Architectural Digest - Paris Done Stateside

Paris, anyone? Maybe someday, but until then, we’re getting all the joie de vivre we
need from this dreamy Chicago hideaway by designer Christopher Kent of Studio CAK,
gorgeously photographed for Architectural Digest by Aimee Mazzenga.


Fresh colors and sumptuous textiles turn this Windy City pad into a breezy Parisian
pied-à-terre brimming with Art Deco flair. Tempted? It gets better.

The airy living room mixes feminine hues with vintage silhouettes in a beautiful homage to Art Deco.

The apartment is housed in Chicago’s storied Palmolive Building, an enduring
architectural icon steeped in the vibrant cultural history of the 20th century.
(It even took a turn as the “Playboy Building”, becoming the famed magazine’s
headquarters in its glamorous hey-day.)


Today, the apartment evokes a sense of effortless romance and soft sophistication
that pays homage to Art Deco’s French origins and truly puts the “chic” in Chicago.

Brooding blues establish soft tranquility in the master bedroom, highlighted with the shimmer of Ebanista silk damask.

No shying away from color here. Kent knew that selecting just the right shade
for each room would not only assert the identity of the space but preserve the
apartment’s Art Deco nostalgia.


The deep tones of the master bedroom play perfectly against the lustrous
silk damask curtains, which are made of Ebanista’s own fabric. As the exact fabric
is no longer available, we recommend La Fleur Acanthus from our current textiles
collection. Similarly, to recreate the brightened sheen of the living room curtains,
we recommend La Fleur Pewter.

Rich textiles keep this corner of the master bedroom looking authentically ’20s and undeniably chic.

Color, pattern, and texture blended so harmoniously?

We officially j’adore.


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All images courtesy of Architectural Digest and Aimee Mazzenga.