Project Overview:

For a young couple that loves to travel, dine, and entertain, our mission was to create a home where the party could begin. By mixing clean lines, industrial materials, brass details, and fine art, their individual style was celebrated.


At the center of the home (and the center of the party) is a custom-designed wet bar with all the appliances a budding mixologist could dream of. A glass-front wine fridge, and hidden ice machine, and refrigerator drawers act as an extension to the kitchen and entertaining spaces. An antique mirror backsplash and brass shelf railings bring a classic warmth to the modern slab cabinetry. For perching with a drink or playing games, there is a bar-height brass table paired with leather bar stools.


Multiple conversation areas allow guests to meander throughout the first floor and mingle. Two living rooms book-end the kitchen and bar which are in the center of the home. Light streams in through large picture windows with solar shades.  Rich velvets are paired with aged leather for a balanced look. An entry foyer was created out of furniture complete with a storage armoire. Just inside the back entrance, gray cabinetry next to the stone fireplace was added to act as a drop-zone to conceal shoes and mail. A neutral plaid wallpaper spans the entire north wall of the home connecting each area of the open floor plan.


Abstract art is placed throughout the home while a black, white, and burl wood triptych with an organic shape is the focal point of the dining room. Brass and matte black light fixtures with curved lines illuminate the first floor. These curved lines juxtapose the modern architecture and soften the home throughout.


This home is the perfect spot to relax at the end of the day or to host guests for dinner and drinks.

Loved working with Lauren, JJ and the team at Lauren Collander Interiors for a full interior design of our first floor plus a dream wet bar build-out! They were communicative and responsive to our desires and needs every step of the way and have an incredible eye for design. Every day I love walking into our home and appreciating how beautiful everything looks, knowing I could have absolutely never pulled this together myself! Would love to work with LC interior again for future projects in other rooms of our home.

modern black front door
modern chicago home facade
wet bar with gray cabinets
wet bar with refrigerator drawers
wet bar with ice machine
wet bar with gray cabinets
Wine refrigerator and dark wood cabinetry
wet bar with gray cabinets
Gray cabinets with brass door pulls
Wooden shelf with brass rail
Antique mirror backsplash tiles
drinks table marble top
wet bar with gray cabinets
Open plan living room with wet bar and dining table
Brass dining table
Gray leather barstools
Modern gray stone fireplace with brown leather chair
gray stone fireplace and leather chair
modern gray fireplace and gray cabinets
gray sofa with pillows
gray sofa with pillows and nesting coffee tables
brass and black metal coffee table
neutral modern art and wallpaper
neutral modern art
neutral plaid wallpaper
modern black chandelier
modern kitchen with island
modern kitchen with island
brass island pendant
counter stool at island closeup
counter stool at island
dining room with modern art
dining room with modern art and wallpaper
dining room with modern art and wallpaper
modern black chandelier
abstract wood burl art
abstract triptych and wallpaper
abstract art closeup
dining room with living room and stairs
walnut dining table and gray leather chairs
gray velvet dining chair
casual living room
gray sofa by front door
red and orange modern art
casual living room with large window
blue lounge chair and carved wooden floor lamp
blue lounge chair and floor lamp
brass drinks table and gray sofa
blue and gray rug
front door in entry foyer
entry foyer open to living room
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