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100 year old house gets a bright and refreshing update in Illinois

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This 100-year-old house is the personal family home of interior designer Kate Marker Interiors, located in Barrington, a suburban village in Cook County, Illinois. Completely transformed, this fabulous contemporary dwelling is loaded with warmth and texture.

The designer beautifully incorporates natural materials in her home like no other. Welcoming guests into this home is the Holborn Large Bracketed Wall Lantern by Visual Comfort right next to the entry door. Continue below to see this absolutely gorgeous home tour…

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Moment Design INTERIOR DESIGN Kate Marker Interiors BUILDER Grand Tradition Homes & HammerKraft Home Co.

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Above: In the entry foyer, the Milan wall sconces are from Hudson Valley Lighting. The Hampton chandelier is from Visual Comfort.

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What We Love: This 100-year-old house reflects charm and character throughout its living spaces. The designer did a fabulous job of transforming her family home into a warm and welcoming abode that will be enjoyed for many years to come. Every detail has been thoughtfully curated, with the finished result of a gorgeous home created with some real passion. Kate Marker is one of our favorite designers that we have featured here on One Kindesign, truly remarkable talent.

Tell Us: What details in this home do you find most inspiring? Let us know in the Comments, we enjoy reading your feedback!

Note: Be sure to have a look at a couple of other gorgeous home tours that we have highlighted here on One Kindesign from the state of Illinois: Astounding modern farmhouse inspired dream home in the Chicago suburbs and Beautiful home designed with casual yet sophisticated styling in Chicago.

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Above: A warm and inviting sitting room features the Georgia chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting.

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Above: In the living room, the light fixture is the Arricka Chandelier by Made Goods.

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Above: We love how all of the texture elevates the neutral color palette in this stunning living room.

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Above: The textiles and accessories add character to these charming, original built-ins.

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Above: This coffee bar paint color is Dark Olive 2140-30 | Benjamin Moore.

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Above: A corner of the kitchen is always bright and cheerful thanks to an abundance of natural light and a statement-making Bruckner wall sconce by Hudson Valley Lighting. The custom 6″ x 6″ hand-glazed terracotta tile backsplash is a collaboration between designer Kate Marker and The Fine Line Tile Showroom.

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Above: In the dining room, the Fawn chandelier is by Made Goods.

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Above: On the wall above the buffet table in the dining room is the Hula Hoop Wall Sconce by Corbett Lighting.

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Above: The fig tree in this light-filled dining room adds a beautiful, natural touch to this space. We love how the greenery stands out against the neutral tones.

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Above: This butler’s pantry features thoughtful and functional storage solutions.

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Above: To illuminate the long center island in the kitchen, the designer selected Syosset pendants from Hudson Valley Lighting.

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Above: When renovating the kitchen, the designer wished to honor the vintage elements of her 100-year-old home by mixing new and old elements such as the handcrafted Italian ILVE range, herringbone floors, and white-washed brick accent wall. The Lucien wall sconces are from Visual Comfort. Each detail uniquely contributes to the charm and character of the space, making it truly feel like the heart of the home.

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Above: A breakfast nook with a view of nature is a great way to start the morning!

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Above: This charming powder room features beautiful details such as the vanity and tile on the floor.

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Above: In the powder room, this stunning custom sink by Atmosphyre is the ultimate showstopper. This sink can able be found in the interior designer’s shop, Kate Marker Home. The Pelham sconces are from Hudson Valley Lighting.

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Above: There is so much character and dimension in this closet, especially with the beautiful wall of exposed brick. The wall paint color is Swiss Coffee OC-45 – Benjamin Moore.

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Above: A clean and organized closet starts with the right kind of storage space. This one provides the ultimate in organization, featuring the luxury home organizing service NEAT Method. The light fixture is the Soleil semi-flush from Visual Comfort and the area rug is from Kate Marker Home.

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Above: The main bedroom of this one hundred year old house boasts comfort and style with its four-poster bed, herringbone wood floors, and a Loloi Rug.

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Above: This spa-like bathroom features the One collection freestanding bath faucet and Laura Kirar freestanding bathtub. On the floors are terrazzo tiles by Ann Sacks Terrazzo.

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Above: The main bathroom vanity features a faucet and sink by Kallista Plumbing. It adds elegance and style to the Sandalus Quartzite vanity. The terrazzo floors are by Ann Sacks.

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Above: The vanity space in the bathroom is the perfect place to begin your day. The Sandalus stone countertop, leather seat cushion, and an elegant pair of rattan and brass sconces by Hudson Valley Lighting add just the right amount of contrast along with an organic touch.

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Above: This guest bedroom is full of texture and warmth making it a welcoming respite for overnight visitors.

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Above: This black and white guest bathroom features beautiful details including the matte black Kohler Purist collection products. The wallpaper is the Fornasetti Nuvole Wallpaper – Cole & Son, while the shower curtain is from Anthropologie. The light fixture is from Hudson Valley Lighting. The small framed artwork is from Artfully Walls.

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Above: This adorable girl’s bedroom features a whimsical, pastel color palette and natural textures. The wallcovering by Rebecca Atwood Home Textiles adds interest and life to plain walls. The sage green built-ins provide the finishing touch. The light fixture is by Visual Comfort, while the bed is from Mr. Brown London. Grounding this space is an area rug from Loloi Rugs.

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Above: The designer took careful thought and consideration when designing her daughter’s bathroom. It needed to be playful yet pretty, a space that she could grow into. She selected a timeless tile for the shower walls, Calacatta tile by Ann Sacks. The Vibrant Brushed Moderne Brass faucet is by Kohler. 

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Above: Inspired by nature, the Textiles Lillian pattern from Kate Marker Home adds a charming detail on this upholstered bed frame.

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Above: The daughter’s bedroom features Shibori wallpaper in the colorway – “Buff”, sourced from the Studio Four NYC + Amber Interiors line. It gives the space a whimsical, feminine feel.

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Above: This dreamy wallpaper from Hygge & West gives this girl’s en-suite bathroom a light and airy feel like no other.

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Above: In this basement bar and lounge area, the area rug was sourced from the Chris Loves Julia x Loloi Area Rugs line.

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Above: The Big Chill refrigerator with matte white with gold hardware contrasts beautifully with the navy blue cabinets of this basement bar.

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Above: Renovating a 100-year-old house provided the designer with endless opportunities to pull design inspiration from decades past. This basement pool bathroom has an art-deco vibe featuring vanity pieces from the Kohler Kathryn Collection and a Kohler Margaux faucet in a vibrant french gold finish. 

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Above: On the wall of this lovely laundry room is the Circle Wall Vine. Available in three sizes, they will make a beautiful addition to any space and can be found in the designer’s personal shop, Kate Marker Home. The sink and faucet are from Kohler.

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Above: This mudroom dog bath features a traditional faucet and hand shower by Kohler making bathtime for the pups a lot easier and more enjoyable for everyone involved!

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Above: This gorgeous one-of-a-kind vintage rug is from the designer’s own shop, Kate Marker Home. The color coordination in this space is absolutely stunning.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Margaret Rajic

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