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4229 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

We used muted tones, rich textures, found architectural pieces, and thoughtful lighting to soften the angular space and give guests the feeling that they are perhaps entering a private Parisian apartment, one that is not too curated or too perfect, rather just as lived-in as it is elegant.  Like the restaurant’s name, the dining room is very much an homage to Shaner’s father.  The nature-printed wallcoverings and houndstooth wool upholstery reference Robert le père as an avid game hunter and outdoorsman.  A collection of vintage and salvaged pieces, including an antique bureau belonging to the Shaner family, further personalize the space.  We designed the oversized bar to give diners a full view of the restaurant’s food preparation space because they know, as all great hosts do, that party guests will always gravitate towards the kitchen.

Photography by Lena Jackson

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