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Gail Drury, CMKBD,


President and Studio Director

A Bright Year Ahead


Happy Spring!
What a year to celebrate our
30th anniversary! Consumer
confidence is up and household
net worth has reached an all-
time high of $90 trillion.
JP Morgan Chase Head
Economist Jim Glassman
observed American
households are on more solid
footing than ever before. The
stock markets rally and real
Historic Gold Coast Brownstone Revitalization
estates recovery have helped Location: Chicago Gold Coast Anchored by an island, the new kitchen is truly a
households more than regain
Designer: Gail Drury, CMKBD two-cook kitchen. Super White Grabill cabinetry
the wealth erased by the
recession, placing American Project: Whole House Remodel envelopes the perimeter of the room, offset by
consumers in a stronger Builder: Dave Olseng, Inc. the rich, custom chocolate-colored stained wood
position than ever before. Solution: Brimming with character and island. A banquette greets guests while a snack bar
Investing in your home is always exquisite architectural details, this historic homes looks out on award-winning gardens.
in fashion. As you upgrade kitchen and baths were modernized but not
Demilune mosaic tiles in honed Angora marble
your lifestyle, you increase your updated enough to meet the new homeowners
create a soft, wave-patterned backsplash that
homes market value. needs. The captivating kitchen is the centerpiece
complements the Quartzite Caf Latte stone
Ready to build something of the homes extensive renovation project. Read
countertops. Two hammered pewter sinks and a
beautiful? Call us at about the master bath on page two.
custom metal and wood hood add a nice touch
630.469.4980 to schedule
The clients kitchen design focus was twofold: of sparkle. Wood panels cover tall Sub-Zero
your complimentary in-home
design consultation.
preserve the elegant homes historic character and refrigerator and freezer doors, adorned with elegant,
create a functional kitchen for two avid cooks. Dave curved-patterned, leaded glass antique mirrors.
Olseng of Dave Olseng, Inc., the general contractor
The end result is an elegant, modern kitchen feeling
and partner, constructed an addition to build out
right at home in the 138-year-old brownstone.
the home beyond its original 1881 footprint.
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Client Projects Win Eight NKBA Design Vision Awards
The Drury Design team swept the 2016 NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)
Chicago Midwest Chapter Design Vision Awards, winning eight honors including Best in
Show and Most Dramatic Makeover.
Were thrilled that our designers are being recognized for what weve known all along: Our
team is incredibly talented and can work magic with any size home or budget. What you
cant see from the photos, though, is how wonderfully these bath and kitchen designs work
for our clients. Its our goal to create a winning partnership from day one, said Gail Drury,
CMKBD, president and creative director at Drury Design.
Award-winning designers, from left: Janice Teague, CKD/CBD; Alicia Saso, AKBD; and Diana Burton.

Western Springs
Best in Show
Edmund L. Zelinski Award
First Place
Professional Design Award
Medium Kitchen
Before & After
Professional Design Award
Medium Kitchen
Designer: Diana Burton

Adding Two Houzz Awards: Design and Service


Houzz (www.houzz.com), the leading platform for home remodeling and design for more than 40 million
monthly users, recently announced their communitys picks for the Best of Houzz 2017 Awards.
Drury Design of Glen Ellyn was honored with the Best of Houzz 2017 award in the Design and Customer
Service categories. The studio also received Best of Houzz awards in 2016, 2015 and 2014. Winners are
chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from
among more than one million home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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Glen Ellyn
Most Dramatic Makeover
chosen by Modern Luxury/
CS Interiors
Before & After
Professional Design Award
Large Kitchen
Third Place
Professional Design Award
Large Kitchen
Designer: Alicia Saso, AKBD

Hinsdale
First Place
Professional Design Award
Large Kitchen
Designer: Janice Teague, CKD/
CBD, shared the prize for a
Hinsdale home remodeling project

The homes master bath


project won third place in the
Large Bathroom category.
Designer: Janice Teague, CKD/
CBD

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Chicago Brownstone Master Bath Suite


Included in the historic Gold Coast brownstone renovation was the homes master
bath. To make room for this majestic master suite, the revised floor plan borrowed
space from an existing bedroom and closet.
The entrance corridor to the bathing area houses two identical his and hers vanities.
Wall cabinets on each side of the mirrors add storage. The mirror detail helps open the
space visually.
The exquisite marble tile detail on the walls and floor of the bathing area brings
elegance and sophistication to the space. Tall built-in cabinetry with antique mirrored
doors contributes wardrobe storage and architectural details.

