Today, Chicago designer Alessia Zanchi Loffredo shares one of her recent projects, a charming Dutch Colonial-style home built in 1922. “It’s located in the coveted Hubbard Woods neighborhood of Winnetka, Illinois,” she smiles. “I often feel to be in a storybook while walking down the streets of Winnetka.”

The home is just a few blocks away from shops, schools, parks, and the train—the perfect place to raise children and enjoy family time. Her clients were a young family of four, with two kiddos in grade school. Their goals when hiring Alessia’s firm, reDesign home, was to furnish most of the main floor, with great attention to the entry and living room. “On the wish list there were small cosmetic updates to powder room, primary bedroom, home office and one of the children’s bedrooms,” Alessia says, ticking off her scope of work. 

“They also hoped to turn the attic into a finished space to use as a study for the mom and play area for the children,” she explains. “But the most important project was designing a brand-new kitchen that would house a top-notch coffeemaker and allow for the family to gather and cook while utilizing every square inch available.” 

Aesthetically, the clients wanted to mix minimalistic style with European vintage charm. The designer got to work creating a functional, beautiful space they’d enjoy for at least ten more years. In the slideshow, she takes us on a virtual tour, sharing favorite details along the way.