Wrought iron and home redesign
Local architect’s home redesign is featured on cover of international design magazine
A Hinsdale home redesigned by Naperville architect Bruce George of Charles Vincent George Design, with interiors by Aimee Wertepny of PROJECT Interiors, is featured as the cover story in the August/September issue of Interiors Magazine. In an article titled “Shade of Gray,” the international design magazine featuring interior design, architecture, art and culture focuses on what Editorial Director Michael Wollaeger describes as the home’s “edgy urban glamour.”
The 5,500 square foot home was transformed from a rustic old word formality featuring rich colors and wrought iron and wood to what the magazine describes as “the expansive, glamorously restrained opposite,” from the entry foyer which George designed with a serpentine staircase and dropped ceiling that invites the eye into the music room with its impressive fireplace wall.
“Integral to the plan was the flow of the spaces throughout the interior architecture,” said George. “Details that defined the vernacular include the stone finishes throughout the first floor, the custom, lighted wine cabinet we designed for the dining room and the floating cabinets, free standing tub and 8-foot domed ceiling in the master bath.”
According to George, the collaboration between an architect providing good space planning and a designer offering great finishes means you wind up with a much higher-end result.
“This is a great example of how important it is to work with both good architects and interiors experts to successfully convey a theme,” George said. “We’re thrilled to have our work featured in this prestigious journal. This is a big deal for our design work to be showcased internationally.”
George added a mention about the firm that was started by his father, Charles Vincent George. “By the way, we turned 50 this year. Chuck started the company in 1962, believe it or not.”