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.
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