A Cool & Sophisticated Chicago Living & Dining area

This post has been reposted from Homepolish, one of the best interior design sources & solutions found online.

Interior design, like all things, goes through trends and cycles. There are styles and concepts that come into prominence and affect the way we live. In the last couple months at Homepolish, we have seen a word on the rise, and that word is hygge. A funny little Danish word (pronounced “hue-gah”), it refers to “the art of creating intimacy…” sounds like the sort of concept we can totally get on board with at Homepolish. In Chicago, Jenny Luedke and her fiancé Ari Officer were looking to accomplish just that sense of hygge in their home.

With that, they were introduced to Homepolish designer (and queen of calm, collected hygge) Guinevere Johnson. Since she’s currently interning for the mega-design firm Holly Hunt, Jenny had a good idea of where to start, but she wanted a design collaborator to aid her along the way. When Guinevere first walked into the home, there were plenty of beautiful plants and the built-in shelving was full of personal treasures, but the rest of the space was bare. Between the three of them, they decided to take the classic Chicago midcentury vibe and marry it with a Californian coastal feel.

Guinevere has personally been looking forward to using this Serge Mouille chandelier, and this project was just the opportunity. She says, “I’ve always wanted to use this fixture as I adore Serge Mouille, and when I took a last look at the finished room I knew it was the one piece we were missing.”

In the dining area, another striking light fixture makes a statement, this one by Hubbarton Forge of Vermont. Guinevere found it while she was on an academic trip to the San Francisco Design Center.

Ever since using neon for a commercial client, Guinevere has been obsessed. She convinced Jenny and Ari to do one as well, and they chose a unique Gauguin quote which translates as “I close the eyes to see.” A rather clever choice to appoint the dining area.

Guinevere’s favorite piece is this stunning Noir console table. Those jagged edges… we are absolutely in love.

 

Nancy is the founder and editor of The Chicago Chic. As an entrepreneur herself, she loves featuring local businesses, Chicago culture influencing the world, fashion and travel.

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