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Off the Beaten Path

An Industrial Modern Urban Oasis Pied A Terre

Lakeview, Chicago, Illinois

Nestled in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, this project presented the ultimate blank canvas: raw concrete ceilings and columns, industrial charm, and expansive windows framing urban vistas.

Our client, a young Techie new to Chicago, sought to infuse his first "nice home" with comfort and sophistication. With just 980 square feet to work with, our challenge was to craft a multi-functional space accommodating lounge, dining, office, and hosting areas while maintaining an airy feel.

Addressing the space's lighting limitations, we introduced plug-in ceiling lights, discreet up-lights, and strategic floor and table lamps for ambiance and functionality.

Transitioning from an industrial backdrop to a refined aesthetic, we curated plush fabrics, rich textures, and meticulous craftsmanship, elevating the interior against the raw concrete backdrop.

Inspired by the client's travels to Cappadocia and Argentina, our palette remained minimal, warmed by natural woods, sumptuous fabrics, and pops of color, echoing his love for off-the-grid adventures and his Argentinean heritage.


The result? An urban oasis exuding professional sophistication and inviting comfort. From the live-edge walnut dining table to the ergonomic home office setup, every detail reflects a balance of style and functionality.

Compact yet complete, this home embodies our client's stories and vision and serves as a testament to the transformative power of thoughtful design.



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