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131. Kate Marker Interiors Lands 14-Page Feature in Luxe Home Magazine

131. Kate Marker Interiors Lands 14-Page Feature in Luxe Home Magazine

Home 131. Kate Marker Interiors Lands 14-Page Feature in Luxe Home Magazine

Congratulations to downtown Barrington design firm, Kate Marker Interiors, for scoring a major feature in the Spring 2015 issue of Luxe Home magazine which is available on newsstands now.

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The featured project, a Georgian Colonial family home in Lake Forest, brings to life the Kate Marker aesthetic of creating a timeless, original look by mixing old and new. The fourteen page spread showcases the freshly remodeled and redesigned residential space that delivers an open layout for a young family seeking function and comfort.

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Image Courtesy of Nick Johnson Photography

In the magazine, Kate Marker shares her approach of blending transitional furnishings and modern touches to achieve the client’s vision of overhauling the house built in the 1960s. Creamy herringbone wingback chairs punctuated with playful pillows, a bar cart in an antique brass finish, and a jute wool stair runner are just a few examples of the design details documented in the article that combine the home’s architectural heritage while embracing trends of today.

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Kate worked to make each room feel inviting and unique with well-thought out touches for each space. The antique mirrored backsplash in the butler’s pantry and glossy paint in the office reflect light, while a bold white with black wall covering opens up the modest dining room. The transforming power of the Kelly Wearstler window treatments, however, may be Marker’s favorite detail, successfully improving the perception of the living room ceiling height. “Eight foot ceilings are always a challenge. The subtle geometric print draws the eye up, making the ceiling appear higher than it is,” Kate shares.

“Entertaining a crowd was also a high priority for my client and we collaborated in each room to accommodate this.”  Kate says she placed furniture for easy traffic flow, selected fabrics for stain resistance, and chose eye-pleasing storage to keep clutter curtailed. “It is always so gratifying when the client truly believes every space is now functional and inviting.”

Post 300 - Kate Marker Headshot - 2Kate Marker Interiors has been providing interior design services in the Chicago area since 2007, ranging in size from a single room to a complete new build.

The showroom is located at 220 S. Cook Street in downtown Barrington, Illinois.

In October of 2014, KMI launched an e-commerce site with accessories for the home, which you’ll also find at KateMarkerInteriors.com.

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