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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Kohler introduces Numi Toilet at KBIS

Kohler introduces it’s high tech Numi toilet at KBIS this week.


This innovative toilet boasts  features such as heated seat, built-in bidet, deodorizer, iPod/MP3 player dock, and even a foot warmer.

Numi Toilet Remote Dock

Check out this youtube clip for a more detailed look.


“Moments” Are in the New Elysian Model

Check out this wonderful article about Chicago Elysian hotel, featured on Sheridan Road Magazine.

Milan contemporary meets Paris flea market in the stunning new model at the Elysian Private Residences in the Gold Coast.

Lisa Simeone, a founder and principal of Simeone Deary Design Group, describes the new model home at the Elysian Private Residences as a collection of moments: “wow” moments, art moments, moments that inspire, moments that nurture, but most of all moments that work together to create a new definition for luxury living—one that is passionate, instinctual, experiential, and unexpected.

The Elysian development team commissioned Simeone Deary to design the 4,000-square-foot home on the building’s 36th floor in order to give potential buyers an idea of the possibilities for the handful of remaining residences in the 60-story tower at 11 E. Walton.

The firm, which won the 2010 Hospitality Design Award for its work in the Elysian Hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms, responded with a mix of styles and materials that simultaneously do away with the buttoned-up conventions of traditional high-end design while leaving no doubt about the building’s status as Chicago’s new premier luxury address.

The designers tapped a variety of local, national, and international vendors including Poliform, Jayson Home & Garden, Design Within Reach, Luminaire, and Orange Skin. And while the styles run the gamut from contemporary to rustic, a common theme throughout the three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home is the blurring of lines between traditional uses for traditional spaces.

“We live differently today. Our lives have become so portable that the boundaries between rooms have become somewhat irrelevant. And as the functional requirements of the home evolve, so too does the design,” Simeone explains.

For sales information about the Elysian Private Residences, please contact @properties luxury representatives Kathleen Malone or Gwen Farinella at 312-646-1406, or visit


Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group






Featured in today’s Elle Decor’s Designer Registry.
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City Beach House Dining Room


as seen in Chicago Life

featured in a recent issue of Luxury Home Quarterly.

Only 9 Days left, showhosue closes May 22nd!

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Thorndale Manor

Lake Forest Showhouse Gardens

The Infant Welfare Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens are of the most prestigious showcases  in the country.  Patrons visit the showhouse every 2 years not only to tour the house but the gardens as well.

The 2011 Lake Forest showhouse gardens at The Thorndale Manor  are just as impressive and impeccably designed as the interiors.  We hope these garden will inspire you for your spring planting.


Lake Forest Gardens 1

The  historic gardens at The Thorndale Manor were originally designed in 1918 by Jens Jensen.  Frank Lloyd Wright named Jensen “Nature’s Poet” because of his use of indigenous plants, light & contrast.

Lake Forest Showhouse Gardens

This year 8 landscape designers worked together to revamp the Thorndale Manor Gardens. We encourage you to tour the showhouse to use these masterpieces as inspiration for your own back yard.

Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group can recommend a landscape designer for your own project.  Please contact us with any landscape, design or other questions we can help you with.


Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group participates in the Lake Forest Showhouse

As we mentioned in the last blog post Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group is honored to be participating in the 2011 Infant Welfare Society Lake Forest Showhouse.

Our design is featured in the Master Bedroom of the Coach-house at The Thorndale Manor.  This blog highlights some of the key design elements we used to design our space.


Our design team created a custom millwork to “frame” the original French doors creating a focal point in the room.  Additionally, molding crowns the free form surround and conceals drapery hardware.  Fabrication & installation of our custom design was done with perfection by Modern Millwork Innovations.


Saturated colors from the custom drapery treatment create visual interest.  To soothe the eye, the bright colors are balanced with the classic custom bed from Avery Boardman upholstered in a neutral linen and luxury linens from Pratesi.


We worked closely with The Golden Triangle and Ashley & Sloan to carefully select antiques to help transform the space into a sophisticated and inviting space.

We encourage you to tour the Lake Forest showhouse, which is now open to the public until May 22nd.  Click here fore more information for tour times & tickets.


Coachouse Master Bedroom Bed
Wall to Wall Draperies, Custom Avery Boardman Bed, Custom Finished Antique Bench
Custom Designed Millwork Surround
French Antique Chairs, Antique Chest, Stark Rug & Custom Window Treatments
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