Author: Rebecca Pogonitz

LED Lighting fixture

LED Lighting Quick Tip

The GOGO Girl is back at national furniture company CAI Designs, (showrooms in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Denver and Scottsdale), with a new GOGO Living Quick Tip

LED Lighting is a hot
lighting design application
that is here to stay.

This LED focused GOGO Living Quick Tips video will definitely enLIGHTen your world!

I help all my clients with their lighting layout, design and choices. Allow me to help you, too!

Seating Zones Rebecca Pogonitz

Get in the Zone – Seating Zones, that is!

The GOGO DesignMuse launches her new Video Series titled GOGO living Quick Tips!

Another chapter in the GOGO design group book of life has begun, as we launch our new Video Series titled GOGO living Quick Tips with the national furniture company CAI Designs, with showrooms in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Denver and Scottsdale. CAI Designs is truly my design home away from home where I grew up as an interior designer.  You can imagine how amazing it has been to collaborate and create our first GOGO Living Quick Tip Series with them!

Our new Series features the GOGO DesignMuse whose mission is to share with the world the design brands I trust most, all in the spirit of infusing YOUR world with passion, inspiration, joy and design well-being. Our short and sassy videos will help you take the next steps towards creating the home you LOVE, and I truly hope my design community friends and colleagues see the value in sharing my trusted sources.

So sit back, click and gather some GOGO Quick Tips for your next design mission!

Rebecca Pogonitz, GOGO design group

The New Face of GOGO design group

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Life moves forward at GOGO design group, embracing this refreshing notion fuels growth and evolution. Just as our interior design work supports and inspires our clients as their lives are elevated forward, we continue to hone our WHY.

Bringing More Love and Light

Simply put, our purpose is not only to offer the best interior design services to the Greater Chicago area, but to bring more Love and Light into our clients’ lives and to create a magical experience working together.

Kindness, joy, compassion and positive energy rule here.

This is the new face of GOGO.

Visit us on YouTube for some Interior Design Well-Being for your Mind, Body and Soul or simply reach out for some personalized Design Well-Being Inspiration and let’s move our lives forward together!

Rustic Contemporary Master Bath

Transforming a 1980s Master Bath into a Rustic Contemporary Spa Retreat

A Rustic Contemporary Spa Master Bath Vision

GOGO design group recently shared an amazing experience with a Northbrook, Illinois client who dreamed of creating her own personal Spa Retreat. After sharing her inspiration photos featuring monochromatic, contemporary interiors punctuated by subtle rustic elements, we defined her Spa Bath Vision as Rustic Contemporary, a design style that blended perfectly with the rest of her exquisitely tranquil home. This vision served as our guiding light throughout the design process, built upon the strategy to combine unique reclaimed rustic elements with contemporary plumbing fixtures and vanities along with large scale limestone tile.

Our mission was to create a light and airy space that evoked serenity and harmony. Raising the ceiling two feet allowed us to install 200-year-old refined barn beams from Heritage Beam and Board in Wisconsin. We turned to Mark Eric Benner of MEBArchitects Inc. to create the rendering to help our client visualize our design plan.

Rustic Contemporary master bath
Photo by Jill Buckner Photo

Symmetry Rules for Tranquility

Maintaining symmetry enhances tranquility in a space. Centering the magnificent soaking tub in the window was a given, and the symmetry of the room flowed from there.  The glass walls on either side of the soaking tub allowed natural light to flow through the room and to define the different zones of the bath.  Our wonderful and patient Builder, Vio Filip of Servio Pro worked closely with us, as we resolved each challenge with love and joy for ultimately bringing our client’s dream spa master bath to life.

Custom Designed Metal Framed Glass Partition Walls Fulfill their Purpose

A narrow glass partition wall extends down to the floor, and echoes the other side of the room where the shower is located.  We placed a few of the client’s collected treasures alongside towels on extra thick, clear glass shelves that accentuate the contemporary, light and airy feel to the room.

Half wall toilet room
Photo by Jill Buckner Photo

Rejuvenated Vanity Area – Form Follows Function

Floating, rift-cut oak cabinets evoke even more open space over the large-scale pewter limestone tile that flows into the shower.  We selected simple lined iron wall sconces to lend a repeating, refined rustic element to the otherwise contemporary vanity area. Honed quartz counter tops that are stain resistant coordinate beautifully with the stone tile. An exact arrangement is located on the other side of the room for the man of the house.

Floating Vanity
Photo by Jill Buckner Photo

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Landscape lighting

Landscape Lighting Ideas with Nightlight Inc.

Landscape lighting can help to transform your outdoor living space to a usable, beautiful area. The top three purposes of landscape lighting are aesthetics, to highlight key landscape elements in your space, safety and security and task or convenience lighting, according to Dean MacMorris of Nightlight Inc. Learn all about lighting your landscaping the right way by watching the video below.

My original videos are a creative outlet and I would love your feedback. Please comment below! My passion is to be your catalyst and inspiration to improve your design well-being. Sharing my videos is your opportunity to inspire others, so please feel free to share this blog post!

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How To Pick The Perfect Sofa

Have you ever had a piece of furniture delivered that was perfect in the store or showroom but a total disaster when it was placed in the room? Watch this video and discover everything you need to take into consideration before picking a new sofa.

My original videos are a creative outlet and I would love your feedback. Please comment below! My passion is to be your catalyst and inspiration to improve your design well-being. Sharing my videos is your opportunity to inspire others, so please feel free to share this blog post!

I would love to help you choose the right area rug or other floor covering for your space! I am confident I can make a huge impact on your design projects and life. Simply reach out to me at Rebecca@GOGOdesigngroup.com or call 847-337-0526.

2017 Best of Houzz for Service award

Interior Designer Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

Houzz Best of 2017 Service badge
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews.

