Water Front in the Windy City transitional-living-room

Water Front in the Windy City

Cynthia Lynn Photography © 2012 Houzz

This photo has 2 questions

May 27, 2012
Creative Staging Concepts wrote:
What color is this room painted?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 6:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Wow. How rude. How about u don't get any help at all?! I would rather someone offer something than hearing crickets. In this case, if you haven't learned already, if u have nothing nice to say...
1 Like    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 8:29PM
Sign Up to comment
May 19, 2013
dmparker111 wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Cynthia Lynn Photography added this to My Houzz: Parisian Flair in Chicago
"Given our panoramic view of the lake, we didn't want the inside of the house to compete with the view outside," Guo says. "All of the colors we picked are gentle and subdued; they blend well with the scenery outside."The mantel and built-in bookshelves are original to the home. The double French doors to the right of the fireplace, part of the renovation, improve the flow from room to room. The third bedroom became a study.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

jacquie53 added this to French Style
February 21, 2015
tap125 added this to living room bookshelf
February 2, 2015
doors? maybe - not the arch - too small/narrow
mauaondetsa added this to mauaondetsa's ideas
January 12, 2015
wall paimt
jules2632 added this to Living Room
January 2, 2015
Black floor grey walls white trim
John Barnhill added this to Family Room
December 28, 2014
Dan Frailey added this to Built-In Inspirations
December 25, 2014
Little arched porticos to hold vase and sculpture
TopKat Interiors added this to Baseboard ideas
December 24, 2014
baseboards with quarter-round detail
Jynna Sutterfield added this to Jynna Sutterfield's Ideas
December 7, 2014
Gray and white case to match the walls and baseboards
melinda1313 added this to family room
November 29, 2014
Built-in bookcases
fsellman added this to 1623 Broadway
November 24, 2014
Bottom of Fireplace
Crystal Michelle added this to Living room
November 17, 2014
Benjamin,in Moore wicked grey
Trish Weishaar added this to Trish Weishaar's Ideas
November 16, 2014
Arch in bookshelf
Sarah Ellison added this to living room/ bedroom nook
November 10, 2014
grey paint adds to the pops of color
kimsarshar41 added this to Living rooms
November 7, 2014
Cabinet design
jersey123456 added this to jersey123456's ideas
November 4, 2014
chouse80 added this to home ideas
November 2, 2014
sissybrown added this to sissybrown's ideas
October 29, 2014
saranewman added this to meyersville house
October 27, 2014
black floor for the master
Neslihan Kızıltuğ added this to ş
October 24, 2014
adjahandari added this to Living Room Ideas
September 1, 2014
Wall color
alainaaguanno added this to master retreat
August 2, 2014
denglert9148 added this to Living Room Ideas
July 27, 2014
TV over fireplace
nicolepistak added this to Patio & Garden
July 26, 2014
Floors. Colour combos
gumenca added this to gumenca's Ideas
July 18, 2014
maizeeday added this to Family Room / TV Room
July 8, 2014
carriesink added this to fixing up our house/rental
June 28, 2014
lower cabinets in built-in below shelves
jnorton22 added this to jnorton22's Ideas
May 25, 2014
Wickham gray
heidiruckel added this to heidiruckel's Favorites
May 12, 2014
Arch in bookshelves
lady1953 added this to bookshelves
May 10, 2014
cool fireplace
Kathy Sandstrom added this to Bellevue
April 27, 2014
Traditional space and zebra and lime
sarahshouse14 added this to paint color
April 21, 2014
Grey and white
danaj333 added this to Living Room Ideas
April 4, 2014
rollingsgreen added this to rollingsgreen's ideas
March 28, 2014
Built in's, black floors, pops of color.
