2018 Highlight Reel

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As we look forward to an exciting 2019, we want to take a moment to reflect on what made 2018 so remarkable.

In celebration of such a wonderful year, we’ve rounded up a few of Jeannie’s favorite personal and professional highlights — Enjoy!

JANUARY 2018

Celebrating the big 5-0!

Celebrating the big 5-0!

Annie and I at Paris Deco-Off and Maison Objet.

Annie and I at Paris Deco-Off and Maison Objet.

FEBRUARY 2018

One of our absolute favorite Dining Rooms!

One of our absolute favorite Dining Rooms!

We loved the challenge of transforming the Ladies’ Locker Room at a historic North Shore Country Club.

We loved the challenge of transforming the Ladies’ Locker Room at a historic North Shore Country Club.

The JBI Design Team at our 9th Annual SADS Charity event where we raised $1600 for the foundation in loving memory of my late niece, Rebecca Righeimer.

The JBI Design Team at our 9th Annual SADS Charity event where we raised $1600 for the foundation in loving memory of my late niece, Rebecca Righeimer.

MARCH 2018

A glimpse into a photoshoot at one of our Winnetka residences - Look for it on newsstands Spring 2019!

A glimpse into a photoshoot at one of our Winnetka residences - Look for it on newsstands Spring 2019!

A gut-renovation on the cusp of completion for our client’s secondary residence in Wisconsin.

A gut-renovation on the cusp of completion for our client’s secondary residence in Wisconsin.

April 2018

In-process snapshot of a decadent Master Bedroom for a dream client!

In-process snapshot of a decadent Master Bedroom for a dream client!

My version of “Lost in Translation” LOL - Balsam family trip to Japan.

My version of “Lost in Translation” LOL - Balsam family trip to Japan.

May 2018

Let the chaos begin - DEMO DAY at our home!

Let the chaos begin - DEMO DAY at our home!

A major design high — Seeing our scheme of soothing hues and textured layers come alive in the Living Room of our client’s historical Winnetka residence.

A major design high — Seeing our scheme of soothing hues and textured layers come alive in the Living Room of our client’s historical Winnetka residence.

June 2018

A fun and fresh Dining Room scheme for a fabulous repeat client.

A fun and fresh Dining Room scheme for a fabulous repeat client.

Progress at our #ModernFarmHouse new-build project in Winnetka.

Progress at our #ModernFarmHouse new-build project in Winnetka.

Pinch me! I’m honored and excited to be the newest member of the inspiring Chicago chapter of the Leaders of Design Council.

Pinch me! I’m honored and excited to be the newest member of the inspiring Chicago chapter of the Leaders of Design Council.

July 2018

It’s a dream come true for our favorite Glencoe empty nesters as they head toward the construction finish line - Making “visiting the grandparents” cool again!

It’s a dream come true for our favorite Glencoe empty nesters as they head toward the construction finish line - Making “visiting the grandparents” cool again!

Loved being featured in Modern Luxury’s Summer 2018 “The Color Issue” with our client’s secondary residence in Austin, Texas.

Loved being featured in Modern Luxury’s Summer 2018 “The Color Issue” with our client’s secondary residence in Austin, Texas.

The Amalfi Coast keeps calling us back - Cheers!

The Amalfi Coast keeps calling us back - Cheers!

August 2018

If doing laundry is on your task list, we believe it should be bright and beautiful!

If doing laundry is on your task list, we believe it should be bright and beautiful!

Our “loss” is Fordham University’s gain - Congrats, Mira!

Our “loss” is Fordham University’s gain - Congrats, Mira!

September 2018

Proud to be a Chicago Design Alliance member supporting St. Jude with the team in September 2018. JBI raised over $2,500 for the 5k with your help!

Proud to be a Chicago Design Alliance member supporting St. Jude with the team in September 2018. JBI raised over $2,500 for the 5k with your help!

A peek into my little slice of heaven - Our newly renovated Master Suite.

A peek into my little slice of heaven - Our newly renovated Master Suite.

I learned that it’s hard to be your own client, but I’m so grateful that the 2018 North Shore Cooks’ Tour provided the deadline to make my personal home a priority.

I learned that it’s hard to be your own client, but I’m so grateful that the 2018 North Shore Cooks’ Tour provided the deadline to make my personal home a priority.

October 2018

We’re convinced that Annie’s designing until the very last minute paid off with her quick and smooth delivery - LOL!

We’re convinced that Annie’s designing until the very last minute paid off with her quick and smooth delivery - LOL!

Layered neutrals create a soothing Master Suite for our North Shore clients.

Layered neutrals create a soothing Master Suite for our North Shore clients.

The newest member of the JBI Design Team… Reese James Liddle! We feel so blessed. 🎀

The newest member of the JBI Design Team… Reese James Liddle! We feel so blessed. 🎀

The Mediterranean table decor we designed was the perfect partner for our Avec restaurant pairing at the Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago’s Chef’s Night Out!

The Mediterranean table decor we designed was the perfect partner for our Avec restaurant pairing at the Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago’s Chef’s Night Out!

November 2018

Our version of the “Winter Blues” - In a classic blue and white Kitchen…

Our version of the “Winter Blues” - In a classic blue and white Kitchen…

In our client’s chic Living Room…

In our client’s chic Living Room…

And finally, in this stunning Dining Room as it comes together for a Thanksgiving feast!

And finally, in this stunning Dining Room as it comes together for a Thanksgiving feast!

December 2018

Big things are happening at our fun repeat client’s new Northfield residence - An exciting Spring 2019 move-in is on the horizon.

Big things are happening at our fun repeat client’s new Northfield residence - An exciting Spring 2019 move-in is on the horizon.

Simply put, December was a rug frenzy! It was fun to act as Christmas elves with the Oscar Isberian team at each delivery.

Simply put, December was a rug frenzy! It was fun to act as Christmas elves with the Oscar Isberian team at each delivery.

The Jeannie Balsam Interiors ROCKSTAR Design Team celebrating our best year at our annual Skokie Country Club holiday dinner.

The Jeannie Balsam Interiors ROCKSTAR Design Team celebrating our best year at our annual Skokie Country Club holiday dinner.

Thank you for your role in making this year so successful!
We are extremely grateful for our amazing clients, inspiring design partners, and supportive family and friends.

Cheers to 2019!