Opening Night at the 2011 DreamHome

The DreamHome opened Wednesday night at the Merchandise Mart.  We were thrilled to see the unveiling of Frank Ponterio’s Dining Room!  We’ve posted some snaps of the room as well as some photos from the party.  The DreamHome is Benefitting the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board and is open to the public April 15 – December 9, 2011.

(Above,  Jo Chicago’s Colleen Conrad admiring the console table from Holly Hunt in Frank Ponterio’s Room.  Also pictured artwork by Matthew Lew)

About Frank Ponterio’s Dining Room

The dining room design is carefully curated and refined, and evokes easy American luxury within a European-style pied-à-terre.  Bold scale, a rich palette and a variety of textures create a space of inviting sophistication.

The room dually functions as a center for entertaining or private dining.  A round table by David Iatesta and four Niermann Weeks chairs take center stage, lit by an impressive Rose Tarlow Ribbon chandelier from Holly Hunt. A Crescent Console from Holly Hunt is flanked by two elegant chairs from Dessin Fournir and finished with original abstract artwork by Matthew Lew. The setting serves as a perfect place for celebrations or gatherings with family or friends.

If dinner plans call for a table for two, the room aptly accommodates. An opulent, intimate table with embroidered fabric is softly illuminated by a hand-blown Alison Berger pendant.  A large format painting by Larry Aleshire, courtesy of the Michael Taylor Showroom, serves as the background. A grand antique limestone fireplace from Paris Ceramics is set against shimmering Weitzner wallcovering from Donghia and Florentine drapery fabric from Summerhill with tiebacks by Samuel & Sons, completing the room’s warmth and polish.

Incorporating a sensibility of modern classic, Ponterio and his team bring together timeless design influences to contemporary lifestyles, balancing elegance with modern ease. Ultimately, the dining room constitutes a lavishly contemporary space that is met with a discerning appreciation for artistry, authenticity and personalized style.


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