Linc’s Ledger: March Madness

1st quarter is off to a great start and I wanted to fill you in on the latest happenings.  This year’s Pantone color of the year is actually two colors- Rose Quartz and Serenity.  Our friend and talented designer Brynn Olson appeared on Windy City Live to demonstrate how to integrate these colors into your home without breaking the bank.  Brynn brought one of my paintings into the studio (shown on stage left) Watch the story here.Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 1.11.58 PM.png

In January we had the pleasure of participating in Architectural Artifacts- Another Door Opens where 30 designers and artists were asked to reimagine vintage doors for a philanthropic auction.  We are so pleased to have been part of raising $50,000 for Chicago House.

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In February we were honored by HGTV as their designer of the month!  View my profile here.

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The Prudential Building was one of the first skyscrapers built in Chicago after World War II. It had the highest roof in the city at the time. I’ll be displaying work this Spring at the Prudential Building’s lobby- stay tuned for more details.

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Photo by Eric Allix Rogers

I’m excited to share with you some new studio work:

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To see more work, check out my digital magazine here.

A few new and noteworthy new press features:

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Sophisticated Living Features Church Renovation

SL_0715_LT_sm_Page_01I am delighted to be featured in the July issue of Sophisticated Living and just over the moon about my project being featured on the cover.  Special thanks to Diana Bitting for her word smithing and the talented photographer Anthony Tahlier.  I am so grateful to have amazing clients!  Below is the full article, to read online click here>>SL_0715_LT_sm_Page_06SL_0715_LT_sm_Page_07
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Linc’s Ledger June 2015

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It’s been a busy spring with the Farmhouse and Church projects wrapping up and my new show Traverse at Matthew Rachman Gallery.  There is still time to see the show- it closes on July 10th.  Below are some recent installations from Lincoln Park and the Lake Forest Showhouse as well as an editorial feature from national magazine Kitchen Bath Trends.   Stay tuned for more editorial coverage in Sophisticated Living Magazine and take a peek at our new ad (pictured above) running in July!  Hope you are enjoying your spring.

-Linc

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I am honored to have participated in this year’s prestigious Lake Forest Showhouse with designer Joey Leicht in the Man Cave Bar and Bath.  Even though this room isn’t “Pretty in Pink”, this year’s showhouse was owned by director John Hughes. Located within the historic district of east Lake Forest, the home features the exquisite detail of architect Edwin Hill Clark.

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FullSizeRenderOn May 15th, my new exhibition opened at Matthew Rachman Gallery.  Thanks to all who came out to show support.  If you weren’t able to make it, below are some images.  Artwork always looks better in person, so you can stop by the Gallery anytime before July 10th to get up close and personal.


About Traverse:

Linc Thelen’s new series “Traverse” is a study of lines and their intersections. By incorporating the fundamental use of light, texture and color he creates spontaneous emotion, which reflects the fluidity of life. The work represents real life metaphors relating to human relationships and the evolution of time.

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Punch Drunk Love, 56″w x 60″h

I’m thrilled to be featured in the upcoming issue of Kitchen Bath Trends Magazine.  Read the full story here>>

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SOFA: “How Art Drives Design” Panel Discussion with Diana Bitting


Please join me at SOFA on November 1st at 3pm for “How Art Drives Design”.  It’s such an honor to be invited by Editor-in-Chief Diana Bitting from Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago to participate in this lively discussion.  Hope you can make it!  -Linc Thelen

RSVP- http://www.sofaexpo.com/vip/sofa-chicago-designer-reception

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Bold Design and Cool Patterns

This month’s post is about implementing bold design and cool patterns.  As a Chicago Interior Designer and artist I have been fortunate enough to have clients who allow me to be creative and do what I love.  Special thanks to Pam from Duralee, Wanye from Kravet, Lesile from Area International and Ninfa from Schumacher for their time and dedication to creating products that truly inspire.

Below are some of my favorite projects which incorporate bold colors and patterns.  Whether it be a splash of color with art, furniture, accessories, wallpaper, rug or a funky upholstery fabric, going bold has never been more fun!

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In this project I combined yellow, blue and red with furniture, lighting and accessories to make this vignette really pop. The subtle pattern in the chest and shape of the mirror turns an ordinary hallway foyer into a fun and stylish place- setting the overall tone for the home.

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Every baby needs a stylish “crib”. The baby’s room I designed for my client is hip and cool with built ins for storage, a touch of green and a great patterned wallpaper. Furniture is light and bright, with one statement piece. No baby should be without a classic Eames rocking chair.

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This living room I designed is clean-lined and modern. I added a punch of color with throw pillows. It’s easy to change the palette out with the seasons. A striped painting I created titled “Architect Series #3”, hangs on the wall and gives this room it’s bold charm.

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This dining room I recently completed includes:
-Hi-impact artwork
-Elegant charcoal grasscloth wallcovering
-Great accessories that bring in texture and interesting shapes
-Unique light fixture from Arteriors Home
-Comfortable Seating
-The dining room table was designed to fit the exact dimensions of the space
-Custom console table
-Great trim adds the finishing touches to the room, wainscoting, crown and window trim
Bold patterns were used on the upholstery and the large scale painting I created.

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Never know what to do with your collection of coffee table books? Build a wood rail for display and add a museum quality to the space. Pattern and color can come from unexpected places.

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A colorful den for teenagers is splashed with bold color and pattern with artwork, a geometric rug, accents of pink pillows and window shades and pop of blue, red and green.

Want to add a punch of pattern or color in your home?  Contact me at linc@ltdesignltd.com for a consultation.