Home Bunch - Interior Design Ideas


Hello, everyone! It’s wonderful to have you on Home Bunch today and I am truly excited to present the impeccable work of this talented builder on the blog. Donatelli Builders specialize in building upscale custom homes and performing luxury renovations in the Chicago suburbs area and it’s an honor to have them here for the first time. Please, keep reading to know more details about this recent home renovation:


“Having spent years in the home they built in 2002, our clients John + Lisa were ready to bolster the overall function and design to better suit their lifestyle. Thoughtfully crafted and curated with the help of local Architect and interior design team Z+O architecture + interiors, the spaces now flow together while still maintaining room definition. The first floor is reimagined and embodies everything the homeowners intended; welcoming, bright, purposeful and a place to gather with family and friends.

No details were left unturned from floor to ceiling. The whole house electrical system has been enhanced, streamlined and uncluttered. Counter top pop up receptacles are installed to reduce unsightly wall outlets, shelf lighting has been added to create ambience and all the controls are programed together to be operated in a convenient phone app. The kitchen windows have been lengthened down to the counter tops to fill the space with light and brightness; easily transformed with automated Lutron window shades fully compatible with the lighting control system. Trim details tie together seamlessly to carry one room into the next in perfect choreographed form and function.

The spaces now have a finish and flow; retiring dated designs and technologies for a thoughtfully composed layout that best suits the way the homeowners live and entertain in their home.”


Photos by Picture Perfect House.


Home Renovation Ideas

As you walk through the front door, centered in the home is the Kitchen. The overall layout now makes sense with distinct work zones and a place for family and friends to gather. Box beams were added to break up the vast ceiling and give definition to each area in the Kitchen, and carefully coordinated lighting align within the pattern of the box beams. The windows were replaced, enlarged and specified in black to create a focal point and add a connection to the beautiful back yard. The knee wall under the window wall was removed so the new windows sit directly on the countertops. Finishes were kept neutral, incorporating elements of interest with the blue cabinets, walnut shelves, brass cabinet hardware and light fixtures. No details were overlooked including adjusting cabinet layouts to allow for perfect tile back splash layouts and never placing switches or outlets within those tiled spaces for the most pleasing look possible. Alignment of shelving and range hood with grout joints and pop-up counter top outlets with wireless charging and USB ports make this exceptionally user friendly with a timeless contemporary look.

Kitchen Shelves

Kitchen shelves are Oiled Claro Walnut shelves handcrafted by Rest & Repine Furniture Studio.


Backsplash is Sonoma Tilemakers, Stellar in Bossy Grey, Glossy.

Other Backpslash Tiles: here, here, here, here, here & here.


Counter tops: Colorquartz, Statuario Leonardo.

Island Dimensions

Island Dimensions- 4’6” x 10’ 0”

Cabinet Hardware

Cabinet Hardware: Pulls- Colonial Bronze Straight Shank Pull in Satin Brass – similar here.

Knobs- Colonial Bronze Round Shank Knob in Satin Brass – similar here.

Wall Paint Color

Walls and trim are “Benjamin Moore Light Pewter 1464”.

Kitchen Cabinetry

Cabinet Details: Cabinets by Donatelli Builders, full custom. Species- Hard Brown Maple. Perimeter + Island: “Sherwin Williams SW 7043 Worldly Gray”.

Kitchen Lighting

Island Pendants- Restoration Hardware, Machinist Glass Cloche Pendant in Burnished Brass – similar here & here.

Other Affordable Lighting: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Counterstools: Bottega Counter Stool – similar here – Others: here, here, here & here.

Kitchen Ceiling

Ceiling Treatment: Decorative Box Beam Design painted to match cabinetry, Worldly Gray by Sherwin Williams.

Ceiling Fixtures- Schoolhouse Satellite with wide cone in Brass/Clear glass – similar here & here.

Perimeter Cabinet Paint Color

Navy Cabinet Paint Color: “Sherwin Williams SW 7602 Indigo Batik”.

Automated Window Shades: Lutron QS Wireless Shades in Basketweave 90, 5% Openness, Oyster/ Pearl Grey.

Kitchen Windows

“The kitchen windows have been lengthened down to the counter tops to fill the space with light and brightness“.

Charging Power Pop Up

Counter Top Accessories- Lew Electric PUR20 with 2 USB/Wireless Charging Power Pop Up.

Mixer: KitchenAid.

Sink & Faucet

Kitchen Faucet- Moen Sleek with MotionSense Wave Spot Resist Stainless Kitchen Faucet + soap dispenser.

Sink- Kohler Whitehaven tall apron sink in white.

Laundry Room

Adjacent to the Kitchen, the Laundry Room boasts a wide-open space full of natural light. Originally, the room was narrow and cramped, but now, the previous individual rooms were opened by removing walls with doorways so there is now an open layout that is much easier to navigate while using this space.

