This week’s edition of House Calls takes us to the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, where Will Forrest and Mark Smithe live in the former home of design pioneer Walter Netsch.
The quirky two-story concrete structure built in the ‘70s, where Netsch lived with his wife Dawn, a professor and politician, until their respective deaths, prioritizes privacy while still ensuring that natural light pours in through large skylights throughout the home. After moving into the home a few years ago, the new owners kept the beautiful bones of the home intact as they upgraded the interior—enlarging rooms, replacing kitchen appliances, and making room for more wall space throughout the house.
Taking inspiration from the sharp home, we sourced key products—or in a few cases, similar finds—from each room so you can bring the look to your own space.
This classic Eames chair can live in almost any space—its durable design features a high back, a padded headrest, and aluminum legs that tilt and swivel. Plus, it’s available in 17 colors.
This yellow knot cushion is a playful alternative to your standard throw pillow. It’s also sold in gray.
This sculptural concrete end table is a statement piece adaptable enough for any aesthetic.
For fans of the sleek cube side table featured above, this striped lookalike from CB2 adds a similar touch of sophistication to a room.
This highly rated armchair comes in a button-tufted velvet and is also available in black, navy, gray, and pink.
At only 15 3⁄4 inches deep, this all-white console table is big enough to store clothes in a bedroom, or narrow enough to work in an entryway or along a living or dining room wall.
This five-star rated bed frame features an elegant-yet-modern grey tufted headboard with rounded edges and cast iron legs. Also available in ivory.
This understated gray rug is bound to fit almost any room or aesthetic you’re working with. Bonus: It’s currently 30 percent off.