tdbulldog added this to Bookshelves
March 19, 2014
w/o the arches, but like the painted background and bottom cabinets; too skinny
lbeharelle added this to built in bookcases
March 7, 2014
book shelf doors
alexleale added this to Rutherford reno
February 12, 2014
wickham gray
Sarah Singleton added this to New house
February 9, 2014
Green chaise
innavk added this to innavk's Ideas
February 5, 2014
alexeyr added this to Mebel
February 4, 2014
marygardier added this to mary gardier paint
January 29, 2014
grey paint in back of bookcases
lynnbiase added this to lynnbiase's ideas
January 23, 2014
kcrummett added this to kcrummett's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Custom looking and trim
mandsfallon added this to living room
January 5, 2014
detailed shelf, storage doors
jacksonwendy added this to jacksonwendy's Ideas
January 3, 2014
ginny414 added this to family room
January 1, 2014
Paint wick ham gray
gmalm added this to gmalm's Ideas
December 29, 2013
like the archway
Jamie Popkin added this to kids rooms
December 28, 2013
color scheme. black floor, white wall and accent colour
pumpkin1978 added this to Living Room/Foyer
December 27, 2013
built ins
Donna Martin added this to martin8859's ideas
December 15, 2013
Built in bookshelf next to fireplace.
dlipke added this to dlipke's ideas
December 8, 2013
Like curved wood at top of shelf if more traditonal look used.
sparkie23 added this to Living Room Built-Ins
December 7, 2013
Curve at top with lighting. Sheer panel on Cabinet (needs knob)
samjohnkitchen added this to den
November 26, 2013
Tv angled down
Veronika added this to living room
November 19, 2013
carriereed added this to carriereed's ideas
November 17, 2013
cabinet fronts
Michelle Wood added this to michelle_wood1668's Ideas
November 16, 2013
Love built ins
sec25 added this to Living Room Ideas
November 12, 2013
Built ins
hushhome added this to hushhome's Ideas
November 9, 2013
small arch bookshelf
Linda Starcevich added this to Bedroom
November 9, 2013
dichica44 added this to Lounge Area
November 3, 2013
Arch of book shelves
klucente added this to Living Room
October 20, 2013
Back of shelves painted
melissadwiegand added this to bookshelves
October 15, 2013
missrups added this to missrups's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Rachel Johnson added this to family room builtins
October 13, 2013
screens in cabinet doors
laurenmcaldwell added this to decorating ideas
October 12, 2013
Book shelf decorating
senoia138 added this to Bookshelves for sitting room
October 4, 2013
Replace solid door panel with mesh? Hum, interesting.
rmmama added this to rmmama's ideas
September 25, 2013
Room color
Jill Haselman added this to Chicago
September 20, 2013
kwulf added this to kwulf's ideas
September 14, 2013
Dark floors and built-ins
tiaharrison added this to living room
September 11, 2013
Built ins
auchs added this to family room
September 10, 2013
Bookshelves display
tfiske added this to tfiske's Ideas
September 9, 2013
jenliu611 added this to jenliu611's Ideas
September 8, 2013
Paint color
curtchiasson added this to curtchiasson's Ideas
September 6, 2013
Color scheme and floor
jtysor added this to fireplaces
September 5, 2013
Similar to mounting above stone fireplace
demtuc added this to demtuc's ideas
September 4, 2013
Fancy and cool at the same time! My style
gina1977 added this to gina1977's ideas
August 29, 2013
Green and bookshelf
Alison Rhea added this to Alison_Rheas ideas
August 27, 2013
sarah7614 added this to 74 South Road Living Room
August 26, 2013
adamandperri added this to gassman10's Ideas
August 25, 2013
build in shelves decoration
arbrown added this to arbrown's Ideas
August 24, 2013
The floor
smdossola added this to Mantles
August 22, 2013
interesting to have fronts of cabinets painted same color as back of wall.
striddycakes added this to Bedroom Ideas
August 14, 2013
Color green the table is
ahnjoe added this to ahnjoe's Ideas
August 13, 2013
Ebony floors bedroom
jgamp added this to Molding
August 2, 2013
juanjacobo1 added this to juanjacobo1's Ideas
July 29, 2013
Book shelf
jendeeter added this to jendeeter's ideas
July 25, 2013
Built in idea
kataomoi added this to Entryway - Cabinets
July 18, 2013
ventilated cabinet doors
eaglesquare added this to office
July 17, 2013
book shelf
my2kids2 added this to my2kids2's ideas
June 27, 2013
Furniture arrangement
Rebecca Lubeek added this to renovation
June 26, 2013
the bright couch on the black floor
crpinehurst added this to ohio61470
June 24, 2013
The white and gray combo, with pops of lemon, black and white. Large flat screen TV over fireplace.
