Sunday, November 22, 2009

A smart, sophisticated apartment remodel


The last time the century-old apartment in the heart of downtown Chicago had been updated was in the 1970s. "It wasn't exactly a dump, but it needed a lot of work," says interior designer Eva Quateman, Read more about this remodel in Traditional Home Magazine.

Dining room before:
Dining room after:
Kitchen before:
Kitchen after:
Breakfast room before:
Breakfast room after:
Master bedroom before:
Master bedroom after:
Make it flow.
That's Eva's No. 1 rule in decorating. "One room should flow into the next unobtrusively. The design should sing the same song as it progresses along from space to space," she insists. Even houses with a lot of different colors in the palette should have continuity. "If green and orange are in one room, then maybe it's green and red in the next. The idea is that some elements of color should segue from one room to the next so the spaces flow."

Photos and information from Tradtional Home Magazine.

8 comments:

  1. fantastic remodel`! i can dream lol xox

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  2. the white kitchen with chess pavement is my favourite! great pictures!
    have a sweet day!
    justyna

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  3. Stopping by from SITS! Our home is a little.....um.....simpler than this house!

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  4. Those changes are amazing! Looks great!

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  5. The last time the century-old apartment in the heart of downtown Chicago had been updated was in the 1970s. "It wasn't exactly a dump, but it needed a lot of work," says interior designer Eva Quateman, who had restored other apa

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  6. The new dining room looks very elegant and the carpet matches the dinning set. But all these need high maintenance to preserve its beauty. To save up a competent carpet cleaner (Fort Myers) can do both cleaning the carpet and the upholstery. Carpet cleaning (Fort Myers, FL.) does not just clean carpets but also upholstery to both residential and commercial.

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  7. Wow! What a gorgeous property is this. The masters bedroom was really wonderful and incredible. The entire area was so captivating. How I wish to have this kind of property someday. Thanks for sharing.


    Charles A

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