Bienvenue Atelier Cabinetry

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In French Atelier translates to: A designer’s studio or workroom used to create fine or decorative arts. And that’s just what our newest member Atelier Cabinetry does.

All of Atelier Cabinetry’s carving is done by hand in their Pacific Coast Studio. There, 3rd generation expert wood carvers apply their craft. There is no other company that can match the accuracy or intricacy of their work. Atelier Cabinetry is able to produce or reproduce virtually any carving one could imagine. Combine this with their Chicago based manufacturing and finishing operations and you get world class, one of a kind, heirloom cabinetry and furniture.

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Custom Features
Atelier Cabinetry can build to suit any specific measurements in your home. They can easily change a single sink base into a double by adding a bank of drawers, bridge or wing. Their fireplace surrounds are custom designed to meet their clients’ needs and fit their spaces.  They also customize details on custom cabinetry, mirrors, and doors.

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Finishes
Atelier Cabinetry’s finishes are rich and versatile. They offer a  large selection of Old World, hand distressed finishes to suit any style of home. When selecting the perfect finish for your home, know that Atelier Cabinetry offers all those shown on the many beautiful pieces on their website and can make your piece in any finish they offer.

 

 

Wood Carving
Atelier Cabinetry can make any room your favorite. Their striking designs showcase hand carved solid wood pieces with rich, deep hand-styled finishes, including hand-painted creations, glazes, and versatile wood stains. Their designers can work with you to customize your favorite pieces to fit your home.

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Glenview Haus Offers Euro Entry Doors as Perfect Solution to Chicago Winter

Below is a recent article written by River North Design District (RNDD) Showroom Member, Glenview Haus.

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The Chicago area has especially challenging weather for solid wood entry doors. It’s not just the extremes of hot, sticky summers and cold, windy winters that test front doors to the limit. Chicago also sees a lot of fluctuations in temperature and humidity from day to day. Anyone who lives in Chicago knows that it can be 80 degrees and humid on one day and then 40 degrees and windy won the next.

Those fluctuating temperatures and humidity levels are hard on solid wood front doors because wood expands in humidity and contracts as the air dries out. On top of that, we see so much rain and snow hammering front doors because the area is very windy. Particularly in the city, a typical Chicago residence has little to no overhang protecting entryways from these elements. This exposure often leads to doors warping, splitting, and cracking. Damaged doors are not only a bad look for entryways, but also an open invitation for hold or cold air to get into the house.

Euro Construction Entry Doors

Enter European Construction Entry Doors, designed to resist the common issues that solid wood front doors typically experience in Chicago. As the name implies, this advanced engineering method originates from Europe. In addition to increased weather resistance, these high-tech doors are incredibly energy efficient because of their insulation properties.

The Euro construction technique uses an advanced composite technology that creates durability, stability, and incredible insulation. The door sandwich design includes stiles and rails made from solid European woods, an insulating core that guards against expansion and contraction, and real wood veneers in Mahogany, American Walnut, and other fine woods. The result is a perfectly engineered traditional or modern euro front door that maintains the elegant look and feel of solid wood. Meanwhile, its advanced insulation properties and longevity make it as practical as it is beautiful.

Euro construction entry doors are a favorite of Chicago’s local custom door experts at Glenview Haus. Glenview Haus owner Greg Wozniak speaks very highly of the technology, “Euro construction technology is the best solution to the wear and tear of wood front doors in cities like Chicago. Euro doors look just like solid wood doors, but they hold up much better over time. Plus, they have better insulation, which makes homes more energy efficient. Once we educate a builder or architect about the advantages of Euro doors, they tend to use them every time.”

According to Wozniak, savvy homeowners in Chicago are opting for the Euro construction entry doors, too. “Our woodworkers are experts at making solid wood doors that will last for years,” says Wozniak. “But we try to steer customers toward the Euro doors first. They last longer and have such great insulation; we know our clients will be happy with them for years to come.”


