Chicago Social Interiors : Park PlaceSpring 2013

Park Place

Park Place

By Margaret Sutherlin / PHOTOs Eric Hausman

In a sea of narrow Lincoln Park graystones, having a distinctly unique design voice is always front page community news. Lucky for architect Jean Dufresne at Space Architects + Planners and interior designer Jenna Wedemeyer, their client's decision to keep the historic shell intact allowed for an alternative interior kept well under wraps (and under the nosy neighbor's radar).

The open–mindedness of the inhabitants—a family with three kids and a dog—made the whole process a ton of fun, seeing as how they were just as happy to choose whimsical dog–print wallpaper for a laundry room as they were classy travertine for the kitchen tabletop. "The clients brought us all together, and it was such great group," says Wedemeyer. There were no egos—it was a collaborative effort . . .

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