Mixing Old and New
Move or stay? These clients pondered that dilemma after raising their three daughters in this stately, two-story home in Libertyville. They voted for door number two – stay, but build a large addition and update the whole house for this new phase in life. They were thinking of the future, when their three daughters would have families and come home to visit, so they wanted more space, and they were ready to move a step away from traditional styling towards a more relaxed, transitional approach. The color blue was a must-have, but above all, they wanted to incorporate some of their much-loved existing furnishings and art work, so we mixed old with new and voila! – a home that reflects exactly who they are.
Photography © Werner Straube