Having the opportunity to work with a previous client is always wonderful and working with a previous client who is also a friend is an added bonus. We recently wrapped up condo renovation (sans the bathrooms) for Ellen.
To say that her condo was “white” was an understatement. It was bright glossy white from ceiling to the white carpet and tile. The best part was that it was a blank slate! This project began as “Come over and pick out paint”, to “I am not going to move any of our furniture to the new place” to “what would you do with the kitchen?” to “how can we divide up this space?” Design IS an organic process!
Our previous project together embraced the English Tudor style of her Council Crest home. This time, we had the opportunity to explore other styles. We discussed: “French”, “Parisian”, “New Orleans”, “Italianate” and landed on Chicago Craftsman. Our inspiration came from the progressive architecture of Purcell and Elmslie.