With Highwood Design Week set for Sept. 19 through 24, we take a look at a few must-visit spots in the Highwood Design District.
The ABL Group
One of the premier home improvement firms on the North Shore, The ABL Group has established itself as a go-to company for comprehensive design needs. The team specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and provides custom carpentry, wallpaper installation and painting. ABL also offers high-end home goods from brands like Canadel and Park Hill, as well as Annie Sloan paint. 259 Waukegan Ave., Highwood
The ABL Group is renowned for making North Shore clients’ design dreams come to fruition.
Carpets of Highwood
For more than 35 years, Carpets of Highwood’s immense stock of carpet, vinyl and hardwood has allowed clients to make their flooring dreams come to life. And for those going green, a variety of eco-friendly products and services are on offer by request, so there’s no need to sacrifice style for sustainability. 2699 Waukegan Ave., Highland Park
Earth Renovation & Design
Earth Renovation & Design provides a range of services from demolition to drywall installation to carpentry and tiling, and offers personalized pieces made in-shop by owner Joel Wasserman. With over 25 years of experience in full home and commercial renovations, the team of construction experts and designers are a North Shore staple for reno needs from start to finish. 51 Highwood Ave., Highwood
The Gabby Milano lounge chair from Summer Classics Home
IC Signs & Graphics
IC Signs has been in the business of making eye-catching prints since 2006, starting as a design firm called CH Conceptz, and has since expanded to work with restaurants, hotels, shops and more, including Orangetheory and Lucky Dog. The full-service, family-owned shop offers everything from LED and digital signage to backlit letters and box signs. 417 Sheridan Road, Highwood
Street Level Studio
Design and marketing agency Street Level Studio has been serving Chicago-area clients for more than three decades. One of its most exciting endeavors is the agency’s creation of Beyond the Surface custom wallpapers and murals for both residential and commercial spaces. The studio’s surface designers produce bespoke wall decor that gives each space a personalized character. 214 Green Bay Road, Highwood
A stunning Lake Forest space by The ABL Group
Summer Classics Home
Summer Classics Home carries outdoor dining sets, lounge chairs, bar carts, rugs and lighting available for customization from Summer Classics Home and Gabby—all of which are built to withstand Chicago’s ever-changing weather. Products have a clean, timeless look and can be altered with fabrics and an abundance of materials such as teak, resin and outdoor wicker to match any aesthetic. 1850 Second St., Ste. 162, Highland Park