Live & Learn


PROJECT INFO: The challenge here was two-fold: the dining room needed an update and the living room needed a new function. After giving the dining room a fresh new feel, we moved on to the bigger challenge. The living room transformed into a homework/tutor space for the young boys, while it also needed to be able to grow with them. At the same time, it had to make sense next to a formal dining room directly off the entry foyer. This was not a toy room; it was an educational room. In the dining room a custom chandelier with decorative globes flanking either side that can be changed seasonally was added. While a map of Chicago on the wall is a nod to their time living in the Windy City. Crystal accessorized the large china cabinet/buffet which balances the industrial zinc table top. And a splash of mustard with the window treatments complements the dark turquoise walls. We certainly did our homework here, and it paid off wonderfully for the family.


“Emily was very easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. She took the basic ideas that we had and made them into something wonderful and tangible. We had her start with our dining room and now she is expanding on to other parts of our house as she did such a fantastic job. Our dining room is now my favorite room in our house! Would highly recommend her!”

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