To pull together the color palette of this bedroom, we custom designed blue and gold pillows. Photo by

Custom Pillow Pizzazz

Custom pillows add so much pizzazz to a bedroom, don’t you think? A magical kind of design chemistry occurs when we mix fabrics and trims, shapes and sizes, colors and patterns to design one-of-a-kind pillow displays for our clients.
statement mirror bathroom

Bathroom Mirrors Make a Splash

Think of Mirrors as Works of Art Statement mirrors are a beautiful way to add excitement – and so much more – to a bathroom.  I often think of them as works of art that go well beyond their basic function of reflecting our image as we…
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Add Warmth to Your Home With a Fireplace

Did you know that sitting by a blazing fire on a cold winter’s evening lowers your blood pressure? I discovered that healthy tidbit in this Huffington Post article by Carolyn Gregoire: EvolutionaryReasonWeLoveFireplaces.  Carolyn says…
great room design

Video Tour | A Midwest Take on Mountain Style Principal Designer Kelly Guinaugh invites you to enjoy a virtual tour of her latest project: a 7.5-acre estate in suburban Chicago. Video and photos by Matt Warren Photography. Balancing Stone Accents with Softness Several…
Kelly Guinaugh takes you on a tour of an exciting project.

Video Tour: Teaming Up for Success Principal Designer Kelly Guinaugh hosts her first, behind-the-scenes video tour of a spectacular interior design project. All photos captured from video by Matt Warren Photography.   Why We Work as a Team Come…
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Mosaic Tile Backsplash Spotlighted on Dering Hall

Thanks to Dering Hall The IEG team and I are honored that our kitchen project above was chosen by the Dering Hall editorial team for this feature: 25 Spaces With Tile and Stone Mosaics. Tile and stone mosaics are an important, art-inspired…

Boosting Energy with Iconic Chevron

Thanks, Dering Hall! Many thanks to the editors at Dering Hall for including one of our luxurious suburban Chicago dining room projects in their photo feature 25 Beautiful Spaces Featuring Chevron Patterns. Check it out and enjoy all the…

Let the Games Begin!

The family that plays games together, stays together.  At least, that’s what this family of four believes, and I think it’s awesome.  As part of their whole-house design, they asked us to provide a number of game tables throughout the…
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Work in Progress: Two Homes – Two styles

During the past two years my team and I have had the pleasure of working on two homes for clients who have completely contrasting styles.
Discovering New Artisans – Texas-Style

Discovering New Artisans – Texas-Style

Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas is one of the highlights of my year. Located in the tiny town of Round Top – population 90 - it attracts thousands of visitors annually to its spring and fall shows.