November 2012 Newsletter

November 2012 Newsletter

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November 2012 edition

Welcome to the November 2012 edition of the CK Valenti Designs Newsletter! WAIT…November? What happened the past few months? We have been extremely busy with a couple of large projects and have been remiss in sending out newsletters this fall. Our apologies!

In this issue: Art Gallery for Chicago High Rise; preview of next month

Gallery Wall

Living room with gallery wall | Marcel Page Photography


Art Gallery for Chicago High Rise

This year, CK Valenti Designs’ copper patina artwork has made its way into homes across the country, from Washington DC to the state of Washington! One of the projects we are most proud of is the highlight of this newsletter: an “art gallery” for a Chicago high rise. We worked with Jan Cregier of Interior Expressions by Jan to create a gallery of pieces with the color and movement to fit the client’s space.

Project Testimonial

“When looking for artwork for a high rise Chicago condo, Interior Designer Jan Cregier of Interior Expressions by Jan knew she and her client wanted art that was unique. Starting with a gray color scheme with pantone orange accents, the transitional design plan needed artwork to pull together coloring from the clients existing rug and an asian inspired cabinet that was chosen. The color of the chest was primarily blue, which also brought out the small amount of blue in the area rug. The goal was to add balance to the room by adding blue into the accessories and artwork.

One large wall was being added to the space, that didn’t originally exist when the homeowner took possession of the condo. The designer wanted to add a line of art that drew you into the room and kept your eye moving down the wall and towards the amazing 47th floor Chicago view. Simply put, a small art gallery in the main living space of the condo.

Art close up

Art close up | Marcel Page Photography

To achieve this effect, copper patina art panels were commissioned in mostly 16 X 16” squares. Smaller sections were made to fit the end of the art exhibit wall as well as a unique panel that was shaped into a 90 degree angle to fit the room entrance corner. A larger 18 X 48” panel was also added in the entrance hallway next to the angled copper piece in a slighter darker toned patina.

The effect the artwork achieved in the space brings out warmth, texture and plays with the natural light that comes from full wall wrap around windows in the room. Both the designer and client couldn’t be happier with the copper patina artwork that Kate Valenti created. What an addition to the finished room!”

Looking into the condo

Looking into the condo | Marcel Page Photography


  • Interior Design by Jan Cregier of Interior Expressions by Jan
  • Photography by Marcel Page of Marcel Page Photography



We have several new project photos to share, including a built-in entertainment wall and mantel and several unique commissions for a custom home in Prescott, Arizona. We also owe you an update on the master bedroom and bathroom remodel we started blogging about this summer. We promise to deliver in December!

Happy Thanksgiving