Category Archives: Millwork Monday

Millwork Monday – Barn Doors

Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM, by

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.


Millwork Monday – Get Your Groove On

Written on December 3, 2018 at 6:40 PM, by

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.


Millwork Monday – Bracket Racket

Written on November 12, 2018 at 6:09 PM, by

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.


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


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


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


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!


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!


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.


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