Whenever anyone is in the process of buying a house, we always recommend bringing a designer in as early as possible — which is exactly what these awesome clients did! It makes the whole transition streamlined from the beginning, and is a great way to set a cohesive design vision to make your new house feel like your home.
For this project, our clients had recently purchased a home that had a lot of vintage charm — but it wasn’t exactly functional, and that “charm” definitely was super dated. It was time for a gut kitchen renovation to open up and brighten the space, and design it to reflect our clients’ distinct taste.
You might be wondering — wait I thought this was a post about a kitchen — why are they showing me the dining room?? We’ll tell you why! We decided to bust right through that wall to create a brighter and more open kitchen / dining space.
Our job throughout the whole process was to make sure the design we wanted was actually feasible within the house structure. It’s important to fully understand all of the details of the existing building conditions and its capabilities when we start the design to ensure we’re not wasting our clients’ time or money. We’re so happy that with the right planning, we could open the whole home up!
When the dust had settled, it was time to move forward with the overall design of the kitchen. Our clients are huge travelers and are very influenced by Morocco, so we had fun playing with color! We presented a few different ideas to them, and the final product was a fun blend of all of the concepts.
The Final Product!
Before + Afters
We are so grateful for our lovely clients, talented tradesmen + women, and photographer to make this dream renovation happen! With their efforts, we were able to complete this project months before the pandemic hit. In March 2020, they welcomed their first child into the world. Between late night feedings, adjusting to your new role as parents – ain’t nobody got time to be living through a Kitchen renovation (add on top of that your run-of-the-mill global pandemic!).
“We have a beautiful, functional kitchen dreamt up by Outline Interiors that is way beyond what we could have done with a contractor alone. Enjoying the small customized details every day!”
Following over a decade of experience in luxury interior design Laura Tribbett founded Outline Interiors in 2015 with the purpose of creating moments of joy for others – MOJO. This followed her work at a variety of “AD Top 100” firms in New York where she had the privilege to hone her design sensibility and project and construction management skills under renowned designers such as William T. Georgis, David Easton, Thom Filicia, Shawn Henderson, and Thomas Juul-Hansen. Laura holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design (cum laude) from Texas Christian University.
My husband and I were looking for a work space that would be both comfortable and inspiring, and one that would be a good balance between masculine and feminine. The wonderful design ideas and options presented to us showed that
Featured in The Wall Street Journal I get it now. I really get it. THIS is why people hire us. Coming through the other side of designing and managing my own full loft gut renovation (while pregnant, subsequently giving birth,
Good news friends — Summertime Chi is in full swing! Even if you don’t live in Chicago, chances are that you too are enjoying some sunny skies and warmer temps. 🌞 While we’re not recommending that you redesign your home