Contemporary Great Room with Hardwood floors, Exposed beam, Pendant light, Casement, picture window, can lights, High ceiling

Space Planning: Living without walls on the shore of Lake Michigan Conspiring to give the feeling of enormous expanse are high, arched ceilings, continuous dark floors, walls of window and unobstructed lake views. The spacious living area floats on a carpet between dining room and fireplace (see additional photos). Walls are implied rather than imposed; The rug, lighting and furniture arrangement delineate the individual areas; a custom partition visually separates the living/dining space from the kitchen while 3 oversized pendants define the dining area. An eclectic mix of rustic and primitive antiques and classic furnishings lend interest and focus to a room that seamingly has no enclosure. Practicality and comfort were priorities of this interior designed to be meeting-central for vacationing family and friends. The down-filled sectional is welcoming while hard surfaces are already old, so what harm will another scratch or nick do? Color is subtle, adding interest while not competing with the view. Electronically controlled, semi-translucent window treatments concealed in boxes above the windows provide shade as needed, while not completely blocking the view or entirely eliminating the light. Wall washing light fixtures above the window boxes graze the partial barrel ceiling enhancing it's sculptural curve.

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    • Terri Weinstein
    • Space Planning: Living without walls on the shore of Lake Michigan Conspiring to give the feeling of enormous expanse are high, arched ceilings, continuous dark floors, walls of window and unobstructed lake views. The spacious living area floats on a carpet between dining room and fireplace (see additional photos). Walls are implied rather than imposed; The rug, lighting and furniture arrangement delineate the individual areas; a custom partition visually separates the living/dining space from the kitchen while 3 oversized pendants define the dining area. An eclectic mix of rustic and primitive antiques and classic furnishings lend interest and focus to a room that seamingly has no enclosure. Practicality and comfort were priorities of this interior designed to be meeting-central for vacationing family and friends. The down-filled sectional is welcoming while hard surfaces are already old, so what harm will another scratch or nick do? Color is subtle, adding interest while not competing with the view. Electronically controlled, semi-translucent window treatments concealed in boxes above the windows provide shade as needed, while not completely blocking the view or entirely eliminating the light. Wall washing light fixtures above the window boxes graze the partial barrel ceiling enhancing it's sculptural curve.

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  • Terri Weinstein
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  • Interior Design
  • Highland Park, IL
  • (312) 203-1233

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