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Millwork Monday – Elevations vs. Reality

Written on April 22, 2019 at 4:41 PM, by

Ever wonder how we get from black and white line drawings to the final product? A lot of coordination is required to do so! From overall layout of appliances down to the profile of the cabinets, all of the details and thought pays off when you get to see the finished result.

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Hoppy Easter!

Written on April 19, 2019 at 4:36 PM, by

Hoppy Easter! Hop into this weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!

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Wine Wednesday

Written on April 17, 2019 at 5:50 PM, by

It’s wine Wednesday, and we are celebrating with a few of our favorite wine cellars! Whether constructed of brick and in the basement or in the main living area with transparent doors, these wine cellars certainly know how to impress.

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Small Spaces – Big Results

Written on April 15, 2019 at 3:11 PM, by

City lots are often very tight, and one of the biggest challenges is optimizing the usable space. Borrowed daylight and shared sightlines make spaces feel larger and let clients live happier! Check out a few examples of our spacious city homes.

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Water Wednesday – Going Tubbing

Written on April 10, 2019 at 6:52 PM, by

We are going clubbing … er, tubbing, with some of our favorite bathroom tubs! Whether built-in or freestanding, these tubs make each bathroom unique and statement worthy!

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Opening Day – Cubbies!

Written on April 8, 2019 at 5:39 PM, by

Buy us some peanuts and…mudroom cubbies! Check out some of our homeruns in cubby design while enjoying the Cubs opening day in Chicago!

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Girl Power

Written on April 5, 2019 at 4:28 PM, by

These girls are all about the pink and purple. We wish them sweet dreams that lead to productive days after resting up in these girl-powered spaces.

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Construction vs. Completion

Written on April 3, 2019 at 5:43 PM, by

Good bones before great beauty. Under construction vs. completion for our Marlowe Residence!

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April Fools!

Written on April 1, 2019 at 4:01 PM, by

You never have to do laundry again…April Fools! While laundry may always be a reality of your life, we can help you do it in style with a beautiful laundry room.

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Feature Friday – Daylight

Written on March 29, 2019 at 3:51 PM, by

Can you feel the vitamin D soaking in? The sun is finally starting to make its spring appearance! Check out some of our favorite daylit spaces!

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Water Wednesday – Bathrooms

Written on March 27, 2019 at 3:58 PM, by

When designing a bathroom, we strive to strike the perfect balance between open space, storage, and natural light. We’ve gotten creative over the years in ‘mastering’ how to give a client what they want while still working within their space and budget. Transom windows above mirrors, center storage towers between his and hers sinks, creativeContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday – Cabinetry Types

Written on March 25, 2019 at 5:27 PM, by

The first decision when designing cabinetry is whether it should be inset or full overlay. From there, you decide on paint vs. stained, panel profiles, rail dimensions, and other details. Each decision helps give the space its own unique look that leads to the final desired aesthetic. Which style do you prefer?

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Feature Friday – City Homes

Written on March 22, 2019 at 7:04 PM, by

Being in Chicago, we have numerous clients with homes within the city limits on deep and narrow lots. These types of projects pose a handful of unique challenges, such as efficient use of the lot, maximizing natural daylight, and addressing very strict lot setback lines. Here are a few examples of some of our solutionsContinue Reading

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Happy First Day of Spring!

Written on March 20, 2019 at 3:33 PM, by

Spring has officially arrived and we are READY. We are hoping these outdoor inspiration spaces will ward off any lingering snow and bring on the heat. Fingers crossed Mother nature gets the memo!

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Millwork Monday – Bars

Written on March 18, 2019 at 4:06 PM, by

In honor of the Irish, we are featuring a few of our favorite bars! Happy belated St. Patty’s Day!

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Feature Friday – Construction Progress

Written on March 15, 2019 at 8:02 PM, by

So it’s still a little messy…but progress at our Lake Michigan Estate is coming along nicely! Our owners can’t wait to enjoy their new home (and the amazing lake views that come with it).

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Sleep Mondays

Written on March 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM, by

Got a case of the Monday blues after daylight savings time? Maybe the pop of color in this master bedroom at our Marshfield Residence is just the pick me up you need to start the week off right (as long as you get to bed at a decent time, right?)

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Feature Friday – Roof Detail

Written on March 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM, by

The final product may look simple enough, but the detail behind this porch and roof system took a lot of forethought. Worth it to get this beautiful result at our Marlowe Residence!

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Water Wednesday

Written on March 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM, by

Would you believe these bathrooms are in the same residence? One bathroom celebrates simplicity with its timeless black and white color palette, while the powder room’s bold wallpaper makes a small space feel like a big deal.

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Millwork Monday – Stair Stringer

Written on March 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM, by

This custom designed stair railing opens up the space to allow continuous flow from one level of the house to the next.

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Dreaming of Sunshine

Written on March 1, 2019 at 3:28 PM, by

We are in need of some Vitamin D after these past few gloomy weeks! We love how the light hits the façade of our Winnetka Residence on sunny mornings.

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Basement Feature

Written on February 27, 2019 at 6:06 PM, by

This basement got upgraded to the major leagues with new rustic-style TV cabinetry and industrial beams. It is fit for an all-star athlete to get pumped, or for a weekend on the couch pretending while watching three different games simultaneously.

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Millwork Monday – Built-In Bench

Written on February 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM, by

This bay window at our Villa Blanco residence is the perfect spot to watch the sunrise with a hot cup of coffee (assuming anyone actually has the time or energy to do that on a Monday morning).

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Feature Friday

Written on February 22, 2019 at 4:49 PM, by

We love this bold statement kitchen at our Marshfield residence. Not only is the color wow-worthy, but the functionality is perfect for this growing family!

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Wine Wednesday

Written on February 20, 2019 at 5:01 PM, by

Happy hump day! We can help you get through the rest of this week with a beautiful custom wine cellar like this one. Our avid collectors finally have place to display their extensive wine collection, and a place to enjoy drinking it!

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Transformation Tuesday

Written on February 19, 2019 at 3:54 PM, by

This existing kitchen is being reconfigured to give the client more space and an updated clean look. White perimeter cabinetry contrasts nicely with the oversized grey island, allowing ample space for cooking, dining, and family time.

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Feature Friday – Ligan Prgoress

Written on February 15, 2019 at 5:51 PM, by

A lot is happening at our Ligan Residence! Tile is being laid, stair railings are being installed, wainscoting is starting to appear, and cabinetry is going up. We are anxious for the spring completion date!

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Water Wednesday

Written on February 13, 2019 at 4:41 PM, by

We are loving the unique finishes in these powder rooms and master bathrooms. Antique brass hardware, dog wallpaper, grey cabinetry, bathtub paneling…and of course you can’t go wrong with timeless subway tile!

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Transformation Tuesday – Charred to Charming

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:04 PM, by

This historical and now fire damaged home is getting a complete makeover to restore it back to its original glory. Check out the transformation we are proposing on our Prairie Fire Residence from charred to charming!

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Feature Friday – Porches

Written on February 8, 2019 at 3:57 PM, by

Your porch greets your guests before you do, so we take great pride in making them welcoming. Custom front doors, pops of color, a covered entrance, and well-proportioned columns are all ways we go about making the entryway feel inviting. How is your house greeting your guests this weekend?

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