A few weeks ago, we traveled to Chicago to experience the city like never before. Along with Delta Faucet and some interior design blogger friends, we explored some of the city’s coolest architectural spots. The goal? To get inspiration for our very own kitchen or bathroom redesign. Dubbed the ‘ultimate day of design,’ it wouldn’t have been complete without the ultimate design challenge! We’ll walk you through where we went, what we saw, and how it all made an impact on the vision for our space.
Where We Went
In Chicago, we boarded a trolley to transport us to and from each stop on our mission for inspiration. First, we visited the Chicago Cultural Center, which housed floor to ceiling marble, ornate tile work, and expansive ceilings. Everything drew our eyes up to the beautiful dome in the middle of the building. We personally loved the gold, green, and blush color palette that seemed to match the feminine floral tile work.
After the culture center, we visited The Rookery. A building full of art deco charm! The copper railings and intricate staircases were particularly inspiring. We then traveled by trolley to the Luxembourg Fountain. Although the fountain itself was amazing, the view of the Chicago skyline behind it is what really caught our attention. We couldn’t stop taking photos of the city from every angle!
Our last city-tour stop, was in front of an apartment building. Not just any old apartment building though, but the Aqua Tower. The way the terraces are curved along the building make it look like waves are running along it’s surface. We then stopped for lunch at the cutest place we ever did see – complete with a ‘Rose all day’ neon sign. Needless to say, we were full of inspiration after each and every stop.
Our inspiration stemmed from homes we have toured on Inspired by This, Pinterest, and, of course, everything we saw in Chicago! The tile colors and mixed metals we saw throughout our city tour helped shape the vision for the kitchen redesign we were dreaming up. We also saw a lot of mixed metals – including copper and gold – and decided that would make a beautiful visual impact in a kitchen.
After seeing so many inspiring designs throughout Chicago and real homes and interiors, it was time to create an inspiration board detailing our vision for a dream kitchen. We wanted our ‘dream kitchen’ to look bright, modern, and beautiful. We stuck to what we know we love (neutrals!) but also added in a pop of pink. Below, you can see the result, as well as a few of the photos that got us there! We love the way our vision board turned out and can’t wait to see it come to life with a new Delta Faucet.
Photo by AFP Design
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