Counter Top Accessories- Lew Electric PUFP-CT-20A-2USB with 20amp Duplex Power and (2) USB Charging Ports.


The Laundry Room now functions as a work area with plenty of storage where everything has its place.

Faucet- Kohler Simplice in Polished Chrome.

Sink- Elkay Quartz Luxe in Caviar.

Counter Top: Colorquartz, Statuario Leonardo.

Pulls- Atlas Bradbury Pull in Polished Chrome.

Knobs- Atlas Bradbury Knob in Polished Chrome.

Laundry Room Cabinetry

Cabinets by Donatelli Builders, full custom. Species- Hard Brown Maple Finish in Sherwin Williams SW 7043 Worldly Gray.

Backsplash- WOW, SW Lab in Cotton Gloss – similar here & here.

Wall Fixtures- Savoy House Morland 1 Light Adjustable Sconce in Polished Nickel.

Wall Paint Color

Walls &Trim Paint Color – “Light Pewter by Benjamin Moore”.

Ceiling Fixtures- Kichler Silberne Pendant Light in Classic Pewter.

Master Bathroom

The Master Bath is refreshed with a bright open feel and personalized with His + Her spaces. The main focal point is the patterned floor tile surrounded by neutral tones. Recessed medicine cabinets provide additional storage, counter top pop-up receptacles eliminate wall outlets, in floor heating and towel warmers provide warmth and efficiency. Behind the freestanding bath tub, a solid surface window sill has been added to allow placing items on without damaging the paint finish. Impeccable emphasis was placed on the coordination between tile layouts, plumbing fixtures and wall niches to ensure that symmetry is maintained for a feeling of true luxury. Polished nickel plumbing fixtures with hints of brass in the cabinet hardware and light fixtures capture the warmth of the space and overall timeless look.

Cabinet Details: Cabinets by Donatelli Builders, full custom. Species- Hard Brown Maple Finish- Benjamin Moore Light Pewter.

Faucets- Kohler Margaux collection in Polished Nickel.

Wall Fixtures- George Kovacs Tube in Honey Gold.

Counter tops, Window Sill, Shower Parts- Colorquartz, Statuario Leonardo.

Pulls- Lews Barrel Pull in Satin Brass.

Knobs- Emtek Hampton Knob in Satin Brass and Clear Crystal.

Towel Warmer- Amba Jeeves H Straight in Oil Rubbed Bronze.

Freestanding Tub- Kohler Sunstruck in White.

Wall Paint Color

Bathroom Wall Paint Color: “Benjamin Moore Light Pewter 1464”.

Shower Wall Tile

Shower Wall- Sonoma Tilemakers, Stellar in Cloud Dancer Glossy + Sonoma Tilemakers, Stellar in Night Fall Glossy (Base).


Shower Faucets: Kohler Margaux collection in Polished Nickel.

Floor Tile

Floor/Shower Floor- Nouveau Grey in Natural Dark Deco + Land Nouveau Ivory in Natural – Other Beautiful Tiles: here, here, here, here & here.

Game Room

The game room sets a lively mood with mirrored tile backsplash and up-lit display shelves inspired by a Chicago bar. The space will be centered around a large round table and upholstered chairs under the sculptural pendant light fixture, a perfect setting for game nights. The ambiance is made complete by the homeowner’s vinyl collection, played through the enhanced sound from newly incorporated Sonos sound system. The blue high gloss cabinets, brass cabinet hardware and walnut shelves tie the game room and adjacent kitchen together, and the 10-foot ceilings are brought to human-scale by the added transoms. The metallic patterned ceiling wall covering is a bold motif that is repeated in the game room furnishings and contributes textured elements to the vibrant atmosphere of the room.

Walls + Trim- Light Pewter 1464 by Benjamin Moore.

Shelves: Oiled Claro Walnut shelves handcrafted by Rest & Repine Furniture Studio.

Counter tops- Colorquartz, Statuario Leonardo.

Faucet- Newport Brass Jacobean Prep in Satin Bronze.

Sink- Kohler Undertone in Cane Sugar.

Ceiling Wall Covering: Harlequin, Koto in Brass – Other Beautiful Wallpaper: here, here, here, here & here.


Backsplash- Oceanside, Devotion in Antique Mirror Heirloom – similar here.

Cabinet Paint Color

Cabinets are by Donatelli Builders, full custom. Species- Hard Brown Maple Finish in “Indigo Batik by Sherwin Williams”.

Pulls- Colonial Bronze Straight Shank Pull in Satin Brass – similar here.

Knobs- Colonial Bronze Round Shank Knob in Satin Brass – similar here.

Ceiling Fixtures- Elk Boudreaux in Satin Black.


Many thanks to the builder for sharing all of the details above!

Interior Designer: Donatelli Builders (Instagram)

Photography: Picture Perfect House.


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