Linc’s Ledger | December 2016

happy.jpgIt’s been one heck of a year!  Wishing you an amazing 2017.  -Linc

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SAVE THE DATE ANOTHER DOOR OPENS JANUARY 18th

I’m thrilled to be participating in Another Door Opens at Architectural Artifacts, Inc. on Jan. 18th where 60 of Chicago’s most creative minds come together to re-imagine vintage doors. Another Door Opens is Chicago’s premiere design event. Tickets are on sale now at www.AnotherDoorChicago.com. 100% of proceeds benefit Chicago House and Social Service Agency.  The event is expected to sell out for the second year in a row- purchase tickets here.

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MODERN DECORATION MAGAZINE AWARDS IN SHENZHEN CHINA- 1st PLACE WINNER

The award ceremony for the 14th annual Modern Decoration International Media Award was held at the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai on Dec.5th in China. The Church Conversion  was awarded 1st place for the Annual Residential Space Award.  I am humbled and honored and feel extremely grateful to have been so welcomed in Shenzhen for the ceremony!  Pinch me please.

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TRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE’S NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE WITH KIM SCODRO

TRADITIONAL HOME’S 5TH ANNUAL NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE is from December 5th through January 8th.  You still have some time to swing by if you are in the bay area.  The home combines lush gardens, distinctive architecture, and world-class culinary experiences. Chicago interior designer, Kim Scodro was invited to create the great room and requested a colorful piece of art for above the fireplace.  Kim’s room is pictured below.  Her work is stunning and it was such a pleasure working with her and her talented team.

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SAVE THE DATE IIDA’s STITCH

Stitch is back for the 12th anniversary, and this year the theme is Sweet Home Chicago! Models will strut the runway on March 2, 2017 at the House of Blues Chicago. This year teams will be creating garments!  I’m honored to have been selected as a judge for this year. Hope to see you there!

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WAYFAIR INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2017

As the winner for 2016 Designer of the Year I was invited to New York City to present the 2017 Designer of the Year on Thursday March 23rd. Who will it be? Stay tuned…

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TOTALLY FLOORED

Honored to have been asked by Flor to provide the backdrop for their new catalog.  Pictured below are their cool new carpet tile designs in our Church Conversion.

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Our project in Oakbrook is a complete gut rehab, scope of work including architectural drawings, design and construction management. This project is a real transformation from an old and outdated home to a sleek modern interior.  Stay tuned for more progress photos next time- you won’t believe it’s the same home.  Pictured below are images showing the fireplace removal and where the new kitchen will be located.

rpRecent press includes: Crain’s Chicago Business, Lux Woman, Kitchen & Bath Business, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Splash, Centras and American Lifestyle, a few of our favorites are below.

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Crain’s Chicago Business, click here for full article >>

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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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Photo: Jeremy Witteveen | Wittefini.com

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

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Linc’s Ledger: February

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I’m thrilled to be part of the Sophisticated Living family.  Check out my ad…

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It’s been a very exciting winter!  The church and farmhouse projects are coming along well.  Thanks so much for all your positive feedback on my IN-SITE column!  I was recently  awarded “Best Of Houzz”.

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In addition I’ve had a few press placements including the prestigious style makers in Luxe Interiors + Design and HGTV.  Thanks so much for your continued support.

-Linc

Recent Press:

Our Dining Room was featured in HGTV’s 2015 Trends Gallery! The editorial team looked at hundreds of design professionals and thousands of pictures to create this gallery. They picked the best forward-thinking design professionals to be a part of it. I am honored.

DSC_3966 So grateful to be featured in the winter issue of Luxe Interiors + Design as a Style Maker!

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Encompass was featured in Sun-Times SPLASH!SHO_LT_12414

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One King’s Lane recently asked me “What is your Chair Crush?”

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There are so many sharp chairs to choose from but can’t deny the Madison Leather Barrel Chair in Rouge is my favorite-This barrel chair is upholstered in chic, rich burgundy leather and trimmed in silvery nail heads with an antiqued finish. And the best part? Made in the USA.