nadiableu1 added this to design how to's
June 23, 2013
Built ins, mantle, moulding
Jesse Ogor Sr. added this to webuser_95498's ideas
June 21, 2013
Hearth and fireplace
jacksonmd added this to new house
June 19, 2013
Paint, floors
Tamara Mirkovic added this to Living Room Ideas
June 9, 2013
Wall colour
jazzsilva added this to jazzsilva's ideas
June 4, 2013
kbockma added this to kbockma's Favorites
June 2, 2013
Existing home
carolynjane73 added this to carolynjane73's Ideas
May 29, 2013
Mesh doors
jillrutherford added this to Living room
May 19, 2013
racheldwight added this to Family Room Ideas
May 12, 2013
built in look
vickykaps added this to vickykaps's ideas
May 10, 2013
Love the whole room especially bookcase
quansoon added this to Living Rooms/Dens
April 17, 2013
bookshelves, fireplace
mlemar added this to mlemar's Ideas
April 12, 2013
Like those top shelf details.
Lindsay DelMedico added this to lindsay_delmedico's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Love the contrast paint job in the built ins
kcnatalia added this to black floor inspiration
March 18, 2013
colors, book shelf
alillis03 added this to alillis03's Ideas
March 17, 2013
Gray walls
galyapetrova added this to galyapetrova's Ideas
March 16, 2013
kerrymyers added this to kerrymyers's ideas
March 6, 2013
Living room
candyc3 added this to candyc3's Ideas
February 27, 2013
Like the doors
kimcothren added this to kimcothren's Ideas
February 22, 2013
jeigh0202 added this to built ins
February 11, 2013
door panels
carolrichman added this to carolrichman's Favorites
February 9, 2013
Grey walls, white accents, pop of color, built ins
lhurn added this to Living Room
February 4, 2013
built ins
Nicole Scarborough added this to living room
February 3, 2013
tilt down tv
moebean143 added this to moebean143's ideas
February 2, 2013
wall unit
jaxler12 added this to jaxler12's ideas
January 31, 2013
Room setup
rosiefoley added this to Living rooms
January 30, 2013
remodelgirl21 added this to living room
January 21, 2013
curved tops
mccorrc added this to mccorrc's ideas
January 21, 2013
Daniele Dagenais added this to daniele_dagenais's Ideas
January 12, 2013
dzz88 added this to dzz88's ideas
January 11, 2013
Mesh door
mydreamsforahome added this to mydreamsforahome's Ideas
January 3, 2013
Wall color
bronna217 added this to Furniture
December 19, 2012
Baroque fireplace in modern interior
Jacqueline_Renee Langston_Gramsch added this to jacqueline_renee_langston_gramsch's ideas
December 10, 2012
wood built ins with arched tops
Amy Guthrie added this to built-ins
December 9, 2012
an idea for breaking up the straight lines in all the rooms - note the curved top.
ilanagreco added this to ilanagreco's Ideas
November 28, 2012
Coffe table and tv
melon1981 added this to melon1981's ideas
November 11, 2012
mlbryant added this to mlbryant's ideas
October 18, 2012
Black floor
marylynnj added this to Fireplaces
October 10, 2012
Fireplace- Built -ins,
jpsmith28 added this to jpsmith28's Ideas
October 7, 2012
Built in bookshelves
joaniebaloney2012 added this to Really like ideas
October 5, 2012
Look at colors
monisaang added this to monisaang's ideas
September 25, 2012
finish off bookcases
lori_12 added this to living room
September 20, 2012
white built in for books
merryle added this to merryle's Ideas
September 20, 2012
Colour fits with previous rooms
melissarichards added this to melissa bookshelves
September 7, 2012
like the shade of gray
label added this to Living Room
September 4, 2012
love the green chaise
jmercier69 added this to jmercier69's ideas
August 31, 2012
avec porte a coté
gbcbr5 added this to gbcbr5's Favorites
August 7, 2012
Nena Casey added this to Living Room
August 6, 2012
hjonjh added this to hjonjh's ideas
August 5, 2012
Gives general layout for fireplace design
skibunny0830 added this to skibunny0830's ideas
August 4, 2012
Wall color...similar to wick ham gray
otterlove added this to living room
July 30, 2012
wickham gray paint
cmmeade added this to cmmeade's Ideas
July 23, 2012
