Before & After: A Remodeled Chicago Kitchen Channels the Owners’ Commitment to the Arts

Before & After: A Remodeled Chicago Kitchen Channels the Owners’ Commitment to the Arts

By Melissa Dalton
The couple behind Threadless eschew boring neutrals for more natural light, plants, and vibrant color in their kitchen remodel.

Ready to update their home in a historic neighborhood in Chicago, Shondi and Jake Nickell—he started the crowdsourced T-shirt company Threadless in 2000, which now produces a wide variety of apparel, shoes, and home goods—tapped Shumaker Design + Build Associates to incorporate lots of natural light and a rich color and material palette into their new kitchen. 

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