PM, by

The millwork at DL Couch is designed to highlight their wide range of textures and materials. Multiple panels can be used in concert to display the dramatic effect of larger patterns. Integrated Lumnii LED lighting illuminates the removable panels which are magnetically affixed so they can be updated seasonally.

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So Sweet – National Dessert Day

Written on October 16, 2017 at 1:28 PM, by

Flash Back Friday in honor of National Dessert Day- Candies supplied by Farley’s and Sathers Candy Company were used to create sweet details on our First Place winning gingerbread version of Chicago’s iconic Harold Washington Library.

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Throwback Thursday Series – Classic Craftsman

Written on October 12, 2017 at 9:25 PM, by

This classic craftsman style house looks great from the street, but the interior courtyard space steals the show. All of the first floor living spaces at the Paulina Residence open into it providing not only fresh air but abundant daylight throughout.

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Water Wednesday Series – Loads of Water

Written on October 11, 2017 at 9:26 PM, by

Laundry can be a chore, but this first floor laundry room at the Marlowe Residence was designed to be functional and keep the spin cycles running smoothly. Abundant storage, a vintage oversized Kohler sink and vertical subway tile make the mundane task enjoyable.

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