5 Kitchens That Combine Form & Function

Modern Loft Kitchen in Chicago1. Sometimes I walk into an initial consult, and am overcome with the potential of the space. This Chicago West Loop condo, with its concrete ceilings and rich wood floors, falls into that category. It was oozing with potential . The concrete combined with wood, stone, and glass creates an interesting layered look. Metal and glass modern light fixtures are the perfect finishing detail for this space.

Slab front espresso cabinetry along with pale quartz counter tops creates striking, high contrast look. A combination of different sizes of stone and glass were used to construct an interesting and masculine backsplash.

 

 

North Chicago Kitchen2. Sleek glass tile is the focal point in this loft-style kitchen. The stacked tile design adds to the modern aesthetic of the kitchen and keeps the design very clean. The tile was laid above the cabinets to add height and drama to the space. Perforated metal pendant lighting illuminated by Edison light bulbs adds a unique flair to this home. Here’s a designer tip for you: Be bold with your lighting selections. Light fixtures are a great place to express your personality.

 

 

 

Contemporary Chicago Kitchen Design3. The goal of this kitchen remodel was to create a modern kitchen that felt crisp, clean, fresh, and airy. Recycled glass mosaic tile creates a dramatic impact on the back splash. Two different tones of the same tile were used to create a graphic stripe pattern. You can’t see it here, but the reflective glass tile shimmers in the natural sunlight.

 

 

 

 

 

Wicker Park Chicago Kitchen4. This kitchen is a combination of traditional and modern elements. The cabinetry, granite, and hardware are very contemporary, but with the infusion of a custom rustic kitchen table, fabric dining chairs and cornice boards, the space becomes cozy. The cornice boards were created in an unexpected bohemian patterned fabric with orange accents to add interest and pattern to the room. The hammered metal pendants hanging at varying height, are copper on the inside and produce a warm glow.

The focal point is a custom double pedestal base table. This table was created to fit the space perfectly and fulfill all of the family’s needs. With a bench on one side for the kids, and more formal dining chairs on the opposing side, the kitchen has found the perfect balance between formal and casual.

 

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5. The purpose of a kitchen is to create meals that bring people together. This kitchen does a great job of incorporating a dining area with the kitchen. We all know that getttogethers often end with people congregating in the kitchen. By having the eating space face the preparation area, the cook can intimately interact with the people who get to enjoy their creations.

In Need of a Free Bathroom Remodel???

Is it time for an upgrade to the room where you do your most important business? Are you fantasizing about a bathroom with all the bells and whistles? Do chandeliers and heated seats sound like the perfect fit for your personal sanctuary?  If you have big ideas and a love of the luxurious or outlandish, you may be a fit for a bathroom remodel paid for by a major cable network.

West Loop bathroom remodel completed by Lugbill Designs.

West Loop bathroom remodel completed by Lugbill Designs.

To apply, please email the following information to
mybathroomtransformation@gmail.com

* Name * City & State * A short description of your
bathroom renovation vision * Approximate budget* * 3 -5
photos of your current bathroom * Recent photo of homeowners

*Please note that Lugbill Designs is not affiliated with the above request.  We simply received it, and thought some of our readers may want to apply.  After all, who wouldn’t want a free, professionally designed/remodeled bathroom!  Best of luck 🙂

 

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My Design Philosophy

All design firms specialize in something. They have something that sets them apart.  At Lugbill Designs, we believe in creating beautiful homes that are functional and represent our client’s lifestyles and personal tastes. Our end goal is to transform a home into a space that is visually stimulating and luxurious, while staying livable and comfortable.

How do we do this?  We use our trained eye to combine unexpected patterns, materials, textures, and interesting color palettes to create a truly unique end product.  The truth is, every person is different.  Each person has their own preferences when it comes to paint colors, furniture, and accessories, and so on.  There is no avoiding that fact.  Each person requires different functionality.  Many people have the functionality part down, but design suffers because of it.  We fuse functionality with stellar design.

