Entries by Laura Bianchi

A Desert Get-Away

Isn’t this grand? Our long-time clients from Glenview, IL, purchased a second home in Paradise Valley in the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. They commissioned us to create a turn-key interior design from furnishings to lighting and more. We are thrilled to share our latest photos showing the complete transformation we accomplished from the existing […]

Living in Paradise (AZ)

We are so excited to share these professional photos of another out-of-town project by IEG. This one is in Paradise Valley, AZ, and believe me, it does feel like paradise there! It is the fourth project we have collaborated on with these Chicago-area clients, and we all value their long-standing trust and loyalty very much. […]

Lake House Living

Second homes out-of-state are one of our specialties! In fact, we have been enjoying our work in Wisconsin so much that I decided to establish a second studio at 304 Deerpath East, Suite E., Fontana, WI. (Same phone – 847-705-9569, and please continue to direct all mail to 130 S. Northwest Highway Barrington, IL 60010.) […]

Elevate Your Space: Choose the Right Rug(s)

You may not believe this, but spring or early summer is the time to order a new custom rug if you want to enjoy it during the 2021 holidays! It’s true. While most people are thinking about summer vacations and lazy days at their lake homes, at IEG we are preparing for the winter holidays […]

Designer Shopping Spree – Deep in Heart of Texas

Come to the Fair! Have you ever experienced the Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas? I highly recommend it! Every year I make the trek down to this quaint town 72 miles from Austin and spend three days shopping with my best Texas friend, Melanie. We camp out in her Airstream and devote our days […]

2nd (or 3rd) Home Out-of-State? Great!

Second-home purchases in the U.S. have been booming since last year, and that has been keeping us very busy at IEG. Mortgage rates are at all-time lows and more people are working from home – so they can work anywhere, and why not in sunny Arizona or woodsy Wisconsin? Perhaps most of all, people want […]

Sharing Our Christmas Trees and Traditions With You!

Christmas trees say so much about us and our families. They may tell the story of the places we have been or the things we like to do. Sometimes they track the progression of our families from baby’s first ornament to the glittery star made in second grade and on into college and career. This […]

Covetable Master Bedrooms

I don’t know exactly how the world will change post-COVID, but I do know this: no matter what our lives look like, a master bedroom will always be a welcome respite.  Day after day, we are all balancing so many responsibilities – taking care of family, working, preparing meals, exercising and schooling at home. It’s […]

Family Friendly Transition

Among Our Goals After collaborating together nearly 20 years ago, this lovely couple contacted us to renovate their kitchen and great room. As empty nesters who love to entertain, their Itasca residence is home base for family gatherings, so one of our key aims was to make the kitchen, eating area and great room as […]

New Photos – Country Club Home

Country Club Inspiration I hope you enjoy these just-released photos of our most recent project in Lake in the Hills, Illinois! You can find all of the photos on our website: Country Club Living.  The lovely property that surrounds this country club residence was the design inspiration for this multi-phased interior update. Located at the […]