Designing Interiors, Inc. & the Cavalcade Tour of Homes 2017

We are so excited to be a part of another amazing Cavalcade Tour of Homes! This event – the largest home tour in Illinois – brings people together from all over the state to see some of the most innovative new home builds, stunning architectural features and breathtaking interior designs. Our team has been pouring over selections, developing themes, researching trends and creating captivating home designs that will inspire and delight!

Sponsored by the Northern Illinois Home Builder’s Association this tour will span 8 days in September and feature more than 20 brand new homes. Our projects consist of a Coastal Retreat with King’s Court Builders (#7), and two Spec Homes – one with Barriere Construction (#11) and another with L. Martinez Construction (#13).

Our Coastal Retreat has kept us hopping with build selections, as well as all the Interior Designs! The Spec Homes are ‘build-only,’ so we used our experience and creativity to select all the stonework, wood flooring, cabinetry, tiles, fixtures and more!

This year, the Cavalcade is working with ‘Parade Craze’, a downloadable application for your phone, that will make touring a breeze! You can purchase tickets, map out directions and access detailed information on all of the featured homes. Check out ‘Parade Craze’ here!

Oh, and did I mention that 40% of all Cavalcade Ticket Sales will go to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and to Naperville Responds for Veterans? These organizations provide valuable resources such as housing, supportive services, job training and much more for our Vets! I am so proud to partner with these life-changing non-profits, and to be able to give back to our Veterans in any way that we can.

The tour will be open September 7th -17th, 2017:

Thursdays, September 7 and 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fridays, September 8 and 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, September 9 and 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays, September 10 and 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

So, maybe you’re interested in buying a new home or building one? Or you might just want to spend a relaxing Saturday touring beautiful new homes and contributing to a very special cause? Either way, mark your calendars for September 7 -17th for the Cavalcade Tour of Homes 2017!

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the work we’ve been doing…



Designing Interiors is ‘Bringing Beauty Home’ during their first Trunk Show!

Maria Hildebrand - Trunk Show 2
Designing Interiors’ very first Trunk Show, featuring the newest, and most unique accessories available today, is right around the corner!  Our Designers, Maria Hildebrand, Patti Peltier and Diane Matthews, came together for a Quick Q&A…and to let you know that this is an event you won’t want to miss!!


How did you come up with the idea to host a “Trunk Show”?

We love trunk shows and seeing what is new in the design world! We also thought it would be a fun way to bring people together and give them an opportunity to purchase some of our favorite accessories! Sometimes you just want to give your rooms a little boost and finding that perfect accessory can be just the inspiration that you need!


What types of accessories are you featuring at the show?

We’ll have a beautiful mix of mirrors, lamps, wall art, sculptures, vases, candleholders and more! We really focused our efforts and attention on the pieces that were unique and would enhance a room design. And we’ll set up the various tables so you can see how well some of the pieces work together and compliment each other.

ManwithWorld -- Maria Hildebrand -- Trunk Show

Horns -- Maria Hildebrand - Trunk Show

What criteria did you use for choosing each piece? 

We looked for pieces that were high quality, affordable and above all…beautiful! Each piece is timeless and unique, and can’t be found in local stores. We also wanted pieces that will satisfy various tastes and design styles including Contemporary, Traditional and Transitional. There is truly something for everyone at the show!!


Who should come to the show?

Anyone! Everyone! Especially those who love home decor, fashion and accessories! We’ll have light refreshments and music throughout the day for a relaxed shopping experience, so bring your friends, family and co-workers to the show! Pick out items for your home, or use this opportunity to purchase early holiday gifts!  And just for stopping in, bringing a friend or sharing our TRUNK SHOW Facebook posts – you’ll have an opportunity to enter our Raffle and win one of our awesome home design products!


Dessert Plates -- Maria Hildebrand - Trunk Show

(Yes! This is what you can win in our Raffle!!!)


What can folks expect from the “Color Trends” presentation?

Fabric Guru, Charlotte Sorrell of Fabricut, will present the latest news in textiles and decorative fabrics, as well as today’s most recent color trends for home design! Her presentation will begin at 5:30 pm. and will be perfect for anyone interested in mixing and matching fabrics and colors that will make their rooms POP!


At the end of the day, what do you hope to achieve with your very first ‘Trunk Show’?

We want all our guests to walk away with the feeling that they’ve accomplished something for their home, whether it’s a fresh idea for a room, color trend advice or a beautiful, new accessory that they’ve been hoping to find! And we are so excited to see all our friends – and make new ones – throughout the day! Most of all, we want everyone to have fun and enjoy a relaxing day of shopping and laughing with friends!!