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.

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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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No problem. Happy to help. The insert in the door(s) is white frosted glass.
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Thank you!! The limestone fireplace surround is from Materials Marketing in Chicago.
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Thanks you. We feel the same way. The wall color is Revere Pewter from Benjamin Moore; on or our faves!
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The wood flooring is plain-sawn oak with a walnut/ebony stain.
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what is the manufacturer of the cabinet hardware?
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Restoration Hardware.
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Murray's Iron Works in CA; Avery Coffee Table.
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Hi, just wanting to know whether you had the dimensions of the sofa's as the proportions are great! :)
August 18, 2014 at 6:14PM   
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Each sectional is 6'-0"W x 9"-0"L.
August 19, 2014 at 7:24AM   
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Greetings. The niches are cased in custom millwork paneling. The frame/paneling sits about 3/4" proud of the wall. And no - the niches are not prefab; constructed of drywall and then trimmed out in the paneling.
August 15, 2014 at 7:59AM   
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Rift-cut oak shows the least amount of a "cathedral" pattern in the wood grain; very linear. We like to mix in quarter-sawn sometimes to get at least a little movement with the grain (as compared to doing all plain-sawn).
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@jamesthomas, LLC: Thank you for your reply. I'm beginning to see that looking at pictures of both. Plain-sawn is different from quarter sawn? Quarter sawn has more movement than rift sawn. It seems more choices lean toward rift sawn (but a majority of those were contemporary light toned finishes - so a more lineal pattern may be part of the reason for picking the rift cut......your observations please). We're going with white oak - I'm leaning toward mixing rift cut w/some quarter sawn based on your comments. We have to play with the stain but what I'm looking for is a diluted coffee tone (dark, but able to see wood grain).
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Joy Bidnick
can i ask what simple wall color was used to offer the perfect balance of light and dark?
August 9, 2014 at 3:53PM   
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Hi Joy. I am so sorry but we no longer have the paint schedule for this particular project. Thought "Revere Pewter" from Benjamin Moore has been our go-to neautral as of late.
August 11, 2014 at 5:03AM   
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Thank you! We do, too! The pendant is by one of our favorite lighting companies, Barovier & Tosso.
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My partner and I hired jamesthomas, LLC, when we purchased our new home. They worked closely with the developer to enhance the design elements during the construction phase and also helped us with e... Read More
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Working with jamesthomas, LLC was terrific. They were involved in our new home project from the planning stages to the final furniture and accessories stage. They not only helped us choose furniture,... Read More
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We had never done a major remodeling of any of our previous homes, but we liked what we saw of jamesthomas' work on houzz, and when we met with them in person we knew we wanted them to handle the proj... Read More
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The fabric we used is from Room & Board (I think); "Cambridge / Charcoal" is what we have noted in our budget.
August 6, 2014 at 8:19AM      Thanked by Giovanna Perot-Averill
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Super. Thanks again and continued success!
August 6, 2014 at 10:15AM   
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Greetings. This floor was stained to match their existing floor color. We used a combination of "Classic Grey" and "Ebony" from Minwax.
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They look great!
August 7, 2014 at 6:58AM   
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JamesThomas is among the most talented and professional firms you will find. They are committed to creating beautiful environments for their clients. They have a great team of designers that are a ple... Read More
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I've worked with JamesThomas on five significant projects over the last decade (three home projects and two office spaces). Their vision, creativity, excellent communication and excellent taste are e... Read More
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We hired jamesthomas LLC to design and manage the gut rehabilitation of our loft space. The project entailed combining two adjacent units and building a penthouse as well. The knowledge and experience... Read More
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Stunning work! True Chicago style and class! Works well with old and new, contemporary to modern. Using the Chicago landscape as much as possible to also join indoor outdoor Of feeling Read More
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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!
July 29, 2014 at 5:26PM   
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Glad you like! Please email us directly for a quote: james@jtliving.com.
July 30, 2014 at 7:30AM   
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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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