A Novel Idea

Sometimes having *too much* space is actually a problem. Our lovely clients in Logan Square were experiencing just this in their Master Bedroom. They had purchased an older home that came with a lot of charm, but also a lot of quirks. The second floor of their home featured an oversized Master Bedroom with a pitched ceiling, as well as their undersized Den. The Master Bedroom was totally open to the rest of the floor, while the Den was small and closed-off with an unnecessary, non-structural wall. It was time to rip down the Den wall to open it up, and time to throw up a proper wall and doors to the Master! 

We added a wall to separate the Master Bedroom from the rest of the floor to create a cozier (but still, super generously-sized) space. Adding this wall allowed us the opportunity to create a new, more functional closet. We also built-out the headboard wall to give our clients more headroom, and designed custom, recessed wall drawers to take advantage of this unused space. Bringing in dark, jewel tones in the wall color was not something they shied away from! A rich green color, paired with a textural grasscloth wallcovering made this space feel even more special. Custom blackout and sheer drapery treatments gives them options for controlling light and privacy, while adding much needed softness to this space. 

After closing off the Master Bedroom to create a stronger sense of privacy, it was time to open up the Den. We removed the odd, non-structural wall and what a difference it made! The room immediately felt right. Our clients are avid readers with an impressive book collection who craved a beautiful way to display and organize their hobby. A custom-designed, floating bookshelf with an accent color was the perfect solution and design element for this space. Pops of color and pattern in the custom roman shade, pillows, rugs, and the books themselves, made for a truly lovely finished space for them to enjoy for years to come. 

We are very happy with the way our remodel turned out. We have an unusual, old home with some peculiar design challenges. Laura had a vision for our space that solved several of our problems and added a lot of character (in a good way). We had some definite ideas of what we liked and didn’t like, but needed a lot of help making the space our own. Laura has great taste and found furniture, fabrics, textured wallpaper and colors that we never would have thought of, but are perfect for us. We also appreciated her management of the final stages of the remodel —holding the contractors to a high standard for the final product and making sure problems were fixed. Our bedroom and family room have been transformed and we love it. It is a pleasure coming home to our new space!
— Liz & Tim, client