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Yesterday I shared some background on how Nancy Walsh and Hannah Moore formed the concept for their award winning Mallinckrodt Condo interior design. Today, they share the main challenges they faced for the chapel turned condo…

“The challenges within the space became another driving force for the interior design. We needed to create a space that didn’t distract from or disappear behind the original architecture. Lighting was an interesting challenge because we wanted to light the ceiling, and light the space from the ceiling without creating any eyesores with junction boxes, etc.  Storage was another challenge that really allowed us to customize the space and integrate functional elements into the new architecture we were creating. Honestly, challenges can be so much fun and really force one to creatively problem-solve, so that the challenges really become the benefits to the project.

This was the first time we collaborated together, and it was so much fun and quite rewarding. We worked really diligently on this project, and it was definitely worth it. We made a great team. We accomplished creating a truly unique, functional, beautiful, and livable space that hopefully people in real life will get to experience.”

If the new condo owners decide to execute their design, I’ll be sure to follow up with the final condo! Congrats again to Nancy and Hannah, and thanks for sharing your insight on your concept!


Nancy Walsh graduated from the Harrington College of Design in 2008 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Hannah Moore graduated from the Harrington College of Design in 2007 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design and on the Dean’s List. Check out more of her work on her site at http://www.coroflot.com/sided!

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Mallinckrodt Unit 313: Rejuvenation – Sunrise – Sunset. Designed by Harrington College of Design BFA Interior Design Alumni Hannah Moore and Nancy T Walsh
Last week we featured the winners of the dynamic Mallinckrodt Condo interior design compepition. I doubled back with the first place winners Nancy Walsh and Hannah Moore to gain some more insight on the inspiration and concept of their design. This is what I found out…

“Our first thought of the space was that it was very beautiful and had great potential. The ceiling is amazing: massive and delicate at the same time. The space deserved an owner and a good design. The architecture itself is inspiring, exciting, and it is quite unique for a living space. To have that sort of inspiration and an opportunity to work on something that is out of the ordinary right from the start is great.

Since we felt it would be clear to anyone entering the property that the space was formerly a chapel, we didn’t really feel that we needed to emphasize or hide those qualities. We came to the conclusion that we were rejuvenating the space rather than altering it completely. Then we began to think about what was symbolic of rejuvenation, and felt that the cycle of a day was a perfect example: every day is renewed with each sunrise. The sunrise and sunset idea also became the inspiration for our color pallet which we felt it would be an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable pallet to use within a home. Nancy was going to Rome this September, so her upcoming trip became an additional inspiration for the project and how old and new can be integrated together to create a beautiful place (like Rome).”

Keep reading tomorrow to find out what the main challenges of the space were!  Also, Harrington students – don’t miss the popular “Food for Thought” event tonight at Harrington from 5 – 7 pm in room 421: stop by and sample savory and sweet dishes all made from healthy, cheap and simple recipes! You can also pick up information on simple recipes, inexpensive and good restaurants in Chicago and specialty food stores in the city!


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We’re proud to announce the grand prize winner of the Mallinckrodt / Harrington Residential Interior Design Competition! In addition to bragging rights to this fierce and highly competitive competition, the first place winners won $1,000!

Congratulations to Harrington College of Design Interior Design Alumni Hannah Moore and Nancy Walsh on their 1st place entry above and below:

You can view all of the final entries here.  This was an exciting competition that provided some great experience to our interior design students. Great job all of you, and congratulations to the winners!

Also MANY thanks to Reuben Warshawsky and David Rosen of CLG Realty for the competition opportunity!

About CLG Realty:
CLG Realty Partners buys, stabilizes and sells or manages financially distressed properties. Through their longstanding relationships with lenders, property owners and real estate professionals, they have established a strong pipeline of potential transactions.

When CLG Realty discovers an investment opportunity, they quickly and effectively complete an underwriting analysis, based on efficient and detailed due diligence, a strong understanding of the local market and comparative values, a realistic assessment of cash flows and the creation of an effective strategy to stabilize the asset. Once they have selected a potential investment, their expertise allows them to quickly underwrite, structure, negotiate and close each transaction. To find out more, visit their site at http://www.clgrealty.com/.

Design courtesy Hannah Moore and Nancy Walsh 

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