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Adams Residence
Fireplace Design - Before
Tile layout design by Joseph Galli
Fireplace mantle original to home

Adams Residence
Fireplace Design - Design Rendering
Tile layout design by Joseph Galli
Fireplace mantle original to home
Tiles: By Lewellen Studio

Adams Residence
Fireplace Design - Design Key
Tile layout design by Joseph Galli
Fireplace mantle original to home
Tiles: By Lewellen Studio

Adams Residence
Fireplace Design - Installed
Tile layout design by Joseph Galli
Fireplace mantle original to home
Tiles: By Lewellen Studio
Note custom contoured corner tiles

McNeil Residence
Fireplace Design - Design Rendering
Design Layout by Joseph Galli
Tiles: By Lewellen Studio

McNeil Residence
Fireplace Design -
During Instalation (not grouted yet)
Design Layout by Joseph Galli
Tiles: By Lewellen Studio

Ruppert Residence
Fireplace Design - Design Key
Design Layout by Joseph Galli
Tiles: Pratt & Larson

Ruppert Residence
Fireplace Design - Installed
Design Layout by Joseph Galli
Tiles: Pratt & Larson

Bath Ensuite Design
Design Layout by Joseph Galli
Tiles: Lotus Series By Lewellen Studio

Bath Ensuite Design
Design Layout by Joseph Galli
Tiles: Lotus Series By Lewellen Studio

Oak Park Residence
Fireplace Design
Tile layout design by Joseph Galli
Fireplace mantle designed by homeowner.

Oak Park Residence
Fireplace Design
Completed installation.
Tiles: Watercolor Series by Pratt & Larson

Oak Park Residence
Fireplace Design
Completed installation.
Tiles: Watercolor Series by Pratt & Larson

Lewellen Studio
Fireplace Surround Design
Designed by Norm Lewellen
Design Layout by Joseph Galli
Tiles: The Pine Collection by Lewellen Studio.

Lewellen Studio
Fireplace Surround Design Completed
Designed by Norm Lewellen
Design Layout by Joseph Galli
The Pine series is Lewellen Studio's newest and most exciting addition to an already impressive high relief tile selection.

Lewellen Studio
Fireplace Surround Design
As part of our design process, we typically include a tile count and tile legend for the installer.

River Forest Fireplace Design
This is a before picture.
We were able to tile over the existing brick. We have raised the hearth.

River Forest Fireplace Design
This is the selected design from 5 varying designs. Modifications were made to the background color of the tile.
I provided as much information as possible such as which tiles should be a bull-nosed tile or over-glased edge tile.

River Forest Fireplace Design
Finished installation with added mantel. This customer is extremely satisfied with the process and result.
Tiles: Watercolor Series by Pratt & Larson

New Construction Fireplace Design
This is a before picture during the construction phase.

New Construction Fireplace Design
This is the selected design (from 4 varying designs. Modifications were made to the color of the tile.
I provided as much information as possible such as which tiles should be a bull-nosed tile or over-glased edge tile.

New Construction Fireplace Design
This is the completed fireplace wall. Tiles are by Lewellen Studio. The artist, Norm Lewellen had developed this customized glaze color specifically for this project.

New Construction Fireplace Design
This is the selected fireplace wall design. Tile coloration has been modified.

New Construction Fireplace Design
I will very often provided a number of design variations on a theme.

New Construction Fireplace Design
I will very often provided a number of design variations on a theme.

Breakfast Nook Design
Elmhurst, IL
This design originally incorporated leather upholstered cushions and Craftsman style wood inlays.

Breakfast Nook Design-Finiashed
Elmhurst, IL
This is the completed design which has been considerably simplified. The light fixture was also included in our finished design.

Fireplace Design
Elmhurst, IL
This same customer had asked us to re-design their current fireplace in a Craftsman style. This wa the preferred design.

Fireplace Alternate Design
Elmhurst, IL
This is a design alternate.

Fireplace Alternate Design
Elmhurst, IL
This is a design alternate.

Bath Vanity Design
Lake Forest, CA
This was a back splash wall design using Lewellen Studio tiles.

Fireplace Design
Lake Forest, CA
This was an optional fireplace wall design using mostly solid color tiles.

Fireplace Design
Lake Forest, CA
This was an optional fireplace wall design using mostly solid color tiles.

Fireplace Design
Oak Park, IL
This is a before photo of the fireplace.

Fireplace Design,
Oak Park, IL
This is the selected design. One of the key goals of this project was to compliment an existing rug in the room.

Fireplace Design
Oak Park, IL
This is the completed design. Bookcase buil-in units were also installed flanking this fireplace.

Fireplace Design
Oak Park, IL
Detail image of tiles.

Great Room Wall & Fireplace,
Forest Park, IL
This design included an adjacent custom pantry unit (shown left).

Great Room Wall & Fireplace,
Forest Park, IL
This is the selected color option.

Great Room Wall & Fireplace,
Forest Park, IL
Completed installation.

Wall & Fireplace Design
Chicago, IL
This design provided a cohesive look by encasing existing vintage radiators. The top surface is continual wrap around surface.

Matching Buffet Design
Chicago, IL
We designed this matching buffet and hutch for the adjacent room.

Fireplace Frieze Design
Craftsman Style
We designed this fireplace frieze incorporating period style wall sconces.

Fireplace Frieze Design
Prairie Style
We designed this fireplace frieze incorporating period style wall sconces.

Restroom Overhaul
Unity Temple - Oak Park, IL
This was a re-design of the existing (and original) restrooms within this Frank Lloyd Wright designed structure.

Restroom Overhaul - Design
Unity Temple - Oak Park, IL
Our design included new sink vanities, mirrors, lighting and tiles.

Restroom Overhaul
Unity Temple - Oak Park, IL
Our design completed.
Fabrication and installation by Manor ReDevelopment.

Home Office Wall System Design
River Forest, IL
This design was specific to the needs of the customers home office. This was a "hideaway" system allowing the customer to close up shop at the end of the day. We had to work with existing heat registers.

Home Office Wall System Design
River Forest, IL
Shown with all doors open.

Home Office Wall System Design
River Forest, IL
A lower cost solution not addressing the existing heat registers.

Kitchen Backsplash Design
Elmhurst, IL
This is a back splash tile design for a wrap around kitchen and wet bar with a Prairie style home.

Kitchen Backsplash Design
Elmhurst, IL
Finished installation.

Kitchen Backsplash Design
Elmhurst, IL
Finished installation.