Kate Taylor Interiors was tasked by a Chicago-based family with three young children to bring a refresh into their luxury high-rise apartment while maintaining the clean, modern lines of the architecture. The main challenge being: how can you bring high style when you also have to accommodate for all, including a feline family member?
Tapping into the open-air concept of the living room and kitchen area, Kate layered in elements such as lower-sitting furniture, and opted for a palette of neutral gray and white with pops of color. Kate was able to utilize textiles exclusively represented through her showroom, namely the orange velvet Lora Piano covered swivel chairs and vintage benches upholstered in a Jennifer Shorto woven. The large Holly Hunt sectional was the perfect space for the family as comfortable lounging was key.
The vibrant pink artwork, titled “Push Press” by Andrew Holmquist, sits above a Julien Chichester cabinet with flanking Kelly Wearstler Circa lamps. The marble, monolithic form of the lamps plays with the abstract design of the painting and provides a balance of aesthetic that, to put it simply, perfectly matches the title of the artwork itself.
Kate brought whimsy into the boys’ room with her choice of color mixing; a seafoam blue chair and table set from Kinder Modern, a geometric patterned Zak and Fox wallcovering, and a neon smiley face light sitting against a pale orange wall. The play of colors is tied together with the dark wood bunk bed, and neutral bedding from Crate and Kids, and pillows by C&C Milano. This thoughtful design of this room elevates the sophistication of what a children’s room can be; by doubling as a playroom (with tons of toy storage) and a bedroom, this space becomes a place where the children can learn, play, and grow.
The little girls’ room features her first “big girl bed” with headboard by Anthropologie, and walls painted a dreamy violet hue. Side tables are by Pottery Barn Kids, and the geometric lamps are by Restoration Hardware Baby. Curl up in this oversized round shearling chair by Pottery Barn Kids, and look out onto the city through the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Cozy pillows by Kate Loudoun Shand, and cotton duvet by PBK add to the overall comfort of the child’s bedroom. Also, all the furniture and fabrics in the home are specifically chosen because of the durability, so it can stand up to the three children and their cat!
In the main bedroom, Kate wanted to create a sense of calm and serenity, which she achieved by utilizing soft textiles throughout, and taking full advantage of the incredible views from this Chicago high-rise, with a small seating area. Included in this room is a metal side table cabinet from 1stDibs in a rich, deep lipstick red.
The dining room is poshly decorated, but still serves a purpose. With a table from Room and Board, and chairs by Design Within Reach, this space is the perfect spot for the family to have meals together, with family and friends.
The kitchen was built and installed by Centaur Interiors. Kate chose to forego cabinet hardware, which creates a smooth white storage surface to compliment the large marble countertop. Lawson Fennings barstools make for a comfortable and stylish place to eat breakfast.
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