Trending Home Design

Live Like A Fashion Designer With These Home Trend Tips

Fashion designers aren’t only creative when it comes to designing clothes. They are amazing when it comes to their home, too!

Huffington Post came up with 5 great ideas that you can steal to live like a fashion designer! Check them out below:

Idea #1: Mismatch Seating

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Think beyond the style of a seating arrangement, as Mizrahi did in his living room, shown above. Even the fabric choices run the gamut. But complimentary colors, on the more neutral end of the spectrum, keep the room cohesive and practically timeless.
Idea #2: Think Beyond Paint
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Paint is one of the easiest ways to change up the look of a room, but fabric-covered panels, as used by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to cover the walls in Hilfiger’s office, lend a far more dramatic effect.
Idea #3: Art Doesn’t Always Have To Be Hung
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For starters, it’s less work for you; second, a row of framed prints sitting along a picture rail (or, better yet, the floor) give you the feeling that they were just acquired on a fabulous trip abroad (and will be hung once the jet lag subsides).
Idea #4: Don’t Be Afraid Of Oversized Pieces
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…Especially if they’re as colorful and fabulous as this.
Idea #5: Utilize The Fifth Wall
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The bold colors and pattern in Hilfiger’s living room feel like ample decoration, but the reflective ceiling tie the furniture’s chrome accents together in perfect harmony.

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Kitchens, Luxury

7 Luxury Kitchens in Lakeview – for Sale Now

Let’s take a look at luxury kitchens in Lakeview. Whether you prefer traditional or modern, all-white or varying hues in the kitchen, there’s a style to suit your style in the Chicago real estate market. We’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite luxury kitchens — all currently for sale in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

 

1514 W. Henderson Street

Located along Southport Corridor in Lakeview, this six bedroom home is filled with sophisticated finishes throughout, including extensive millwork and built-ins. Inside you’ll find a spacious professional-grade chef’s kitchen, complete with a custom paneled Sub Zero fridge, Wolf stove, oversized island, butler’s pantry and separate breakfast area.

(For more information, contact Carrie McCormick at 312-961-4612)

$1,995,000 — 6 Bedrooms / 4.2 Bathrooms

 

1436 W. Melrose Street

This new construction residence offers expansive living space across four levels. On the main level, a front living room and dining area flow into a gourmet kitchen with contemporary finishes, including white quartz countertops, a grey glass subway tile backsplash, plus Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

(For more information, contact Barnett Homes at 312-956-8888)

$2,075,000 — 6 Bedrooms / 5.2 Bathrooms

 

1508 W. Byron Street

Step inside this stately brick home to enjoy a stunning white kitchen, complete with custom cabinetry and attractive stone accents. The eat-in chef’s kitchen offers luxury appliances, an oversized island with breakfast bar, plus a butler’s pantry.

(For more information, contact Chris Fixler at 847-340-4943)

$2,395,000 — 6 Bedrooms / 5.2 Bathrooms

 

1419 W. Oakdale Avenue

This Lakeview home offers a nice alternative to white kitchens we’re seeing often these days. Outfitted with custom grey cabinetry, the kitchen has sleek quartz countertops and minimalist light fixtures. Additional features include a Subzero double fridge, Wolf range/double oven, wine fridge, gourmet coffee maker and a butler’s pantry.

(For more information, contact Melanie Giglio-Vakos at 312-953-4998)

$1,899,000 — 6 Bedroom / 4.1 Bathroom

 

1122 W. Wolfram Street

If modern style is your liking, check out this kitchen. Built by leading Chicago developer, MK Construction & Builders, this new construction home provides a sophisticated kitchen with full overlay cabinetry, professional Jenn-Air appliances, a paneled dishwasher and fridge, plus a 45 bottle wine cellar.

(For more information, contact Jason O’Beirne at 773-368-3421)

$1,899,900 — 5 Bedroom / 3.1 Bathrooms

 

2748 N. Lakewood Avenue #2

This Lakeview property offers an escape from city hustle and bustle, tucked away in a private, gated courtyard on Lakewood. The 5 bedroom residence has generous living space and custom-quality finishes, like this sleek and  sophisticated kitchen with a waterfall counter island and mixed white & espresso cabinetry.

(For more information, contact Cadey O’Leary at 773-710-4202)

$1,435,000 — 5 Bedroom / 4.1 Bathroom

 

1537 W. Nelson Street

Located in the Burley School District, this new construction Lakeview home has a professional grade kitchen that’s an entertainer’s dream, with ample space for cooking and serving guests. The kitchen has Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, a butler’s pantry, plenty of storage, plus a conjoined family room area for easy and open entertaining.

(For more information, contact Mario Greco at 773-687-4696)

$1,675,000 — 6 Bedrooms / 4.1 Bathrooms

 

Which one of these Lakeview kitchens is your favorite?

 

 

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Rentals

6 Hottest New Chicago High Rises

Luxury in the Clouds: Hot High Rises

The boom in Chicago’s rental market isn’t slowing down any time soon, and developers are capitalizing on the demand by continuing to build some spectacular high rise rental complexes in the downtown area. Last year, thousands of new apartment units were delivered, and this year is set to be a repeat. Here’s a look at our top six for 2016: 

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Looking for the best of the best in high rises? Take a tour at Wolf Point West to see one of their 509 apartments starting in the $2,000 range for a studio space. Two more are planned near the site at the confluence of the Chicago River.

Atwater Apartments

Steps away from Navy Pier, this 54-story Streeterville tower recently underwent a major overhaul, and took on the new identity of Atwater Apartments. The updated studios start out at just $1,700.

MILA

Short for Michigan and Lake, this 41-story tower has 402 luxury rentals at the location on Michigan Avenue between Millennium Park and the Chicago River. While single bedrooms range from $2,300 to $3,500, corner units can get you upwards of about $5,000.

Marquee at Block 37

In terms of units, this project is the biggest to hit the area in decades, with 694 individual spaces. This building is still in construction, but leasing has started at $1,900 for a studio apartment.

Gateway West Loop

It’s no surprise that the SoHo House brought with it these hip new apartment options. Availability is limited, but micro apartments are available at $1,600 per month.

City Hyde Park

This mixed-use project is another Studio Gang Architects design. The building is anchored by a 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods, with 180 units above starting at $1,800/month.

Have any other hot, new high rise recommendations? Leave us a comment below!

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