My Place Breaks Ground In Illinois

America’s Newest & Best Extended Stay Hotels My Place marked yet another state entry with a groundbreaking celebration for My Place Hotel-North Aurora, IL held on Wednesday, September 6th! Construction commenced on the three-story, 63-room hotel at 1000 Kilbery Lane, …

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Lighting Makes the Difference

When clients ask me about lighting for a new home, my answer sometimes surprises them. Because as important as good lighting is for tasks or for accenting architectural features, the control of the lighting is just as important. While it …

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The SCCA Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

If you are a fan of auto racing, the last week of September will be a ground breaking event as the Sports Car Club of America will host the SCCA Runoffs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The Runoffs are the National Championship for …

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Backyard Retreats

It’s the last weeks of August and soon we’ll be wrapping up our Fire Pit Fridays (or maybe we’ll continue it in the fall?) Still these last days of summer have us re-vistiting some of our favorite backyard retreats. What …

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Bathrooms Designed by Studio 21 Architects

Drop-in tubs, towel warmers, multiple shower heads, updated tile, custom cabinets and chandelier light fixtures – bathrooms can become a spa in your home. Which luxury would be your must-have in a remodel? Here are some of our favorite bathrooms …

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Studio 21’s Kitchens

No matter how inviting the living room is, when you have guests over somehow everyone ends up standing in the kitchen. We made a portfolio of just our kitchen designs on Houzz so that you could see them some of …

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Storm Water Management

Given the recent heavy flooding in Lake County Illinois, it’s a good opportunity to address the storm water management policies in Downers Grove and other Chicago-land areas. Anyone who has built a new home or major addition recently may have …

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