The Foyer

Designer Interview

360 Room Tour

Jeannie Balsam
Jeannie Balsam LLC
903 Green Bay Road, 2N,
Winnetka, IL 60093
T: 847.441.5228
F: 847.441.5229
E: jeannie@jeanniebalsam.com
jeanniebalsam.com

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Jeannie Balsam LLC believes that their clients deserve highly functional interiors that are beautiful, classic, and inviting. Jeannie’s unique ability to uncover and define her client’s lifestyle and design priorities sets her firm apart.

Prior to starting Jeannie Balsam LLC in 2000, she honed her analytical and project management skills while working for Hyatt Hotels and Accenture. In addition, she earned her MBA from Loyola University Chicago. Her design aesthetic continually evolves as she travels the world in search of great food, design finds, and wonderful experiences with her husband Doug and their three daughters, Mira, Petrea and Alexa.

She has designed residences along the North Shore, Chicago, Austin, Nantucket, Florida, and Montana.

Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Home Magazine, Sheridan Road Magazine and 2009, 2011, and 2013 Lake Forest Showhouse. Most recently, Jeannie made her television debut with a feature on NBC’s LXTV Open House.

When designing the Foyer, I was reminded of my newlywed days with a new home, a limited interior design budget and a quest for inspiration. In these years prior to HGTV, HOUZZ, and Pinterest - our inspiration came from magazines and evening walks voyeuristically viewing timeless design in our established neighborhood.

Classic red walls and historic art was the emblem of style. I’ve reinterpreted this feeling with a less formal approach by incorporating cleaner lines and brighter finishes.

Resources

Benjamin Moore
Paint

BRADLEY
Custom Muffy Ottomans
Custom Bruce Console
Mirror

Century Furniture
End Table and Accessories

deAurora
Bookcase and Accessories

Donghia Inc.
Floor Lamp with Shade

Edward Ferrel + Lewis Mittman
Custom Octagonal Jedidah Dining Table in Mahogany

Hickory Chair/Pearson
Samuel Wing Chair from the Winterhur Collection
Claeys Side Chair from the Atelier Collection

Holly Hunt
Accessories

Jeannie Balsam LLC Private Label
John Rosselli Chesterfield Chest #1204, Area Rug

LALIQUE Interiors
Languedoc Vase, Light Amber, Decoratives

Maya Romanoff
Weathered Wall Covering in Candy Apple, Hand-Crafted Paper

Mike Bell, Inc. & Westwater Patterson
Chevron Panel
Bust

Nancy Corzine
Tissage Chandelier by Niermann Weeks

Robert Allen | Beacon Hill
Fabric on Club Chairs
Leather on Desk Chair
Faux Fur on Ottoman

Samuel & Sons Passementerie
Leather Piping in Color Commodore

The Foyer

Dessin Fournir Companies
Properties of a Gentelman’ Panels with Custom Brass Frame

Edward Ferrel + Lewis Mittman
Custom Octagonal Jedidah Dining Table in Mahogany

Hickory Chair/Pearson
Samuel Wing Chair from the Winterhur Collection
Claeys Side Chair from the Atelier Collection

Holly Hunt
Accessories

John Rosselli & Associates
Vaughan Table Lamp and Shade

LALIQUE Interiors
Languedoc Vase, Light Amber, Decoratives

Maya Romanoff
Weathered Wall Covering in Candy Apple, Hand-Crafted Paper

Nancy Corzine
Tissage Chandelier by Niermann Weeks

Robert Allen | Beacon Hill
Fabric on Club Chairs
Leather on Desk Chair
Faux Fur on Ottoman

Special thanks

Ashland Millwork

Edward Deegan Architects – Millwork Design

Jay Thompson Installation

Julie Gordon, The Find

Mark Spielman, Deerpath Carpet

Neelu McGibbon – Rendering