The End of Another Year…

Dear friends,

Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, I look back at the year with a grateful heart. I wanted to take this opportunity to express my personal gratitude to those of you who touched my life in 2014, making it outstanding for John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc.

Your support and belief in the JRWD team and our mission to help beautify your world motivate us. Our achievements would not be possible without the creative and administrative efforts of my talented “angels,” a huge, vital part of every project. I am wholly indebted to them, both individually and as a group.

News of Gold Key awards for design excellence for two of this year’s projects marked the joyous arrival of the 2014 Holiday Season for us. Creating a glamorous spa bath in a suburban home, which I fully detailed and illustrated in my August e-mail message, won one award. Reformatting a condominium in Lincoln Park’s newest luxury building was the other winner. In the city home, we were challenged to create a necessary third bedroom and den for a busy family with four children, without sacrificing the need for abundant storage.

Here’s a quick look at how we accomplished that task…

Chicago interior design firm

Eliminating a warren of smaller vestibules and replacing a solid wall with clear glass visually enlarged the entry, showcasing the iconic skyline.


Chicago Interior Designers

The library doubles as office and guest room on demand. The sofa becomes a bed, the coffee table elevates to desk height and motorized draperies provide privacy.


Using an open floor plan concept, we created two separate seating groups – a family room setting faces a fireplace and television; the other focusing on the remarkable urban setting.

Living Room Fireplace - Chicago Interior Designers

We custom curved the stainless steel fireplace to mirror the shape of the crown molding. The mixed media art on torched metal, floated in acrylic, appeals to our sustainability conscious clients.


In the master bath, butterflies drift on a silver metallic background. The large, framed mirror is backlit with LEDs.


John Robert Wiltgen

While winter does not start until late December, autumn disappeared all too soon. Nonetheless, I am sending the warmest wishes to our friends all around the globe.

Please enjoy a terrific holiday season filled with family, friends, and in the very best of health.

“May your world be beautiful”…

John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc.
70 W. Hubbard, Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60654
312-321-9590 fax

© 2014 John Robert Wiltgen Design, Inc. All rights reserved.

There are 23 comments

  1. Bill


    Such a beautiful message, not to mention your work.

    Also a big THANK YOU to you and your wonderful crew…
    and for all the business you have sent my way this year.

    I really appreciate it.

  2. Jamie

    John- What a great picture of you. I always get kind of misty when I get your emails. I think of all the years gone by and the times we spent together, long ago though it was…
    I am so very glad you’re doing so very well. Congratulations!!!!
    Have a Merry Christmas.
    Love ya!!!!

  3. Cheryl & John

    Absolutely gorgeous John. I never get tired of looking at your fabulous designs. And for the record, you are a HUGE part of the most wonderful times of our year-every year. We are so grateful to have you in our lives.


  4. Fulvia

    Thank you John, your projects are outstanding!!

    I hope we can collaborate together next year on some new exciting installations! We would be honored to be selected again with some of our new pieces like Volver! (which just won the International product design Awards!).

    Very best regards,

  5. Yuriko

    Happy Days and Gay nights to you, my dear John.

    I have missed traveling the World with you. I am very pleased to know you are up and active. Keep taking that brilliant and infectious smile to all parts of the Earth.

    Love and Merriment from the West Coast…

  6. Karen

    Oh John, this is just beautiful and I love the photo of you – your smile is so heartwarming! We must get together! I would love to see you….in the meantime, have a beautiful holiday and a healthy, wonderful New Year,
    Love ya,

  7. Ibrahim

    Dear John,

    Thank you for the email.

    Congratulations to you and to your “angels” for the achivements and prizes in 2014.

    I wish you too, a new year full of such prizes and health and happiness.

    May your world be always glorious and enlightened.

  8. Mery

    Congratulations dear John & Team!

    You received this award the old fashion way: You earned it! I am very proud of you and I am going to pass this message to some people that I consider will value your work.

    I’ll love hearing from you and catch up a bit about current affairs, life, and all the jazz!

    Big abrazo,

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