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City Scape Kitchen

Posted on May 9, 2019

This high rise condominium kitchen in the heart of Chicago was in need of an update. This project was for a couple of empty-nesters that relocated from Kentucky. They purchased the condo because of its fabulous location, knowing the kitchen would need an update to fit their lifestyle. The finishes were dark and outdated, and… more

Six-Sided Gem

Posted on May 9, 2019

There are so many reasons to love hexagon tiles. The simple geometric shape is gorgeous and versatile and elevates your design, no matter what room you find them. Despite their delicate appearance they are very durable and hard-wearing. “It’s a shape that people are paying attention to again, taking the place of the octagon and… more

Mismatched Personalities? Find Harmony with Matching Vanities

Posted on May 7, 2019

Do you feel like you are in an episode of the Odd Couple when you discuss the state of your master bathroom with your partner? Is one of you a little messy and the other a neatnik? Two totally separate vanities on different sides of the bathroom allow you to enjoy privacy and a space… more

Luxe Retreat

Posted on May 2, 2019

The warmth of the natural materials in this spa-inspired master bathroom makes you comfortable and ready to unwind. It invites you to take a long luxurious shower or grab your favorite book and soak in the tub for hours. Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider had 5 star hotels in mind when designing this master suite. “I… more

Town & Country Kitchen

Posted on May 2, 2019

Everyone loves a white kitchen, and this is the kitchen to please a crowd. Clean lines and straightforward design make it perpetually on-trend and a workable, user friendly kitchen. Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider designed this timeless beauty using her signature inviting style. “I wanted the space to be comfortable whether you were cooking, entertaining or… more

Subway Tile – A Classic Not a Trend

Posted on April 29, 2019

Subway tile – it’s timeless, classic, affordable and has been a staple of kitchen and bath designs for decades. Its ability to complement any color palette or material selection means you can choose something that will remain flexible for your home’s future. But what can be done to keep it looking fresh and unique? A… more

The Park Avenue Kitchen

Posted on April 25, 2019

If kitchen eye candy is your thing then this is your kitchen. It ups the ante in the glam department using custom detailing and jaw-dropping elements and it’s as functional as it is beautiful. Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan designed this kitchen with a sunny atmosphere and spacious layout to accommodate both gathering and cooking. “The… more

Alfresco Living

Posted on April 24, 2019

As we head into warmer weather, does it make you think of relaxing on a porch with a cool beverage? Like any outdoor room, a porch is a continuation of one’s living space, whether it’s extended in the front as a welcoming refuge, in the back as a screened-in way to experience nature, or wrapping… more

Paris Kitchen

Posted on April 19, 2019

Classic and modern live happily ever after in this kitchen. It is tres-chic and Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan made sure it had the romance of vintage Paris with the cosmopolitan feel of a bustling city. This pretty Parisian-inspired space presents chef-friendly conveniences in sophisticated old-world forms. “This kitchen is a showstopper for me,” said Kathryn. … more

Normandy’s North Shore Design Studio has Something for Everyone

Posted on April 17, 2019

Our new North Shore Design Studio is open in Evanston and we are thrilled to be part of the community. The new studio is loaded with architectural details and the latest in material selections that will not only impress but just may sway you into implementing them in your own home. You’re able to peruse… more