The Rancic’s are now full-time residents of the Windy City! Our Chicago showroom had the pleasure of working with designer Lonni Paul to light Bill and Giuliana’s 1880s Gold Coast brownstone, which is featured in the September issue of Traditional Home. Get inspired and shop the looks from the celebrity couple’s new abode!
The soothing blue and ivory color palette of the formal living room is a nod to the couple’s previous home in Los Angeles. Polished nickel light fixtures tie the traditional furnishings with the contemporary accents, including a colorful, attention-commanding Tony Tasset painting over the fireplace.
The all-white kitchen features Calcutta marble surfaces and stainless steel appliances. Natural light pours in from the surrounding windows, and a pair of polished nickel lanterns provide task and ambiance light over the island.
A built-in banquette and versatile ottomans provide seating at the breakfast room table. Paul selected wall lights with adjustable arms to accommodate the many functions of the space.
The breakfast room seating area features heathered-gray furnishings and an industrial-style floor lamp, making this an ideal space for entertaining or cozying up with Giuliana’s newly published memoir, Going Off Script.
A vaulted ceiling with rustic beams add volume to the master bedroom. Geometric alabaster table lamps light either side of the bed. An antique-white finished chandelier with delicate crystal beading adds a touch of sparkle.
The ceiling of the perfectly symmetrical master bath features an glass-encased opening to the stylish couple’s closet above. Polished nickel fixtures and sconces shine against while walls and marble surfaces.
Custom wallpaper featuring a vintage plane pattern lines the bedroom of the Rancic’s 3-year-old son, Duke.
Paul designed the guest bedroom to be a luxurious sanctuary for visitors. Refining touches include floral wallpaper from Mary McDonald for Schumacher and elegant crystal table lamps at either side of the bed.
photography by werner straube for traditional home