About Glenview Haus:
 They allow you to find customized doors that suit your individual clients’ homes. Their wide range of hand-made doors encompasses entry doors, interior doors and wine cellar doors of every shape, pattern, texture, and size in a variety of hardwoods. They also create state-of-the-art custom wine cellars. They have a variety of woods that can be handcrafted to reflect your design concepts and are capable of making the storage furniture to display your collection. Whether you have thousands of bottles or a small private collection, they guarantee to deliver a wine cellar that is right for you. Explore the multiple varieties of doors Glenview Haus offers and visit their showroom in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood at 520 W. Erie Street. www.glenviewhaus.com

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Welcome Transceramica

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Transceramica_Show-24We are thrilled to welcome Transceramica (TCL) to The River North Design District! Transceramica (TCL) is a US distributor owned by Fiandre Group, a global leader in the development and production of high-tech architectural surfaces and design solutions for exterior and interior applications.

Transceramica_Show-28With over 50 years of know-how, they offer a wide range of sophisticated and innovative ceramic and porcelain tile surfaces for façades, floors, walls and even design furniture. Their products exceed the industry standards and for over half a century have been successfully used in the retail, hospitality, foodservice, automotive and healthcare industries.

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Transceramica aims at excellence in everything they do. Innovation is at the heart of their company. They strongly believe in the power of innovation, the uniqueness of Italian design, and the importance of sustainability. These are their core values that guide their everyday work.

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The company has control over the whole supply chain, with a complete vertical integration, from the sourcing of raw materials to packaging and shipping. This structure allows them to reach greater efficiencies and achieve higher quality standards across all the production processes.

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People are Tranceramica’s key asset and what makes them different. Their commitment to their core values is made possible through the passion and dedication of their diverse team. They are passionate about what they do and they strive to deliver excellence to their customers and communities.

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Their mission is to create the most innovative and sophisticated architectural surfaces for interior and exterior applications, delivering excellence and beauty to their customers and communities.

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Their vision as a group is to become the benchmark and symbol of excellence in architectural surfaces and solutions all over the world.

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RNDD Welcomes Vincere, Ltd.

1337_Shot_01_045_rtv3 copy-1The River North Design District (RNND) is excited to welcome our newest Designer Member, Vincere, Ltd.

Founded in 2007, Vincere, Ltd. is a full-service interior design firm, focused on and passionate about all aspects of the design process. Committed to providing its clients highly personalized homes that are elegant, beautiful and livable, Vincere focuses on principles of precision, proportion, scale, and form.

This influential Chicago-based interior design firm has completed projects throughout the Midwest, California, and Europe.

900Model_Shoot2_020-1.jpgLed by principals Michael Stornello and Tom Konopiots, the firm’s commitment to balance and beauty provides the basis of its design philosophy, allowing composition and refinement to seamlessly integrate with comfort and function.

Vincere’s wide-ranging projects focus on thoughtful interior design, resulting in cohesive, collected environments, and consultation on and complete project management of all aspects of new construction and interior renovations. Stornello and Konopiots collaborate with clients from the pre-construction stage through the interior design phase, to art and accessory acquisition and placement.

The Vincere team believes listening and communicating are the keys to success, creating truly customized and curated designs that epitomize their clients’ ideals of living well. For each project, Vincere is dedicated to bringing to life a design vision that is a perfect fit in its originality, authenticity and good taste.

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For more information on Vincere, visit their website here: www.vincereltd.com

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RNDD Welcomes ORIZZONTI

livingThe River North Design District (RNND) is excited to welcome our newest Showroom Member to our group, ORIZZONTI.

ORIZZONTI is a residential and commercial high fashion design showroom located in Chicago’s River North Neighborhood.

They specialize in creating and installing baths, kitchens, closets, and furniture in commercial and residential applications. Their projects feature Italian-made plumbing fixtures and furniture, and also custom cabinetry made in the United States.

When visiting their 6,000 square foot showroom, a staff of experienced designers will collaborate with you to express yourself with their unique products, elegant styling, and rich finishes.

ORIZZONTI also offers consultation and design services. Schedule a complimentary meeting with their experienced designers to discuss your next project! The meeting will focus on design concepts, potential material selections, and budget parameters.

