Simply Magnificent: A Showcase of Homes is open for public tours through May 13, 2012. Guests have the opportunity to tour five incredible ultra-luxury condominiums in The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, as imagined by five internationally renowned designers.
Presented by Traditional Home and Prism Development, the showcase tour will include a view of The Landmark Club and will feature the private art collection, grand entertainment spaces and luxurious lifestyle represented within the artfully designed space. The showcase debuted on April 19, 2012 with an exclusive gala hosted at The Residences, benefiting The Auxiliary Board of The Art Institute of Chicago.
The ultra-luxury residences are decorated by leading interior designers from the US, London and Spain, including Frank Ponterio, Doug Atherley, Samantha Todhunter, Julia Wong, Javier Martin Muriel and Mick De Giulio.
Frank Ponterio of Frank Ponterio Interior Design (Lake Forest) is known for bringing timeless design to contemporary lifestyles, balancing elegance with modern ease. Each of his projects is met with a discerning appreciation for artistry, authenticity and personal style.
Doug Atherley of Kinari Design (London) specializes in the interior architecture, design and decoration of luxury residential and boutique commercial properties, yachts and private jets. Atherley describes his design style as relaxed, and strives to achieve designs that look effortless.
Samantha Todhunter of Samantha Todhunter Design (London) describes her vision as a fresh take on traditional style, infusing classic themes with a hint of glamour and wit and above all creating a space and design that is complimentary to a beautiful building and a beautiful city.
Julia Wong of Julia Wong Designs (Los Angeles) has been in the design industry for 20 years, evolving with technology and the role it plays in all of our lives. A creature of urban settings and global travels, she is widely recognized by design aficionados for her captivating residential and commercial interiors and exteriors.
Javier Martin Muriel of BALTUS (Spain) has an innate sense of creativity and enduring passion, which means he plays an active role in each project, taking great pleasure in his personal involvement in preserving the essence of the brand and his designs. Over the past decade he has continued to craft avant-garde interiors across the world from Europe to Africa and the United States.
Mick De Giulio, of de Giulio Kitchen Design of Wilmette, designed the kitchens. Widely recognized for growing and bringing distinction to kitchen interiors, De Giulio has been designing innovative kitchens for nearly 40 years. Recognition of his undying creative energy has come in the form of premiere assignments and relationships worldwide where he has garnered praise from design and industry publications, professionals and organizations alike.
For more information on the showcase tours, visit simplymagnificentshowcase.com.
Stay tuned to Simply Magnificent for features on the private art collection.
Emmaline Niendorf is an Integrated Marketing Associate with Otherwise Incorporated.