stone fireplace,. great room, leather sofas, cocktail table, side table, book cases, rug, console table, table lamp, arm chair, ottomans, pillows, accessories, lake view, chandelier

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,…
Round Top, Texas, town square

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.…
exterior, Arizona home, swimming pool, landscaping

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…
Office Christmas tree, ribbons, metallic balls, fleur-de-lis ornaments, flocked branches

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…
master bedroom, arm chairs, bedroom lamps, head board, pillows, night stands

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…
Great room with stone fireplace, window treatment panels, sofas, chairs, TV, cocktail table, accessories

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,…
kitchen renovation, white and stained cabinetry, kitchen island, island stools

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…
Updating your great room doesn’t require a complete do-over. We can give your space a fresh look and minimize worker hours. Photo by Larry Malvin Photography

5 Best Upgrades as We Safe-Distance

Are you ready to update your home, but don’t want a lot of workers in your house? We get it! Most of us are being more cautious these days, but we still want to get things done. You don’t have to do a lot of construction, painting or…
Five-Star Living at Home

The Big Reveal – Our Latest Project Photos

Five-Star Living at Home I am so excited to share these gorgeous photos of our most recent project in Inverness, Illinois: “Five-Star Living at Home!” You can find all of the photos on our website at Five-Star Living at Home. As part…