Category Archives: Millwork Monday
Written on April 22, 2019 at 4:41 PM, by admin
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.
Written on April 8, 2019 at 5:39 PM, by admin
Buy us some peanuts and…mudroom cubbies! Check out some of our homeruns in cubby design while enjoying the Cubs opening day in Chicago!
Written on March 25, 2019 at 5:27 PM, by admin
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?
Written on March 18, 2019 at 4:06 PM, by admin
In honor of the Irish, we are featuring a few of our favorite bars! Happy belated St. Patty’s Day!
Written on March 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM, by admin
This custom designed stair railing opens up the space to allow continuous flow from one level of the house to the next.
Written on February 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM, by admin
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).
Written on January 28, 2019 at 7:01 PM, by admin
We spend a lot of time working on floor layouts, that’s a given. But we also spend a lot of time perfecting the layout of ceilings. Beams, lighting locations, and vaults all require precise planning to make sure everything properly aligns with what is happening down below.
Written on January 21, 2019 at 7:25 PM, by admin
After the weekend we just had, we’re dreaming about these mudrooms. They are the perfect place to leave your snowy boots, throw your work bag, or set up the dog’s food bowl. Big or small, a well-designed mudroom makes life better!
Written on January 14, 2019 at 4:50 PM, by admin
Two weeks into your New Year’s Resolution, don’t give up now! Take the stairs, park further out in the parking lot, no late-night snacking! Keep your health goals as fresh as this custom curved staircase at our Villa Blanco Residence.
Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM, by admin
There are a variety of uses for sliding barn doors. Whether they are being used in a garage for storage, in an office for coats, or in a living room as an accent wall piece, barn doors are functional and make a statement.
Written on December 3, 2018 at 6:40 PM, by admin
We love how classic and versatile v-groove paneling is. It can be used on the walls and ceiling, inside and outside, painted and stained, all while giving each space more personality.
Written on November 12, 2018 at 6:09 PM, by admin
Need a lift? Brackets are a great way to provide support in style. We often use them to extend roof overhangs to create a nice covered area to protect from the elements while still having a detail piece to add character.
Written on October 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by admin
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
Written on October 1, 2018 at 5:58 PM, by admin
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
Written on September 24, 2018 at 6:42 PM, by admin
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
Written on September 17, 2018 at 8:07 PM, by admin
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!
Written on September 10, 2018 at 6:05 PM, by admin
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!
Written on August 13, 2018 at 4:21 PM, by admin
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.
Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:08 PM, by admin
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!
Written on May 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM, by admin
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.
Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:12 PM, by admin
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
Written on April 30, 2018 at 7:46 PM, by admin
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.
Written on April 16, 2018 at 4:16 PM, by admin
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.
Written on April 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM, by admin
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.
Written on February 19, 2018 at 7:29 PM, by admin
Stocking up food for the rest of the winter? With pantries like these, you will have plenty of room to keep organized!
Written on February 12, 2018 at 7:43 PM, by admin
Are you sticking with your New Year’s fitness resolution? Maybe a jog up and down these beautiful staircases would keep you motivated.
Written on February 5, 2018 at 5:49 PM, by admin
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.
Written on January 15, 2018 at 6:16 PM, by admin
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.
Written on December 18, 2017 at 7:55 PM, by admin
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.
Written on December 11, 2017 at 5:22 PM, by admin
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.
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