Wednesdays Work-In-Progress

Follow our transformations as they happen and pick up some design tips and trends along the way

Wednesdays Work-In-Progress: June 13, 2018

Demo Day! In one day this kitchen went from  outdated and closed off to an open space with views overlooking Lake Michigan.  A 9″ dropped ceiling over the kitchen will hide the new duct work and provide a space for recessed lighting. In keeping with the Mies design style, we chose clean, modern materials in neutral

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Wednesdays Work-In-Progress January 24, 2018

Ravenswood Renovation: The Finishing Touches! The end is near, as the finishing touches are in the works.  The island and dining table are now punctuated with a beautiful light fixture and the bar counter features 4 glass pendants.  The next and last step is the backsplash tile! Remember the kitchen before the renovation?  The photo

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Wednesdays Work-In-Progress January 10, 2018

Countertops Complete at the Ravenswood Renovation! The big wait for the custom countertops is over! Now just a few final steps and the kitchen will be beautiful and fully functional.  Next on the list:  faucet,  backsplash tile, door pulls and light fixtures–all happening within the next week. The large island has made the biggest impact

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Wednesdays Work-In-Progress December 27, 2017

Tile Time at the Ravenswood Renovation! While waiting for the kitchen counters to be installed, the focus has turned to the Master Bathroom of this 4 level townhouse in Ravenswood.  After some hesitation about heated flooring, Chicago’s winter kicked in and the decision was made. How wonderful will it be to walk in this bathroom! The

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Wednesdays Works-In-Progress (WIPs)

 Lincoln Park Duplex is Back! After extensive renovation several years ago, my clients promised their Master Bathroom and girls’ bedroom would be next.  They’ve been enjoying their redesigned home and want to stay there even as their three children grow.  As a proponent of smaller spaces, I recommend remaining in place, especially in big cities where space is

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Wednesdays Works-In-Progress (WIPs)

A Step Closer to Home Office           Now that the general layout for my clients’ new home office has been determined, it’s time to turn to the details.  Glossy gray is combined with smooth taupe wood for a sophisticated neutral color palette. In order to ensure that there will be the right

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Wednesdays Works-In-Progress (WIPs)

Color on Lake Shore Drive! The Roman shades are making a huge impact!  Teal silk fabric diffuses the light and adds a pop of color.  The same pop is found on the other side of the room in the pillow and side table.  A couple more pillows are in the works and then this Sun Room Redesign

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Wednesdays Works-in-Progress (WIPs)

Warming up in the Western Suburbs! Living Room “Warm it up” was the main request. Modern, sleek and with beautiful built-ins and custom details throughout, all this house needs is some color and texture. Starting in the living room, a wool area rug adds a pop of teal blue and softness to the marble floors .

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Wednesdays Works-in-Progress (WIPs)

Lakeshore Drive Sunroom Update! This previously underutilized room overlooking Lake Shore Drive has turned into a popular family spot.  Perfect for reading in the mornings, relaxing at night or entertaining a small group of friends.  After much searching for the perfect fabric for the windows, the roman shades have been installed.  My client’s wish was

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Wednesdays Works-In-Progress (WIPs)

Lincoln Park Bathroom:  Tile selection and designs!           After presenting two design concepts for the bathroom renovation in Lincoln Park, my client needed some time to think it over.  It is always a good idea to review your goals, needs and budget before making the final selections.  Design is a process that takes

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Wednesdays Works-In-Progress (WIPs)

Bathroom Begins in Lincoln Park! Renovating a small bathroom is one of my favorite projects!  I love the challenge to maximize function and increase storage while keeping the space looking and feeling open and spacious.  The before photos above show the outdated, dark, dull space which will soon be transformed into a beautiful bathroom. A transitional style will

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Wednesday’s Works-in-Progress (WIP’s)

Oak Park Great Room: Completed on Time!               The room was finished just in time for a big birthday party! It was the first one in the newly renovated living room and dining room. This time there was plenty of seating for everyone—at the large expandable dining table and

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