Mariani Landscape (All photos courtesy of each business.)

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Get Dwell

Need help with that home repair checklist? This four-time winner’s got you covered. 1046 Gage St., Winnetka, 847-922-3418


Interior Decorator

Jeannie Balsam LLC

A second-time reader favorite for beautiful interiors. 903 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, 847-441-5228


Green Construction

Scott Simpson Builders

Considering green construction or remodeling? Check out this two-time reader favorite. 1529 Shermer Road, Northbrook, 847-291- 2457


Outdoor/Garden Store

Chalet Nursery

Beautifying North Shore outdoor spaces for nearly 100 years. 3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette, 847-256-0561



A. Perry Homes

A three-peat for this North Shore home and design institution. 564 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, 847-549-0668


Lewis Floor & Home

From hardwood to carpeting, this three-time winner offers something for every flooring need. 1840 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, 847- 835-2400

Antique Store

Heritage Trail Mall

Try to leave empty-handed from this 7,000-square-foot antiques mecca. 410 Ridge Road, Wilmette, 847-256-6208


Hester Painting & Decorating

The North Shore’s favorite painter for three years running. 7340 N. Monticello, Skokie, 847-677-5130


Kitchen Design

de Giulio Kitchen Design

A two-time win for this nationally acclaimed kitchen designer. 1121 Central Ave., Wilmette, 847-256-8833


Mariani Landscape

A repeat win for a firm that’s been creating beautiful North Shore exteriors for 50 years. 300 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff, 847- 234-2172


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