Gold Coast Residence
When it came to helping a long-time client update her existing condominium unit in the Gold Coast neighborhood, Lauren and her team brought in Clark Fell, president and architect at the Chicago-based studioCJF.inc, and Design Construction Concepts of Northbrook, Illinois to help realize the design and construction.
While traditional in nature, the Gold Coast Residence now reflects a softer, lighter palette. Jacobean-ebony stained walnut floors run throughout the unit, complementing the brighter backdrop where modern lines are balanced by traditional details and rich materiality. Modern pieces are softened to pair with the vintage objects, and custom-designed pieces in dark walnut and silver leaf, juxtapose with the rich, curvilinear details. Lauren, who custom designed many of the furniture pieces and window coverings, said the client loves very traditional, soft colors and the resulting project is a curated creation that looks like the client—who has an affinity for birds and collecting vintage Tang Dynasty horses.
“The design screams of my incredible client’s taste. She’s one of the most dynamic and amazing women I’ve ever met in my life.” ~ L.C.
Incorporates design styles from a variety of centuries, focusing on comfort and elegance. It implements curves in the lines that are not too ornate, while layering textures and patterns.