The Foyer

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Blutter Shiff

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Janet Shiff & Lynn Boutross
Blutter Shiff Design Associates
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1648, Chicago,
IL 60654
T: 312.467.9054
F: 312.467.1901

Blutter Shiff Design Associates is located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of the design community of Chicago.

It was founded over 50 years ago by Joan Blutter, FASID who was an industry leader and visionary. Joan's impeccable style, majestic personality, warmth and tireless work ethic made her a celebrated icon within the design world. Janet Blutter Shiff, ASID is proud to continue her mother's legacy.

Janet is a recognized professional in the design industry, and her passion and enthusiasm for the career she cherishes has made her one of Chicago's most successful interior designers.

Together with her team she provides luxury residential and commercial interiors, to the highest standards of excellence working in every style and vein, with no project being too large or too small.

Lynn Boutross, ASID is a Senior Design Partner, and a lead designer. With her wealth of knowledge and experience in design, project management and construction, she is a vital part of Blutter Shiff designs. Lynn excels at interpreting a client's desires by creating an ambiance and environment to enhance their lifestyle while also remaining on budget. She has been with the firm for more than 29 years.

The firm takes extraordinary pride in personal attention and fostering lifelong relationships with their clients, colleagues, architects, and industry partners. Blutter Shiff Design Associates has an extremely loyal and broad client base in both primary and secondary homes through the country. Their work has been published in numerous trade magazines, digital outlets and consumer publications. In addition to a vast number of residential clients throughout metropolitan Chicago, the firm is currently working on projects in New York, Florida, Arizona, California and Colorado.

The Foyer reflects our vision of all that we love and represent at Blutter/Shiff Design Associates. Classic, timeless, uncultured, sophisticated with a unique elegant twist and a dash of fun!

The soft color palette combines warm white and taupey grey tones. The sparkle of metallic with silver leaf and white gold create an inviting yet functional space as you enter the 2016 DreamHome.

We were inspired by the golden age glamour and its captivating luxury. In our Foyer, we opted to bring that glam into the 21st century and design a space that has a contemporary edge.

We have showcased some of our favorite items available from the exclusive and vast choices here in the Design Center at the Mart. In creating the space, we wanted the first impression of the 2016 DreamHome to feel intimate and inviting.


Baker Furniture
Jacques Garcia center table
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Collingwood for trim
Harris Rubin console table
Donghia Inc.
Boyd Lighting sconces
Boyd Lighting chandelier
Pollack fabric for chaises
Holly Hunt
Ironies desk
Ironies chair
Ironies mirrors
Ironies armoire cabinet
Interior Crafts
Chaises, Accessories
JANUS et Cie
Maya Romanoff
Weathered Metals II wallcovering
Nancy Corzine
Allan Knight acrylic tables
Stark Carpet
Area Rug
The Foyer

Special thanks

Karesh Glass, LLC

Christine Lim - Rendering

BSD Team: Mindy Markowitz & Kerry Hefron

Very special thanks

Joan Blutter, FASID - Our Iconic Founder!!