For this new 2,000-square-foot penthouse apartment in Chicago's River North neighborhood, design firm
Lewis Giannoulias Interiors created a look that mixes southern charm with urban detail, perfect for its busy bachelor owner. 53
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The entry foyer sets the tone for the home with bold, creative components. The
Laurel Convex Mirror from Downtown in Los Angeles has an antique yet contemporary look that complements the eclectic Daddy Long Legs light fixture, also from Downtown, the brightly-colored hide runner by Kyle Bunting and the textured wall covering by Anna Wolfson. The floating console creates an unobtrusive landing spot for keys and phones alike.
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Lewis Giannoulias Interiors believes that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and as such, needs to balance functionality and warmth. Here, Silestone countertops and a full height backsplash were chosen for utilitarian purpose while saddle leather-covered stools create a place to linger around the island. The pendant light was made from a vintage stoplight.
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The living room has the home's best views of the city. The 1970’s-inspired sectional is upholstered in an outdoor fabric from Perennials that provides a luxe look without worry about fading. A coffee table from Andrew Martin anchors the seating area, and the space is framed with a gorgeous vintage rug from Oscar Isberian.
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Instead of a more traditional built-in piece, a free-standing banquette was chosen to make the space feel lighter. Upholstered in gray Armanic fabric, its soft shape is complemented by a rustic dining table and two Eames shell chairs. The three components frame a custom painting by Scott Reader and allow the piece to take center stage.
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Phillip Jeffries' Manila Hemp grass cloth wallcovering adds depth and comfort to the master bedroom. A boiled wool rug from Oscar Isberian grounds the custom rustic bed and adds incredible softness while drapery fabric from Larsen Marlon provides a graphic look.
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A custom barn door designed by Lewis Giannoulias Interiors adds a rustic touch and can slide from side to side, concealing either the master bathroom or the closet from the bedroom space.
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This master bath is really a room within a room—a small step up leads from the vanity to an open wet room. By perfectly pitching the floors, no glass partition is necessary for the curbless, open shower (not seen), which is across from the Victoria and Albert tub. The walls are tiled with large scale tiles from the Ann Sacks Lath collection, which pair nicely with the decorative stamped concrete floor tiles from Andy Fleishman.
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The Oly Studio chandelier sets the tone for this cozy guest room. Custom bedside tables designed by Lewis Giannoulias Interiors are wrapped in twine to add texture and interest to their simple parson’s shape. Vintage boxes provide an unexpected storage solution next to the bed and bring additional texture in the room.
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By removing the closet in an extra bedroom, Lewis Giannoulias Interiors created a cozy office space complete with custom sofa, which is upholstered in Holly Hunt's Cascade fabric. A rust-toned pendant from Arteriors is scaled perfectly over a midcentury-inspired custom desk. Accent pillows fabricated out of Donghia’s
Moondance textile add a playful touch to the neutral space.
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The office space is rounded out with a comfortable club chair that features a bespoke rosewood base that matches the desk. Artwork purchased while traveling was hung slightly lower than normal to give this corner its own cozy feel. The hammered side table from Regina Andrew provides an organic quality for balance.