At Modern Luxury, connection and community define who we are. We use cookies to improve the Modern Luxury experience - to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also may share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. We take your privacy seriously and want you to be aware that we have recently made changes to our Privacy Policy, which can be found here.

I AGREE
    
Share

Making Change

BY Tate Gunnerson | August 28, 2017 | Feature National

Bold patterns, striking color and a rich stew of ethnic influences lie behind the double doors of this traditional residence on a leafy lot in Winnekta.
A Brazilian petrified tree stump and a pair of wicker stools add texture to the neutral palette.

CHANGE ISN'T ALWAYS easy, at least at first. That’s what a trader and his wife, a stay-at-home mom of two young girls, experienced when they decided to swap their Lakeview condo for a new six-bedroom house on a roomy third-of-an-acre lot just steps away from Hubbard Woods in Winnetka. “I knew it was a smart decision, but I really wasn’t ready to move to the suburbs when we started building this house,” the wife confesses.

To help ease the transition, the couple commissioned Melissa Lewis and Cari Giannoulias of Lewis Giannoulias Interiors—the team was referred by their builder, Highgate Builders. A quick look at the wife’s online inspiration board helped set the direction. “We created a more transitional look, which is what the architecture of the home and the neighborhood called for,” Lewis says, “but they’re young and fun, so we wanted to make sure it wasn’t too stuffy.

Photography Courtesy Of: