This Neoclassical home sits with an impressive presence on a tree-lined street in Chicago. It gracefully nestles into a double lot in a pristine neighborhood with park views, underground parking, and the sun shining in the windows.
To balance the casual manner that the family wanted to live with impactful design in each room we developed a custom design solution. We created a vision for a bold Hollywood Regency style that contrasts the architectural details which create a rich neutral backdrop. Dramatic color, velvets, and eye-catching metallics signify both opulence and opportunities for fun.
The first floor has both a formal wing and an informal wing; one for everyday life and one for entertaining, family gatherings, and holidays. The formal wing, consisting of the Living Room and Dining Room, was designed to WOW with elegant and luxurious furnishings and finishes. A grounding fireplace, conversational seating, and a game table for chess all open to the dining space. Simply a push of a button operates window treatments so the room can be sun-filled during the day or private in the evenings.
In the informal “family wing” we prioritized function and comfort with a more muted design. We added a black and white marble backsplash to an all-white kitchen along with ruby-colored chairs for family dinners. The sunken Family Room has a custom sofa wrapping the angled windows overlooking the park. Within a large-scale home, we like to create an intimate space for playing and lounging. A formal library is lined with family photos and special mementos while the center of the room is open for play.
Our mission for most parents is to provide a stress-free life where the kids can drink a juice box freely in the home, and the adults are worry-free. Durable furniture, fabrics, and behind-the-scenes planning allow the homeowners, and parents of 2 young children, to live their best lives.
The Primary Bedroom is wrapped in a sheer drapery that opens and closes at set times of the day. We love the cocoon feeling of that room, especially on a Saturday morning while lounging in bed with your coffee. A lounge space with a balcony is accessed through double doors with a sitting area for a different kind of work style to step away from the desk once in a while.
Both wings carry many of the same design concepts and elements throughout creating a cohesive home.