Lake Forest Showcase House
Lake Forest, Illinois
Green has great currency this season, be it the focus on eco-friendly living or on spending as much time outdoors as possible. For this sunroom with soaring ceilings, interior designer Lawrence Boeder used crisp lime green both as a color to give the room life and as a neutral to blend naturally with the outside surroundings.
Although spare, the overall design concept makes a strong impression with a well-edited selection of furniture and accessories and a basic two-color scheme. Draperies in a large-scale lime-and-white giraffe print are the stars of the room, garnering instant attention. Instead of covering only the frame of the arched windows, Larry hung the graphic fabric from an iron rod that follows the shape of the room at the point where the walls meet the whitewashed vaulted ceiling. The panels drip all the way to the stone floor. Matching chairs accented with leopard-print pillows rest symmetrically on either side of a round table skirted in a green-and-white silk plaid. Like the chairs, the ottoman is upholstered in green and piped with white.
Lawrence Boeder, Lawrence Boeder Interior Design, 2241 N. Burling St., Chicago, IL 60014; 312/613-6640, lawrenceboeder.com.
Photographs by Edmund Barr
Text by Krissa Rossbund
Produced by Hilary Rose