Unique Spaces: A Kitchenette in the Basement

We have recently completed a unique kitchenette installation for clients in a charming turn of the century Evanston home. Can you believe this is in their basement? Featuring details such as cerused wood cabinetry and a slate mosaic tile backsplash, it reminds us that even the basement can be a beautifully designed, functional space. 

We so look forward to sharing the story of this space with you, coming soon.


Interior Design for the Individual: Incorporating the Client's Lifestyle

After Photos:

Get a virtual tour of Joe's man-cave designed by Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group through our feature on Open House or read the full article in Modern Luxury Interiors.

After photo: custom mill work with red top cabinets
After photo: custom mill work with red top cabinets
After photo: pool table area converted into lounge
After photo: pool table area converted into lounge

Our client asked us to design a masculine man-cave to provide more comfort and function. For Joe, this meant highlighting his love of hunting. We took this former pool table room and added a seated bar, TV, and comfortable seating with indoor/outdoor fabric making it dog-friendly.

Before Photos:

Before photo: bar area
Before photo: bar area
Before photo: pool table area
Before photo: pool table area

A bedroom was created in the adjoining room and a new lounge allowed for entertaining and relaxation. Our design team (with a skilled general contractor) added a custom bar for seating and in doing so, added more storage and function. We then eliminated the top cabinets for a more open feel.

Unique Individuals, Unique Spaces: 6th Floor City Beach House

"What does comfort look like?" To this jet-setting family, comfort looks like a place to get away without having to head to the airport again, a vacation home in their home town. Comfort was key; this needed to be place you could kick off your shoes after a long week but also luxurious enough to 'wow' out of town guests, and practical enough to stand up to teenage sleepovers.

TCW image

 

What does style look like?

With it's mix of elegant materials, fun pops of color, comfortable upholstered seating , this home reflects both the relaxed yet upscale atmosphere the homeowners desired.  Indian inspired art and accents reference the family's heritage.  It's a home that truly reflects who they are and how they live.

DiningRoom

This project was featured in TCW magazine's June 2013 issue. Check out even more pics from this urban retreat here. 

Unique personalities, unique spaces: Interior design with the individual in mind

What does comfort look like? To a sophisticated urban bachelor who divides his time between the worlds of finance, international travel, and outdoor adventuring, comfort looks like a home that reflects his luxurious tastes while being squarely focused on relaxation and refuge.

What does style look like?

It's a space where he can be surrounded by antiques collected during his world travels but where the dog is still welcome on the sofa, a careful mix of hearty materials and luxury details.  It's a home that reflects his lifestyle and his personality.

"This is where Joe can be Joe."

 

Grab the Fall edition of Modern Luxury Interiors for a close-up tour of this Streeterville townhome designed by Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group.

Stay tuned for another great piece of press on a Deb Reinhart project, from the clients needs, the designers challenge to the finish product!