Oscar Isberian Rugs help brighten the interior of an expansive North Shore home.

From Issue 70 of Luxe Interiors + Design Chicago, designer Amy Kartheiser uses a lighter touch to brighten up the interior of a gorgeous North Shore Chicago family home.

Kartheiser’s clients wanted a home that would serve their love of entertaining while also accommodating the lifestyle of a family with young children. To achieve this, she utilized refinished pieces left from the previous owners alongside high-performance fabrics and colorful accents, including a gorgeous blue and white Oscar Isberian Rug in the dining room, to soften the aesthetic of the dark wood pieces.

“I love to source local pieces when I can,” Kartheiser says, “because Chicago has some of the most premier, interesting and dynamic artists.”

The finished product is a home that embraces texture, color, and light with undeniable taste and appreciation for the home’s incredible architecture. To see more of this gorgeous home find “Lighter Touch,” in the most recent issue of Luxe Interiors + Design Chicago.