The beautiful floral accessories upon the elegant, white countertop adds interest and dimension to this kitchen. Designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer added exquisite, colorful dishware and glass fronts to the existing kitchen cabinets to add visually appealing and decorative accents to the space. The design makes for an aesthetically pleasing, transitional-style kitchen with real-world functionality for the family.
A Chicago high-rise bedroom evokes a well-balanced yet cozy atmosphere. The space contains a touch of the homeowners' beloved Texas in the form of a fabric reminiscent of animal hide on an ottoman, along with a feeling of modern, bold Chicago with bright-red accent colors and a black leather, tufted headboard. Draperies are custom-designed with red fringe borders, and a hint of elegance is imbued nearby with two shimmering, mirrored nightstands.
Built in 1905, this two-story masonry house outside of Chicago had a lot going for it before its renovation. The residence featured numerous architectural details designed by turn-of-the-century architect Frederick Lehmer, including beautiful wood carvings that sat atop masonry columns on the porch. However, the home’s original porch steps made it difficult to enter – one of the main reasons the homeowners decided to remodel. They wanted the front porch rebuilt and a large porch landing constructed, yet they also wanted to maintain the historical character of their home.
Leading the way to the bedrooms, the hallway continues the stylish and contemporary feel of the rest of the home. Spiked pendant lights suspend from the chocolate brown tray ceiling, and dark hardwood flooring tie the spaces together.
Wood and brick blend with glass and stainless steel to create a party-ready backyard where modern and rustic elements combine. The space blurs the line between indoors and out, with a wood-burning fireplace and a fully functioning kitchen complete with a sink and beer tap.
Beautiful hardwood flooring and chic, contemporary furnishings create a lovely design for this open, penthouse dining room. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass-enclosed balcony offer breathtaking views of the Chicago city skyline that can't be ignored.
Even the kids room offers breathtaking views of the Chicago city skyline. Designed for two boys, a contemporary, gray wood bunk bed adds functionality to the small space, and a stylish blue and white chevron rug grounds the room. A pair of bean bags provides a quaint area for reading and relaxing.
Stunning views of the Chicago skyline provide the backdrop for this open, penthouse living room. A comfy neutral sofa with an array of pillows pairs with a green velvet chaise to bring a splash of color to the palette. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a cluster of globe pendant lights and sconces between the windows offer ample light to fill the space.
In this second-home Chicago high-rise pied-à-terre, rough wooden side tables and a rustic dining table paired with brilliant red faux-leather chairs create an inspired look in this combined living and dining room. The giraffe-print stools in the breakfast bar are custom designed, inspired by the homeowners’ love of their home state of Texas, animals and travels to Africa.
Overlooking stunning views of Chicago, the penthouse dining room offers casual dining at its finest. The wood-based dining table features a sleek, white top, and a mix of brown metal chairs and slipcovered armchairs provide seating for eight. A pair of funky metal pendant lights hang above to bring a touch of glam to the bright, contemporary space.
The open layout and floor-to-ceiling windows bring a light and airy feel to this penthouse sitting room. Striking views of the city skyline and lake beyond provide the backdrop for the sitting area, and unique contemporary light fixtures add interest to the stylish design.
Boasting exquisite views of the city skyline, the master suite feels light and airy with a soothing neutral palette and floor-to-ceiling windows. A private, glass-enclosed balcony offers fresh air when needed.