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.
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“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.”
Photos courtesy Bruce George, President, Charles Vincent George Architects
FYI: Charles Vincent George Design Group is celebrating 50 years of design in both the commercial and residential arenas in the greater Chicago area and throughout the country.
Founded by Charles Vincent “Chuck” George in Naperville, Illinois, in 1962, the firm provides professional services in architecture, interior design and land planning and has designed hundreds of private homes as well as myriad commercial and public projects, including Naperville’s award-winning Riverwalk linear park and the Moser Tower, home of one of the largest carillons in North America, located along the Riverwalk at Rotary Hill.
(Chuck George is one of the featured narrators in the Riverwalk documentary that’s aired frequently on NCTV17.)
CVG projects have received national acclaim and are perennial award winners, and in recent years the firm was named Outstanding Firm of the Year by the Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA ). Contact Charles Vincent George Design at cvgarchitects.com.