Entries by Laura Bianchi

Seven Island Stools We Love

Kitchen island stools are one of the most important seating choices we make for a home. Why? Because kitchen islands have evolved way beyond food preparation and dining. They are the place where so many important things happen. School work. Office work.  Chatting with our significant others.  Vacation plans are hatched. On-line shopping accomplished. It’s […]

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Ideas for Sensational Second Homes

Second Home Experts Looking for design ideas for a sensational second home? We are experts! From Arizona to Colorado, Michigan and Wisconsin to Florida, my team and I have designed second homes for many of our existing Chicago-area clients, and they love the results. We know that designing a second home is a bit different […]

Fresh Ideas for Dining Rooms

Did holiday entertaining whet your palate for a dining room update? You aren’t alone! The holidays give us all a closer look at our entertainment spaces and sometimes, a hunger for an update or a complete makeover. Do the chairs need upholstering? Would a new light fixture, rug and window treatments breathe new life into […]

Hostess Gifts with the “Mostess”

Are you on the hunt for great hostess gifts this season? We can help! My team and I have gathered some “hostess gifts with the mostess” to share with you as party season gets underway.  Big or small, inexpensive or pricey, a hostess gift is always appropriate when you are invited to someone’s home.  “Never […]

Games On!

Brrr! We have already had a taste of cold and snow, and that makes me think about cozy game rooms and game tables. I love imagining friends and family gathering at home this winter for hours of fun playing Scrabble, poker or chess. It’s a great way to connect! My favorites are euchre and jigsaw […]

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A Desert Getaway

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]