Please help us in welcoming them to the RNDD Community!

For more information on ORIZZONTI, stop by their River North showroom at 329 West Grand or visit their website here: www.orizzonti.com

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Luxury Meets Modern Design at Hydrology

River North Design District (RNDD) Member, Hydrology, is the premier destination for timeless, state-of-the-art bath and home designs. Their collection of luxury bath and home furnishings is pure, original and authentic.

At Hydrology, they believe luxury and quality should be a part of everyday life. An industry leader, Hydrology specializes in offering the finest selection of luxury bath and home design products, service and backup facilities. Their areas of expertise include: Showers, Bathtubs, Bathroom Faucets, Bathroom Furniture and Accessories, Steam and Sauna, Washbasins, Kitchen Fixtures and more.

They recently launched two new collections that exemplify their quality and superior design at their River North showroom we wanted to share with you.

Dama Collection

Dama is the extreme level of the “all in glass” product exclusively available at Hydrology, it enhances the use of Dualite, thus combining experience and design.  The rationality used for drawing basin units is minimized by the internal composition of drawers and open compartments – which can be freely combined – and by the possibility to match different colors, thanks to Dualite.

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Icona Classic & Icona Deco Collection

Designed by the renowned Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen. A timeless Collection, “a kind of ‘pass-key’, with a small touch of memory, but not too extreme, still very contemporary and modern, with attention devoted to ergonomics and endowed with certain sensuality”. Functionality, durability and comfort have been the priorities of the project, expressed with a calm aesthetic quality that follows neither trends nor fashions. It is a reinterpretation of the classic tap, with a subtle and refined interplay of proportions. Proposed in various versions, from chrome to Nickel PVD, more classic, to Matte Gun Metal PVD or Brushed Copper PVD, more modern, industrial, intentionally rougher and more tactile. Exclusively available at Hydrology.

For more information on Hydrology and these luxurious collections, visit their website at www.hydrologychicago.com or stop by their River North showroom at 435 N LaSalle Street in Chicago.

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RNDD In the Press

We were thrilled to be featured in the September issue of Chicago Magazine! The River North Design District had our own special section within the issue, featuring details surrounding our 3rd Annual Fall Gallery Walk as well as advertisements from many of our Members.

Thank you to Chicago Magazine for including us! There’s still time to pick up your own copy of the issue this month to view the full section.

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RNDD Welcomes Robin Thomas Design

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The River North Design District (RNND) is excited to welcome our newest Designer Member to our group, Robin Thomas Design.

Robin Thomas Design is a Chicago-based, boutique interior design firm with an in-studio gallery featuring a rare and exclusive collection of furnishings and textiles by local and international artisans.

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With a design philosophy based on individuality, they believe their role is to capture the essence of your vision and elevate it with their unrivaled sourcing and design expertise.

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This distinct philosophy begins with understanding the value of key elements from the past and integrating those important components into a new sensibility to create grounded, yet modern, individualized interiors. They welcome the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects, from complete homes to room-specific engagements.

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In all aspects of their work, from design projects to featured offerings in the RTD gallery, they maintain extremely high standards in quality and design aesthetic, ensuring that their creative collaborations will be loved and enjoyed over time.

Exclusively available through the RTD Gallery is the exquisite French textile collection Maison Lévy – where art is brought to daily life in the imaginative fabrics, wallcoverings and decorative accessories of this artistically unique brand.

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Please help us in welcoming them to the RNDD Community!

For more information on Robin Thomas Design, visit their website here: www.robinthomasdesign.com or contact them to set up an appointment Monday – Saturday info@robinthomasdesign.com.

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RNDD Gallery Walk Preview – Part 4

Due to great success, the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walkwill return on Friday September 8th, 2017.  The RNDD Fall Gallery Walk is open to the public and free with the exception of two special events (more information here).

Each participating showroom will be exhibiting designer vignettes from Chicago’s top designers as they showcase living settings with artwork created by some of the brightest stars in the art world today, curated by Daniel Kinkade Fine Art. Showrooms will have extended hours during the event until 9pm.  The works will be exhibited until October 8th.

