By Lauren Brocato By Lauren Brocato | February 1, 2023 | Home & Real Estate
West Loop firm Kate Taylor Interiors transforms a newly built home into an artful sanctuary overlooking Lincoln Park.
The living room features sleek custom cabinetry by Lagomorph Design and coffee tables from Montauk.
When Kate Taylor and her eponymous design studio were tasked with crafting an abode that showcased the clients’ expansive art collection—whose highlights include everything from a work commissioned by Italian sculptor Virginio Ferrari to a large oil painting by American painter and printmaker Lisa Nankivil—the team knew they needed to create a space that was at once comfortable, timeless and beautiful.
A pair of Planter chairs sit in the bar/pantry area.
The husband-and-wife homeowners of this newly built apartment overlooking the southwest corner of Lincoln Park are empty nesters, so prioritizing comfort and necessities like ample storage were more important to them than things like having a formal dining room, for example.
Lightology pendants hang above counter stools from Bertoia in the kitchen.
“Our client wanted to customize [the home] to suit their lifestyle,” Taylor says. Throughout the one-and-a-half-year project, Taylor and team transformed an existing dining room space into a bar and large walk-in pantry by moving the table into a lounge area off the kitchen, and updated and incorporated a handful of vintage pieces, such as a pair of Gio Ponti armchairs in the living room.
Natural light floods the office, which features a Room & Board sofa and ceiling light from 1stDibs.
In order to bring this space to life, Taylor and team utilized rich, warm colors like forest green, brown, navy, rust, and even berry and blush. An Olivya Stone bench in Cowtan & Tout mohair adds texture to the entry, while a wool rug sourced from Oscar Isberian in the primary bedroom and a sleek vintage womb chair in Brentano velvet add a warm edge. And to maintain a timeless element throughout, custom cabinetry anchors the living room, bar and offices; a trio of counter stools sit in the all-white kitchen; and the home office stars a chic lighting fixture from 1stDibs.
The living room features drapery from Lauren Hwang and Urban Workroom, a SHIIR rug and a moody mulberry DellaRobbia sofa.
The project went off without a hitch, except for the typical supply chain delays. While the home is a space to showcase the clients’ artworks, the design of this home is indeed artful in its own right.
The living and dining rooms are separated by a large oil painting by Lisa Nankivil titled “The Best Kind of Secret.”
A stunning Luke Lamp Co. lighting fixture draws the eye above the dining room table.
The powder room features a pair of Circa sconces, a Rejuvenation mirror, hypnotic stone from Calia Stone Boutique and the artwork “Red Wing Lace Wing” by Amy Perlmutter.
Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHED BY AIMÉE MAZZENGA