Chicago Magic Lounge

Chicago Magic Lounge

The Chicago Magic Lounge in Andersonville opened its doors at the beginning of 2018. The concept is a tribute to early 20th-century restaurant/bar magic, which became known as Chicago-Style Magic. Hester Painting & Decorating was brought onto the project to execute owner and CEO, Joseph Cranford's speakeasy-esque vision to life. Rich colors, textured wallcoverings, and optical illusions were used to create a unique space that is truly, well....magical.

Chicago Magic Lounge

The mezzanine seating area features Farrow & Ball blue painted walls. The ceiling was painted using Scuffmaster Solid Metal and a clear coat finish. Metal railings were painted with Sherwin Williams Pro-industrial Waterborne Alkyd Urethane and Scuffmaster.

Chicago Magic Lounge

The mezzanine railings were painted with both Sherwin Williams Proindustrial Waterborne Alkyd Urethane and Scuffmaster Solid Metal custom gold metallic spray. Extensive Bondo repairs were made as part of our normal preparation of surfaces.

Chicago Magic Lounge

This restroom door was painted with Farrow and Ball blue along with custom cut field applied gold stencils applied via spray finish as well as multiple clear coats applications after stenciling process.

Chicago Magic Lounge

Shows the family restroom with Maharam vintage playing card wallcovering installed above the ceramic tile wainscot.

Chicago Magic Lounge

Club 654 hand-painted Source One wallcovering installed over prepared gypsum board walls. Care taken to prepare walls prior to installing wallcovering with a complimentary paint color to avoid seams opening and showing white walls behind.

Chicago Magic Lounge
Chicago Magic Lounge

Cabaret Main Stage - Walls have multiple paint finishes applied over MDF wall panels. Custom sprayed reveals and ceiling using Scuffmaster Solid Metal in custom gold. Preparation of MDF walls prior to painting was critical.

Chicago Magic Lounge

Features a Neisha Crosland pattern wallcovering on the ceiling of a restroom. We installed wall liner paper over perfectly prepared gypsum board ceiling. Two direction pattern repeats added a level of difficulty for installer.

Chicago Magic Lounge

Shows the main bar area with handmade venetian plaster wallcovering. We installed over 20 painted walls in a custom color. Sheets varied in length with some being 20 feet long.

Chicago Magic Lounge

Shows the main bar seating area with handmade venetian plaster wallcovering installed above a custom made banquette seating.

Chicago Magic Lounge

Features an Erika Wakerly pattern on the ceiling of a restroom above ceramic wall tiles. We installed wall liner paper over perfectly prepared gypsum board ceiling.