west loop story
prime real estate is the gold at Illume,
the bad*ss boutique condo building
in the West Loop that sits above
Mary Bartelme Park.
it was her white walls that sent out
the siren call for some soul.
moody and modern, girl—
this repeat client knows how we do.
first, her choppy layout was
dismantled and massaged for mad flow.
bring on the new flooring, flawless millwork,
custom builtins and statement light fixtures, too.
compression and expansion,
industry and hospitality—it’s a lifestyle.
a floating banquette in steely velvet,
antiqued mirror wall panels,
a polished bronze console placed just so…
it’s all here. a textural ceiling covering
and sculptural wall art made the cut, too.
this fashion-forward vixen
dons her accessories well.
pop a squat on the Lucite bench
in the open-concept living space—
the one with the with black leather fringe
that pools elegantly onto the floor—
and join the after-party.