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…



What’s Gold, is New Again!

Yes, it’s true.

Gold is coming back.

From jewelry to home fashions, the 1960’s inspired hue once scorned by designers everywhere, is experiencing a resurgence of sorts. I’m not suggesting you put the brass back in your master baths, but I am excited and encouraged by what I’m seeing in the world of home accessories. So, go ahead, explore that long lost golden gradient. Embrace what’s trending and take a look at these stunning gold pieces that will add a little spice to your home!

When I first noticed the comeback, I was standing in a Lighting store. The contemporary chandeliers with crystal accents and the rustic glass, mini-pendants – all in gold! This is the perfect way to pull just a little bit of color and variety into your décor! Think of it as the ‘jewelry’ for your room. What would you pair up with that little black dress? Something bold, something bright…I suggest you try something gold! Look at this amazing fixture from Galleria Lighting

gold chandelier

Talk about comebacks! I call wallpaper the ‘little design that could’. Nothing has fought harder to stay in the mainstream and carve a niche for itself as effectively as this beautiful covering. The textures, the fabrics, the patterns…this is not your mother’s wallpaper! Check out Kravet Fabrics textured gold creations. They will truly add beauty and dimension to any room!

Right now, I’m thinking that gold paired with just about anything is fabulous! Neutral tones embrace the subtle sparkle of a golden accent, and darker rooms allow gold to just POP! Try this side table from Caracole Furniture called “Gold is Up.”

gold table

And what to my wondering eyes should appear? Tablescapes! In gold! These semi-translucent glass plates with metallic hues will transform your dining table into a sleek and sophisticated oasis for you and your friends. Of course, you still have to cook the food!

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And finally, have you considered yet…the possibility… of gold tones for fabrics? What about pillows, and throws and drapes…oh my! The possibilities are endless and oh, so exciting! Give these Kravet Fabrics a whirl and let’s all GO FOR THE GOLD!


kravet fabrics for blog