Before this yr, we gave you a sneak peek into our new Chicago design studio. We’ve been difficult at function renovating this room into a location that’s similarly purposeful and wonderful for our developing group. Juggling development on our studio with quite a few substantial shopper initiatives, it was really a labor of adore.
Currently, we’re so fired up to reveal the “after” pics so you can see particularly how it turned out!
A swift refresh: The studio is located in a historic making in Lakeview / Lincoln Park that previously housed Drehobl Art Glass, a Chicago firm that commenced generating stained glass and beveled glass home windows in 1919. I initially fell in adore with the area following walking by and noticing the stunning first moldings from the 1920s and the plentiful natural gentle inside. I required this to be a space that felt wonderful to perform in, that could host events for our customers and that felt a lot more like a residence alternatively than an office environment.
Listed here are the prior to images:
Now, for the transformation!
We started out the renovation by getting out the back again area and bringing the walls up to total top so we could generate a true storage closet (a requirement for interior designers!).
The small kitchenette showcases our tailor made cabinetry line and has all the most up-to-date Monogram appliances, which include a 5-in-1 oven, dishwasher and beneath-counter fridge drawers. The cupboards are white oak with a black stain and we selected Arabescato Corchia marble to make a normal assertion. The twin design, with the two countertop and bar peak counter, gives us more countertop space for prep and the means to sit, consume and converse more effortlessly.
Along the significant wall as you enter the studio, we created a big library featuring 18 feet of cabinetry, plus a customized function desk to household our sample library and showcase our skill for intricate millwork aspects.
To decorate the studio, we extra classic rugs and classic household furniture, together with a secretary desk and a bench from Chairish, 1 of our beloved areas to supply superior-high-quality vintage items at cost-effective charges.
A New Orleans household furniture maker we get the job done with frequently, Doorman Style and design, made our custom meeting table and white oak desks.
We refreshed all the paint, then brightened up the house and helped to set the mood with lovely lights from our two of our most employed traces Circa Lights and Curry & Organization. I adore how the convention space chandelier feels like a modern art glass. Fitting for an previous stained glass manufacturing facility!
We stored the first oak flooring, which ended up in good condition, all over the workplace. To add visible fascination in the entrance entry, we hung beautiful wallpaper by one particular of our favourite British designers, Beata Heuman. The millwork for the entry mirror and bench is authentic, but we included new smoked glass and painted it darkish for some contrast.
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