Having too many choices can be just as hand-wringing as having too few. That’s just one of the reasons why designer Michael Abrams agreed to accompany a young married couple as they searched for their dream home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The couple—he’s a hedge fund manager, she’s an attorney—discovered Abrams’ work while touring a home that he had designed, and wanted him to create the interiors of whichever home they ultimately bought. “It was great to have a professional viewpoint when house hunting and we really respected his honesty,” the husband recalls.
It wasn’t long before the couple found a four-level home that had been designed by Pappageorge Haymes Partners. When Abrams confirmed the space posed no major design challenges, the couple bought the residence and officially hired him to transform it. “Because the house possesses such an open floor plan, we chose just a few basic colors and carried them throughout,” Abrams says. “The owners collect art, and we wanted a neutral base to showcase their future collection.”
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