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A Twist on Standard Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments

Posted on December 13, 2011

Normandy Designer Chris Ebert has been busy at work here in our Hinsdale showroom, adding the unique and creative touches of festive cheer that only a skilled designer can do.   In this video, we caught up with Chris as he showed his twist on using the standard round Christmas ornaments to add just a little bit… more

Showpiece Kitchen

Posted on December 7, 2011

When Normandy Designer Ann Stockard met with these Naperville homeowners, they shared their  wishes for a highly functional, packed with storage, show stopping kitchen.  The resulting kitchen that Ann designed and built met the homeowners’ objectives and then some. The white painted cabinets provide a crisp, timeless look, while the rich stained island provides a… more

Naperville Kitchen Makeover

Posted on December 2, 2011

This kitchen was not unlike many that you can find in Naperville homes, it is reasonable in size, but has the original builder grade cabinets and a layout that isn’t always the most ideal.  The homeowners felt it was time for a change and began working with Normandy Remodeling on their kitchen renovation. Normandy Designer… more

Shades of Gray

Posted on November 14, 2011

Have you noticed the color gray popping up more and more?  You’re not imagining it, the color gray has become a design force to be reckoned with.  In this video Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD discusses the popularity of all the shades of gray.            

Set to Celebrate Fall

Posted on November 7, 2011

Normandy Designer Heather Dalskov hosted a dinner party this past weekend, and was kind enough to share the table setting for her guests that received rave reviews. Here’s what Heather has to say about pulling together this beautiful tablescape: “When I do table settings, I like to find things around the house to use.  That said, I… more

Hinsdale Fall Family Fest

Posted on October 19, 2011

We had a great time at the Hinsdale Fall Family Fest, as you can see from some of these great photos.  We thought it would be fun to bring a petting zoo, and it seemed to be quite a hit with the costumed set.  If you attended this year’s event, we hope you stopped by to say… more

Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted on October 18, 2011

The shorter days and crisp autumn air let us know that winter is on its way.  Here are a few maintenance reminders to get your home in shape for the coming months:   Service your furnace, heaters, water heater and gas logs Clean chimney flues, wood stoves, and barbecues Change or clean furnace filter Disconnect… more

AAUW After Party Wrap Up

Posted on October 4, 2011

The AAUW After Party wrapped up Sunday evening with great food, wine and general merriment. The executive chefs from Sub-Zero Wolf once again put on a great show, and provided some wonderful treats to enjoy while we discussed the beautiful homes featured on the tour. As the chefs cooked in the working kitchen vignettes of the Normandy… more

AAUW 2011 After Party Roasted Corn Salad Recipe

Posted on October 3, 2011

This was one of the favorite dishes at the 2011 AAUW Home Tour After Party.  The chefs at Sub-Zero Wolf were gracious enough to share their recipe with us so that partygoers can prepare this dish at home.  Enjoy! Roasted Corn Salad Ingredients: 4 cups Roasted Sweet Corn 2 cups Blanched Asparagus 2 cups Heirloom… more

AAUW After Party Menu

Posted on September 28, 2011

We’re just a few days away from the 60th annual AAUW Home Tour and the second annual After Party at our Hinsdale Showroom.  As the date draws nearer, more details are being finalized and we are happy to share our updates with you. For those who attended last year’s event, you will likely remember the great… more