About Us



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 projects in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Minnesota. We enjoy the diversity and learning opportunities offered by working in communities other than our own.

Melinda Cahill, Principal/Designer


"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


"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 Suzanne & Melinda

As primarily self taught designers, Melinda and Suzanne came to the realization after their time in the corporate world that interior design was the path that would lead them to their home at North Shore Nest. 

About Lucy

Lucy has been with North Shore Nest since the firm began in 2004. 

Michelle, Purchasing Coordinator


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

Maddy, Social Media Manager


Maddy is currently in school at Loyola University Chicago and began with North Shore Nest in the summer of 2019 as an intern.  Bio coming soon!