You will love this renovated traditional colonial home

This perfectly renovated traditional colonial home, located just outside of Chicago, is the subject of today’s tour

I know you’re going to love this one.


outdoor elevation white house Renovated Traditional colonial home


Renovated Traditional Colonial Home


How charming is this house?

It belongs to designer Alex Kaehler of  Alexandra Kaehler Design.

Today’s home tour is a little extra special and fun for me.

Here’s why-


photos by Dustin Halleck for Luxe Magazine



front foyer and stairs in a renovated traditional colonial


I first talked about designer Alex Kaelhler’s beautiful design work back in 2013!

Through the years we’ve been online friends, direct messaging each other on both design and non design related matters.

We even met briefly in New York City at a design related event several years ago.

So, of course I was extra excited to see Alex’s own recently updated house – every room is so stunningly beautiful!



foyer with modern abstract art in a newly renovataed traditional colonial home


Design lovers, if you live in the Chicago area, you’re in for a special treat.

The Lake Forest Show House, formerly postponed, is now back on!
It’s officially opening to the public on July 13th.
The Lake Forest Show House will benefit the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago.
Hosted by Paloma Contreras, another interior designer whose work I adore.
Paloma is designing the dining room of the show house, it’s sure to be amazing!


black and white walllpaperd powder room in traditional colonial home renovation


Back to Alex and her gorgeous designs.

Alex will also be participating in the Lake Forest Show House.

The home’s porch area is Alex’s designated space.

Based on Alex’s own lovely screened in porch and patio (seen below) there’s no doubt it will be equally inspiring!

Be sure to check out the The Lake Forest Show House site for the full list of designers and more details on this event.




eat in kitchen in traditional colonial home renovation













Thanks so much for sharing your lovely traditional colonial home here today Alex!

Updated! A few people have asked about the exterior paint color on Alex’s home.

It’s a custom blend, more details here!


PS: Another exquisite Chicago area home I can never get enough of!




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  1. What white paint was used on this colonial remodel exterior and interior?

    Published on 6.17.20 · Reply