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gray interior design 2021

Q&A with Stephanie McClelland, Design Director –What is your favorite way to use the color gray in a room? Paint as the primary backdrop in a room is my preferred use of gray. The spectrum of gray from very light and airy to dark and earthy provides a great deal of versatility and has had…

By Senior Interior Designer Christine Lozano: Beige is Back Baby! I am seeing a rise in warmer taupe and beige colors. There is this slow and steady transitions from grays to taupes with a larger dose of beige; not only in the design industry, but in the fashion industry as well. Although, I don’t believe…

By Isabel Moreno-Garcia: Restaurants are leaving more room inside and incorporating outdoor dining. Spaced out restaurant seating feels more spacious and you don’t feel overcrowded. However the best thing to come out from reducing capacities indoors is outdoor dining! Restaurants are occupying large sidewalks and even roads. The city feels more alive when people are…

Pride flag

Recently, we sat down with EAA Architectural Associate Tim Nguyen for a little industry chat, along with a question we posed to all our staff this month – what does PRIDE in the design community mean to you? How do you balance incorporating your own personal style with a client’s vision? Balancing a designer’s personal…

Pride In Design

By Frederick Christiano: Incorporating personal style into a client’s vision takes a unique creativity and thoughtfulness. For me I derive a lot of my personal style from the fashion and art world, more specifically I tend to gravitate towards what has developed within the “street culture” aspects of these disciplines. I never push direct style…

biophilic indirect

By AJ Finn: As spring moves into summer I find myself drawn more and more outside during all times of the day; a morning walk, lunch outside, an evening bike ride. While on these neighborhood ventures I have enjoyed finding historical biophilic design elements all around me. Biophilic design is a concept that seeks to…

By Stephanie McClelland: Springtime, for me, is a welcome return to weekend bike rides with friends. There’s so much rejuvenation in spending a full day exploring different areas of the city otherwise rarely visited. After nearly two decades in Chicago, the city still delivers on new moments of discovery. 

There is nothing I love more than wood and stone.  Something about these two natural materials, interacting… *hallelujahs singing in the background* To really go over the top, accent the palette with a luxuriously plush alpaca from Rosemary Hallgarten.

At EAA Chicago, we understand the cost burdens Chicago homeowners and landlords face, as well as the affordable housing shortage facing the City. We can be your resource to help increase your property value and/or create a secondary revenue stream on your property. An accessory dwelling unit is a secondary, smaller residence located on the…

resimercial design

As a pandemic raged throughout most of 2020, those that were able, stayed home and performed their work there. They had to learn how to work from home effectively, how to stay productive, and how to re-find their work-life balance. With vaccination expected to ramp up this coming spring many are looking forward to a…