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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
Before Photo


2011 Lake Forest Showhouse

Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group, Inc is proud to be participating in the 2011 Lake Forest Showhouse.

Our interior design work will be showcased in the coachhouse master bedroom 5C – which features our custom designed millwork installation fabricated & installed by Modern Millwork Innovations.

The 2011 Lake Forest Showhouse opens April 30th to May 22nd.  Tickets can be purchased online, please  use this link  to further explore details of the 2011 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens.

The Lake Forest Showhouse is an opportunity for select designers to showcase their talent and express their artistic abilities in a prestigious location, all proceeds benefit The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group has previously worked on  The Lake Forest Showhouse, below are some images of  the  2007 showhouse  where we redesigned a guest bedroom in a Country French Manor.

Please check back soon for more updates & photos of the 2011 Lake Forest Showhouse.


Living Room Interior Design & Staging

This blog shows the  process  of this Streeterville town home living room remodel & interior design.

After building the custom ceiling the footprint of this living room became significantly larger.  We re-upholstering the existing sectional with a bold indoor/outdoor velour red fabric (which is very durable against pets, stains & wear).  The sectional was then arranging it in a unconventional way so that the furniture plan takes advantage of this expanded space.

Accessories & artifacts collected from around the world are now displayed on the focal point of this space, which is the custom build-out of the fireplace & shelving unit.

We are including before , in-process and after photos to show the interior design process of this living room

Living Room: Before

Living Room: Before

Living Room: In Process - re-arranging furniture

Living Room: In Process - re-arranging furniture (before re-upholstery of sofa)

Living Room: After -Sectional re-upholstered & custom shelving accessorized

Living Room: After - Re-arranging furniture can make a footprint larger

Living Room: After - Artifacts Displayed on Shelving

Streeterville Town Home: Great Room Custom Ceiling

With this project, we started with the great room ceiling.  Frankly, it is unusual to have a ceiling as a starting point for a home remodel.  Our design team created a soffit in the great room with 4 wood panels in the center which have dimmed light for various functions in the room. The photos feature the construction of this build out.

Photos also show the second focal point of the great room which highlights the wall unit surrounding the existing fireplace.  There is a sense of composition with the new ceiling and the wall unit design.

Interior design can alter architectural features significantly.

Streeterville Town Home Great Room In Process

In Process: Great Room Construction

Custom Ceiling Installation

In Process: Great Room Ceiling

Custom Ceiling Design & Install

In Process: Construction crew discussing ceiling install

Please check back soon for our next featured area of this project.

Happy New Year

We first of all would like to thank all our clients, team members and vendors.

Our next set of posts will highlight some of our Chicago interior design projects from 2009. We will use these installations for a series of design tips which apply to a home any where.

Solid design concepts can apply to any space.
A row house in Lincoln Park, a large estate in Lake Forest, a family vintage
home in Wilmette or a large new construction in Oak Brook, human comfort has
some basic needs which are the core to the interior designer.

The first featured project is a condo in a high-rise located on Lake Shore Drive. With views of Lake Michigan from each window a blue sky and water provides a amazing backdrop for bold color and ethnic accents.

This international family requested a dignified one-of-a kind space with the ability for easy wear, which will be primarily used by their college children and international guests. This condo design was accomplished with some of theses design features:

  • Solution dyed fabric, extremely durable and resistant to stains (You can pour bleach on it with no damage. Seriously! We have tried it.)
  • Bold color with blue venetian plaster walls to mimic the feel of the lake
  • State of the art lighting and electrical system includes a control panel for all rooms at the condo entrance
  • Electronic natural wood shades – to protect against the harsh lake reflected sunlight
  • Asian antiques and art to make the furnishings truly one-of-a-kind

Please look for the next blogs to see in detail how we accomplish design features in our installations, such as the use of color, lighting and furnishings.

Cottage Charm: Interior Design in the Chicago Suburbs

The cottage under construction in the northern suburbs of Chicago continues to evolve.

The 2 photos shown are bead board accented built in cabinetry. The griege color is calming and very warm.

We used the bead board both on the peninsula and in the study area in the family room.

Residential remodeling can be time consuming but very rewarding. This foot print incorporates a lot of personal function as well as inviting charm.

We used granite counters with glass mosaic backsplash accented with deco tiles.

The floors –now covered in a construction phase—are hand scraped wood in a dark rich tone to withstand the active family life including young children.