The Cheshire Magazine October 2016 UK Article PRESS by Koket
  • The Cheshire Magazine October 2016 cover by Koket
  • The Cheshire Magazine October 2016 cover by Koket
  • The Cheshire Magazine October 2016 cover by Koket
The Cheshire Magazine | October 2016 | UK
  • Classic Modernism


  • Chicago-based designer Donna Mondi channels the dark glamour of 1920s Chicago in her latest interior design project featuring KOKET.

    Since 2001, Donna Hall, principal of Donna Mondi Interior Design has been successfully creating interiors with a delicate fusion of European Classicism and American Modernism. In her most recent Chicago project, Hall’s inspiration is the sultry charm of Roaring Twenties Chicago, taking advantage of the unique architecture of the space.

    Her interiors are composed of bold elements layered with textures and patterns, but with a cohesive feeling that runs throughout the design. One of her noted design signatures is to play with the ceiling design or the “5th wall” as seen in the Dining Room of this project. Hall covered the ceiling in an ethereal Maya Romanoff wallcovering while painting the surrounding walls in a glossy black lacquer to reflect light throughout the oval shaped room. The split Living Room also features a dynamic plaster ceiling, added to complement and downplay the striking portrait that immediately grabs your attention.

    The Master Bedroom flashes tones of gold and white, as apparent in the lively, vintage-vibe wallpaper. To add some symmetry and balance to this playful space, Hall created matching scenes on either side of the fireplace featuring two custom KOKET Divine Armoires. The iridescent peacock feather armoires were custom made into chests, then Hall topped them with hung Art Deco mirrors, to adorn either side of the fireplace for luxurious his and hers spaces.

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