November Update

I can not believe another month has come and gone so quickly and the end of the year holidays are upon us. November was a pretty busy month for me for a few reasons, but the most exciting reason of all is that I was very busy at kb Interiors!

First up was a dining room for a dear client who has now trusted me to help her design and style three spaces in her home in Chicago. Their current dining furniture is getting a new home in the client’s new vacation home, so we got to start from scratch with this space. It’s open to the living room so the goal was to make the two spaces cohesive and beautiful, as they are the first thing you see when you enter the house. My client wanted more traditional, organic, industrial farmhouse look and I think we nailed it!

This next project was an absolute joy! A Chicago resident, my client found me on Instagram and came me to looking for help to give her space a refresh. The space? It’s an entryway/mud room, living room, dining room, home office and music studio all in one. They were keeping the big pieces like the sofa and dining table, but wanted more seating and storage and needed help filling the big blank walls and especially wanted to bring in some texture to the space. For texture, I chose some wood accents, boucle ottomans (that open for storage), a rich teal upholstered chair, wool rug and some baskets for the wall. I also provided a furniture configuration update that will really open the space up.

Next up is a referral from my client from the Transitional Room I posted about last month. Referrals are the best!! This project had two spaces – a living/dining space and a sunroom, albeit in two different condos. The kicker, the condos are in California! As rental properties and personal vacation homes, the key here was function! Seating was the priority for the first space and coastal was the vibe. For the sun room, the client wanted seating to watch the sunsets, a place to work and somewhere guests can put their luggage, all in a coastal glam style. I can say that was a first! So I brought in accents of bronze for the glam and thought those chairs looked very much like shells. How did I do?

And the last project of the month was actually for one of my co-workers (from my full-time job) and his wife. They just purchased their first home in Pilsen, and it is new construction, so talk about a real blank slate! Their goal in hiring me was to help refine their aesthetic and use that to put a stamp on the home, really making it a reflection of them. The main living space is pretty open concept, so phase I was focusing on that space. Besides their many beautiful plants and a few family heirlooms and their eclectic collection of art, we started from scratch here to curate a space that is cozy, calm, earthy, soulful, Inviting, homey – all the adjectives they selected while describing their dream home.

Phase II of their project is still on-going, as we design their primary bedroom.

While my part, or should I say job, is done with these clients, the fun has just begun for them. I can’t wait to see the spaces comes to life as they purchase the items in my designs and start putting their spaces together. Which one are you most excited to see?

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