Design Challenge: To create an unexpected yet inviting atmosphere that reflects the owner’s ethnic heritage, and a living space that provides comfort, functionality, and the durability to stand up to frequent use from international guests and college students.
Design Solution: Disciplined space planning creates an intimate, highly functional great room. We used solution-dyed fabric feels like velvet, yet offers excellent durability. Bright, rich color palette complements Asian antiques for an evolved look. Motorized shades optimize the dramatic Lake Michigan view, yet protect the vivid colors. Kitchen interior design seamlessly extends the great room with quality finishes and fixtures. Custom millwork and state-of-the art lighting—punctuated with crystal chandeliers—offer both character and function.