Debora Lyn Interior Design transforms an uninspired high-rise condo in River North into a comfortably sleek sanctuary.
Gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining room let in plenty of natural light.
Having rented for the past six years, Rahul Chaudhary was ready to plunge into something more permanent—namely, a stunning condo in River North’s iconic Trump Tower. “It had to be something I could grow into,” he explains, and with more than 3,100 square feet of space plus worldclass amenities and incredible city views, his new three-bedroom, 3 ½-bathroom unit seemed the perfect spot to settle down.
Thoughtfully placed Phillip Jeffries wallpaper adds a touch of texture to the family room.
A punk Buddha in the living room
Chaudhary fancied a clean, masculine aesthetic that felt both modern and warm, and principal designer Debora Weisz of Debora Lyn Interior Design (deboralynid.com) was more than up to the task. “The main goal was to take the space and elevate the interior more to align with our client’s lifestyle and needs,” she says. “We wanted to be able to easily adapt for future changes.” The original French doors leading into the office were too gorgeous to replace, and the living room fireplace remained as is. What needed work? “Pretty much everything else,” Chaudhary admits.
The kitchen features a Kohler sink and counter stools by The Bright Group in Baker fabric.The family room offers multiple seating options, including a Tomlinson sectional and hide leather ottomans.
Purposeful elements sprinkled throughout the space, like the Metis Atash punk Buddha and figure elephants sourced from Galerie de Bellefeuille in the living and family rooms, add much-needed character and life. Funkier features, like graphic wallpaper and bubble lighting, also catch major attention. “I love pulling items that aren’t traditionally seen everywhere. It lightens the mood,” says Weisz. The wall art in the office, an abstract piece by Spanish artist Antonio Velfin sourced from Boulevard Fine Art, has become a favorite focal piece in its own right. The designer quips, “I swear the focus of his Zoom meetings is more about where he got the art than the work itself.”
The powder room
Standout pieces from Boulevard Fine Art adorn the space.
The project was completed just in time for quarantine to take effect—perfect timing, according to Chaudhary. Weisz notes with pride, “He had no desire to leave because he was loving his condo!” He is so impressed, in fact, that he has rehired the design team, tasking them with the remodel of his New York City unit next.