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Making an Artificial Christmas Tree Look Full

Posted on December 15, 2011

There are times when your standard artificial Christmas tree, or even a real Christmas tree, looks a little too much like the sparse tree from Charlie Brown.  Fortunately, you can make any Christmas tree look fuller by adding the right florals or greenery.  In this video Normandy Designer Chris Ebert shows the way he is… more

Feather Tree Toppers

Posted on December 15, 2011

There are so many options when it comes to choices for topping your Christmas tree, but one of the hot trends is to top your tree with feathers.  In this video, Normandy Designer Chris Ebert shares how simple it is to create a light and airy top for your Christmas tree. Read more about other ideas… more

Create your own Christmas Tree Skirt

Posted on December 13, 2011

The Christmas tree skirt is one of the frequently overlooked, but notable finishing touches for your Christmas tree.  If the theme and colors of your tree vary slightly from year to year, you can add a current, trendy element to your tree by changing up the tree skirt.  In this video, Normandy Designer Chris Ebert shares how easy and… more

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