We have some really amazing partnerships in the works for this year and wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

MOOD | Design + Build by Candy Scott featuring Robert Porazinski on Exhibit at Studio41

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225 West Hubbard Street Chicago, IL 60654

Visit the Studio41 showroom during the RNDD Gallery Walk to view a vignette designed by Candy Scott of MOOD | Design + Build featuring works by artist Robert Porazinski from 4-9pm.

Robert Porazinski: My work is inspired by natural and manufactured forms – the juxtaposition of gestural, painterly strokes and bold, defined compositions. The borders of the painting are the confines in which these forces are constantly being negotiated. The underlying painting is an accumulation of marks made from squeegees, trowels, sponges and brushes and in some cases, written text – all contributing to a visually rich surface. Shapes made from cut paper create the silhouettes that serve as a stencil for the composition. These forms give purpose and context to the underlying chaos. The fluctuation between abstraction and representation create ambiguities that invite a dialogue for interpretation. These characteristics are inherent in the work of early and mid 20th century artists for whom I have an affinity for and am continually referencing in my paintings.

Candy Scott, founder of MOOD | Design + Build, has 15 years of experience in the field of interior design including both residential, and commercial settings.  As the lead senior designer and creative director of the team, she has a genuine desire to create special places reflecting the heart and soul of our clients. Candy graduated from Meredith college in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design. Through the years, she has won multiple awards working with large developer and corporate clients outfitting high rise condominium lobbies, clubrooms, and model show homes. In 2014 she founded MOOD | Design + Build, where she has continued to work with residential clients and small business owners on their homes, offices, and small scale commercial interiors.

Michael Del Piero Good Design featuring Greg Dickerson on Exhibit at Oscar Isberian

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120 W Kinzie St Chicago, IL 60654

Visit the Oscar Isberian showroom from 4-9pm on September 8th. Minneapolis based artist Greg Dickerson will be creating drawings onsite and objects from interior designer and globetrotter Michael Del Piero’s travels will be on display as well. Live raffle drawings throughout the evening. Win art, handwoven rugs and dining gift certificates. Light fare will be served & provided by Sayat Nova Armenian Restaurant.  Also featuring live music. You won’t want to miss this event!

Fine artist, Greg Dickerson received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  Two decades of work has led Greg to focus on using tactile materials combined with paint on both canvas and wood panels.  His vision is realized by working with the idea that immediacy allows for the conceptual process between elements and materials to interact. His work is best known for its’ playful abstraction and his exploration of color and form.

Michael Del Piero founded Michael Del Piero Good Design in 2007 based on three simple principals: Strive for balance. Create interiors as current as they are enduring, as sophisticated as they are approachable, and as unusual as they are beautiful. And take care of clients as if they are royalty, serving their needs and lifestyles above all else. A curious soul and a world traveler, Del Piero is known for her accomplished eye and uncommon knack for a serene and simple mix that bridges generations of style. Her distinct aesthetic fuses rough with luxurious and ancient with modern. Her fresh approach to “the mix” has garnered accolades from a worldwide and most discerning clientele.

Anne Abueva on Exhibit at The Rug Company

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320 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654

Visit The Rug Company showroom during the RNDD Gallery Walk from 4-9pm and enjoy complimentary drinks while viewing the amazing artworks by Anne Abueva!

Anne Abueva has worked in the visual arts and interior design for over 15 years.  Her studio practice has steadily become a larger and larger part of her life, especially in the past 2 years.  This collection of paintings is a visual expression of Anne’s life experiences, including grief and loss.  Her process is unabashedly on display with layers of color, texture and an appreciation for the spontaneous and unexpected.

Adam Siegel’s Wabi-Sabi on Exhibit at The Golden Triangle After-Party

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330 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654

Artist Adam Siegel presents his new series Wabi-Sabi in collaboration with Vosges for the After-Party at The Golden Triangle. Adam Siegel takes guests through a special artistic journey of the senses with art, chocolate pairings and live music. The After Party will take place from 8-10pm during the Gallery Walk and Space is Limited! Get your tickets today!

