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Anne Coyle
Anne Coyle Interiors
1817 N. Wolcott Ave,
Chicago, IL 60622
T: 773.235.6131
F: 773.235.6134

Since founding her eponymous boutique interiors firm in 1997, Anne Coyle has crisscrossed the country to work on homes in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, East Hampton, Big Sky and Harbour Island. Her nationally acclaimed expertise has been recognized by Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, O at Home, Better Homes and Gardens, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today and CS Interiors.

When designing the space, Coyle envisioned the dining room of Baroness Karen von Blixen, the author and heroine of the novel “Out of Africa”. After losing her coffee plantation and the love of her life, Baroness von Blixen leaves Kenya and returns to Rungstedlund, her family home on the coast north of Denmark. Never one to remain idle, she transforms the dining room into her “day” room. Here, she can write her novels, conduct business, read, rest and receive visitors for meetings, drinks, dinner or backgammon. It is a versatile and multi purpose room and is how I believe many of us should be using our dining rooms today. I love this room because while it feels rather old school chic, it is utterly modern in its function.


Dessin Fournir Companies, Suite 1411
Dayton Chest
Cascade Chair
Octagonal Mirror
Ebanista, Suite 1457
Venetian II Chandelier Half Rock/Half Lead
Alloro Mirror
Pair of Bruna Table Lamps and Shades
Hickory Chair | Pearson | Hendredon, Division of Heritage Home Group, Suite 1477
Maitland Smith Pair of Dark bronze Finished Cast Brass Horns on glass base
Hickory Chair Camp Chair from the James River Collection
Maitland Smith Aubergine Finished Bench, Black and White zebra hair hide
Pearson English Plaster Seals
Maitland Smith Black Marble Vase
Maitland Smith Inlaid Box
Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries, Suite 1453
Blue and white wool flatweave rug
Mike Bell, Inc. & Westwater Patterson, Suite 613
Elephant Dining Table
Cerused Black China Cabinet
Elephant and Camel open screen
Gold Chinese small round side tables
Arts and Crafts style cabinet
Rattan folding chair
Hunt Chair
Pair of Las Palmas Chairs
Nancy Corzine, Suite 622
Pair of Harlow Wall Sconces
Schumacher, Suite 6-133
Sinhala Sidewall Sky Wallcovering
Sinhala Linen Print Fabric
Valkyrie Flame Stitch Fabric in Delft
Woodland Furniture, Suite 1446
Ramato Table: Weathered black and fuscia tones
Anne Coyle Interiors
Various accessories
Black Lacquer Chinese Console
Black Wicker Chairs
The Dining Room

Special thanks

AS Upholstery

Always Delivery

Geyer Morford of Schumacher

Scott Williams

Jamie Burns

Beverly Minister, my mother, who took me to Morocco for the trip of a lifetime. The beauty and warmth of the Moroccan people inspired the culmination of this room. The strength and dignity of my mother inspires me everyday.