Jodie Shields Gives Personality to a Chicago Loft Using Roman Grey Parquet

Jodie Shields the creative force behind Home and Haven Designs in Evanston, Illinois believes that interior designs should reflect the tastes and personalities of the occupants more so than the designer. As such, she uses her talents to meld together what can seem like disparate looks, themes and materials to create harmonious spaces with truly unique personalities.

Home and Haven Chicago Loft

Photo by Nick Provost

Recently Jodie was asked to take on a project in an eclectic Old Town Loft in Chicago;  “empty-nesters” were looking update their space and to give it more of their unique style. This style included a passion for Native American textiles, unique family heirlooms and modern home furnishings.

Jodie Shields Old Town Loft

Photo by Nick Provost

Jodie chose materials with texture and geometric patterns in earthy tones to provide the necessary bridge between the furnishings and artwork. Two Merida Roman Grey Parquet rugs in adjoining living rooms were used to connect the loft into a unified living space, rich with texture and bold yet comfortable pattern.

Old Town Loft Jodie Shields

Photo by Nick Provost

We found the finished both stunning and dramatic. We love her approach to creating spaces by focusing on the occupants and we think you’ll agree that the results are inspirational.

Old Town Loft Jodie Shields

Photo by Nick Provost

If you’d like to learn more about this project or about Home and Haven Designs please contact Jodie at:

Home and Haven Designs
1578 Oak Avenue, #1
Evanston, Illinois 60201

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