Tickets for the After-Party are $25/ea, space is limited.

Chicago artist Adam Siegel is nationally recognized for his breadth of work as an abstract painter and photographer collaborating with museums and large-scale corporate installations. Fusing iconic forms with texturally rich color, Siegel constructs his large paintings and photographs in multiple layers that immerse the viewer into a meditative space.  Inspired by his personal collections of 17th and 18thcentury works including Japanese kimono designs, natural history illustrations, and quixotic manuscripts he uses new technology alongside collected imagery. His works bridge new to old, high to low, reverie to the achingly simple.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the River North Design District (RNDD) Fall Gallery Walk on September 8th!

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7 Ways to Transform a Builder Grade Home into Your Personal Oasis

Below is a recent article written by River North Design District (RNDD) Member Candy Scott of MOOD | Design + Build. As the founder of MOOD | Design + Build, Candy has 15 years of experience in the field of interior design including both residential, and commercial settings.  As the lead senior designer and creative director of the team, she has a genuine desire to create special places reflecting the heart and soul of their clients. Candy graduated from Meredith college in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design. Through the years, she has won multiple awards working with large developer and corporate clients outfitting high rise condominium lobbies, clubrooms, and model show homes. In 2014 she founded MOOD | Design + Build, where she has continued to work with residential clients and small business owners on their homes, offices, and small scale commercial interiors.

7 Ways to Transform a Builder Grade Home into Your Personal Oasis

So you were lured into buying — or renting — a new construction apartment, condo, or single family home. That’s terrific, in some ways, but super boring in others. Especially if your home could pass as your neighbor’s.

New construction has its perks. It’s new for one. But the tendency for builders is to duplicate the same layouts, finishes, and colors over and over again.

If you want something new, can you still make it unique?

It’s all about interior styling. Think about that little black dress. Super basic, but the key is in how it fits your shape, the shoes you wear, and the fabulous accessories. (The same applies to the gents and their classic suits.)

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If you want to turn your plain Jane home into a personalized oasis, here are 6 tips to get you started:

Lay out a floor plan.
You can either hire a professional (like myself, eh-hem) to draft your floor plan on CAD and space the furniture arrangement. You’ll want to maximize the space without over-furnishing but also stay mindful of empty gaps that could use something really interesting.

Jazz up your furniture.
If your surroundings are basic, you need interesting pieces. You can stick to classic sofas and sideboards but really get funky with side chairs and tables, coffee tables, headboards, benches, etc.

Paint your heart out.
We’ve all heard it’s the most inexpensive way to transform the MOOD of a space. Well, it’s true. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a little color. And while you’re at it, a fabulous wallpaper will do wonders for your boring dining room, office, or foyer.

Fill your walls with art.
Art has the potential to transform a space. I like to go to art museums to soak in the creative genius and inspiration from all the greats. Pretend your home is an art gallery, reflecting your life, feelings, and philosophy. Don’t just fill walls — let the walls speak.

Rugs, rugs, and more rugs.
Unless you have naughty pets (and sometimes children), take advantage of your floor space. A family room turns into a comfy oasis with a cream shag you can roll around on.

Light up your life.
I always say lighting is the jewelry of your home. Don’t be afraid to swap out fixtures everywhere. If you’re renting, you can take them with you. Just hire a local electrician to wire them. And while they are at it, have them install dimmer switches. These are an absolute MOOD must-have.

Accessorize.
Well-placed, meaningful objects are a treasure. Treat them as such. A pottery piece your child made can be an artistic gem if placed well. However, take caution to not overdo it. It can turn into that dreaded thing called clutter. It might take some fiddling around to get it right, but it’s well worth the effort. If you’re feeling stuck, check out Pinterest or images of spaces you love and try and mirror the interior.

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Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Take your time to collect and curate. Focus on one room at a time and let yourself get creative. Before you know it, your cookie cutter home will be a coveted space by you and all of your friends and family!

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