Inspired by the family’s former Chicago loft, Massimo Interior Design transforms a traditional kitchen and master bath to suit a modern family
The couple and designers all agreed this kitchen called for a light fixture that would make a statement. Leslie found this airy, spherical pendant made of wool yarn and epoxy, which also helps to balance out the heavier materials in the room.
Relocating from a loft in Chicago to Little Rock to be closer to family, you might expect Leslie and Charley Parnell would look for a place downtown, something similar to their last residence. However, after 25 years in the city, they were excited to offer their son, Jackson, something he’d never had before—a backyard.
“We lived right downtown, and it was hard to have a place for him to ride a bike,” Leslie explains. When she and her mother first walked into this house, she immediately saw past its traditional, walled-in layout to a house they could soon call home. “The second time I saw this house, I had my designer and contractor come to make sure that what we wanted to do, we could do,” Leslie says. “What we could do in the kitchen and bathroom would make or break the decision to buy the house.”…