Linc’s Ledger October 2014

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This has been a busy fall filled with amazing things!  I just returned from Morelia, Mexico where I tied the knot with the lovely Irene Thelen.  We had a ball and appreciate all your love and support!

I just completed a video showcasing my creative process.  To view click here>>

My solo show, ENCOMPASS at Buckingham Interiors + Design opened at Design Harvest in September and will run through December.  Here are a few photos of the show.

_DSC8749 a _DSC8766 _DSC8760I also wanted to share some recent press.  Thank you Refined Haystack, Chicago Home + Garden Domestica and Dering Hall!  Stay tuned for more progress photos from our church project and the farmhouse.  -Linc

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In-SITE: Farmhouse Framing

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Our farmhouse is under construction! Framing began on July 5th, only a month from beginning framing the house was up. We set the floor trusses and then began framing the walls. Second floor trusses were craned in then we added exterior walls and sheathing. After all the walls were framed the roof went up and then the windows went in.

The site faces the golf course so views are just magnificent from the second floor. The house is nestled into the natural landscape with fully mature trees.  Stay tuned for our next post, we’ll be roughing in plumbing, hvac and electrical.

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Linc’s Ledger- June

Hi everyone!

It’s been a busy spring.  Things are moving forward with the Farmhouse and Church projects.  Thanks so much to Kitchen and Bath Trends for featuring me for their May Designer Spotlight and Kitchen & Bath Design News for featuring me on the cover!  So exciting to be in last week’s Sun-Times SPLASH!  This year’s Guerrilla Truck Show was so much fun, below are some photos.  I have an upcoming show at Buckingham ID this fall during Design Harvest- stay tuned for details!

Guerrilla Truck Show

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In my truck in front of my new series, “Vintage USPS Bags”

A few of my favorite photos during the show this year….despite the rain we had a good time!

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Recent Press

Chicago Suntimes SPLASH, http://splash.suntimes.com/2014/06/03/sho-interior-life-playing-house/#.U5ChSRbt43Y

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Kitchen + Bath Design News, http://www.forresidentialpros.com/article/11318355/kitchen-offers-the-best-of-both-worlds

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make it better, http://www.makeitbetter.net/at-home/beautiful-home/6124-deerfield-home-brings-city-chic-to-the-suburbs

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Material Girls, http://materialgirlsblog.com/chicago/2014/04/12/the-perfect-artist-canvas/lt_material_girls_april14

In-SITE: Farmhouse- Breaking Ground

2014-04-29 23.01.02We are thrilled to break ground on the Farmhouse project. Due to the late frost we had to delay digging our foundation until mid-April. We are excited to be working with Duneland Fine Homes. Take a peak at our photo documention where we broke ground and put in the forms and poured concrete to make our foundation walls.

-Linc Thelen

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That’s me in the backhoe. I’m a very safe driver.

Next steps:
Form walls
Pour walls
Strip forms
Spray waterproofing on walls
Back fill foundation
Install septic system
Water tap from street into crawlspace
Install plumbing drains in crawl space floor
Pour crawl space floor

Meeting with electric company tomorrow at site to discuss permanent underground service. GOAL: NO POLES ON THE PROPERTY!

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IN-SITE: Church Drawings + Inspiration

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This month’s post is an introduction to one of my dream projects – a church conversion to a single family home. I have teamed up with my good friend and architect Elissa Scrafano. Over the past year we’ve created a design that will evolve into a stunning piece of architecture once completed.  This would not be possible without having imaginative clients that value innovative design.

This church was built in the early 1900’s .  The architecture offers unique possibilities that are not common in traditional homes:

-Vaulted ceilings create expansive space and a sense of awe.

- Large arched stained glass windows flood the space with natural light.

- Exposed brick provides texture, richness and character.

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Although we will take cues from the existing functionality of the site, we plan to create unexpected elements and pairings fit for this young urban family.  Below are some design details we are using as inspiration for the project.  As you can see, there is a juxtaposition between the rustic and refined.  We’ll be blogging and photo documenting the progress of the project as it develops. Hope you enjoy the ride!

-Linc Thelen

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Dining Concepts and Details:

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Interesting stair treatments:
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Kitchen cabinetry and finishes:

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Linc’s Ledger: March 2014

WHAT’S NEW, YOU ASK?
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Interior Define Showroom, Chicago Opening Party

2014 has begun with a bang.  As many of you know- I’m engaged!  My beautiful fiancé, Irene is pictured to the left.  On the work front, my artwork will be exhibited in Boston, New York, Chicago, and LA in the coming year, stay tuned for details.  Look for me on eHow, Refinery29 and Modern Luxury Interiors winter issue.

Last month I had the pleasure of hosting the opening of Interior Define, a new affordable furniture concept in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this year’s successes!

-Linc Thelen

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Interior Define Showroom, Chicago Opening Party

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I’m thrilled to be represented in Boston at Evolve Residential.  The modern home boutique was recently featured in Architectural Digest.  Located at 470 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA; evolveresidential.com

Read the full AD Article>>

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RECENT PRESS 

REFINERY29Small Space Design And Home Decor Tips And IdeasClick here to read the full Refinery29 article>>

HBCH February 2014

Click here to read the full Interiors article>>

E-HOW Videos

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http://www.ehow.com/video_12332473

IN-SITE: Farmhouse Inspiration

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This is the first post of a new column called, “IN-SIGHT”.  Over the next year I will be sharing two amazing projects with you- a new construction modern farmhouse in Michigan and a conversion of an old church into a single family home in Little Italy.

Modern Farmhouse-  It all starts with a client, a piece of land and a creative vision. Building a new home can be a fun but challenging process.  This blog will allow me the opportunity to share how the creative process evolves into reality.

The first thing we did before hitting the sketch pad was determine the size of the home and budget. Then we started collecting inspirational photos.  I’ve posted our ides below.  Which is your favorite detail?  I love the barn doors and outdoor shower.  We’ll be posting progress each month- see you soon!  -Linc Thelen

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West Elm Workshop Post Event Coverage

IMG_3529On November 12th, I had the pleasure of conducting a painting workshop at West Elm in Lincoln Park.  Together, we created a large-scale painting for the Teen Living Program.  The painting will be auctioned at the Teen Living Program’s Gala in March.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  We had a great time!  Below is a selection of photos from the event and more information on the Teen Living Programs.  Enjoy-Linc Thelen

IMG_3518About Teen Living Programs

As Teen Living Programs’ single largest fundraising event, the TLP Spring Gala has a goal to raise nearly half a million dollars to support highly effective programming that helps young people heal from the traumas of homelessness and build the skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.  Your support will fund: GED and vocation training classes; healthy meals and instruction on how to prepare them; field trips to museums, parks and sporting events; comprehensive health care; individualized case management; a safe and secure place to call home; and for many, for the first time in their life, a room and a bed of their very own.  To make a donation, please visit, www.teenliving.org

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