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,…
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…
very tall table lamps, 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…