Located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, this 1929 charmer was in spectacular condition when purchased by the current homeowners, it was just in need of a few updates. Enter interior designer Alexandra Kaehler. Together, they changed the kitchen counters and about half of the kitchen cabinets. Then the lighting, paint, and wallpaper was changed throughout.
The client “loves English interiors but wanted that to be translated into a brighter, more saturated aesthetic,” said Kaehler. The house reads like a rainbow. Every room with a different color palette than the one before.”
A gift from the homeowner’s grandmother, the de Gournay wallpaper in the dining room determined the color choices for the entire first floor, especially since it is such a centrally located space in the home, Kaehler explained. Florals, chintz, antiques, and family heirlooms combine to create a home that is warm, cozy, oh-so-pretty, and will also stand the test of time.
Let’s take a look inside! Photography by Aimée Mazzenga.