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.
Instead of overloading this nursery room with the expected pink, a neutral palette is used as a foundation and sprinkled in with touches of pink accessories and toys. Full-length windows have an impeccable view of Chicago. and custom-designed valance and curtains add decoration, as well as blocking out light.
Warm, neutral paint contrasts with exotic artwork and accessories to create an intriguing statement. The large, turquoise decorative pot adds a distinct element and brightly accents the simple, gray-toned wall. In a purposeful asymmetric presentation, handblown-glass floral art is hung along one wall in the living room. Glass sculptures in their spectacular hues of red, orange, yellow, and other colors generate an eye-caching focal point from all vantage points.
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.
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.