Name: Jim and Derrick Location: South Loop Size: 1800 sq/ft Years lived in: 5 Jim and Derrick want people to notice two main things when they visit their home: artwork and Chicago. With wide open rooms of whites and neutrals, what really pops is the pattern and color in each piece of art (they are loyal to California-based sculptor and painter, Scott Miller, and to Chicago-based glass artists Marilyn and Peter Frank of F2 designs) - it's the only place you'll find either element. With two large walls covered in wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows, you'll also notice the city, which, depending on the weather and time of day, changes the look and feel of the loft dramatically.
our Style: Modern the Inspiration for our home: Coffee favorite Element: Our art collections: all paintings by Scott Miller, glass dish with holes (living room) is by Stefan Damm, and our glass art is F2 (local designers). biggest Challenge in designing our home: Working with Chicago codes for high rises. what Friends Say: "Nice view!" biggest Embarassment: It's nearly impossible to avoid bad design in contemporary product packaging. When it's all in view, that's embarassing. proudest DIY: Our lighting. biggest Indulgence: The home theater we installed against a city lights view. best Advice given or received: All of the focus in your home should be on the art. ourDream Source for stuff: Milan, Italy (far-away dream); Ikea (nearby dream-turned-reality).
Resources: Appliances...Abt Appliance, Boffi (Luminaire) Furniture...Luminaire, Donghia, Modernica, Garage sale, Rutkowski Furniture Accessories...Ikea (white vases) Lighting...Lightology Paint...Benjamin Moore super white Flooring...Poured epoxy - Peter Galic Terrazzo repair Window Treatments...Ikea Beds...B&B Italia (Luminaire) (Thanks, Jim and Derrick for letting us in!)