 

Have you heard about Refined Haystack? This new site is a hyper-local online resource where designers, showrooms, stores and clients come together to connect, share feedback and information, inspire ideas and facilitate the design process. We are so thrilled to have a profile on Refined Haystack.  Click here to view>>

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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.

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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!

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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

Linc’s Ledger: March 2014

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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>>

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Click here to read the full Interiors article>>

E-HOW Videos

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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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Highlights of the Year

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It was a huge honor to have one of my design projects featured in Interiors Chicago.  Thank you to the writer, Barri Leiner Grant for her eloquence and to Diana Bitting for publishing one of my favorite projects.

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REVISION HOME

On February 7th Revision Home featured “CURATED” where three talented designers worked their magic with the store’s new inventory.  Aimee Wertepny, Sean Cowan and Jennie Bishop were the celebrated designers who curated room scenes and  incorporated my artwork.  It was such an honor for one of my paintings to be featured in Interiors Chicago as part of Jennie Bishop’s vignette featured this past winter.  Some of my work is now available at Revision Home’s online store.

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Craig Faust, Linc Thelen and Sean Cowan

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ADVERSITY, SOLO SHOW

Over 250 guests gathering for the opening of my recent show “Adversity” on April 19th at the Zhou B Art Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails from the Zhou B Café & Art Lounge while previewing my recent work. The collection featured large oils on canvas, the largest measuring 133″ x 96″.

“While the idea that art need not conform to a traditional aesthetic in order to accomplish its goals is hardly revolutionary, Thelen’s choice to apply abstract techniques to well-known classical paintings emphasizes this idea in a singularly vivid and thought-provoking manner. By applying expressive abstract techniques to canonical works of art such as the “Raft of the Medusa,” Thelen preserves and even heightens the emotion and intensity the originals convey. Thelen is a poet in oil paint. His carefully selected color schemes and bold brushstrokes reach beyond the physical reality of the images, accessing the fervor beneath the form.” -Emma Collins, Chicago Weekly

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“Mr. Thelen’s adaptation of the Raft of the Medusa, vaguely reminiscent of Géricault’s 1819 composition, illustrates the survivors of the wreck of the French naval frigate, Méduse, off the coast of North Africa. After enduring 13 days upon a hurriedly constructed raft, all but 15 of the 147 crew perished. In Mr. Thelen’s version loose, soft gestural marks create ghostlike impressions of those who have given up hope and approach death. The painting is a haunting glimpse of what is to be on the raft, to have lost everything. Indicated by stronger gestural marks, the survivors who might yet be rescued speak of hope amid despair.” -Mary A. Osborne, examiner.com

ADVERSITY PRESS

Below is some press about the show.  Click on the images to read the full article online.Circle in the Fire | The Chicago Weekly Circle in the Fire | The Chicago WeeklyThe Secret Life of High-End Chicago Architectural Designer Linc The Secret Life of High-End Chicago Architectural Designer Linc The Secret Life of High-End Chicago Architectural Designer Linc

JEAN DE MERRY DINNER WITH ELLE DECOR’S MICHAEL BOODRO

On June 6th I was invited to an intimate dinner hosted by Jean de Merry with the Editor of Elle Decor at the Chicago Arts Club.  The dinner brought together top designers and artisans from LA, Chicago and New York.

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Irene Duarte, Michael Boodro (Editor in Chief Elle Décor) and Linc Thelen

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Christian Darnaud-Marroselli (Jean de Merry), Kathleen Mann, Linc Thelen and Irene Duarte

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Every summer during Neocon, the worlds largest international trade fair, Morlen Sinoway Atelier hosts the Guerrilla Truck Show. The event serves as a platform for creatives of all types to showcase their work in a temporary gallery space within the back of a truck. Over the years, the event has blossomed from 13 trucks exhibiting to over 60 trucks.  June 10th marked the 9th annual show and it was my pleasure to participate.  Below are some photos of my exhibit and the event.

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