GOGO design group is thrilled to have received the Best of Houzz 2017 badge! The Houzz Community is THE place to go for design inspiration and the expertise to bring your dreams to life. It is such an honor to be recognized among the Best in the Design/Build Industry!

Thank you to Houzz and to all who have collaborated with GOGO on and off this incredible design platform. Let’s keep empowering and inspiring each other to live our best lives!

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transitional kitchen

Transitional Interior Design Home Make-Over

transitional interior design in kitchen

GOGO design group recently transformed a home for a wonderful couple who live in a Chicago North Shore suburb. During the first meeting, my client described the home as functional, but for many years there were many elements that she didn’t like, such as the black and gray color scheme and the lack of warmth.  Also, her design style evolved to more traditional rather than the original contemporary home she was living in.

Before we began work together, the home’s color scheme was black, gray and white, void of any additional color, outside of some lovely glass accessories, a painting and family photos. Most of the walls were empty, as well as the front room off of the entry. The fun challenge here was to blend in traditional elements with the existing gray tile flooring, contemporary furnishings and window treatments, while balancing in subtle color from the art and metal finishes to a monochromatic color scheme.

To create warmth, we painted specific walls various warmer taupe colors; mixed warm metal tones such as antique brass and golds with the cooler silver tones of the flooring, built-in wall unit, kitchen appliances and window treatments; installed new lighting in key areas; placed new accessories in strategic areas; purchased lighter toned furnishings for the front room; and created patterned throw pillows with various textured trims. We also installed art that my client discovered she truly loved.

The results were incredible. My client and her husband now love coming Home and spending time relaxing and healing from life’s stresses and pressures. They told me the home feels completely transformed. Honoring the client’s budget, we created the perfect home for this family’s continued life journey, nourishing their design well-being. Mission accomplished.

Kitchen Make-Over

 

In order to create a more intimate and warm feeling in the existing kitchen, we installed 3 over sized pendants that combined the silver and gold tones that would be simultaneously experienced in the sitting area adjacent to the kitchen. We also purchased new wood base counter stools upholstered in a textured multi-toned, cream/gold/grey fabric that directly related to the light fixtures.

The Rejuvenation/Restorative Area Transformation

black and gold sitting area

This seating area is where my clients spend most of their leisure time enjoying reading and conversation. I regarded this area as the rejuvenation/restorative area. Working with the existing black lounge chairs and window treatments, we added warm toned pillows, a textured throw, a gold toned tufted ottoman and a gold metal table. We also changed the carpet to reflect the new warmer toned finishes, while still blending with the existing gray tile flooring throughout the kitchen and dining room.

Dining Room Blending

transitional interior design, dining room

To create the new dining room, we painted the walls a pale shade of gray to serve as a unifying backdrop to the existing drapery, contemporary glass dining table and gray tile floor. In order to serve the client’s desire for a more traditional, warm feeling and blend with the contemporary elements, we purchased French style upholstered wood dining chairs, an organic feeling gold and crystal chandelier and two multi colored landscape paintings. A large antique gold framed mirror was installed on the opposite wall to open the space.

dining room light fixture
Look at the beautiful detail on the gold-branched light fixture!

Transitional Interior Design of the Family Room

transitional design, family room

Working with the existing black sectional and window treatments, we blended in the gold/silver metal finishes now installed throughout the first floor, and broke up the expanse of black color with various sized and patterned throw pillows in gold and taupe fabrics. We also added a round gold/silver base table and coordinating C-table to balance the large sectional and create another zone in the open floor plan where family and friends can congregate and relax.

transitional interior design, living room

Formal Living Room

Formal living room, transitional style

The Formal Living Room serves as the focal point of the house, just off of the foyer. Selecting a tufted sofa with acrylic legs blended the traditional and contemporary elements in the home, as the couple’s existing black benches serve as the perfect “coffee” table. Drama was created by painting the sofa wall a richer taupe color. The bold symmetry of the two black floor lamps and the art that pops off the wall added even more drama.

formal living room in transitional interior design style

Custom Designed Banister

The existing banister was original to the house that was built in 2000. Refreshing the home included designing a custom made banister. This banister is comprised of ebony stained wood with a piece of silver metal embedded along the length of it. This detail was a nod to the existing stainless steel finishes in the house.

black and stainless handrail

stainless steel handrail hardware

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Home is Where Your Heart is

Home Is Where Your Heart Is

We’ve done it! We’ve reinvented the old Luxe For Less interior design tip series into our new and improved GOGO Living series. This new series will provide more in-depth interior design information so you can improve your interior design well-being!

We are kicking off the series with a Thanksgiving inspired message that delves into the idea of what “home” means to you and how designing from your heart will make you feel comfortable and happy. I hope you enjoy it!

These original videos are my creative outlet so I would love your feedback. Just leave a comment below! My passion is to be your catalyst and inspiration for transformation through design well-being. Sharing my videos is your opportunity for inspiring others, too, so go for it and share this blog post!

Let’s chat, I would love to help you design your home using what’s deep in your heart! I am confident I will make a huge impact on your design projects and life. Email me at Rebecca@GOGOdesigngroup.com or call 847-337-0526.

GOGO Living

GOGO Living Wins First Place Award at PowerHouse SMART Event

On October 13, 2016, I accepted a First Place Prize at PowerHouse SMART’s industry Stellar Success Story Awards Ceremony for my GOGO Living video series, (formerly Luxe for Less). My video series was selected by the judges in the category, Results Driven Online Marketing Campaign.  What an honor to be singled out among all the Stellar Marketers in the Luxury Design/Build Industry.

The evening festivities were captured in photos and video. See all the details on the PowerHouse SMART website!

PowerHouse SMART RNDD Stellar Sales & Marketing Awards