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Aug 21, 2014

Before and After: Chicago Meets Ft. Lauderdale Part 2

We’re continuing our before and after series showcasing an interior design project we completed in Fort Lauderdale.

To get the job done, we flew to Chicago for inspiration and immersed ourselves in the day-to-day life of  our client, a theater director and professor. His goal was to bring a piece of Chicago (his home) to South Florida.

We stripped the entire Fort Lauderdale condo 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 kitchen and dining room. Check it out:

KITCHEN

As you can see, the kitchen was in desperate need of a complete renovation. Look at those ceilings! And the appliances hadn’t been replaced in decades. We completely gutted the space and added black, distressed shaker cabinets from Smartrooms and Opustone frappucino-colored quartzite countertops with a leather finish. We had to hone down the countertops, to give them a matte, smooth finish like a table, so when you touch it, it doesn’t feel like marble. It feels more like leather.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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DINING ROOM

Everything in this room had to go — including the de facto storage area for the patio furniture (which also had to go). We incorporated rustic and worn surfaces throughout the space, keeping with that aesthetic mashup of neo-Victorian, futurism and 19th century industrial design.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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