House Tour: Kim's Evanston Oasis

House Tour: Kim's Evanston Oasis

Heather Blaha
Jul 20, 2007

Name: Kim
Location: Evanston
Size/Type: 3500 sq ft house
Years Lived In: 5

This is AT:Chicago's first suburban House Tour. Kim was initially excited to give us a "garden tour," and we are so happy that she extended the glimpse to inside her colorful home as well. While not a full house tour, we enter here from the garden into the dining room for a bit of Evanston charm. There is much inspiration to be taken from Kim's color choices, outdoor living, and attention to detail. We wish we could have been there for the photoshoot to experience it all firsthand!

Photos by Evan Thomas.

Our Style: Traditional modern.

The Inspiration for Our Home: The house I grew up in.

Favorite Element: Room sizes.

Biggest Challenge in Designing Our Home: The family room is small.

What Friends Say About Our Home: Lovely.

Biggest Embarrassment in Our Home: The front porch is unfinished.

Proudest DIY: Our garden.

Best Indulgence with Respect to Our Home: The patio with fireplace and hot tub.

Best advice given or received: Buy this house!

Dream Source for Stuff: Brunshwig & Fils, Pierre Deux, Veranda magazine, Garden Design


• Sub-Zero
• Amana


• Restoration Hardware


• Antique
Brunshwig & Fils


• Antique
• TJ Maxx


• Auction houses
Pierre Deux


• Benjamin Moore
• Pratt & Lambert
• Farrow & Ball


Evanston Lumber


• Auction houses
Minasian Rug Co.
Oscar Isberian Rugs

(Thanks Evan, for the great photos, and thanks Kim for letting us in!)

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