Chicago, IL 60654
An extensive knowledge of art, design and antiques, coupled with a friendly demeanor and intense passion for his craft, have made John Cannon one of Chicago’s most celebrated and admired designers.
Working from a strong point of historical reference, John specializes in framing the important qualities of air and light, which make up the “bones” of any great space, to allow for a gracious living experience. However, it’s his commitment to high standards, willingness to listen and unwavering attention to detail that allow him to carefully translate clients’ aspirations into one-of-a-kind spatial experiences.
Together with his partner Cary Frank, John established and operates Cannon Frank, a versatile, extraordinarily high-service interior design office. Their work takes them all over the country— from Beverly Hills to Nantucket—and throughout the world, having recently commissioned a second project in Ghana. Their accomplishments have led to awards, articles and a revered reputation among the city’s aesthetically elite.
John and Cary both support organizations near and dear to their hearts, including co-chairing many fundraising events for and serving on the boards of the Pedersen-McCormick Boys and Girls Club, Heartland Alliance, Lakefront Supportive Housing, LAMBDA Legal and DIFFA Chicago.
In 2013, Cannon Frank was awarded the prestigious honor of Chicago’s Interior Design Firm of the Year by LUXE Interiors + Design and the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart.
Inspired by the last 15 years spent vacationing on Saint-Barthélemy in the Caribbean, Cary and John (the partners at Cannon Frank) created a trellised space with an adjoining cabana, accessible through doors placed in the Living Space and Bedroom, a layout similar to what you would find in St. Bart’s. A photomural depicts Columbier, an incredible and remote beach accessible only from a hiking path. The arid mountainous region is home to wild goats, salamanders and beautiful people from all areas of the Globe.
Our colors reflect the Caribbean lifestyle, casual yet elegant with rich furnishings, textures and the same touch of glamour you find there.
Arlen Jacobs - Bar and lantern shelves fabrication
Chrystele Escure Photography St.Barts - Mural Photography
Greg Kay - Daylight and custom lighting effects
Parenteau Studios - Cabana panel drapery and tiebacks fabrication, all drapery and cabana installation
D&D Stone Works - Marble bar top
Raymond Joseph - Trees and shell garlands for tiebacks
Gamma Imaging - Mural digital editing and printing
Lee Lumber Co - Beam, trim and column lumber
Kickapoo Country Milling - Dutch lap siding