Until recently, the term “bed and breakfast” conjured up images of paper-thin walls, musty floral linens, and questionable scones. (Or maybe we just saw this episode of Portlandia one too many times.) But today, hip B&Bs are popping up all over the country. The one we can’t wait to visit? The Publishing House in Chicago’s trendy West Loop.
Husband and wife Kimberly Lowery and Shawn Uldridge purchased the 110 year-old property from the bank in 2014, and spent 3 years repurposing the historic site. The duo hired Nushu Architecture and contractor Vero Design + Build to renovate the structure, and Siren Betty Design to take the space from empty shell to mid-century masterpiece. The building now includes the bed and breakfast, The Press Room wine bar, and the Solo Salon. The B&B offers 11 unique bedrooms, a gorgeous communal area with a grand piano, and a fully stocked kitchen. There is plenty of exposed brick, sky-high ceilings, steel beams, and refinished wood floors. As for the gorgeous furnishings, Kimberly used to own a mid-century modern antique store, so naturally her refined aesthetic is visible throughout.
Even though the property is located just steps away from award winning restaurants, trendy music venues, and beautiful cocktail lounges… we have a feeling we’d never want to leave!
Take a tour in the slideshow, and learn more about the pretty property here.