Before & After: Fun, Contemporary Home Makeover
Chicago is a wonderful city with incredible, historic architecture, but oftentimes these old buildings have dated interiors that desperately need a facelift. So when Paolo Presta, host of the delightfully fun web-series, A Spoonful of Paolo, and his husband and Executive Producer, Patrick Thomassie, relocated from LA to Chicago they wanted to something contemporary and fun, without losing that old Chicago charm.
Our designer, Hannah Tindall, was up to the task! To match Paolo and Patrick’s lively and chic styles, she paired pops of bright orange and chartreuse with cool, gray cabinetry and furnishings for a modern facelift. A custom white, exposed brick wall was added as a unique focal piece to the living room, tying in to the industrial history of Chicago.
The updated kitchen island with sleek waterfall edges adds extra space for cooking (and filming Paolo’s show!), dropping down several inches on the end to become a dining table for four. The final result is a true blend of utility, sophistication and, of course, cheer!