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Steve Kadlec

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Steve Kadlec
Kadlec Architecture + Design
110 West Kinzie Street, 4th Floor, Chicago,
IL 60654
T: 312.644.9270
F: 312.644.7730

Steve is a registered architect with over 25 years of experience in residential architecture and interior design including the past 20 years in Chicago. Previous experience includes architecture and interior design firms in London and Boston, where emphasis on integrating modern design within a strong historic environment developed his sensitivity toward contemporary contextual design. Over the years, Kadlec Architecture + Design have developed a body of work that transcends a singular style to reflect the essence of a space, location and client.

The focus on quality design has been nationally recognized by Metropolitan Home when Steve was honored as one of “Design’s Rising Stars”; by i4Design Magazine as one of Chicago’s “Sweet 16” designers; and by Contract Magazine as one of the firms making ‘an impression on the design industry.”

Mr. Kadlec is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the Leaders of Design Council, as well as Chairman of DIFFA Chicago, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids. In addition, Steve has served as juror for various NEOCON product competitions and as guest juror for student work at the University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois Chicago, Harrington Institute, and The School of Art Institute of Chicago.

Balancing rich textures, saturated jewel tones, bold patterns and sculptural silhouettes, the design team created a study space that is warm, layered and inviting.

Dark metallic walls provide a backdrop to vibrant, floral draperies. An eclectic seating arrangement anchored by an emerald green ottoman, a sculptural chair and shapely lounge chair add contrast to a crisp, strong architectural desk.

Layers of natural finishes, intermingled with sleek, luxurious pieces add dimension and drama to the study.


Atelier Gary Lee
Apparatus pendant
Atelier Lapchi
Area rug
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Black Beauty Advance Satin
The Bright Group
Fuse wall sconces
Dessin Fournir Companies
Gerard Cabinets
Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
McLaughlin Collection side table
Holly Hunt
Astuguevieille side chair
Dedar drapery and pillow fabric
Jim Thompson pillow fabric
Jean de Merry
Heijen + Hume library table
Debra Weninger Design bar stool
Maya Romanoff
Hurly Burly II: Silver Coffee Bean wallcovering
Richard Norton Gallery, LLC
Carl Robert Holty painting
Chair fabric
The Shade Store
Drapery fabrication & hardware
Watson Smith
Sisal rug
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Special thanks

Elizabeth Uhlig for pillow fabrication

Manny Torres for chair reupholstery

Dierdre Jordan for lounge chair

Maria Hubbard for throw

Bukiety for providing flowers/plants

Scott Himmel for ottoman