Chicago Love!

The newly purchased Prado home!  It's grand and fantastic.  I can't wait to update the inside and add some drama.  It's got great bones and now it just needs the Noble Design touch :)

The newly purchased Prado home!  It's grand and fantastic.  I can't wait to update the inside and add some drama.  It's got great bones and now it just needs the Noble Design touch :)

Chicago was awesome!  I was lucky enough to have the Prado family fly me up to look at their new home and work on the needed improvement projects.  I had seen pictures of the home but they didn't do it justice.  The space is awesome.  We have a capable contractor on hand and I'm so excited about the transformation.  As always the contractor and I push on each other a little but I think we came to agreeable solutions.  The house was well used with a large family prior to the Prados.  To add a little pressure and excitement they were hoping to get the floors done and all walls painted before their move in date of September 9th.  So Thursday was a marathon day.  We worked all day as we explored this house that seem to go on forever.  They have great space and it's a fun change from their tight space which was previously in the city.  The move to the suburbs means more space and I can't wait to finish it to their style.  I'm going to post some snapshots from my trip and then as progress continues we'll post updates.  Thanks for the trip Prados!

To my utter delight the kitchen is getting a complete gut job.  More to come on this plan.

To my utter delight the kitchen is getting a complete gut job.  More to come on this plan.

I have big plans for the dining room.  Kim wanted a cool wainscoting and I'm trying to talk them into a dark wall on top. More to come on the dining room makeover.

I have big plans for the dining room.  Kim wanted a cool wainscoting and I'm trying to talk them into a dark wall on top. More to come on the dining room makeover.

The front living room is huge.  Currently there is no lighting.  

The front living room is huge.  Currently there is no lighting.  

The 1/2 wall bookshelves have built in planters complete with dirt.  We are tearing them out.  I convinced Ray it would cost more to buy accessories then it would to tear them out.  We can open up the entry and it also takes out those 70s planters.

The 1/2 wall bookshelves have built in planters complete with dirt.  We are tearing them out.  I convinced Ray it would cost more to buy accessories then it would to tear them out.  We can open up the entry and it also takes out those 70s planters.

I have big plans for this modest entry.  Drama!  More to come.

I have big plans for this modest entry.  Drama!  More to come.

Dinner in Chicago with the Wede women!  Great night to end the trip.

Dinner in Chicago with the Wede women!  Great night to end the trip.