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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Streeterville Town Home: Great Room Custom Ceiling

With this project, we started with the great room ceiling.  Frankly, it is unusual to have a ceiling as a starting point for a home remodel.  Our design team created a soffit in the great room with 4 wood panels in the center which have dimmed light for various functions in the room. The photos feature the construction of this build out.

Photos also show the second focal point of the great room which highlights the wall unit surrounding the existing fireplace.  There is a sense of composition with the new ceiling and the wall unit design.

Interior design can alter architectural features significantly.


Streeterville Town Home Great Room In Process

In Process: Great Room Construction

Custom Ceiling Installation

In Process: Great Room Ceiling

Custom Ceiling Design & Install

In Process: Construction crew discussing ceiling install

Please check back soon for our next featured area of this project.

Streeterville Town Home: Interior Design & Custom Buildout

This Chicago 5 story town home located on the Chicago river is a rare find in Chicago. The front of the town home faces the river with a pedestrian walkway in front; 8 foot windows allow huge shafts of intense light along with an amazing view of the city’s profile.


Design Challenge;

Transform the home to enhance the architecture and reflect the owner, a professional man who is widely traveled and has impeccable taste.

While all interior design is driven by the architecture, the sheer volume created by 13 foot ceilings on a compact floor space needed disciplined solutions. Our directive included a sense of minimalism-quality design features and refined appointments. We used the clients love of color to our advantage and infuse the unit with contrasting color and minimal pattern

Starting point:
In this series blogs, we are including the main floor remodeling which has both the great room and kitchen in adjoining spaces.

These pictures are before we did any construction or demo.

Great Room Interior Design

Before: Living room with existing furniture.

Dining Room - Before

Before: Living room looking into kitchen & dining room.

Kitchen - Before

Before: Kitchen



As always, we welcome your comments, questions & input.  Please check back as we focus on specific installation areas of the exciting project!