Category Archives: Millwork Monday

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.


Millwork Monday Series – More Than a Decent Descent

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:08 PM, by

More than a decent descent. Curved or linear, half flight or three levels high, integral boot benches or multipurpose landings, we have designed it all! Your daily ascent should be more than decent, it can be inspiring!


Millwork Monday Series – Built-Ins and Bookcases

Written on May 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM, by

Got books? We can give you a place for them. Browse through some of our home library and office designs and see the built-ins we have created for books, artifacts, and collectibles of all kinds.


Millwork Monday Series – DL Couch Showroom

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:12 PM, by

This 2,900 square foot showroom for a wallcovering and fabric supplier is designed to highlight their wide range of textures and materials. A subtle color scheme created by white-washed plank flooring and white laminate millwork allows for the full expression of the continuously changing product lines. Not only can the removable panel wallcoverings be updatedContinue Reading


Millwork Monday Series – Closets Closets Closets

Written on April 30, 2018 at 7:46 PM, by

Closets closets closets! You don’t have to understand our ‘Modern Family’ TV show reference to have a modern closet. Check out the closet we designed for our award-winning Villa Blanco to house a shoe and purse collection.


Millwork Monday Series – Sustainable Screening

Written on April 16, 2018 at 4:16 PM, by

We opted for less conventional walls to enclose our back of the house operations and kitchenette. Greenhouse panels fastened on both sides of the exposed metal studs conceal equipment but allow the space to be flooded with daylight.


Millwork Monday – Residential Bars

Written on April 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM, by

Why go out when you could come home to your own bar? Wow your friends and family with a custom bar like these we designed.


Millwork Monday Series – Pantry Party

Written on February 19, 2018 at 7:29 PM, by

Stocking up food for the rest of the winter? With pantries like these, you will have plenty of room to keep organized!


Millwork Monday Series – Staircase Motivation

Written on February 12, 2018 at 7:43 PM, by

Are you sticking with your New Year’s fitness resolution? Maybe a jog up and down these beautiful staircases would keep you motivated.


Millwork Monday Series – Custom Ceiling

Written on February 5, 2018 at 5:49 PM, by

Porter’s signature round conference table was enhanced by the custom design ceiling fixture that emulates a plumbing flange in a subtly creative nod to the vernacular of their industry.


Millwork Monday Series – Cubbies for the Win

Written on January 15, 2018 at 6:16 PM, by

Cubbies are taking over Chicago, and we don’t mean the baseball team. Built-in mudroom cubbies are perfect for everyone to have a place for their stuff. Even more importantly, it makes Mom and Dad happy not to trip over backpacks or sports equipment when coming and going out the side entry.


Millwork Monday Series – Hokanson Showroom

Written on December 18, 2017 at 7:55 PM, by

Hokanson has been a trusted name in high-end, often decorative carpets since 1987. Hand-knotted and hand-tufted, custom designs. Befitting the brand, our custom millwork in the Hokanson Merchandise Mart showroom was tailored to display and store their wide range of samples.


Millwork Monday Series – Stairs that Riser Up

Written on December 11, 2017 at 5:22 PM, by

Stairway to heaven? We think so. We design stairs that fit the character of the rest of the house and our attention to detail really makes each project come together in the end.


Millwork Monday Series – Window Seat

Written on December 4, 2017 at 5:39 PM, by

Wouldn’t this second-floor lounge area with the built-in window seat at the Geothermal Gem be the perfect spot for relaxing? Added bonus, it overlooks the front door so you can keep an eye out for the UPS driver with your holiday packages.


Written on November 20, 2017 at 4:57 PM, by

The den at our Minnesota Residence would appeal to both Winston Churchill and James Bond. A wall panel opens to reveal a hidden custom wet bar. The real question: do you like your martini shaken or stirred?


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.


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.


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.


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.


Millwork Monday Series – Built-Ins for Books

Written on October 2, 2017 at 9:34 PM, by

Wouldn’t you want to cozy up with a book in this space? This home office was designed to optimize the display of the homeowners’ vast historical and military book collection. The bookcases and coffered ceiling were stained to match the replica of the President’s desk.


Millwork Monday Series – Wet Bar Hits the Spot

Written on September 25, 2017 at 1:17 PM, by

The wet bar at our Geothermal Gem is the perfect hub when entertaining. It is centrally located next to the kitchen, dining and living rooms in this open floor plan, making it easy to refill your cocktail without missing out on the action.


Millwork Monday Series – Built-In China Cabinets

Written on September 18, 2017 at 1:19 PM, by

These custom designed china cabinets at our Winnetka Residence have unique shaped shelves with projecting centers. The wood profiled edge adds beauty and stability while the glass shelving allows the integral lighting to highlight objects at every level.


Millwork Monday Series – No Walls Required

Written on September 11, 2017 at 1:12 PM, by

The living and dining rooms at our Geothermal Gem are defined and separated be partial height millwork flanked by columns that frame passage between the two spaces.


Millwork Monday Series – Built-In View

Written on August 28, 2017 at 12:50 PM, by

A window is integrated into the built-in bookcase in our Geothermal Gem for a glimpse of the western sky. The bookcases flank the fireplace in the living room providing symmetry and balance while the integrated window provides daylight and whimsy.


Millwork Monday Series – Crafty Computer Placement

Written on August 21, 2017 at 1:05 PM, by

We designed the craft room of the Winnetka residence with generous built-in storage for art supplies and large flat drawers for wrapping paper and fabrics. The custom millwork has space for baskets as well as closed cabinet storage. The owner also wanted her desk millwork to hide the necessary components for the computer and onlyContinue Reading


Millwork Monday Series – Now You See It Then You Don’t

Written on August 14, 2017 at 1:03 PM, by

This sitting area in our Woodley residence is transformed with custom designed millwork that turns this second floor alcove into additional guest sleeping with a simple pull of a handle.


Millwork Monday Series – Stairway to Heaven

Written on August 7, 2017 at 5:46 PM, by

The shaded sconces and paneled walls of the circular stair rotunda were precisely planned to align with the cascading windows that follow you when ascending the stairs and afford a glimpse of the ever changing view from each vantage point. An inlaid stone compass rose is the center-point of the rotunda floor and is setContinue Reading


Millwork Monday Series – Here Comes the Sun

Written on July 31, 2017 at 12:51 PM, by

This sunroom, carefully placed at the southeast corner of the Marlowe residence, is the perfect spot for your morning coffee with panoramic views of the tree lined property and lake. Reminiscent of a teak vessel, the spoked beams and v-groove ceiling were custom milled to instill a feeling of warmth and comfort that invites youContinue Reading


Millwork Monday Series – Ahoy Mates

Written on July 24, 2017 at 12:57 PM, by

To accommodate the occasional deluge of their kid’s college friends visiting, and future grandchildren, we designed a bunk room that can sleep 12 in our Marlowe residence, each bed with its own light and phone charging outlet, boat rail and rope cleat pulls act as robe hooks, stairs that work as dressers. Along with theContinue Reading


Millwork Monday Series – It’s a Breeze-way

Written on July 17, 2017 at 12:58 PM, by

The garage in our Marlowe residence was designed to look like a detached garage but it is attached by a breezeway. The interior has a convenient boot bench and wood peg hooks for duffle bags and wet coats. The entire room is trimmed in sustainable composite wood (made from recycled plastics) so it can literallyContinue Reading


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