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…
game room, game table, tub chairs, chest, mirror

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…
dining room, dining room table, dining room chairs, area rug, bench, window panels, ornate chest, accessories, white walls, wood floor

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…
dining room, dining room chest, wall art, rug, wood floor, wall-mounted TV

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…
lake home, lake home bedroom, lake view, four poster bed, upholstered bench, bedding, table lamp, stained wood chair, wall art, ceiling fan

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…
game table, arm chairs, round rug, square table, wall art, wet bar

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,…