Wall color
gracekm928 added this to Nooks
July 22, 2012
Kate C added this to Small Touches
July 20, 2012
fireplace and builtins are awesome/elaborate
jaidenh added this to jaidenh's Favorites
July 9, 2012
Lisa Tripp added this to lisa_tripp's ideas for fireplace surround
July 2, 2012
high contrast, modern and traditional
sareeep added this to Basement
June 26, 2012
black floor
kevineodonnell added this to kevineodonnell's ideas
June 16, 2012
arches and lights
kenching added this to kenching's Favorites
June 16, 2012
leeadixie added this to leeadixie's ideas
June 11, 2012
zebran skin
waveav added this to waveav's ideas
June 11, 2012
fire place
martz13 added this to Playroom
June 10, 2012
Wall colour
hrhmll added this to hrhmll's ideas
June 8, 2012
Pale grey walls with white trim
civaladez added this to color schemes
June 6, 2012
Colored in shelves
amandamarkle added this to Details
June 5, 2012
- custom/carved/arched bookcases - molding - fireplace
demiandjohn added this to demiandjohn living room ideas
June 3, 2012
living room - built in shelves
smallmouth added this to Front Lounge
June 3, 2012
If nowhere else to put tv
maraclairegreen added this to maraclairegreen's Favorites
June 2, 2012
Gray walls
catsully added this to croydon ideas
May 31, 2012
floors and paint colour
abb7 added this to house
May 30, 2012
elenani75 added this to elenani75's ideas
May 30, 2012
like the grey room, you can add bright colored pieces
Ruth added this to hilldecote's ideas
May 30, 2012
colour combo
Veronica Bone added this to vbb1's ideas
May 30, 2012
dark floors
whitshat added this to whitshat's ideas
May 30, 2012
gorgeous built i book cases with lighting firelplace with tv above, love the white and gray as well.
Mary Davis added this to bilt in
May 29, 2012
colr skem
lalanoir1982 added this to lalanoir1982's ideas
May 29, 2012
Elegant fireplace, huge tv.
karenlf added this to karenlf's ideas
May 29, 2012
tv room & paint color
vickiafrost added this to vickiafrost's ideas
May 29, 2012
445 e.north water!
paw1994 added this to paw1994's ideas
May 29, 2012
Bookcase and layout is similar to my house
erinpoulson added this to Grayson's room
May 29, 2012
jkal added this to jkal's ideas
May 29, 2012
A marvel to look at!
georgie82 added this to Living Room
May 29, 2012
Wall Colour
Sebureva Tatiana added this to sebureva_tatiana's ideas
May 29, 2012
Cadtech UK added this to w1zard's ideas
May 29, 2012
davidmalcohen added this to Living Room
May 28, 2012
cdrumright added this to Dining room/office
May 28, 2012
Oil shelves
luolan added this to luolan's ideas
May 28, 2012
wall and cabinet design, color.
jehundley added this to jehundley's Favorites
May 28, 2012
Like the tv above the fireplace
andyyy7 added this to andyyy7's ideas
May 28, 2012
rudette_2 added this to living room
May 28, 2012
all of it - see other pics of same room
cupcakegirlie added this to cupcakegirlie's ideas
May 28, 2012
like color
vsrausch added this to Living Rooms
May 28, 2012
All of it!
honestdayswork added this to honestdayswork's ideas
May 28, 2012
built in
Missy Seyler added this to Cypress Leaf House
May 28, 2012
Dark floors
gethan1 added this to Living Space
May 28, 2012
candis added this to candis's ideas
May 28, 2012
living room
dando added this to dando's ideas
May 28, 2012
melayrecto added this to melayrecto's ideas
May 28, 2012
black floors
kgm1974 added this to kgm1974's Favorites
May 27, 2012
Built ins colors fireplace
jacindaheather added this to jacindaheather's Favorites
May 27, 2012
lindseyfoss added this to Living room
May 27, 2012
moussa485 added this to moussa485's ideas
May 27, 2012
very nice
sakayla added this to sakayla's ideas
May 27, 2012
cdonadson added this to cdonadson's Favorites
May 27, 2012
marks bookcase
vickii58 added this to vickii58's Favorites
May 27, 2012
Colour scheme - grey walls, black floors, white skirting boards
masliyana added this to masliyana's Favorites
May 27, 2012
White wall coverings against dark floor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™