The co-op’s spacious rooms, including a 34x19-foot living room with 10-foot ceilings, demanded furniture with weight and heft, says Jessica Lagrange, a Chicago interior designer and longtime friend who came to the McEnirys’ rescue. “Their other home was beautiful,” she notes, “but its rooms were smaller and darker. Here, everything is grand and on a much larger scale.”
Large windows with their sky-high views magnify the spaces even more. The living room overlooks Lake Michigan, and the family room has views of Lincoln Park Zoo, one of Courtney’s favorite Chicago attractions.
Lagrange anchored the living room with a pair of 96-inch-long suede sofas in a “paper-bag” color with brass nailheads. The sofas were so massive that they wouldn’t fit inside the building’s service elevator, so they were upended and placed on the elevator’s roof. Two men escorted the sofas as they slowly ascended one-by-one to the co-op’s level. “I made sure I was out of town that day,” Courtney says, only half-joking.
Chinoiserie wall panels on teal background: Gracie Inc., 212/924-6816, graciestudio.com.
Paint (“Russian Olive’’): C2 Paint, c2paint.com.
Sofa (“Club Sofa 1200’’); bullion fringe (“Hellenes’’): Richard Shapiro StudioLo, 310/275-6700, studiolo.com.
Sofa fabric (“Royal Suede’’/Paper Bag): Edelman Leather, 800/886-8339, edelmanleather.com, trade only.
Large blue pillows on sofa: Jayson Home & Garden, 800/472-1885,
Small silk throw pillows on sofa: The Silk Trading Co., 888/745-5302, silktrading.com.
Cocktail table (vintage): J.F. Chen, 323/466-9700, jfchen.com. Accessories on cocktail table: owner’s collection.
Drapery (“Kushan’’/Blue, Grass #3186-02): Jim Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompson.com, trade only.
Drapery lining (“Orion Plus’’): Bergamo Fabrics Inc., 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com, trade only.
Drapery hardware: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
Lounge chairs with gold-leaf finish (“La Falaise Armchair’’): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com, trade only.
Chair fabric, front (“Cervo’’/Snap #92702-6): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068, trade only.
Chair fabric, back (“Gobi’’ silk/Tawny Gold #3132-06): Jim Thompson, 800/262-0336, trade only.
Cording (“Metallic Border’’/Antique Gold): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, trade only.
Pillows on lounge chairs: (by Dransfield & Ross): Bergdorf Goodman,
Vellum-covered desk (custom): Mattaliano, mattaliano.com. Available through Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com, trade only.
Rock crystal lamp: Therien Studio Workshops, studioworkshops.com.
Wing chair (“Ellington’’): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com, trade only.
Wing-chair fabric (“Ellsworth’’/Maya #3074-05): Jim Thompson, 800/262-0336, trade only.
Pillow on wing chair: Jayson Home & Garden, 800/472-1885.
Commode (antique): Thomas Jolly Antiques, 312/595-0018,
White urn on commode: Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, 800/592-2537, trade only.
Crystal articles on commodes: owner’s collection.
Sisal rug (“Oriental Topaz Rustic Sisal’’): Crucial Trading Co., thenaturalrugcompany.com.
Oriental rug (antique): Y&B Bolour, 310/274-6719, ybbolour.com.
Wall paint (“Russian Olive’’): C2 Paint, c2paint.com.