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Media Mentions
Design ideas, inspiration and a freshly stocked design blog are
waiting for you at http://DruryDesigns.com.
Grothouse Lumber
Grothouse Lumber featured
a sapele mahogany kitchen
island top designed by
Diana Burton on February 1,
2017.
http://budurl.com/WoodIslandTops

Modern Luxury
Interiors
Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago
featured images of Drury Designs
Best in Show and Most
Dramatic Makeover awards in
their NKBA Gala story.
http://budurl.com/ModernLuxuryNKBAGala
BRIDGE BUILDERS CHILL OUT
AT D R U R Y D E S I G N
On February 4th, Drury Design hosted Chill Out 2017, a benefit for
Bridge Communities. Sponsored by Bridge Builders, the event
Houzz Interview raised funds to go towards ending homelessness in DuPage County.
Sam Ferris from Houzz To contribute, visit https://BridgeCommunities.org.
interviewed Gail Drury,
CMKBD, about 2017 trends to
watch. Gail was the only U.S.
kitchen designer to be quoted.
http://budurl.com/Houzz2017trends

Trends Magazine
Trends Magazine featured this
dramatic master bath by Janice Teague,
CKD/CBD.
http://budurl.com/TrendsBaths
F O R M O R E I D E A S A N D I N S P I R AT I O N

Gracious living
The dramatic architectural features in this bathroom
have been reinforced by a new interior design
that places the tub in a starring role
B R O W S E O U R K I T C H E N A N D B AT H D E S I G N G A L L E R Y
www.DruryDesigns.com/portfolio
When a bathroom has plenty of drama and deeply recessed arched windows. The the edge of this tiled wall, and around the The owners wanted their bathroom Facing page: Armoire-style cabinetry in dark
architecturally, its often best served by an bathroom also had a large Jacuzzi-style recessed niche above the tub, says the to incorporate a dressing area, with some hickory wood provides storage for clothes and
interior design thats not overly ornate. tub that took up an entire wall on one side, designer. These also add a little sparkle. closet and linen storage, says Teague. So linen in this extensively remodeled bathroom.
The dark accent is also picked up by the inset tile
That was the thinking behind this and was never used. A scaled-down version of the tiles lines we added a large armoire that sits oppo-
border on the floor.
remodeled bathroom, which was designed Teagues solution was to highlight the interior of the steam shower. Here the site the vanity the two sides of the room
by Janice Teague CKD, CBD, of Drury the existing architectural symmetry, by tiles follow the line of the vaulted ceiling. are balanced visually. This has dappled Above: A traditionally styled bathtub enhances
Design Kitchen & Bath Studio. placing a smaller Victoria & Albert free- The walls in the shower have matching mirror glass on the center doors. the sense of symmetry created by the two deeply
The designer says the original room standing tub in the center of the room Schluter chrome strips. Further storage is provided by two recessed arched windows. Designer Janice Teague
was very traditional, with elaborate crown between the windows. To accentuate this The furniture in the bathroom features new hampers tucked beneath the arched added a decorative tile that is reminiscent of
mouldings and a lot of heavy stone. focal point, the wall beside the tub is clad in hickory wood with a dark Cocoa Bean windows, which double as seats. wallpaper, edging this with chrome Schluter strips.
The owners wanted a much cleaner decorative tiles that resemble wallpaper. stain. It includes a long vanity unit with an For a finishing touch, Teague added a
look there is already plenty going on To crisp it up a little, we introduced open lower shelf and tall cabinets at either dark, silvery accent tile to the marble-look Left: The bathtub is opposite the entry where it
visually with the dramatic vaulted ceiling chrome Schluter finishing strips around end providing plenty of storage. porcelain tiled floor. forms the focal point of the room.

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