Suzanne D’Addario already had a strong eye for aesthetics (and a killer art collection) when she began redecorating her Lincoln Park home. She reached out to Inspired Interiors, a sought-after Chicago design firm, who quickly got to work incorporating Suzanne’s impressive music background into the design. Building a concept around the edgy and sophisticated aesthetics of 1970s music scene, the end result is nothing short of spectacular.
The home itself is a beautiful 19th century greystone that has architectural parallels to the buildings of Brooklyn. Suzanne cleverly brought even more sophistication in with a decadent marble mantel, which served as an attractive focal point for the room, along with a custom-made book scroll sculpture by Nikki Rudolph. Finding herself short on time, she turned to Inspired Interiors for the finishing touches. The idea was to design a layout that would be able to eventually include a baby grand piano for a family that loves and enjoys music. The talented team completed the look by bringing in jewel tones — like the emerald sofa and dining room walls — and playing off Suzanne’s rock n’ roll choices, such as the Mongolian fur chair. A leather and velvet armchair alongside a round shagreen coffee table made it the perfect environment for entertaining.
Besides the eclectic living and dining rooms, Inspired Interiors helped design the powder room. Suzanne had already fallen in love with Kelly Wearstler’s “Crescent” wallpaper. Inspired Interiors brought in a teal vanity, which was custom made for the small space and includes brass hardware to return to the turn-of-the-century feel that is particular to the home.
The overall vibe of the finished space is a personalized take on eclectic design – both the homeowners and the designers were able to beautifully combine the sophistication of the building’s historical 19th century details with the flair of the 70s music scene. Not only do different styles feel right at home next to each other, but this project is a great example of designers working seamlessly side-by-side with the homeowner to achieve a look that feels authentic yet polished.