I’m a city girl at heart and was very excited to work on redecorating a fabulous Chicago Condo. It’s a 34th floor home, several blocks from Lake Michigan with floor to ceiling windows. The skyline views are breathtaking.
My client N not only moved to a new city, but she wanted her new home to be completely different from her any place she lived in before. So she sold all her antique furniture and accessories, keeping only a few special things. And decided mid-century modern was the way to go.
Every room needs a focal point. The focal point in this condo is the views. I love that she can stand anywhere in her home and see fabulous architecture and even a glimpse of the lake. At night, it’s even more spectacular.
The condo was in very good condition. Other than removing the ugly carpeting and blinds, it only needed paint. N, a woman after my own heart, loves color. No beige for her new home. We had fun looking a many paint chips and settled on purple!
N‘s condo has an open floor plan. Living room, dining room and kitchen all one big open space. Her main seating area needed a TV. We found 60s inspired credenza in walnut. It fills the only big wall in the LR, fits right under the flat screen and houses her huge collection of cookbooks. The louver doors repeat the horizontal lines around the room.
Dark wood flooring set the stage for furnishings in shades of warm grey, off white and a touch of orange. The sofa and chairs were purposely chosen with low backs so nothing obstructs the view. The sofa is reminiscent of a Florence Knoll design. I love the contrast of the tufted seat cushions with the fitted back.