Transtional Condo Retreat

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A semi-retired couple that loves the city of Chicago wanted to create a getaway place for their large family so that they could take advantage of all the wonderful things the city has to offer. We used a sophisticated palette of persimmon, gold, black, and khaki to keep the feel uptown and created comfortable seating areas to make this condo inviting for family gatherings.

The dining area is intimate and elegant with a two-toned drum light fixture over a glass table. The Biedermeier chairs repeat the curved shape of the table as well as the chandelier. The animal print on the chairs lends a playful touch to the room. In the living room, a wood and glass entertainment center with back-painted glass serves as a functional piece, as well as a place to feature collectibles.

I am a big fan of upholstered beds which help to create an ensemble versus a matched set look for bedrooms. I utilized a nightstand design I have used in my own home that supplies closed storage and a lower shelf for books or other accessories. Throughout the condo thoughtful art was placed, including an inviting statement piece in the colorful entry over a narrow table for keys and mail. The end result is a sophisticated city haven they could share with family and out-of-town guests, as well as a perfect place to kick off their shoes and feel like they were on their own mini vacation.