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.
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.
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.
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.