Aug 28, 2014

Before and After: Chicago Meets Fort Lauderdale Part 3

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that we’re continuing our before and after series showcasing an interior design project we completed in Fort Lauderdale for a client who desired to bring a piece of his hometown in Chicago to the white sandy beaches of Florida.

To get the job done, we stripped the entire residence down to the concrete. And we only had 90 days to get the entire project done.

A story published in Modern Luxury’s Interiors South Florida magazine describes the steampunk style we implemented and illustrates how we incorporated distinctive surfaces and materials to convey that 19th century industrial design look. Click here to read the story.

Here are before and after photos of the foyer and powder room. Check it out:


We incorporated unique surfaces throughout the condo — think distressed wood, imperfect lines, iron mixed with brass detailing and reinforced metals. The entryway sets the tone for the entire rest of the residence, so we installed Andrew Martin wallpaper to make it look like the interior of an antique bank with the repeated images of dark, security deposit boxes lining the walls.






In the guest bathroom, we wrapped pewter bronze subway tile up three walls and onto the ceiling, and installed classic silver travertine tile on the back wall. The wall mirrors by Jalan Jalan are actually restored portal holes from an old yacht. The tiles and plumbing fixtures from Waterworks have an industrial and mechanical type of feel.






Check out Part 1 and Part 2, in case you missed it. And check the blog next week to see before and after photos of our next project.

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