Out of Africa

First Floor Reimagined

A South African couple with an extensive collection of objects from Africa, Japan and Iraq invited us to showcase some of their treasures and refresh their suburban Chicago home. It was like a treasure hunt, hauling things out of storage and sorting through them together. Among the finishing touches we added a faux crocodile coffee table and reupholstered their teak, Zimbabwean Morris bench in red  and painted the powder room in fire engine red, her favorite color.

Photography © Jerry Kalyniuk