Hosted by the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center, the Cook’s Tour is an annual fundraising event that showcases homes along the North Shore of Chicago- with amazing kitchens-not gonna lie. This year, the four homes that were showcased amid the gorgeous North Shore Chicago suburbs were in Winnetka and Kenilworth. I’m pumped that this year 2 of my fave projects were featured!!
The first home was entitled “Lakefront Opulence”. With this breathtaking backyard view of Lake Michigan, I would say it was rightfully named!
Perfect for the summer months in Chicago, the backyard has everything you could ask for…firepit, outdoor bar, pool, hot tub, and of course the stunning riparian view. #LakeMichigan
Hard to believe it is Chicago! We were thankful for a sunny day for the tour and with beautiful blue skies that make us all thankful that we live here for about 6 weeks
. If only it would stay that way. I’d be fine with skipping a brutal snowy Chicago winter!
Such a fun, quirky display that you can use for floral arrangements, as I did for the tour! A signature feature of every space for me…Let’s talk about it…
The stunning living room of rich golds and plums is one of my favorites in the home.
Around every corner of the home was another jaw dropping vision….the wine cellar in the basement, the enviable walk-in closet, indoor basketball court, and one of my most elaborate lighting installations of all time….3 stories of absolute goodness!
What better way to end the day than this amazing master bathroom…deep soaking tub, luxurious amenities, elegant finishes, glamorous chandelier, and the relaxing view of the lake.
My second project featured on the tour is what I like to call “A Little Design Bling”! It was the “Elegant Living” home on the Cook’s Tour.
The homeowner loved “sparkle” which we incorporated in little touches throughout the home. Lucite, glistening fabrics, mirrored surfaces, glass beads…
Of course you can never go wrong with Chanel….
The master bedroom was a truly sophisticated retreat…
Even the dark wood and masculine look of the study was given a glamorous makeover with lucite and gold glimmering fabrics.
Their daughters darling playroom was a lil’ girls Parisian getaway….
And the basement boasted an at-home theatre, wine cellar, and beautiful bar. Perfect for entertaining!
I was so thrilled to be involved in the Cook’s Tour and the sharing with everyone of some of my fave North Shore projects.
All proceeds of the Cook’s Tour benefit Rush University Cancer Center’s brain tumor program. Such a great cause!!