Before and After: A Chicago Condo Becomes a Stylish Pied-à-Terre

Designer Brynn Olson of was given a large but manageable task when approached by her clients to transform their nondescript modern box of an apartment into a city escape that would feel fresh and contemporary, yet still in line with their classic taste.

The two-bedroom condo is located in Chicago’s River North area and serves as a downtown pied-à-terre for the near-empty nesters who also have a home in the suburbs. No strangers to working with interior designers, the couple brought experience and opinions to the table. It turned out that Olson’s eclectic yet classic aesthetic was the perfect fit for the project. Smart custom furniture designs and curated vintage accents combine to create a thoughtful, layered space perfect for entertaining in the city. Scroll down to see the transformation.