Each of W Design’s projects embodies the integration of architecture and interior design by incorporating beautifully detailed decorative solutions. This month we’re highlighting the materials, texture and detail delivered in our Whimsical Chicago project.
It was such a pleasure to design the main conservatory with such intricate details and blends of materials, fabrics, patterns and textures. I love how the space leaves you feeling like all the materials were made by the same line, yet in actuality the design team pulled multiple fabric brands and resources together. All the furniture in this room was reupholstered. Here are a few brands we enjoyed using in this job.
We revived the antique sofa by reupholstering it using Weitzner Damask fabric with Romo cream welt. Added a few new boxed sofa pillows in Manilla and Hot Pink Clarke & Clarke fabric with Schumacher bobble fringe, along with a few bolster pillows in Pierre Frey fabric with Schumacher bobble fringe and tassels. The touch of color and warm fabric turned this old sofa into a comfortable inviting place to sit. The tufted chaise to the right of the piano was upholstered in a Hickory Chair linen and features a kick pleat skirt in an aqua designers guild fabric. We complemented the chaise with a custom made Lilly Pulitzer pillow from Lee Jofa and finished with a Shcumacher brush fringe in flax. We carried over the kick pleat style from the chaise to the ottoman to give both pieces of furniture a matching element. The ottoman was reupholstered in a hot pink Kravet Trellis fabric and accented with cream welt and kick pleats in a designers guild fabric. The last item I would like to highlight is the custom made cocktail table centered in the room. Constructed from honed marble the detailed trellis pattern really unifies the motif of the room.
Another favorite detail is found in the dining room. Our client challenged the team to incorporate her existing built-in cabinets, that she loved so much, into the remodel of this room. In efforts to maintain the integrity of the space the door was designed to match the cabinetry, providing a cohesive transition into the pantry/kitchen. This element really complements the home’s architectural structure and blends the aesthetics making the space feel harmonious through and through.
Small details can fill a room, giving it a specific identity that is personalized and exclusive to the space and our clients. It’s all the little “details” designers get passionate about when delivering thoughtful and distinctive living spaces.