About Us


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North Shore Nest has been creating beautiful spaces in Chicago and along the North Shore since 2004. A team of long time friends, we share a passion for great design paired with sensibility. We love to transform interiors into warm, livable spaces that stand the test of time. By taking a fresh updated approach to traditional styling and building rooms with layers, we are able to provide depth and individuality allowing our clients to live beautifully everyday.

We are based in Glenview Illinois, servicing the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs, and we are currently working on several projects in Wisconsin. We enjoy the diversity and learning opportunities offered by working in communities other than our own.

Melinda Cahill, Principal/Designer

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"If you had seen my college dorm room, complete with custom curtains and coordinating pillows and bedding, you would have known that a future in interior design was ahead of me. After receiving my business degree, I went on to do corporate sales only to find myself designing rooms for friends and family. When Suzanne and I met after college, we hit it off instantly and began to dream of the day we would start our design firm.

My favorite part of designing spaces is the fabrics. I love to layer and blend a home to give it warmth and style."

~Melinda Cahill

Suzanne Glavin, Principal/Designer

Suzanne Glavin Glenview luxury interior designer

"I think my family knew before I did that interior design was in my future. From arranging and rearranging my childhood bedroom to building and designing a pretty incredible doll house (to this day, it's still a work in progress), interior design has been in my bones since a very young age. 

My degree in psychology allows me to intuitively create spaces for our clients that meet the needs of their family and nurture their souls. My specialty within our firm is space planning and designing custom furniture and built ins for our clients. I especially enjoy finding solutions to challenging design dilemmas and helping our clients live their best lives." 

~Suzanne Glavin

Our Team

About Katie

Katie has been with North Shore Nest since March 2017. With a background in project management and event planning and a bachelors in business from Arizona State University, Katie enjoys wearing many hats (not literally!) at North Shore Nest: from daily client communications to scheming dream projects for the firm. When she is not at the studio, she is at home with her three daughters and her husband.

About Lucy

Lucy has been with North Shore Nest since the firm began in 2004. With a masters degree in psychology from the University of Silesia in Poland, Lucy is responsible for managing all the beautiful home goods that come into and out of the studio. When she is not organizing the studio or making deliveries, she can be found spending time with her husband and daughter, or teaching at a Polish school.

About Maddy

Maddy comes to North Shore Nest from Cleveland Ohio and is currently a senior at Loyola University Chicago, studying Digital Media. She started with North Shore Nest in 2019 as a summer intern and quickly became a permanent part of the team as our social media manager. 

Maddy loves seeing the spaces we design come to life, and she loves being witness to the behind the scenes work that goes into creating each unique space. Before and after pictures are her favorite! When she isn't working or studying, you can find Maddy with her friends, listening to podcasts, or going to concerts. 

Michelle, Purchasing Coordinator

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Michelle started with North Shore Nest in May of 2019 and handles all of our orders and vendor relations. Bio and picture coming soon!