Enduring Traditions

Enduring Tradition

A Long Grove Couple Envision a New Home that Stands the Test of Time Yet Suits their Active Family Lifestyle   Nestled on a private acreage with a pond in Long Grove, Illinois, this gracious dwelling is the perfect fit for a tradition-loving…
New Beginnings

New Beginnings: The Delicate Dance of Combining Homes in a Second Marriage

For a couple starting over later in life, our goal was to bring their lifestyles, design aesthetics, and dreams together to create a home that is perfect for both of them while keeping memories from their pasts in the mix.

Finding the perfect gift for the home

We recently visited the One of a Kind Show and Sale at the Chicago Merchandise Mart and couldn’t wait to share with you some of our favorite finds, in case you’re still seeking that perfect gift!
Cozy textures invite hanging out in this great room, whether to binge watch a new series, play board games with the family or curl up with a hot cup of tea and a good book.

Calming Tones and Natural Materials Selected for Client’s Second Home Retreat

A light fixture made from driftwood. A peaceful fireplace in the bedroom. Cozy textures to invite lingering in the living room. Soothing colors. It’s all in the details.
Great room chandelier, open metal chandelier, black and gold chandelier, soft white sofas, soft blue pillows, modern cocktail table, side tables, table lamps, wood plank ceiling, ceiling beams, wood floor, white walls, wall art, sconces

Fantastic Fixtures

Lighting selections are one of the most important design choices we make for your home. Great lighting is vital to setting the right mood and making you more efficient, from cozy corners and reading nooks to kitchens, offices, romantic settings…
Backyard Fun!

Backyard Fun!

Are you tired of hearing about “supply chain delays” for furniture? Here’s some good news! We are able to get some outdoor furnishings much faster than interior items, so now is a great time for an update.  Summer is officially here,…
kitchen, medium brown cabinets, medium brown wood floor, medium brown island with light countertop, white counter stools with stained wood legs, subway tile backsplash, pendant lights

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.…
desert home, pool deck, love seat, ottoman, arm cahir, side table, accessories, flowering bushes, brick hardscape

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,…
modern dining room, glass-topped table, white dining chairs, rug, chandelier, high ceilings, window treatments, ceiling-to-floor windows

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?…
fireside sherpa throws, outdoor scene, Christmas scene, pine trees, snow, outdoor furniture

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…