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Walls of Fame

Take a cue from a hot new club and stylish spa, and dress up your walls with texture.

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Le Passage

Rough-Cut Marble

$7.25 per square foot, Tile Outlet, 2434 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-276-2662.

Zebrawood Veneer

Available in four-by-eight-foot sheets, by special order, Owl Hardwoods, 926 S. Graceland Ave., Des Plaines, 847-824-5025.

For the newly revamped Drawing Room at the subterranean nightclub Le Passage (937 N. Rush St.), designer Hughes N’Cho-Allepot played with light and dark, as well as rough and smooth textures, by juxtaposing panels of zebrawood veneer with columns covered in one-by-two-inch tiles of rough-cut marble in Botticino beige. The tiles are pre-fabricated on mesh backing, which is then mounted on Durock cement board and adhered to a wall with mortar.

 

Photograph: Nathan Kirkman

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