jamesthomas, LLC


Business Description
jamesthomas is a multi-disciplinary residential design firm that works with clients throughout the US and abroad. Each project is unique and reflects the personal taste of the homeowners. We offer each client a structured design process that is tailored to their individual needs while consistently maintaining a clean, sophisticated aesthetic. Our projects are luxurious, layered and timeless without being stuffy. Current and past projects include an Adirondack cabin in upstate New York, a penthouse in Chicago, a lakefront estate on the Chicago North Shore, a weekend house on Lake Michigan, a family home in Sun Valley and a get-away in France. We charge a set project fee only and do not upcharge on furniture, fabric, tradespeople, etc.

Certification and Awards
Best of 2013 Houzz Interior Designer
Chicago & North Shore's National Recognized Design Firm
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James Dolenc 
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Address:
2401 W. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60612 
Fax:
(312) 738-3474 
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We hired James and Tom to help remodel our summer home and guest house in Michigan. After trying to find ideas on Houzz..I came across their house which I LOVED and realized it was not far from ours i... Read More
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I would love to know an average cost of the sectionals also! they are fabulous!
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Glad you like! Please email us directly for a quote: james@jtliving.com.
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thesundanceclinic
Hello and thank you! I've now gone to the RH site - it comes in a polished nickel, chrome or satin nickel. Did you install the satin nickel finish? It appears to have more color than that? Thanks again for your response and sorry to bother you again. Andrea from Calgary
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No worries. We selected the polished nickel finish. Hope this helps!
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I worked with James and his team on furnishing and designing a few rooms, and fine tuning the remainder of my home. They understood my tastes and preferences and did a fantastic job with implementatio... Read More
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is it a standard twin width for the bed? how large is the hallway without the bed?
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Yes. The twin bed is a standard width. And the hall without the bed is @ 4'-0" wide. Hope this helps!
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Greetings. Please send me an email directly at james@jtliving.com. Thank you!
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Thank you! Black Panther #2125-10 / Benjamin Moore.
July 21, 2014 at 11:05am      Thanked by lwilsonks
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021966
what about the sofas???
July 20, 2014 at 10:49pm   
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Hi there. I am sorry but the sofas were custom made by our firm.
July 21, 2014 at 4:34am   
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Hi there. All the lip needs to be is 1" to prevent the cushions from slipping.
July 20, 2014 at 12:58pm      Thanked by purpngold
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No problem. You could probably get away with 3/4" of a lip and be fine. Also - we would suggest making the cushion @ 3" -4" thick.
July 20, 2014 at 1:55pm      Thanked by purpngold
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That is very helpful! We were having the debate between 1/2" and 3/4" with a 4 inch cushion (with welt). It is that or no lip at all. We can't find anything that says what is typical. Do most of your clients have the lip? Or, do most simply rely on other "no-slip" solutions (i.e., velcro or non-slip rug pads)? We want to maximize comfort/style and function.
July 20, 2014 at 2:06pm   
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Thank you! I am sorry but the chairs were custom made by our firm.
July 16, 2014 at 5:30am   
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Thank you! The stone is a rock-face tile from Materials Marketing in Chicago.
July 14, 2014 at 7:20pm   
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alex511
Love it--love it all! Your taste is consistently impeccable!
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Thank you Alex! Much appreciate the support.
July 14, 2014 at 5:36pm     
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What Goes With Dark Wood Floors?

Avoid a too-heavy look or losing your furniture in a sea of darkness with these pairing ideas for flooring in deep tones Full Story
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vickimayes
I love my dark floors. I've mixed cherry wood with the dark floor. Lots of coral and white makes it pop!
July 23, 2014 at 1:24pm     
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barbaranathalie
I've had my laminate floors for 10 years and they are as beautiful as when they were new, No pets, though.
July 23, 2014 at 7:14pm   
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blkbrdcher
could i get a price on that coffee table and dimensions?
July 9, 2014 at 9:33am   
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Hi. Sorry. We are not currently fabricating the coffee table as a one-off items. Our apologies.
July 9, 2014 at 9:40am   
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Oak & Broad
That floor finish is just fantastic! Another example of how a site finished floor with an onsite custom stain really hits the ball out of the park.
July 8, 2014 at 10:11am   
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Thank you! We agree.
July 8, 2014 at 10:24am   
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8 salons avec vue exceptionnelle

Profitez d'une vue incroyable pour vous ressourcer depuis votre canapé Full Story
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Underrated, Alternative and Affordable Hard Flooring Options

Looking to go beyond traditional expensive flooring? These alternatives might be for you Full Story
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Love these ideas Nelly! All really great flooring options for Australian homes, when it's nice to have a floor that is cool and comfortable underfoot during hot summers.
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Twinkle and Whistle
Thank you Maya! I'm glad you saw that too :)
July 9, 2014 at 6:53am   
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Blue Ocean Studio
Hello, I need a 40" high banquette for a 64" round table which resembles this one. Is this custom? I'm in California and I have no idea how to measure for a banquette to fit a table this size. I have 4 Lee chairs, @ 40" high each to go with it. Thanks for any referrals.
June 29, 2014 at 7:02pm   
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Hi. Yes - the banquette was custom and made by our workroom. We would suggest having a custom upholsterer make your banquette and measure (and template the piece for you) in-field at your house.
July 2, 2014 at 7:34am   
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Thanks so much! Sorry - but the chairs were custom made by our firm.
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We hired James and Tom to help remodel our summer home and guest house in Michigan. After trying to find ideas on Houzz..I came across their house which I LOVED...
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I worked with James and his team on furnishing and designing a few rooms, and fine tuning the remainder of my home. They understood my tastes and preferences an...
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I have referred James and Thomas twice and both times my clients had glowing responses. I am a Realtor and want the best for my clients and I can't refer just...
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I have worked closely with the folks at jamesthomas for a number of years now, and can honestly say they are one of the best design professionals to work with. ...
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This design firm understands the needs of the client while creating the perfect balance in the space. They are always very professional and thorough in their d...
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