Investors of an existing mid-rise development sought a new image for their building that would attract buyers in an aggressive real estate market while increasing the overall property value. New furnishings and accessories were desired to enhance the existing amenity rooms without the need for significant remodeling. Two model units were also planned to demonstrate the aesthetic flexibility of the units and to provide examples of furniture arrangements that optimize the more challenging unit floor plans.
For the existing building lobby, new furniture and lighting enhances the sense of lightness and calm. New artwork, commissioned for the space, adds wit while referencing the planting and foliage of the building exteriors. The Transitional model uses furniture with classic forms in unexpected fabrics that demonstrate the ease of the furniture layout and project a mood that is fresh and livable. Paint colors and accessories are witty but easy on the eyes. The Contemporary model exhibits a successful furniture plan for unusual shaped room. Modern, low and broad seating emphasizes the horizontal line, increasing the apparent ceiling height and projecting a sense of calm. A tight palette of grays and blues in varying shades link the rooms together and increase the sense of spaciousness. Accessories with bold silhouettes but in subdued colors add interest. Bright accents of orange punctuate each space.
Evanston Mid-Rise was designed and adapted by Patrick McGuire. Art consulting by Patti Gilford Fine Arts.
Photography by Matthew Allen.