Wednesdays Works-in-Progress (WIPs)

August 17, 2016

Kitchen Renovation Begins in the West Loop!

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One day of work and the kitchen is gone!

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The before photos above show the layout which had a peninsula with a sink. The new configuration will be more functional and provide more storage and counter space. It will also open up the kitchen to the living room making the 2 bedroom/2 bath condo feel more spacious.

The design concept drawings below show the main features of the new layout. There will be an island that can seat up to 4 people and a banquette area in a previously underutilized area (see top right photo). The oak cabinets will be updated with flat panel espresso wood ones.  The countertops will be quartz with a glass tile backsplash.

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Lakeview Sun Room is almost complete!

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On Lake Shore Drive overlooking Lake Michigan, this cozy spot will soon be ready for Lazy Sunday reading and relaxing or an evening of entertaining. It features an accent wall of blue and gold abstract wallpaper. Still needed are the sconces, leather poufs and a bookcase which are all due in the next couple of months. Stay tuned!

Oak Park Great Room set to start transforming next week.


Watch as built-in cabinetry is installed along an entire wall.  There will be benches with storage, bookcases and a buffet.


Nesting Bowl Set in shades of teal, olive and camel.

3 bowl nesting set B

Check out my hand knit home accessories line, Cozy Modern Living. Unique items for gifts or to brighten up your own home.

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