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IN LIVING COLOR
Interior designer Stephan Jones blends lovingly blends his talents in his Chicago apartment, showing his penchant for both interior design and original art. Located in the Lakeshore Drive neighborhood of the city, the interior focuses on minimal elegance that is dotted with art made by the designer’s own hand. The design of the apartment is a nod to Jones’ trajectory into interior design. The design of his Chicago apartment served as the starting point for Stephan Interiors Design. It also helped to crystallize his philosophy which brings home color and eclectic pieces, all while keeping the overall aesthetic elegant and poised.
In the living room, a variety of aesthetics meet in the space. A clean-lined sofa is flanked by curvy bone inlay table. Woven seating and a coffee table with an iron base form a unique juxtaposition in the space. For color, Jones has created a work of art. A green overlay painting that feels like a warm drop of sunshine, brightens the space.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
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The Chicago interior measures 1,400 square feet. The open plan allows the elements of each room to speak to each other in the design. A mix of warm natural materials, clean lined furnishings and carefully selected art can be found in each room. For a sense of intimacy, items from the designer’s travels, piece that have been collected over time, are the ultimate statement pieces in the interior.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
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The credenza features a rich mix of textures. The wall is covered in a woven seagrass wallpaper. Above the vintage credenza are pieces made by Stephan. A pair of sculpted hands and a painting, featuring turquoise oil paint on rough burlap. The vignette is a stunning display of texture on texture.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
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The dining room features an eclectic mix of wood tones. The oversized dining table in white oak is the centerpiece of the room. The table is surrounded by bamboo chairs with patterned, upholstered seating. Behind the table, a dark-stained buffet finishes the tableau of natural materials.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Outside dining room window you can see Stephan’s incredible view of Chicago. The cityscape is the perfect backdrop to this modern interior.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
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Art can be found in every room in this home, and that includes the dining area. A gallery wall featuring a small collection of abstract paintings adds color to the home’s space for dinner parties and enjoying time with company.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
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COLOR IN THE BEDROOM
The bedroom features a striking shade of blue on the walls. The color envelopes the space, creating a chic and cozy environment. An upholstered bed with parsons tables on either side continues the mid-century vibe of the space. Mainly featuring neutral furnishings, the space is grounded by a jute rug, and natural art on the walls. For a pop of color, the room’s reading nook has a bright piece - a Frits Benninsen wingback chair in a cherry leather.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
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In the office, organic elements found throughout the interior are on display. A side chair featuring wood armrests stands out as a unique piece in the space. A vintage wooden coffee table adds texture with a cane shelf. And pieces from Stephan’s travels are on display. An African stool becomes the perfect side table for the seating area. On the wall, a grid of framed pieces procured while traveling are the contrasting pieces on the dark blue wall.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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At every turn in this sophisticated Chicago apartment, it’s clear that the design has been thought through. Whether looking at a sculpture displayed on a table, a painting showcased on a wall, or vintage lamp that’s found the perfect home, all the items in this apartment beautifully showcase Stephan’s aesthetic. Three words guide his design philosophy, “Honest, Clean and Sturdy”, the words of Jones’ former colleague, Chicago design mogul, Bruce Gregga. The mix of elements in this interior sticks closely to that maxim. Pieces have been chosen that showcase the beauty of mid-century design. Art has been chosen that accentuates the home’s collection of diverse pieces. And the items on display are sure to last a lifetime.