Gold Coast Pied-à-terre

Chicago
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Gold Coast Pied-à-terre

When a creative director for a global advertising agency hired Lauren to renovate his vintage, Gold Coast duplex, she relied on her deep experience and broad design palette to exceed his expectations.  The Gothic Revival building had spectacular elements that needed to be substantially restored, including the original leaded glass and iron floor to ceiling windows, the iron staircase, and the original plaster ceiling.

Lauren renovated the rest of the apartment, taking great care to seamlessly blend the old and the new and preserve the character of the space and its many architectural details.  The black and white mixed media artwork, by Barbara Coburn, is inspired by the black and white palette overall, which Lauren chose as a backdrop for the architecture.  The all-marble kitchen was designed to maximize the space for an extraordinarily tall client, including a coffered ceiling to make the ceilings appear higher and open shelving on the kitchen wall to allow light to flow in uninterruptedly from the windows. 

Design Style

Contemporary
Speaks to the timeframe between the Second World War and the present. It’s based on current trends, without the ridged confines of Modernism, for pieces that are well made, beautiful, and efficient.
Transitional
A blending of various styles to create a cohesive design with a mix of different design sensibilities.

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