We believe that each person deserves inspired and individualized design. We work alongside you to create a space that reflects your unique lifestyle and personality, while staying within your budget and time frame. We can find the materials, source the contractors, pull the permits, and manage the entire project from start to finish.  From the initial planning process, to construction, deliveries, furniture, artwork and accessories selection- we are there every step of the way.

Our clients keep returning to us for our passion for design and our ability to make the design process fun and engaging, while getting the job done.

Lugbill Designs offers custom artwork creation. It is a great way to personalize your space.

Did you know?  Lugbill Designs offers custom artwork, created to go perfectly with your space.

We work with all interior design and remodeling projects.  Please love us because of our:

  • Our laid back, interactive approach to interior design
  • Our ability to create a luxurious, yet livable space
  • Our ability to connect with our clients and translate their personality into their home
  • Our upfront pricing that gives you options on where to save, and where to splurge.

 

 

 

LD Introduces How to Design Videos

Ever wish that you had some guidance when picking an accent wall color, or figuring out the best way to hang window treatments? Is it easier for you to understand a concept when you can physically see it? Well, you’re in luck. Lugbill Designs is happy to announce a new design how to video section on our website. Check out this section for practical advice on a variety of topics including:

Interior Design Videos

The Video section of LugbillDesigns.com

Painting, Kitchen & Bath, Bedroom Design, Furniture & Accessories, Home Improvement, Window Treatments, and Design Students.

From the obscure (What color to paint a bedroom wall with a black comforter), to the simple (How to best protect furniture when painting), to the practical (What other finishes go with chrome), we have a collection of over 30 videos, all hosted by top interior designer, Erica Lugbill. We plan to add more videos on a regular basis, so check back frequently, or follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, or Google+ to be informed when new videos are added. If you have a video that you would like to see us us create, let us know and we’ll put it on our list!

Choosing Paint to Hide Wall Imperfections: Video

Choosing a paint that hides imperfections is always a good choice.

One of the best things that you can do when moving into a new condo, is to choose the best paint type for your interior walls. You have a few options, but there is one that hides wall blemishes better than the rest. You may think that you’re walls won’t get scuffed, but guess what? Life happens. You need to consider what is practical for the long run, and for your lifestyle. With that in mind…

Today, I’m going to be covering what kind of paint to choose when you’re trying to hide wall blemishes. The best paint is always a flat finish, and I know you’re thinking flat. I can’t wash it, I have kids, I have dogs, how am I going to take care of it? They have a great product that is a flat enamel paint, or a flat paint with a ceramic base. The great thing about it, is it’s washable and extremely durable. So, you don’t have to worry about it holding up. Flat paint works best, because it doesn’t pick up the light and draw attention to a blemish, like a semi-gloss or an egg-shell would. So, while you’re at the paint store, be sure to ask for a washable flat finish paint, or a ceramic base, flat finish paint, to get you started on the right foot with your project.


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How to Hang Curtains and Liners

Custom Window Treatments

Custom window treatments are a great way to put the finishing touches on a room.

No matter where you live, one thing is generally constant. Each home has windows, and they pose an excellent opportunity to personalize your space. Unfortunately, window treatments come in all different shapes and sizes. Because of this, some people have trouble taking concept, to installation. If you use store-bought panels, things are a little more straightforward. However, if you decide to create custom window treatments, you’ll need to deal with the design, measuring for fabric, picking the fabric, finding a seamstress, and last but not least, installing your creations.

Explaining all of the ins and outs of custom window treatments goes beyond the scope of this article. However, check out the below video to watch Erica give tips on how to properly hang window treatments, curtains, and liners.


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How To: Hang Lightweight Artwork

Lugbill Designs offers custom artwork creation. It is a great way to personalize your space.

If you have lightweight artwork that you need to hang, have no fear! Lightweight artwork is easy to install, and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. You may not know it, but Erica (owner of Lugbill Designs), often creates custom artwork for her clients. Her preferred medium is canvas, which is very lightweight. Check out the simple instructions from none other, than Erica herself!


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