Lifestyle
May 23, 2013 • 08:38:19 a.m.

House Walk to open doors for Western Springs Historical Society

By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA

This is one of the six homes to be featured on the House Walk in Western Springs. (Photo provided)

The Western Springs Historical Society offers tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday inside six, specially decorated homes showcasing diverse architectural styles: a Victorian, a remodeled 1960s ranch, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house with a modern West Coast vibe, and residences featuring collections of Americana and European antiques.

The theme of the biennial House Walk is "Elegant by Design," with florists and tablescape artists sharing their creative touches for added visual excitement.

The homes

• Woodland Avenue – Victorian period home

• Woodland Avenue – Remodeled 1960s ranch

• Linden Avenue – New-construction traditional

• Lawn Avenue – Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired with modern interiors

• Ellington Avenue – Transitional cottage style home

• Grand Avenue – Georgian-style home with European decorative influences

Local florists and tablescapers will team up to design both indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces for the day. The following individuals and companies are donating their time and talent.

Florists:

Stems & Twigs, StemsAndTwigs.com

Hinsdale Flower Shop, HinsdaleFlowerShop.com

Jane’s Blue Iris, JanesBlueIris.com

Pomegranate, PomeGranateNews@gmail.com

Sweet Pea, SweetPeaLaGrange.com

The English Garden Flower Shop, EGFlowerShop.com

Tablescapers:

Mary Anne Herring, alwaysrobinseggblue.blogspot.com

Amy Gaskey Design

Becky Mavon

Sheryl Allen, Sue Lockie, Lisa Wennerstrum

Carol King, Paula Buttel, ShopDesignStudio.com

Teresa Stevens, TeresaStevensInteriorDesigns.com

Tickets for the biennial event are available online at www.westernspringshistory.org for $30 per person before May 19, and $35 the day of the event. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the following select locations:

Western Springs:

Clever Girl, ShopCleverGirl.com

Recreation Center, WSprings.com

Thomas Ford Library, FordLibrary.org

Tower Museum, WesternSpringsHistory.org

Hinsdale:


Jane’s Blue Iris, JanesBlueIris.com

Trousseaux, ShopTrousseaux.com

La Grange:

Horton’s Home Lighting, HortonsHome.com

Sweet Pea Floral, SweetPeaLaGrange.com

Runner’s Sole, TheRunnersSoul.com

Clarendon Hills:

The English Garden Flower Shop, EGFlowerShop.com

Two of the event's volunteers are award-winning artists who create pen-and-ink drawings of every home on the walk. As a thank you to the homeowners, they present each with an original drawing of their home.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Western Springs Historical Society, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to instilling an appreciation of the village’s history in residents of all ages. Proceeds from the event will fund the society’s operating budget, as well as help develop exhibits for the Ekdahl House and the Tower Museum, and provide programs and archival materials for residents.

HOUSE WALK

WHERE:
Western Springs

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19

COST & INFO: Tickets cost $30 before May 19 at www.westernspringshistory.org and participating businesses, or $35 the day of event; 708-246-9592


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